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Business & Public Administration

Learn and grow your career in business and policy

Advancing technology, globalization of commerce, and complex transactions make the environment of business and the practice of accounting an interesting and challenging field. UAS students are provided with the critical skills that prepare them to become successful leaders in an ever-evolving economy.

UAS business and public administration courses are designed to prepare students for positions of leadership and responsibility. Our accomplished faculty provide expert instruction in a well-appointed degree program that opens doors to job opportunities and career advancement.

Business & Public Administration Degrees

 
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Student Experience

First-Generation College Grad

UAS alumna Jesyca Ellenbecker shares how the flexibility of the online BBA degree program made it possible for her to complete her undergraduate degree while pursuing a career with the State of Alaska.

"You can do this."

The Business and Public Administration department is delivering education to Alaskans in their home communities. Complete your business degree online with the University of Alaska Southeast.

Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program

UAS MPA alumna Elizabeth Bolling shared why she chose UAS and how her participation in the Legislative Internship Program advanced her career and academic goals.

Flexibility for the Working Professional

UAS alumna Hilary Shook doesn’t have a normal 9 to 5 job, so the affordability, flexibility, and supportive staff and faculty of the online MPA program gave her an opportunity that fit within her schedule and budget.

Learning Environments

Learning Online

Providing specially-designed courses and even full programs online is essential to our students’ success. Each online course is delivered by the best method for that particular subject combined with individual attention and high-level engagement from our professors. Some programs combine a segment on-campus with an online curriculum. Some utilize a cohort model, where students in the program progress together in a supportive group. All have access to the supportive and dynamic classroom environments found within Blackboard and UAS Connect. Learn more about our online campus at uas.edu.

Connecting Students with Professionals

As a student in our program, you will be encouraged to attend select professional conferences and other enrichment activities with faculty. These activities are generously supported by a grant from Northrim Bank and include professional development events within and outside the State of Alaska.

Examples of events that our students and faculty have attended include:

  • NHRMA HR Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Alaska Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference
  • Alaska Municipal League Annual Meeting
  • Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants Annual Meeting
  • Annual Alaska SHRM State Conference
  • Arctic FROST Meeting

Partnerships in Our Community

Faculty work closely with key organizations in our communities to facilitate sustainable business practices and to share expert resources. Examples of this include Path2Prosperity which UAS has been involved with since its inception in 2013, the annual JEDC Innovation Summit, and the MPA Lecture Series.

“I love the smaller class sizes UAS offers. I always felt if I had questions or needed help the professor would know who I was and would be able to help me."

Program Faculty

Maren Haavig

Maren Haavig

Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences; Associate Professor of Accounting

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Julie Hamilton, B.S.

Julie Hamilton, B.S.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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Michael Boyer, J.D.

Michael Boyer, J.D.

Associate Professor of Law Science

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Charla A. Brown

Charla A. Brown

Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management

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Kristy Smith

Kristy Smith

Assistant Professor of Management

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Colleen McKenna

Colleen McKenna

Associate Professor of Information Systems

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Tim Powers

Tim Powers

Professor of Information Systems

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Kathy DiLorenzo, Ph.D.

Kathy DiLorenzo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Administration

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Ljubomir "LJ" Medenica, D.B.A.

Ljubomir "LJ" Medenica, D.B.A.

MPA Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Public Administration

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Jim Powell, Ph.D.

Jim Powell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

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