Stephen Harrow Smith Dean:
Jane Wayland, Professor
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies:
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies:
Director of Finance:
Director of Student and Career Services:
|The College of Business provides quality business education, delivered by research engaged faculty in partnership with the business community, to prepare students for professional careers and enhance regional economic development.. The COB has the distinction of being one of a handful of business schools across the country with two economic development outreach units housed within the college. The Institute of Economic Advancement (IEA) and the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) play important roles in advancing economic, entrepreneurial, and other business-critical services across the state.
The College works to:
Students may pursue programs of study in several fields of specialty within business. The curricula provide a foundation for entry into management, professional practice, and graduate study.
The College is made up of five departments offering degrees in fourteen programs: Accounting, Economics and Finance, Management, Business Information Systems, and Marketing and Advertising. Students in the College select a major from one of the programs, and all majors are awarded the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Requirements for degree programs are listed in the departmental sections of this catalog All departments in the College offer minors for students whose major field is in another college. Minor requirements are listed in the departmental sections of this catalog.
All students in the College must complete the University core curriculum requirements. In addition, business students complete the pre-business block of courses and the professional business core courses. A group of restricted and/or free electives, also required, varies by major. See the departmental sections for course requirements for each major. The College also requires completion of a co-curricular program, Career Catalyst. All majors in the College are required to participate in the program, designed to support students’ professional development and career readiness. Early in the degree program students register for BSAD 2010, a zero-credit hour introduction to the program. Over the time a student is a COB major, he or she will complete at least one career development activity in each of five Catalyst areas. In the semester a student applies for graduation he or she also registers for BSAD 4010, another zero credit hour course, to certify completion of the Catalyst requirements. Registering for BSAD 2010 and BSAD 4010 and completing the program are required for graduation with a College of Business BBA in any major.
At the graduate level, the College offers the Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy, and the Master of Science in Business Information Systems. See the UALR Graduate Catalog for information about these programs.
The programs of the COB are accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
COB Admission Requirements
COB Upper-Level Credit Policies
Transfer of Credits
Credits for upper-level business courses completed at schools not accredited by AACSB International are withheld pending review and validation by the department offering the course(s).
Credits earned at community colleges in business courses offered by UALR at the upper-level are not transferable toward a business degree. Students must complete at UALR at least 50 percent of the major department degree requirements and at least 50 percent of all COB courses required for a business degree.
Transfer students must make an appointment with the Advising Center in the College’s Center for Student and Career Services prior to their first registration.
Concurrent and Transient Enrollment
Student Advisement and Information
The Center is located in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development Suite 109C.
Preparation for Secondary Education with Business Emphasis
Business Studies Options for Non-business Majors
- Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences may choose a minor field concentration in business. Students interested in this option should contact the Department of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies at (501) 569-3312.
- Academic minors are offered in each of the departments of the COB. Consult the departmental entries.
Department Catalog Links
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
- Bachelor of Business Administration Management Information Systems
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analytics
- Undergraduate Certificate in Business Analytics
- Bachelor of Business Administration Economics
- Bachelor of Business Administration Finance
- Bachelor of Business Administration Management
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Advertising/Public Relations
- Bachelor of Business Administration Marketing
- Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
College Core (14 hours)
Math (3 hours)
All Courses approved by the Core Council
MATH 1302 College Algebra
or other approved core course for which MATH 1302 is a prerequisite
Science (8 hours)
All Courses approved by the Core Council. See “General Education Requirements.”
Flex (3 hours)
SPCH 1300 Speech Communication