The University of Arkansas at Monticello has attracted students seeking better career opportunities since its opening in 1909. Through the School of Business’ focus on global learning, and teamwork, students will be prepared to materialize their dreams. The low 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates a familial atmosphere on campus, with professors who know students by name. Professors are recognized as leaders in their industry and in academia, with doctoral degrees and professional CPA and CGMA certificates.
A limited number of scholarships are available for junior and senior business students through the endowed scholarship fund in remembrance of Accounting Professor Dr. Wallace. UAM offers annual scholarships ranging from $750 up to $12,000 for qualifying students based on grades. Additionally, residents of the following states qualify for in-state tuition rates: Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee.
Students can start out on their college path by earning an Associate of Science in Business, with credits that can easily transfer to a bachelor’s degree later on. The Bachelor of Business Administration is offered for students seeking a four-year degree. Students have the ability to customize this degree to meet their future career goals, with in-demand career concentrations in Accounting, General Business, Finance, Management, and Marketing.
Accounting students will take courses in Cost Accounting, Fraud Examination, and Tax Accounting. Students pursuing the Finance concentration will complete courses such as Financial Policy and Planning, Real Estate Principles, and International Finance. Some of the classes offered through the Management concentration are Topics in E-Commerce, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Behavior and Theory. Marketing includes Consumer Behavior, Channels of Distribution, and Marketing Management. General Business students will take a combination of courses offered from all of the concentrations. Leaders at every echelon visit classes to give speeches.
Business students can get involved in The Institute of Management Accountants. Members of this organization get involved in community service projects, such as the annual Easter egg hunt for foster children living in the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home and the Polar Plunge benefiting the Arkansas Special Olympics, as well as enjoy social outings. The Finance Club promotes professional development through workshops, career panels, and internship experiences.
The School of Business’ Annual Business Day provides students with the opportunity to network with prominent business leaders and learn about emerging business trends. Students can enhance their leadership abilities through serving on the Residence Hall Association, Student Government Association, or the Student Activities Board. On-campus career fairs give business students the chance to interview on the spot with Express Employment, Saracen Casino Resort, as well as visit with representatives from Harding University Graduate School of Business.
Students can reach out to even more employers through the Resume Referral Program by keeping an updated resume on file with Career Services. Students who need help creating a resume can schedule a career counseling session. Career sessions can also be focused on job searching, mock interviewing, or interpreting career assessments. Other services designed to help students succeed include counseling, tutoring, and a health center.