What will I learn?

The College of Business provides quality business education, delivered by research engaged faculty in partnership with the business community, to prepare students for professional careers and enhance regional economic development. The COB has the distinction of being one of a handful of business schools across the country with two economic development outreach units housed within the college. The Institute of Economic Advancement (IEA) and the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) play important roles in advancing economic, entrepreneurial, and other business-critical services across the state.

Management Emphasis

The Management emphasis prepares students for professional positions in management and leadership in small businesses, corporations, and government. Students gain knowledge and skills to acquire positions such as general manager, account manager, project manager/specialist, operations manager, human resource manager/specialist, employee relations manager, employee benefits specialist, and training specialist.

Education Goals

Students completing the management degree should be able to:

Apply critical thinking skills.

Demonstrate competence in applying functional business knowledge.

Solve real world and/or simulated business problems.

Display a global perspective and an understanding of cultural issues.

Have an ethical perspective and behave ethically.

Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills.

Major (75 hours)

General-business Courses (21 hours)

MATH 1342 Business Calculus

ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I

ACCT 2330 Principles of Accounting II

ECON 2310 Business Statistics I

ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2323 Principles of Macroeconomics

MKTG 2380 Legal Environment of Business


  • General Management Track
  • Human Resource Management Track
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Track

Which department am I in?

College of Business

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 120 hours)

Tuition fees
$21,779.60 (16,16,863) per year
Application deadline

Expected July, November 2021

Start date

Expected August 2021


College of Business



72204, United States

Online/Distance (Minimum 120 hours)

Tuition fees
USD $280 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected July, November 2021

Start date

Expected August 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to have TOEFL score of 525 on paper-based.

For international students

First-time freshmen students must have any high school and post-secondary school transcripts, accompanied by English translations. Minimum cumulative high school GPA: 2.5 out of 4.0. TOEFL: 525 Paper-based, 61 Internet-based; IELTS: 6.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.