Students who pursue their MBA at UA Little Rock can choose the General MBA concentration or choose from four other concentrations.
Concentration Areas and Curriculum
General MBA Curriculum
This professional degree prepares students from all educational and professional backgrounds for upper-management positions across all industries and types of organizations.
Business Analytics Curriculum
This concentration develops students’ business intelligence skills and evidence-based decision making ability. It will provide students with practical experience using contemporary business intelligence tools and technologies.
Financial Accounting Analysis Curriculum
The Concentration in Financial Accounting Analysis develops students’ financial data analytical skills. The concentration enables students to understand the assumptions and procedures behind the preparation of financial statements and develops the analytical skill set to understand and evaluate financial statements.
Human Resource Management Curriculum
Provides students with more in-depth knowledge of key areas of human resource management (HRM). The concentration focuses on the strategic role of HRM in organizational goal attainment, laws regulating the employment relationship, and understanding and influencing employee behavior.
Organizational Communication Curriculum
The Organizational Communication concentration equips students with specialized knowledge and skills in communications to improve employee interactions and relationships. The concentration develops both oral and written communication skills.
Degree Requirements Checklists
- General MBA
- Business Analytics
- Financial Accounting Analysis
- Human Resource Management
- Organizational Communication
The program includes three one-credit hour foundational courses (accounting, economics, and finance) which may be waived through the passage of online assessments. These assessments are not required and students may choose to attempt any or all of them. There is a charge associated with each assessment ranging from $45 to $60.
All incoming students must demonstrate competency in the use of Excel spreadsheets through the passage of an online assessment. Passage of the Excel assessment is required. The charge for the Excel assessment is $48.
Students with more than three years of professional experience are not required to take a one-hour course on career management; however, any MBA student may elect to take this course.
Leadership Skills Development
Embedded in the curriculum is a program designed to help students improve their leadership skills. Behavioral competencies are assessed at the beginning of the program with feedback and suggestions for improvement provided. Each skill is assessed at least three times in the program with feedback provided to help students assess their progress. The program concludes with a capstone leadership experience at the end.