Business Administration

 

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Advising Coordinator: Debbie Finlay
Phone: 479-788-7878
College Website: College of Business

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

Students choose two concentrations from among the following areas: Core Accounting, Professional Accounting, Public Accounting, Business Economics, Consumer Marketing, Corporate Finance, Digital Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Management, Investments, Management, and Small Enterprise Management.

Major and Minor 

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration prepares students for careers in management.  Management skills are highly sought after by nonprofit organizations and government agencies as well.  Business administration majors develop the following important skills:

  • Effective oral, interpersonal, written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning and managerial skills
  • Knowledge of management information systems
  • Data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Team building skills
  • A broad understanding of international business and economics
  • Ethical decision-making skills

The Business Administration Minor is intended for non-majors interested in a basic understanding of the role of business in society and the methods used by business. This curriculum also provides a basis for advanced study. 

The Certificate of Proficiency in Community Leadership is designed to provide a curriculum in which students can actively learn, practice and develop, expand and improve leadership skills and competencies. It is available to all UAFS students.

The Certificate of Proficiency in Entrepreneurship is designed to develop working knowledge of the key challenges and operating issues facing new startups and small enterprises.

The Certificate of Proficiency in Human Resource Management allows students to demonstrate knowledge in federal, state, and local employee laws and regulations as well as best practices in attracting, motivating and retaining employees.

What can you do with a degree in Business Administration?

Students who graduate with a degree in Business Administration are prepared for a variety of careers in the fields of banking, finance, international management, human resources management, technology management, entrepreneurship, and business analysis.

Why should you choose to major or minor in Business Administration? 

Students who graduate with a degree in Business Administration are prepared for a variety of careers in the fields of banking, finance, international management, human resources management, technology management, entrepreneurship, and business analysis.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of management occupations is projected to grow seven percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupation. The median annual wage for management occupations was $105,660 in May 2019, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups (BLS).

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Admission to College

In order to become a business major, you must complete a change of major/major declaration form with your advisor.  There are no special application requirements.  However, students must complete admission requirements in order to take upper-level courses in business and accounting.  Please click here for Admission Requirements.

 

Internship Opportunities

The College of Business Internship Program offers students the opportunity to develop  core business skills in a professional environment.  For the student Intern, the internship will provide the chance to:

  • Explore career opportunities within a chosen field of study.
  • Learn new skills beyond what is possible in the classroom
  • Develop a network of professional colleagues
  • Gain work experience while earning college credit
  • Enhance  professional credentials

Academic Clubs, Organizations, and Honor Societies

Graduates are employed with:

  • Amazon

  • Ameriprise Financial

  • ArcBest Corporation

  • Advanced Business Capital

  • USA Truck, Inc.

  • Frost Oil Co.

  • JB Hunt Transport Services

  • Northwestern Mutual

  • USA Truck, Inc.

  • Whole Foods Market

Accreditation

AACSB Accredited