The School of Business and Management (SBM) comprises the Department of Accounting and Department of Business Administration. The Business Administration program has seven concentrations namely, Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurships, International Business and Business Technology Education.
Undergraduate and graduate students of the school are attracted to its high quality of instruction and positive reviews received from employers and stakeholders. Many of our graduates have assumed leadership positions in Government, non-government private and public companies. SBM’s Retention rate for the first year students in the department of accounting suffered the covid-19 effect with a downward slope from fall 2016 rate of 87.5% to 80% in fall 2020. Likewise, the department of business administration retention rate moved from 2016 rate of 68.5% to 59.3% in the fall of 2020. Conversely in the period between fall 2016 and fall 2020, attrition rate for First-Time Full-Time in College (FTIC) in the department of accounting decreased from 12.5% to 8.9% and department of business administration had similar decrease, moving from 31.5% in fall 2016 to 25% in fall 2020. The four-year graduation rate for Fall 2012 cohort in the department of accounting increased from 25% to 37.5% for 2015 cohort and department of business administration increased from 9.7% to 19.1%.
Our student’s acceptance into graduate programs, Job placement and employment advancement are at all-time high. The university career service actively supports business students to receive internships and full-time high paying job opportunities from freshman to graduation classification. All undergraduate programs offered by the school of Business and Management are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org); ACBSP accreditation is based on a continuous improvement model. We invite you to review our performance measures and our most recent Quality Assurance (QA) report.
The School of Business and Management is committed to academic excellence and quality business education. Our School now offers graduate (MBA) Program starting fall 2021. The School of business has student organizations such as Accounting and Finance club, Marketing club, ENACTUS, and Delta-mu-Delta. These organizations provide students the opportunities to gain better understanding of the trending issues existing in the business world, facilitate opportunities for members in their professional societies, and to provide service.
The School of Business and Management exists to prepare business and management professionals and leaders who are in high demand by business, government, industry, and community based agencies in a learning environment that facilitates excellence through programs and courses of high relevance and value to society.
- Passionate Educators
- Academic Excellence
- Respectful of all persons
- Growth from differences of others
- Conscious of our integrity
- Honorable in all aspects of our lives
School of Business and Management
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4976
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Dr. Lawrence Awopetu, Interim Dean