The Bachelor of Business Administration in management provides students a strong foundation in business essentials and develops critical thinking, specialized conceptual knowledge, and problem-solving skills needed in the modern business environment.
With an emphasis in human resource management, the 120-hour online degree program 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.
All students admitted to the University can be pre-admitted to the College of Business and begin taking classes. Students are fully admitted with a 2.25 GPA and completion of College Algebra and Composition 2.
This degree program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. All required courses are available online in the traditional 17-week format.
The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.
UALR makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
University Standard Core Courses (18-21 hours)
Please note: Developmental courses are only available through the main campus and must be completed prior to declaring an online program.
First Year Experience (Choose 3 hours)
College of Business students may take BSAD 1100 for equivalent.
Communication – Written (Choose 3 - 6 hours)
(Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 AND RHET 1312
RHET 1320 Honors Composition
Fine Arts (Choose 3 hours)
Humanities (Choose 3 hours)
Social Sciences (Choose 3 hours)
PSYC 2300 is recommended for College of Business students.
History of Civilization (Choose 3 hours)
College Core Courses (15 hours)
Freshman Experience (Choose 1)
Science (Choose 8 hours)
Mathematics (Choose 3 hours)
Communications (Choose 3 hours)
Required Courses (67 hours)
General Business Courses (Choose 21 hours)
Professional Business Studies Foundation (Choose 28 hours)
Human Resources Management Emphasis Required Courses (Choose 18 hours)
Elective Courses (18 hours)
In addition to the courses listed below, students may choose 8-9 hours of unrestricted electives to meet degree requirements.