Department of Management

Donald W. Reynolds Center, Room 205, (501) 569-3484, (501) 683-7021 (fax), Website, View/Download PDF Version

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 UALR 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 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)

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 (See page 25 for requirement details.)

Core (35 hours)

See page (See page 25 for requirement details.

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 Applied Organizational Behavior
    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

Five courses (15 hours) from the following:

    MGMT 3320 Human Resources Management
    MGMT 3340 Managing People in Organizations
    MGMT 4385 Special Topics in Management
    MGMT 4391 Employment Law

At least two of the five courses 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 UALR 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 Organizational Behavior and Management
    MGMT 3320 Human Resources Management
    Four courses (12 hours) from:
    ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I
    MGMT 3305 Management Information Systems
    MGMT 3340 Applied Organizational Behavior
    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
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 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