The School of Management has many specialized programs that offer students opportunities to excel in the classroom and in their workforce. We pride ourselves on being nothing but the very best. SOM is accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) with a specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting program. The highly sought-after AACSB accreditation with the specialized accounting accreditation has only been achieved by approximately 188 universities worldwide.

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) program provides students the opportunity to explore a new career in a complex and growing field. “The program provides a balance of theory and knowledge along with a practical application in individual and group efforts,” said Claudia Swanson, a graduate student in the Master of Security and Disaster Management program. “I have especially valued the distance learning opportunity and in each class, the appropriate use of technology and communications methods have been beneficial to my success in the courses.” You are able to utilize prior experience in a number of fields, including but not limited to emergency services, law enforcement, and cybersecurity safety.The professors are experts in their fields, “-which makes learning from them relevant, bringing current real-world experiences into the classroom,” said HSEM student Riley Westfall. UAF is one of only a few universities with an on-campus fire station staffed by student employees. For military and veterans, you’ll be close to not one, but two military bases: Fort Wainwright Army Base and Eielson Air Force Base. HSEM is the only program of its kind in the state of Alaska.

The Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) program specifically supports students with current certifications, training or associate degrees in a trade or specialty area who are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree and developing management skills within their current fields. Students aren’t just graduating with a degree; they are graduating with experience that they can apply to their workplace.

“The School of Management has prepared me for my career choices by offering so many different ranges of classes,” said Brook Pottle, senior in the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Business (BSRB) Program. “I appreciate the fact that I am able to specify the classes I feel will help me towards my specific career goals and not just any general management position. The professors have done a wonderful job setting up the classes to help me gain the fundamental skills I need to excel in the classroom and out in the real world. The program has helped me gain confidence in decision making, leadership, time management, negotiation, and the ability to use my resources.” 

Stefan Weingarth checks the reading on the oil well head at CTC’s process technology facility on Van Horn Road.

Our new Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Business program emphasizes critical business areas including accounting, marketing, management, economics and finance and applies them to the sport, recreation and tourism industries.In the words of Tommy Nelson, a current BSRB student,“having a local university with the BSRB program is tremendous. I’m able to stay in the local area and attend classes that teach the basics of the business aspect of sport organizations. Along with the classes, the knowledgeable professors teach how to apply the information. I’m currently in Sport Sales, and everything we are learning is transitioning over to my current position, as I am working on selling a sponsorship package to a local business.”

The combination of business, leadership and hands-on education is what sets our students up to make an immediate impact within an organization. Looking to take your career to the next level and gain a relevant and industry related degree? Check out the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management, where we inspire future business leaders!

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