Message from the Dean

Jane Wayland

Dr. Jane P. Wayland, Stephen Harrow Smith Dean of Business

Welcome to the UALR College of Business website. Our metropolitan location in the capital city, our strong commitment to corporate partnerships and active, applied professional business education provides unique opportunities for students and the business community. We are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB placing us in the top five percent of business programs in the world.

I hope you take a few minutes and explore the academic programs we offer. Students may study in seven undergraduate disciplines or four post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Specialized graduate programs in accounting, taxation, information systems along with our Masters in Business Administration degree are responsive to career-minded professionals through a variety of delivery methods and times to meet studentsā€™ demanding schedules.

Faculty possess strong academic and professional credentials and understand the importance of dynamic and global business trends. Faculty engage our students in active, applied, hands-on-activities with business and government partners. Students connect globally through short or extended study abroad opportunities.

Our vision to serve as a catalyst to advance education and economic development is supported by two external outreach centers located in the College of Business ā€“ The Institute for Economic Advancement (IEA) and the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC). Each plays important roles in advancing economic, entrepreneurial, and other business-critical services across the state.

Visit our campus, visit our city, imagine being in a program that fits your life and dreamsā€¦the UALR College of Business.