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
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.
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."
Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences; Associate Professor of AccountingProfile and contact info
Julie Hamilton, B.S.
Assistant Professor of AccountingProfile and contact info
Michael Boyer, J.D.
Associate Professor of Law ScienceProfile and contact info
Charla A. Brown
Assistant Professor of Human Resource ManagementProfile and contact info
Assistant Professor of ManagementProfile and contact info
Associate Professor of Information SystemsProfile and contact info
Professor of Information SystemsProfile and contact info
Kathy DiLorenzo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Public AdministrationProfile and contact info
Ljubomir "LJ" Medenica, D.B.A.
MPA Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Public AdministrationProfile and contact info
Jim Powell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public AdministrationProfile and contact info