Leadership begins here. APU’s Business Administration program emphasizes relevant and project-based learning.
Online and evening courses in an accelerated format mean you can finish your degree while tending to your other responsibilities.
Experienced faculty mentors draw on real-world expertise and provide personalized support and a professional network to guide you toward your career goals.
APU’s bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is a good fit for experienced professionals across a wide variety of fields needing a bachelor’s degree in order to advance in their careers. APU’s IACBE accredited program emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning in areas like leadership, values and ethics, organizational change, communication skills, human resources, quality improvement, and financial statements and accounting and more that are directly relevant and immediately applicable to students’ work environments. Small peer cohorts provide the context for collaborative learning and engaged discussion. Students can choose a non-profit or health-care management emphasis for their degree.
examines leadership theories and practices as related to effective management in diverse organizations. This is an experiential course that enables the student to examine several leadership styles, traits and behaviors. Strategic intelligence will be presented and students will have the opportunity to use this skill in problem solving. Students will learn the importance of effective execution of an organization’s strategy.
Values and Ethics
in the workplace examines ethical theory and personal values, including government accountability, human rights, and ethics in business. Application of ethical decision-making is practiced.
Current Topics in Business
taught by leading authorities on a subject related to evolving business challenges, these courses examine a variety of current business issues, including entrepreneurial challenges and opportunities, integration of different functional areas of business, global business developments and leadership issues for a rapidly changing and complex business environment. May be taken multiple times with different topics.
Students have the option to choose a non-profit management emphasis for their B.A. degree in Business Administration. This emphasis provides an introduction to the non-profit sector and an understanding of the business functions and skills required for non-profit program management.
Health Care Management
A degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Management provides an overview and understanding of the business functions necessary for providing services in health care management.
Accounting and Finance
Business and non-business students can add a minor in Accounting and Finance to their major program degree to build accounting and finance skills for business, public entities and not-for-profit organizations.
The Business Administration minor is designed for students majoring in non-business degree programs who want to build skills demanded by businesses, public entities and not-for-profit organizations.
Health Care Management
The Health Care Management minor is for students majoring in non-business programs seeking to enhance their degree with the skills demanded by health care and human services management, businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
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.