College of Business and Public Policy
The College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) prepares students for leadership at the frontiers of a changing world. We help diverse and growing communities in Alaska and elsewhere meet their challenges by delivering the highest quality in business and public policy education, research, and professional assistance.
CBPP serves Alaska and global communities by training and educating the workforce and promoting excellence in public, private and nonprofit management and related business disciplines. CBPP faculty also conduct applied and pedagogical research and provide professional assistance to public, private and nonprofit organizations. CBPP offers a range of degree and certificate programs including the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Science (MS) in Global Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.
The college has four departments — Accounting and Finance, Management and Marketing, Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Economics and Public Policy — and more than 40 full-time faculty members with graduate degrees from some of higher education’s most prestigious business programs. Many also have extensive professional executive experience, which enhances the relevance and timeliness of CBPP’s curricula. The college maintains a small-school atmosphere, while featuring top-notch faculty, research and academic opportunities for students.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accredits CBPP’s Bachelor of Business Administration (including Accounting), Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management degrees. AACSB-accredited schools are recognized as the top business schools in the world. AACSB accreditation makes certain the UAA College of Business and Public Policy provides a rigorous, credible and competitive education. It also assures employers that CBPP graduates are ready to perform on day one. AACSB accreditation attracts higher quality faculty and students by enhancing the reputation of the institution and its graduates.
CBPP also oversees the Center for Economic Education (CEE), the Alaska Center for Supply Chain Integration (ACSCI), and the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), which also houses the Center for Alaska Education Policy Research (CAEPR) and the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS). The Dean’s Executive Advisory Council includes more than a dozen top executives representing leading employers in Alaska and the northwest United States. Many local and national firms offer scholarships, internships and job opportunities for CBPP students.
CBPP embraces the university’s mission to serve Alaska and the global community (with specific focus on the North Pacific Rim) and maintains an environment that values, promotes, develops and fosters equal treatment of cultural and ethnic groups. CBPP prepares students to meet the ethical, environmental and moral challenges facing future business leaders. Programs are designed to advance critical thinking and behavioral and communication skills. The faculty is attentive to advances in information technology for educating business students and is committed to maintaining state-of-the-art computer laboratory facilities. CBPP serves a student body that is diverse in its social and educational background, business and professional experience, learning styles, and educational and career ambitions. CBPP students frequently finish at the top of business competitions in which rivals include Ivy League and other renowned educational institutions. The college’s alumni consistently lead some of Alaska’s largest companies and are noteworthy contributors to the economies of the state and region.
CBPP Bachelor of Business Administration Requirements
Students earning a BBA must complete at least 50 percent of their required business credits at UAA. All ACCT, BA, CIS, ECON, LGOP and LOG courses are considered business credits for the purpose of this requirement.
The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
|BBA Lower-Division Core|
|ACCT A201||Principles of Financial Accounting||3-6|
|or ACCT A101|
& ACCT A102
| Principles of Financial Accounting I|
and Principles of Financial Accounting II
|ACCT A202||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|BA A151||Business Foundations||3|
|BA A273||Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics||3|
|CIS A110||Computer Concepts in Business||3|
|CIS A280||Managerial Communications||3|
|ECON A201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON A202||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|WRTG A212||Writing and the Professions||3|
|MATH A121||College Algebra for Managerial and Social Sciences||3-4|
|or MATH A151||College Algebra for Calculus|
|ACCT A316||Accounting Information Systems II *||3|
|or CIS A376||Management Information Systems|
|BA A300||Organizational Theory and Behavior||3|
|BA A325||Corporate Finance||3|
|BA A343||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BA A377||Operations Management||3|
|BA A388||Globalization and Business Environment||3|
|BA A462||Strategic Management||3|
CBPP Admission Requirements to Upper-Division Courses
1. Completion of at least 39 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
2. Completion of the BBA lower-division core courses with a grade of C or better.
3. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better.
|One of the following:||3|
|Writing Across Contexts|
Written Communication GER
|COMM A111||Fundamentals of Oral Communication||3|
|or COMM A241||Public Speaking|
|Completion of any combination of at least 9 credits in the following General Education Requirement disciplinary areas:||9|
Admission to Upper-Division Status
BBA students who do not meet the above standards may not take upper-division courses in ACCT, BA, CIS, ECON and LOG. Please contact the CBPP Student Advising Center (907-786-4100) for assistance in applying for admission to upper-division standing within the College of Business and Public Policy.
Non-BBA students who meet course prerequisites may take up to 15 upper-division ACCT, BA, CIS, ECON and LOG credits without being formally admitted to a BBA program. All students must apply for admission to a BBA program before accumulating more than 15 such credits. Please contact the CBPP Student Advising Center (907-786-4100) for assistance in registering.
Conditional Admission to Upper-Division Status
A student classified as being conditionally admitted to upper-division status may take upper-division ACCT, BA, CIS, ECON and LOG courses for one semester only while completing lower-division requirements.