The Higher Learning Commission accredits the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. This metropolitan research university has offered accessible, affordable, and quality education since 1927. It prides itself on contributing to Little Rock’s regional leadership in economic development, research, technology, and job creation. Students study over 100 associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, along with minors, certificates of proficiency, technical certificates, graduate certificates, and professional programs. UALR comprises five colleges and schools, plus online degree programs, like the online MBA.
The AACSB-accredited School of Business is within the College of Business, Health, and Human Services. Located amidst the state capital, the state’s business and government hub provides unparalleled real-world experience and professional development through partnerships with major corporations and the influence of government agencies and entrepreneurial ventures. Students learn under research-engaged faculty and an environment that values commitment to integrity, continuous improvement, success, and accountability.
Undergraduate programs include a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, four Certificates of Proficiency, and seven minors. The BBA offers majors in Business Analytics, Accounting, Finance, Business Information Systems, Management, Economics, Marketing, and International Business. Finance students can emphasize studies in Real Estate, General Finance, or Financial Services & Risk Management, while Management students can choose Human Resource Management, General Management, or Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Certificates are available in Management, Business Analytics, Professional Sales, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Graduate programs comprise a Master’s in Business Information Systems & Analytics, a Master’s in Business Administration with four concentrations, and five Graduate Certificates. Graduate Certificates are in Business Analytics, Financial Accounting Analysis, Business, Business Information Systems, and Human Resources & Organizational Communication.
UALR is recognized by U.S. News & World Report among Top Tier Business Schools and Best Undergraduate Business in 2022.
Online MBA Requirements
Students in this Online MBA program have the benefit and flexibility to complete all required courses entirely online or can attend on-campus classes when they want to if desired. Online courses are followed live through video-conferencing technology-enhanced classrooms via Zoom. Generally, it takes two to six years to complete the 33-credit-hour program. Students can pursue the General MBA or fill the six elective credit hours with a concentration in Financial Accounting Analysis, Organizational Communication, Business Analytics, or Human Resources.
If needed, students will complete an additional three credit hours of Foundation courses in Foundations of Business, Accounting Methods & Report, and Finance Fundamentals. Core courses are Information Systems Management, Economics & Global Business, Developing Leadership Skills, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Strategy for Competitive Advantage, and Accounting for Managerial Decision-Making. Also, Applied Problem Solving, Applied Corporate Finance, Management of Human Capital, and Marketing for Profit & Growth.
Applicants complete an online application plus submit a current resume, official transcripts, proof of two MMR vaccines, and GMAT/GRE scores. There is an automatic admission option if you have a certain GPA and GMAT/GRE score, but the minimum requirement is a 2.5 GPA, a GMAT of 420, or a GRE of 300. GMAT/GRE waivers are available for qualifying applicants.