Department of Management

Donald W. Reynolds Center, Room 205, (501) 569-3484, (501) 683-7021 (fax), Website

Chairperson:
Cox, Susie S., Professor


Professors:
Bell, Joseph R.
Leonard, Karen
Stone, Warren S.
Tudor, Thomas


Associate Professors:
Felan, Joe T.
Varela, Otmar E.

Assistant Professors:
Bajwa, Naeem

Instructors:
Hendon, John R.

The department offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. There are three emphases within the management major:

  1. Management (offered on campus as well as totally online)
  2. Human Resource Management (offered on campus as well as totally online)
  3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Three minors in management are offered to students majoring in fields outside the College of Business (COB):

  1. Management (offered on campus as well as totally online)
  2. Human Resource Management (offered on campus as well as totally online)
  3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship

General Information

All majors in the department are required to achieve a grade of C or greater in all courses required in their major; all majors must also complete all required pre-business and professional business courses with a 2.0 overall GPA; all non-business majors completing a minor within the department are required to achieve a grade of C or greater in all courses transferred to or taken at UA Little Rock in order to fulfill course requirements in the minor block of courses.

Management Emphases

Each of the three emphases in the major develops critical thinking, specialized conceptual knowledge and problem-solving techniques.

Management Emphasis

The Management emphasis prepares students for professional positions in management and leadership in small businesses, corporations, and government. Students gain knowledge and skills to acquire positions such as general manager, account manager, project manager/specialist, operations manager, human resource manager/specialist, employee relations manager, employee benefits specialist, and training specialist.

Human Resource Management Emphasis

The Human Resource Management emphasis focuses on the development of knowledge and applied skills in managing people and solving people-related problems. Students are prepared for entry level careers in human resource management and for management roles in organizations of all sizes. Components of the program include the legal environment of employee relations; job analysis and design; employee planning, recruitment and selection; employee training and development; employee productivity improvement, compensation, and other reward systems; union-management relations; and quality of work life.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Emphasis

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship emphasis develops conceptual and applied skills requisite to producing and managing an economically successful small business. Entrepreneurial and practical decision making skills are enhanced through experiential activities.

Management Educational Goals

Students completing the management degree should be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate competence in applying functional business knowledge.
  • Solve real world and/or simulated business problems.
  • Display a global perspective and an understanding of cultural issues.
  • Have an ethical perspective and behave ethically.
  • Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

General: (120 total minimum hours, including 45 hours upper-level courses (3000-4000 level) and 30 hours in residence; students must complete at UA Little Rock at least 50 percent of the major department degree requirements and at least 50 percent of all COB courses required for a business degree)

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

Core (35 hours)

See “General Education Requirements.”

Second Language Proficiency (none required)
Major (75 hours)
General-business Courses (21 hours)

MATH 1342 Business Calculus
ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2330 Principles of Accounting II
ECON 2310 Business Statistics I
ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2323 Principles of Macroeconomics
MKTG 2380 Legal Environment of Business

Professional Business Studies Foundation (28 hours)

Career Catalyst (BSAD 2010, BSAD 4010)
BINS 3305 Management Information Systems
BINS 3352 Data Analysis and Visualization
BINS 3380 Business Communication
BSAD 3100 Business Professionalism
ECON 3355 Quantitative Business Analysis
FINC 3310 Business Finance
MGMT 3300 Principles of Management
MGMT 3304 Operations Management
MGMT 4380 Business Strategy
MKTG 3350 Principles of Marketing

Emphasis Area
Management Emphasis (30 hours)

Management major required courses (12 hours)

MGMT 3320 Human Resources Management
MGMT 3340 Managing People in Organizations
MGMT 3362 Venture Management and Decision Making
MGMT 4377 International Business Management
Six courses (18 hours) chosen from the following:

BINS 4331 Management of Information Resources
IBUS 4316 Field Study in International Business
MGMT 3306 Quality Assurance and Improvement
MGMT 3364 Family Business Management
MGMT 4304 Productions/Operations Management II
MGMT 4341 Labor and Industrial Relations
MGMT 4360 Compensation Management
MGMT 436\ Business Planning and Product Introduction
MGMT 4365 Business Consulting
MGMT 4375 Sustainable Business
MGMT 4378 Global Operations Management
MGMT 4383 Entrepreneurial Perspectives
MGMT 4385 Special Topics in Management
MGMT 4391 Employment Law
MGMT 4394 Internship
or MGMT 3392 Cooperative Education I
MGMT 4395 Applications in Human Resource Management
SPCH 3323 Conflict Management
OR

Human Resource Management Emphasis (27 hours)

Six courses (18 hours) must be the following:

