The MBA degree provides professional education applicable to the various fields of
business. This degree prepares graduates to meet the complex problems of the technical,
economic, and social environment and enables them to provide informed and responsible
leadership within organizations.
The UAF program recognizes that competence in the practice of management necessitates
education with both breadth and depth. This graduate program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which ensures quality business education across the globe.
View the full catalog MBA degree requirements.
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits
1 Complete the following MBA core courses after any required modules are completed.
2 All concentrations may be earned; however, courses used in one concentration may
not be used to meet requirements in the other concentration.
Students who earn grades of two Cs, one D, or one F in courses that are part of their
M.B.A. program will no longer be in good standing in the M.B.A. program even if their
cumulative GPA remains at or above 3.0. M.B.A. students who are not in good standing
will be subject to review and may be dismissed by the M.B.A. committee. Students may
not use more than two F600-level courses with C grades on their Advancement to Candidacy
application. An A or B grade must be earned in F400-level courses.
Students with no prior course work in business subjects may be required to complete
up to seven self-study modules prior to beginning courses. Contact the CBSM MBA program
for more information. These are not UAF courses and will not count toward the 30 required
program credits. NOTE: All students who have completed their undergraduate degree more than ten years ago
will need to take the prerequisite modules.
The CBSM MBA offers four concentration options. Each student in this degree program
must choose from one of the following concentrations; you can find a detailed class
list for each concentration on the MBA catalog page.
The business continuity concentration provides students with an in-depth look at what
it takes to help a business mitigate for and survive after a major disaster or crisis.
Courses include topics in crisis management, business continuity, and project management.
Complete three of the following:
The cybersecurity concentration is designed for students who desire an in-depth knowledge
in the cybersecurity field. This is not a technical concentration, but rather the
focus is on the managerial components and decision making skills need in the cybersecurity
field. Courses include topics in information assurance, cyber threats, and addressing
Complete the following:
- MBA F641 - Information Assurance and Risk Assessment
- MBA F648 - Perspectives in Addressing Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure
- MBA F649 - Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities
The general management concentration is designed for students seeking a traditional
MBA program. This concentration allows students to choose from a variety of business
topics that fit their interests and align with better management practices.
The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) MBA concentration is
designed for students with an undergraduate STEM baccalaureate degree. This concentration
allows students to take three approved graduate-level courses from their field of
study and pair them with College of Business and Security Management classes to provide
the skills necessary to be a successful manager in their given career field.
Possible STEM fields include fisheries, ocean science, engineering, mathematics, statistics,
biology, and more. Please contact the Graduate Advisor, Angel Buchanan, for more information.
Sample Study Plan
The MBA Degree Map provides a roadmap of classes to take by semester.