Welcome to the Department of Business Administration. We are the largest unit within the School of Business and Management. This department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with concentration in one of the following areas: 1) Business Technology, 2) Management, 3) Finance, 4) Marketing, and 5) Economics. The graduates in this department are subject to the general university requirements applicable to all students pursuing a degree at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. All graduates must have a minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA. For the degree, students must complete the outlined program of study, pass the English Proficiency Exam, and meet all other instructional requirements and the departmental requirements of majors in the Department of Business Administration.
The undergraduate degree program in the Department of Business Administration leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in the following areas of specialization:
The teacher is among the most important professions in the world today. There is a critical need for individual with compassion and a love for service to humanity. There is a critical need for more teachers in business to provide the leadership with compassion to assist in the guidance and training of those youth enrolled in high schools across the country inspiring to pursue careers in a wide range of business oriented professions. Graduates with degrees in Business Education have acquired the expertise needed to become competent teachers of commercial classes at the secondary level all across the country. There is a critical need for more individual who enjoy working with youth to pursue careers in teaching. The Business Education curriculum includes all courses required to meet the requirements for certification for teachers in Arkansas. Someone has stated that "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." Become a teacher!
Finance covers all aspects of acquisition, administration, and management of money. This will prepare students for careers in banking investments, financial analysis, stock brokerage, and insurance.
Management trains the student in areas ranging from the aspects of managing people to the techniques used in managing resources. Management graduates obtain positions in personnel management, operations research, inventory control and logistics.
Marketing provides the student with an understanding of marketing strategies that organizations use to sell their products. The marketing concentration prepares graduates for careers in sales, advertising, marketing research, wholesaling and retailing.
Economics equips the student with an understanding of the aspects of supply and demand of resources. Economics graduates pursue careers in the government, financial institutions, stock market, and research organizations.
Business School Requirements
The following are the core business courses required for a concentration in Management, Marketing, Finance, and Economics:
|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II
Business Law I
Principles of Finance
Principles of Management
Business Strategies & Policies
Principles of Marketing
Management Information Systems