MGMT 3320 Human Resources Management
MGMT 3340 Managing People in Organizations
MGMT 4341 Labor and Industrial Relations
MGMT 4360 Compensation Management
MGMT 4391 Employment Law
MGMT 4395 Applications in Human Resource Management
Three courses (9 hours) chosen from the following:

FINC 4364 Employee Benefits
IBUS 4316 Field Study in International Business
MGMT 3362 Venture Management and Decision Making
or MGMT 3364 Family Business Management
MGMT 4342 Negotiation/Collective Bargaining Agreements
MGMT 4375 Sustainable Business
MGMT 4377 International Business Management
MGMT 4385 Special Topics in Management
MGMT 4394 Internship
or MGMT 3392 Cooperative Education
SPCH 3316 Interviewing
SPCH 3323 Conflict Management
OR

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Emphasis (33 hours)

Four courses (12 hours) must be the following:

MGMT 3362 Venture Management and Decision Making
MGMT 4361 Business Planning and Product Introduction
MGMT 4365 Business Consulting
MGMT 4383 Entrepreneurial Perspectives
Four courses (12 hours) of approved electives. At least two from the following:

MGMT 3320 Human Resources Management
MGMT 3340 Managing People in Organizations
MGMT 4385 Special Topics in Management
MGMT 4391 Employment Law
May select up to two from the following:

MGMT 3364 Family Business Management
MGMT 4363 Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures
MKTG 4310 Marketing Research
Two courses (six hours) from one of the following competency areas:
Technology and Innovation Competency

BINS 4331 Management of Information Resources
BINS 4350 Business Database Management Systems
BINS 4351 Data Analysis and Reporting
IFSC 3300 Internet Applications
IFSC 4301 Information, Computing, and the Future
ARST 3340 Introduction to Graphic Design
Retail Competency

MKTG 3370 Principles of Retailing
MKTG 3385 Consumer Analysis and Behavior
MKTG 4370 Business-to-Business Marketing
ADVT 3300 Principles of Advertising
MKTG 3353 Professional Selling
MKTG 4341 Brand and Market Consulting
SPCH 3300 Interpersonal Communication
SPCH 3320 Advanced Public Speaking
PSYC 3350 Social Psychology
ARST 4341 Package Design
Financial Competency

ACCT 3311 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACCT 3312 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACCT 3330 Intermediate Cost and Managerial Accounting I
ACCT 3341 Accounting Information Systems
FINC 3370 Real Estate
FINC 4360 Risk Management
FINC 4365 Estate Planning
International Business Competency (Language)

1st and 2nd semester language courses in Spanish, French, Chinese or German
MGMT 4377 International Business Management
International Business Competency (Culture)
MGMT 4377 International Business Management (requirement of block)
HIST 3326 The Soviet Union and Modern Russia
HIST 3336 Islam and the Modern Middle East
HIST 3345 People’s Republic of China
SOCI 3312 North American Indians
SOCI 3316 Japanese Culture and Society
SOCI 3330 Minority Groups
SOCI 3333 Women in a Changing Society

Minor (none required)
Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.
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Minors in Management

A grade of C or greater in all UA Little Rock or transfer courses is required in order to fulfill a course requirement in each of these minor blocks of courses.

Management Minor (18 hours)

MGMT 3300 Principles of Management
MGMT 3320 Human Resources Management
Four courses (12 hours) from:
ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I
MGMT 3305 Management Information Systems
MGMT 3340 Managing People in Organizations
MGMT 3362 Small Business Management
MGMT 4360 Compensation Management
MGMT 4377 International Business Management
MGMT 4385 Special Topics in Management
MGMT 4391 Employment Law

Human Resource Management Minor (18 hours)

MGMT 3300 Organizational Behavior and Management
MGMT 3320 Human Resources Management
Four courses (12 hours) from:
ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I
MGMT 4341 Labor and Industrial Relations
MGMT 4342 Negotiation and Administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements
MGMT 4360 Compensation Management
MGMT 4385 Special Topics in Management
MGMT 4391 Employment Law

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor (15 hours)

MGMT 3300 Organizational Behavior and Management
MGMT 3362 Small Business Management
MGMT 4361 New Venture Creation
MGMT 4383 Issues in Entrepreneurship
One course (3 hours) from:
MGMT 3320 Human Resources Management
MGMT 3352 Advanced Personal Computer Applications
MGMT 3364 Family Business Management
MGMT 4365 Business Consulting


Courses in Management

To see the full listing of all undergraduate courses in Management, select the relevant four-letter code to review the undergraduate courses within that discipline:
MGMT – Management
ACCT – Accounting