Business Administration, B.B.A.

Juneau, e-Learning

The B.B.A. program provides a course of study that

  1. prepares students for professional positions in private or public business fields,
  2. prepares them to evaluate and exploit viable business opportunities, and
  3. prepares them for graduate study in business and related disciplines.

Admission Requirements

To be formally admitted to the B.B.A. program, a student must be in good standing at the University.

Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs), the Alaska Native Knowledge Graduation Requirement, as well as the specific program requirements listed in this section for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Any given course may be counted as fulfilling more than one requirement in a degree program, but the credit hours can only be counted once. Degrees must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS. Courses used as major requirements cannot be used as GERs.

A minimum grade of C- (1.70) must be earned in all accounting and business administration prerequisite courses as well as math (through MATH S151). In addition, all students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program must either test out of or earn a C- or better in 3 hours of CIS spreadsheet or database courses, STAT S200, major and emphasis courses, and BA S462. Students should complete the computer courses within their first sixty (60) credit hours.

Students in any of the business programs who are deemed deficient in any of the competency areas may be required to take additional courses to strengthen their skills before graduation. Any such additional courses can usually be counted as a program elective. Requiring supplementary course work will be considered if two different faculty members indicate a student has a weakness in the same outcome area.

Dual Emphasis1

B.B.A. degree seeking students may pursue dual emphasis areas in Accounting, Management Information Systems, and Management or Human Resource Management. Planning the dual emphasis must be done with the aid of the student’s primary advisor. Students must complete all major requirements and emphasis courses, and should be aware that this may require more than 120 total credits.


Dual Emphasis is not an option between Human Resource Management and Management.

Minimum Credit Hours 120
General Education Requirements 35
Alaska Native Knowledge Graduation Requirement 3
Major Requirements 61-70
Emphasis Areas 15-24
General Education Requirements
Complete all General Education Requirements which must include the following:35
*College Algebra for Calculus (or higher)
*Principles of Macroeconomics
*Principles of Microeconomics
Major Requirements
Lower Division Courses 1
ACCT S201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT S202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BA S151Introduction to Business3
BA S251Management Skills3
BA S263Business Communications3
CIS S235Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications3
BA S374Introduction to Quantitative Methods3
or STAT S200 *Elementary Statistics
Upper Division Courses 1
BA S301Principles of Management3
BA/CIS S310Management Information Systems 23
BA S325Financial Management3
BA S330Legal Environment of Business3
BA S343Principles of Marketing3
BA S462Capstone: Strategic Management3
BA S476Project Management3
BA S490The Political and Social Environment of Business3
BA S498Applied Business Research 23
Advisor approved electives 30-6
Electives (or second B.B.A. emphasis)16
Business Administration Emphasis Area
Complete an emphasis.15-24
Total Credits120

Lower division courses must be substantially completed before admission to upper division courses. In cases where some lower division courses have not yet been completed, permission is required to take upper division core or emphasis classes.


Not required for accounting emphasis.


Courses with ACCT, BA, CIS, or LAWS designators are pre-approved. Other courses need advisor approval.

Business Administration Emphasis Areas


ACCT S310Income Tax for Individuals3
ACCT S311Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT S312Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT S316Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT S342Advanced Managerial Cost3
ACCT S379Fund and Governmental Accounting3
ACCT S452Auditing3
ACCT S454Fraud and Forensic Examination3
Total Credits24

 Human Resource Management

BA S351Organizational Effectiveness3
BA S361Human Resource Management3
BA S451Employee Engagement and Total Rewards3
BA S466Strategic Human Resource Management3
BA S481Organizational Change3
Total Credits15


BA S351Organizational Effectiveness3
BA S361Human Resource Management3
BA S412Operations Management and Production3
BA S487International Business3
BA S454Fraud and Forensic Examination3
or BA S481 Organizational Change
Total Credits15

Management Information Systems

CIS S170Programming Fundamentals3
CIS S345IT Infrastructure3
CIS S371Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS S420Information Security Management3
CIS S430Database Management Systems3
Total Credits15

Core Curriculum: The BBA program is intended to provide a comprehensive course of study that prepares students for professional positions in the private sector, public fields, or non-profit arenas.

1. Demonstrate functional business knowledge across essential business disciplines.

2. Utilize effective teamwork and management skills.

3. Employ critical thinking skills, analytical abilities, and problem-solving techniques.

4. Communicate effectively and professionally.

5. Competently use technology in the business environment.