Applied Business Management

Learn the foundational business principles to run a business effectively and succeed in a competitive job market

The fully online* certificate in business management provides well-rounded business education covering a wide range of subjects including emerging technologies, advanced business procedures, interpersonal skills, principles of accounting, human relations, customer service, business law, finance and logic. Instructors bring real-world experience to the classroom and offer a practical understanding of the marketplace.

*select concentrations only

Who Is the Online Certificate in Business Management Designed For?

The online certificate in applied business management is ideal for students who are interested in entry-level positions in business, non-profit and government institutions. If you think you will be interested in continuing to advance your knowledge through further education, this flexible online business program is also designed as a gateway to the associate degree in applied business.

Why Earn Your Online Certificate in Business Management at UAF?

  • Learn from full-time faculty and business management experts who bring real-world experience and insights to the coursework.
  • Concentrate your business management certificate in computer applications, finance, general business, human resources, marketing, office administration, public management, recreational guiding, retail management or tourism.
  • Earn microcredentials in Microsoft Excel Introductory and Microsoft Excel Advanced (available to students in the computer applications and office administration concentrations).

Degree Type

  • Undergraduate Certificate


  • Online
  • Online/On Campus Combo

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Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.