About the School of Business

The School of Business is strategically located in the city of Little Rock, the state capital of Arkansas. As a metropolitan university we emphasize the importance of corporate strategic partnerships with major corporations located in Arkansas, as well as entrepreneurial ventures and governmental agencies. Our academic programs are held to the highest standards of quality and professionalism.


We have the distinction of being one of a handful of business schools across the country with two economic development outreach units housed with the college. The Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI), the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC), and the Kenneth Pat Wilson Center for Economic Education play important roles in advancing economic, entrepreneurial, and other business-critical services across the state.

Our high quality and unique academic programs combined with our economic development focus distinguish us as a leader and catalyst in developing, supporting, and sustaining economic development and the creation of new business ventures.

Upward Mobility

We are responsive to the needs of upwardly mobile professionals through our AACSB-accredited MBA program and Master of Science in Business Information Systems.  Post baccalaureate certificate programs in accounting, management, and information systems represent opportunities for professional development that can enhance career mobility for active, career-minded professionals.

Convenience and Location

As a metropolitan campus, we are conveniently located, offer courses using a wide array of delivery systems, and more importantly, understand and respond to the needs of busy professionals.

The School of Business at UA Little Rock has a competitive advantage through its location in the center of the state’s business and government activity. We partner with the Law School, the University of Arkansas Medical School, the School of Pharmacy, and other professional programs to enhance educational opportunities for our students. We actively engage our students in a variety of ways including global exchange and other experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students.


Faculty in the School of Business possess strong academic and professional credentials. They understand the importance of dynamic and global business trends.

They understand the needs of our students and they approach the teaching and learning relationship with relevant and application-focused pedagogy. Most of our faculty hold the highest degree in their fields, are actively engaged in research and are sought after by businesses to provide consulting services that enhance organizational performance and economic development.