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Why choose the UALR MBA?

Strong Value Proposition

Despite the high quality of the UALR MBA program, we are probably more affordable than you think. Although accredited by AACSB International, considered the international gold standard of business school accreditors, tuition and fees are lower at UALR than any other MBA program in the city of Little Rock. How much lower? Click here to find out.

Market driven

The newly redesigned UALR MBA program is a unique and contemporary program built from the ground up based on research and input from top business leaders in central Arkansas. They asked, we listened, you win.

Streamlined foundation

Accelerated foundation modules get you ready for core courses whether you have a non-business bachelor’s degree or it has just been awhile. This streamlined approach quickens the pace of discovery, preparing you to hit the ground running. You also have option to “test out” of foundation courses all together. Show us you know business basics and we will allow you to go straight into the core.

Leadership development

The UALR MBA program is the only MBA program in Arkansas to provide personalized feedback and coaching in vital leadership behaviors. Work your personalized professional development plan to practice and grow leadership skills essential for your career success.

Problem-solving, critical thinking and innovation

Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to find and frame problems and opportunities, analyze data, and develop innovative solutions to today’s business problems. The UALR MBA provides just the right mix of hard and soft skills.

Career management and networking

Learn how to effectively manage your own career through career development and placement support provided by the College of Business Center for Student and Career Services. CaféMBA, speed mixers, and other professional development and networking opportunities help you launch your career and develop your professional network.


Core courses are offered every semester. Whether you are a full-time working professional going through the program at a slower pace or a full-time student who wants to complete the program in as short a period as possible (as little as one year), the UALR MBA can accommodate you.