The UAA College of Business and Public Policy is the preeminent center for business education and policy research in Alaska. We actively engage in teaching, research and scholarly exchange in the North Pacific Rim and circumpolar Arctic. We aspire to be the first choice for Alaskan high school graduates who seek a career in business or public administration; to attract students with interest in Alaska from across the nation and Pacific Rim area; and to be the preferred source of business employees for Alaska operations.
The college is committed to providing the newest technologies available for supporting the needs of students and faculty; to encouraging the use of these technologies in all courses; and to providing on-site maintenance and support. Our programs advance critical thinking, promote habits of continuous learning, and develop technical, conceptual and communication skills.
Our student body is diverse in social and educational background, professional experience, learning motives, and career ambitions. We seek to recruit, retain and support Alaska Native and rural students, and to serve the development aspirations of rural Alaska. We value, promote, develop and foster equal treatment of cultural and ethnic groups. We educate and inspire students to meet the ethical, environmental, and moral challenges facing future business leaders.
The College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) serves Alaska and global communities by training and educating the work force; promoting excellence in public, private and non-profit management and related business disciplines; providing professional assistance to public, private and non-profit organizations; and conducting basic, applied and pedagogical research.
CBPP’s strategic initiative areas reflect the major, strategic areas the University of Alaska Anchorage has identified in its comprehensive strategic plan, UAA 2017. UAA’s fundamental priorities are to: strengthen the total UAA instructional program; reinforce and rapidly expand UAA’s research mission; expand educational opportunity and increase student success; strengthen the UAA community; and expand and enhance the Public Square. The College of Business and Public Policy is refining its primary aspirations in concert with UAA. The following strategic initiatives prevail as the primary areas of enterprise and development for CBPP: