The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ School of Management has an administration, faculty, and staff that are fully invested in and dedicated to the success of every student. Through the high-quality curriculum, a variety of hands-on experiential learning opportunities, and small classes, students can gain an unprecedented education. The School is incredibly active in the community, offers affordable degree programs, and is dually accredited by the AACSB in both the School of Management and the Accounting program.
There are several degrees offered to undergraduate students including the Bachelor of Applied Management, Bachelor of Security & Emergency Management, Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Business, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, and the Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration. The Business Administration major has optional specializations in General Business, Leadership, Economics, Marketing, Finance, and Sport Management. Graduate students can enjoy pursuing a Masters in Business Administration, a Master of Security & Disaster Management, or a Ph.D. in Natural Resources & Sustainability. The MBA has a required choice of concentrations in either General Management or STEM. An internship course is offered for students to experience the real-world of business in a professional office for elective credit. Some of the scholarships provided to qualifying business students are the Alyeska Pipeline Alaska Native Scholarship, American Business Women’s Association Scholarship, Milner Marketing Scholarship, and the Dorothy Pattinson Accounting Scholarship.
Knowledge obtained outside of the classroom is equally important as what students learn inside a class. Student organizations like Active & Innovative Minds (AIM), the Associated Students of Business, the International Association of Emergency Managers, Students Offering Leadership Development, Native Alaskan Business Leaders, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society exist to help students engage with others and serve the community. Some of the experiential learning opportunities are the Student Investment Fund and the Real Estate Investment Fund, which are entirely managed by students. Working with a real-life Bloomberg Terminal provides extensive insight into the finance industry.
The School of Management highly encourages and even funds opportunities to attend conferences, compete in competitions like the Arctic Innovation Competition, and trips that are career-focused. Events like the KPMG Spring Etiquette Seminar & Dinner, the BDO Resume Workshop, the Great Alaskan Accounting People Professional Development Day, and Accounting Recruiting Weeks help develop professionalism in every student. There is a Center that involves the study of hazards, security, cyber, response, and preparedness and the Northern Leadership Center exist to support leadership training and research. There is also a Virtual Reality Lab for research analysis.
The university’s eCampus exists to build bridges to access quality education for those who cannot attend classes in person. Business students can earn an online Associates in Applied Accounting or Applied Business degree. There are online Bachelors degrees in Accounting, Applied Management, Business Administration, and Sport & Recreation Business. An online MBA in General Management or STEM and a Master of Security & Disaster Management exist for graduate students.