Overview

Applicants
44
Acceptance Rate
86%
Average Age
24

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
510 - 550
GPA
-

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
July 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
18

94
Full-time
17
Female
6
Part-time


Students Say

The University of Central Arkansas’s College of Business is located in the city of Conway, just north of Little Rock. The college offers both fulland part-time programs, as well as online classes in major fields of study including accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, and marketing. UCA is known for being “cost efficient” and for its “diversity,” “high academic standards,” and “smart and easygoing professors.” For those looking to learn from home, students say, “UCA has made huge strides with online courses.” Most “MBA course are now offered online making it more convenient for those students that work full-time.” Many MBA candidates received their undergraduate degrees from UCA and returned, a testament to the quality of education. On such returning student notes: “The college is growing constantly” and the “MBA program is improving.” “We got a new building and facility for business program right when I completed my undergraduate, so now during my MBA I am able to utilize those facilities and technologies.”

The professors are “quite knowledgeable of the materials they teach” according to recent students, and “the school has good equipment, and a lot of resources.” “The professors help make the school great,” notes another. “I would argue they are as good as any in the area.” Professors are “helpful” and “accessible for additional assistance if needed.” All the “professors are really nice and try to help,” say one student. The “information presented is academically sound and very relatable to real world life.” Students feel that their input is welcomed in class and appreciate the use of “work experience” and realworld “examples to help teach the class.” While some students laud the “interactive” nature of their classes, others say that though they learn and discuss “real life situations and cases,” “UCA is still very traditional in how it teaches and tests.” Overall students find their professors “very easy to work with.” The course work may be “very hard, but because students and professors are friendly,” students “still enjoy going to this school.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Healthcare Administration
Finance
International Business

Center for Research

Economics
Supply Chain Management

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
GOVERNANCE OF THE SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATION This is an elective course in the Master of Business Administration program. The course will cover the theoretical, policy, and management implications of corporate governance and sustainability, including efforts at reform and the creation of new standards or norms.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview


Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

Second only to the quality of the professors is the “ability to get a job,” notes one student in the class of 2015. “Since the school is in a small and upcoming town, the community is very tight knit,” notes another, and “they are very appreciative of graduates and work well with our University to hire recent grads.” They are also “very helpful in assisting in finding employment and internships through our career services department.” The accounting program at UCA “does an amazing job at bringing employer to campus and helping students network and prepare for interviews.” Most students “receive a job offer before they even graduate.”

Prominent Alumni

Marisia Geraci
Executive Director, Heifer Intl., South Africa

Johnny Adams
CEO - First Security Bank

David Grimes
Financial Analyst - American Management Company

Gary Reifess
Vice Presient of Marketing - Producer's Rice Mill

Lori Ross
Director of Marketing - Conway Regional Medical Center

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$4,375
Tuition (Out-State)
$8,749
Fees (In-State)
$1,269
Fees (Out-State)
$1,269

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$243
Tuition (Out-State)
$486

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$5,982
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$5,982
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
33
Part Time
39%


Demographics

15.00%
International

36% female
64% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students say there is a “happy campus life,” and most students are “laid back and relaxed.” Though “UCA is located in a dry county,” “there are bars and food places where you can get drinks” and the “closest wet county is fifteen to twenty minutes away.” The school is “very safe” so there is not much to worry about. Students say their classmates are “motivated,” “hardworking,” and “cooperative.” “People here are gener- ally friendly,” notes one student. “It’s like a family.” Overall they are “well-rounded” and come from “diverse backgrounds.” Many “MBA students are athletes or former athletes and are still heavily involved in their teams.” A significant percentage of students work full time while completing a part-time MBA. According to one part-time student, “the school has been great as far as including me in events and entertainment on-campus.” The UCA “business building has a room on the third floor dedicated to MBA students to study, eat, or lounge,” which the students appreciate, and the campus has “comfortable areas to sit and study throughout.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Dr. Mark McMurtrey
MBA Director

Address
College of Business
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72035
United States

Phone
501-450-3411

Fax
501-450-5302

Email
mrubach@uca.edu


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