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MGMT 3700/4700: Sustainable Decisions. Alaska's Iditarod Way

Sustainable Decisions. Alaska's Way

MGMT 3700/4700 - 4 credits

Course Dates: March 18-26, 2017
Location: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Nome, Alaska
Instructor: Barb & Ken Stuart
Application Deadline: February 15th or when course is full (SPACE IS LIMITED)


For this Immersive study of sustainable decision making in Alaska, we will examine big picture stories like the recent decision of Shell Oil to halt drilling and the effect on multiple stakeholders. We will consider centuries old indigenous people’s values and rights as they continue to play a key role in this decision-making. From ancient times to modern times, Alaska is a hub for sustainable decision making, with many outside interests also playing roles such as the recent decision to officially revert the name of Mt McKinley to Denali. We will cheer for Iditarod finishers crossing under the burled arches in Nome in what is a celebration of old survival and modern athleticism, in the “Last Great Race on Earth Our challenge will be to suggest ways forward to inform our own sustainable decision making when we return to the lower 48.

Approximate Travel Costs*:

Airfare: $500 - 700 (Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements.)
Program Fee: $2200 (Program fees are applied to tuition bill. Fee covers lodging, half of all meals, required activities, ground transportation, and flights within Alaska. Program fees are non-refundable.)
Cancellation Fee: $2200 (Billed to student account in the event the student drops the course.)

*These expenses are estimates subject to change.  Cost of tuition is additional.

For more course information, contact Barbara Stuart


Course application can be found here.  Please return to Shannon Jahn upon completion. 

Apply for financial aid here.