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 a focus in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the 120- hour online degree program develops conceptual and applied skills requisite for both new venture startup and success in the business world. With a focus on innovation, the program focuses on student inquisitiveness and drive to face challenges creatively, high-demand abilities in the marketplace. Entrepreneurial talents are focused and practical decision making skills are enhanced through experiential activities.
All students admitted to the University can be pre-admitted to the College of Business and begin taking classes. Undergraduate admission requirements for the university can be found in our “Become a Student” section. 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 (61 hours)
General Business Courses (Choose 21 hours)
Professional Business Studies Foundation (Choose 28 hours)
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Emphasis Required Courses (Choose 12 hours)
Elective Courses (18 hours)
In addition to the courses listed below, students may choose 5-6 hours of unrestricted electives to meet degree requirements.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Emphasis Approved Electives (Choose 12 hours)
Students must complete at least 2 courses from MGMT 3364, MGMT 4363, and MKTG 4310
Students can complete up to 2 courses from MGMT 3320, MGMT 3340, MGMT 4385, and MGMT 4391
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competency Areas (Choose 6 hours)
Choose 2 courses from 1 of 5 competency areas. Both courses must be from the same competency area.
1. Financial: ACCT 3311, ACCT 3312, ACCT 3330, ACCT 3341, FINC 3370, FINC 4360, FINC 4365
2. International Business (Culture): MGMT 4377, HIST 3326, HIST 3336, HIST 3345, SOCI 3312, SOCI 3330, SOCI 3333
3. Retail: ARST 4341, MKTG 3370, MKTG 3385, MKTG 4370, ADVT 3300, MKTG 3353, MKTG 4341, PSYC 3350, ACOM 3300, ACOM 3320
4. Technology & Innovation: BINS 4331, BINS 4350, BINS 4351, IFSC 3330. IFSC 4301, ARST 3340
5. International Business (Language): MGMT 4377, 1st and 2nd Semester language courses in Spanish, French, Chinese, or German