The Alaska Rural Management Certificate enables managers across Alaska to connect, network, and identify creative solutions to the unique challenges found in communities throughout Rural Alaska.
Create a Network. The ARM Certificate will develop a network of rural managers, who are responsible for overseeing organizations that impact the life, health, and safety of their community members.
Timely Response to Workforce Needs. For many Rural managers, leaving their communities to pursue higher education is not a viable option. This certificate program will focus on the unique challenges found in communities throughout Rural Alaska.
The Alaska Rural Management Certificate offers synchronous, online, evening courses relevant to the real-life responsibilities and challenges faced by managers throughout Rural Alaska. Our program combines topics such as business administration, budgeting, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and workplace ethics. These areas are studied through the lens of understanding and appreciating the complex governance systems shaping Alaska Native organizations and entities. This unique and crucial perspective provides context and substance for Rural managers.
Topics covered in the Alaska Rural Management Certificate are:
- Alaska Native Governance Systems
- Foundations of Business
- Workplace Ethics
- Organizational Behavior
- Community leadership roles
- Tribal Administrator
- State/Local Government role
Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration
Associate of Arts
Institute & Program Area
APU’s Institute of Business & Public Policy promotes the advancement of knowledge, understanding, and reasoning in Business Administration, Management, and Public Policy. Honoring Alaska’s complex and distinctive organizational and business enterprises, the Institute prepares students to address and engage in stewardship of our peoples and communities, with relevance to the world.
Move on to the next challenge with purpose. Develop your career – or chart a new path – with the APU business degree that’s right for you. We maintain small class size and focus on relevant studies. Our faculty double as mentors throughout your program and beyond graduation. You’ll be among close-knit peers who value cooperation as much as competition. Flexible course schedules include your choice of degree programs delivered online and at night– without sacrificing network building. And our advising makes the most of your time as well as the transfer credits you’ve already earned.