Are you a problem solver? Do you enjoy working with people? Are you drawn to leadership roles? If so, the University of Central Arkansas Management major is right for you. We will provide you with the analytical and communication skills, and the information leveraging experience you need to become a successful business manager whether you aspire to continue your education through graduate and professional programs, or work with all types of organizations, public and private, profit and not-for-profit. You can focus your degree on your specific area of interest through one of our many course options, including: Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, International Business, Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Quantitative Methods, Supply Chain Management, Business Ethics, and Diversity Management.
As a Management major at UCA, you’ll have access to all of the distinct advantages that make the UCA experience special. Just a few of the benefits of our program include:
- Expert Faculty who are dedicated to the success of their students and provide individual attention and mentoring. Instructors stay up-to-date with the latest research and industry trends, as executives in residence and consultants, and are certified by AASCB both academically and professionally, which ensures they are at the top of their field and the curriculum meets the highest standards in the discipline. Our faculty have served as Vice Presidents for major companies or even owned their own businesses and contribute their experience to curriculum and engagement opportunities for students, such as a social media course, and classroom competitions using business simulation software as part of the senior capstone project.
- Professional Networking through a variety of experiential opportunities, such as service learning and research projects in the community, study abroad programs in international business hubs including China, Italy, and Panama, as well as internships with companies like Maverick, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dillard’s, Target, Hewlett Packard, and Acxiom.
- Student Organizations offering opportunities for students to engage with their peers and leading industry professionals on campus through our student organizations, including Phi Beta Lambda a national association for business-minded students that helps to promote competent business leadership, establish career goals, develop character and self-confidence, and encourage civic service and community involvement, through state and national conferences, seminars, and competitive events.
- Employment Opportunities are abundant for Management majors, as all businesses need leaders to promote teamwork and innovation in their industry. Graduates from our program are prepared to enter a variety of fields, including management trainee programs, retail positions, human resources, and administration for established businesses, or start a business of their own. Many employers even hire directly from UCA, such as Cintas, Walgreens, Acxiom, and Target.
To learn more about the exciting opportunities for personal and professional development available to you through the Management major at the University of Central Arkansas, visit http://uca.edu/marketingmanagement/management.php.