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Environmental changes are taking place throughout the Arctic and in Alaska’s oceans, coasts and inland waters that are affecting businesses and the global economy. To meet these challenges, there is a growing demand for leaders with the combined skills of business and science, particularly in fisheries, oceanography and climate science and policy.

This unique MBA, based at America’s Arctic University but offered entirely online, emphasizes developing business models to ensure the sustainable use of marine and freshwater resources.

Who Is the Online MBA STEM Degree Designed For?

This MBA degree is designed for students with a STEM baccalaureate degree in a related field, such as fisheries, marine biology or oceanography (other STEM fields are excellent as well). The STEM MBA is a great fit for anyone interested in the intersection of business and aquatic resources. The program is unique to Alaska but also appeals broadly to the national and international business community with its focus on resource extraction industries. It’s also particularly beneficial to students who are interested in developing more sustainable use of Alaskan and Arctic natural resources and industries.In addition to the STEM MBA program, we also offer an online MBA in general management that you can complete in less than two years.

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Why Earn Your Online MBA at UAF?

  • Join one of the best online MBA programs in the nation. We are among only 1.5% of universities in the world to have achieved AACSB accreditation for both business and specialized accounting, ensuring that our program meets rigorous quality standards.
  • Prepare to meet the growing demand for leaders with the combined skills of business and science, particularly in fisheries, oceanography and climate science and policy.
  • Earn your STEM MBA at UAF, a national and world leader in climate change and Arctic research. We have the highest number of publications and citations in Arctic research of any university in the world and are America’s northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution.

Online STEM MBA degree example projects

In this program, you’ll have opportunities to create short video presentations about current events or findings relevant to how human activities are affecting Earth’s oceans. You’ll also write a business plan for a new company that provides a service or product addressing our changing oceans and climate, and pitch your idea to your classmates, instructor and an outside advisor.

Experience online education at UAF

Earn your degree in one of the best online MBA programs in the United States. At UAF, you’ll have opportunities to interact with faculty and peers online much like you would in a traditional classroom. We also offer in-state tuition for all of our online degree programs, no matter where you live, making this an affordable online MBA program for students across the nation.

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Cost breakdown for the STEM MBA

The estimated cost for the online MBA STEM program based on current rates is $22,700.

Use code UAFSOM when applying to get your application fee waived!

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Jobs for an MBA with a Focus in STEM

The online STEM MBA program, with a focus in fisheries, marine biology and oceanography, is particularly beneficial for individuals interested in developing a more sustainable use of Alaskan and Arctic natural resources and industries.

Explore Classes for the Online MBA STEM Degree

In addition to required courses in marketing management, financial markets and strategy, quantitative methods for managers, organizational theory and a capstone in corporate strategy, the STEM MBA requires you to complete three approved 600-level courses through the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Courses available online include:

  • Oceans and Global Change
  • Seafood Business
  • Oceanography, Fisheries and the Arctic
  • Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems
  • North Pacific Fisheries Management Council: A Case Study
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries: A Case Study

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