COB Programs

The University of Central Arkansas’ Department of Accounting sets graduates up to be successful in their careers. An accounting student’s foundational education will allow them to easily adapt their methods while maintaining a high standard of business practice, taught by the UCA College of Business.

The MAcc plays a valuable role in students obtaining a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Students wishing to pursue a career as a CPA will need 150 total hours, which is provided by a Master of Accountancy. Graduates of the MAcc program are well prepared for their careers and may even continue on to a Ph.D. program or law school.

Economics is at the core of modern industry, connecting the production and distribution of products to the welfare of the company or persons involved. In order for businesses to succeed, there needs to be someone with the ability to problem solve, make decisions, and guide systems.

UCA’s Finance undergraduate degree is set up to propel a student into a successful career.  Even though financial careers are vast and vary, graduates must be able to work alongside others on a project or job in order to be successful. With this in mind, UCA provides students with the knowledge and skills to problem solve, effectively communicate, and work with a team to accomplish goals. Graduates with a Finance degree from UCA will find themselves well equipped to assist businesses and households in their financial decisions.

The Insurance and Risk Management major at the University of Central Arkansas is one of the fastest growing programs in the country. As Arkansas’ only Insurance and Risk Management degree, this program serves as a valuable resource for the regions’ insurance and financial services. UCA’s program integrates economic theory and financial principles with insurance and risk management to prepare students for a variety of careers in the insurance and financial services industry.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship major at the University of Central Arkansas will provide students with the creative knowledge and practical experience you need to become a successful business owner or valued asset in corporate, governmental, and nonprofit organizations across a variety of fields. Creativity is the ultimate asset in business and a company’s catalyst for growth. Innovation and Entrepreneurship majors learn how to implement ideas, launch businesses, and develop game-changing innovations.

Every business and nonprofit organization needs creative and competent people to promote their message. The market is saturated with images, slogans, and advertisements, so now more than ever, companies are in need of people to set their product apart from the rest. Marketers must be able to effectively communicate the vision of the company and connect it with the consumer.

Management knowledge, skills, and abilities are required in all businesses and organizations. A degree in Management will shape you into a well-rounded individual with business and leadership savvy and greatly enhance your career opportunities. Strategic thinking, leadership, and efficient communication are necessary traits of a manager. A manager does not think of their own success, but the overall success of the company and those working within it. Knowing how to lead a team and guiding them to reach goals is a difficult role, but a required responsibility of a manager. Even at an entry-level position, understanding the concepts and theories of management will benefit your future in your job.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) is a growing area of importance in corporations as the global trade and transportation increases. LSCM involves the coordination of purchasing, manufacturing, storage, and transportation of goods around the world. Students learn how to manage the flow and storage of goods and services. These details include how they move from the source of raw materials, through the supply chain, and land in the hands of the consumer. From the most expensive goods to affordable items, anywhere products are made, there must be a logistics and supply chain manager. A logistics and supply chain manager collaborates with suppliers and customers to uncover new solutions, with the goal of meeting the customer’s expectations for timely delivery, while reducing costs of those expectations.

The Department of Management Information Systems combines the business profession with modern computer technology. MIS students have an ever-changing program as computer technology continually advances. Students learn to work alongside businesses and industries to create and develop digital systems and applications. These systems can help to provide critical structure and organization to companies.