Message from the Dean

Michael Hargis, Interim Dean

As Interim Dean of the College of Business (COB), I want to thank you for your interest in the University of Central Arkansas – where students come first. I am excited that you are considering a major in our college. I believe you’ll find we offer some of the strongest programs available at UCA.

The academic experience in COB rivals that of any prestigious, small liberal arts college with faculty who are passionate about teaching students and experts in their chosen field – engaging undergraduates in related activities such as conducting research; presenting at regional, national and international conferences; and co-publishing with faculty mentors. Classes are relatively small and interactions with professors both inside and outside the classroom foster a rich learning environment. Within this context, COB provides options only found at large universities. Opportunities available to our undergraduates include a range of courses with unique areas of specialization, academic-focused clubs and organizations, study abroad, internships or practica, as well as community service related to your program of study. We offer a one-of-a-kind living and learning experience designed to prepare you for a career in your chosen profession and graduate school.

AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, accredits the College of Business. This accreditation requires compliance with a rigorous set of standards and indicates that UCA succeeds in offering one of the best business programs in the nation. Additionally, the ever-increasing number of companies seeking employees from our programs, before any other university in the state, is a testament to the effectiveness of our academic efforts. Visit our website for more information about the exceptional opportunities available to you in the College of Business.

Again, I am delighted that you are considering the University of Central Arkansas and the College of Business. I hope to see you on campus soon!


Michael Hargis, Interim Dean
Dean, College of Business
University of Central Arkansas