Welcome from the Dean     

Greetings.  Thank you for your interest in the University of Arkansas-Monticello’s School of Business.  I am glad that you are visiting our website and I hope that you find the information you are seeking about the School of Business.

If you are looking for a modern university in a wonderful environment, you have come to the right place.  The School of Business is located in the Babin Business Center.  We offer concentrations in each of the functional areas of business where our students are educated in the latest business concepts so they can enter the labor force as productive, efficient members of the business community.

In order to give our students every possible opportunity, we offer both the highest quality education and a limited number of scholarships to our most qualified junior and senior students in the School of Business. To help our students gain insights into the world of the business professional, local and state business leaders frequently give presentations in some of our classes. On our Annual Business Day, students have a chance to mix with business leaders and to learn about the latest trends in the business world.  There are a number of student clubs in the business school enabling our students to have active memberships and to apply leadership skills in extracurricular, pre-professional activities.

Our faculty members have earned doctorate degrees and/or professional certifications.  We have small classes that permit individualized instruction. The Faculty engages in scholarly research keeping them at the cutting edge of professional and teaching knowledge.

If you are seeking a great place for your education and to develop your business skills, examine our website and please contact me at 870 460 1041 if you have any questions or suggestions.

Louis J. James, Dean
School of Business
jamesl@uamont.edu 

 

Mission  

The mission of the School of Business is to serve the undergraduate educational needs of business students in southeast Arkansas and the region. Teaching and student learning are the highest priorities of a faculty dedicated to effective classroom instruction and advising. The School of Business faculty are also dedicated to providing service to the university, the profession, and the community; and they are actively engaged in scholarship that strengthens classroom instruction and assists the business community and the profession. The School of Business is firmly committed to continuous improvement in all three areas: teaching, service, and scholarship. The programs in Accounting and Business Administration share the common goal of preparing students to participate effectively in the complex business environment of the future.

The student graduating from the School of Business at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with business theory and practices, and in a chosen concentration,
  2. demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills by analyzing business problems, and clearly presenting solutions to those problems, either orally or in writing,,
  3. be able to gather, analyze, and present results of research and business analysis,
  4. demonstrate competence in the use of common business application software and an understanding of the role of information systems in business,
  5. demonstrate understanding of international business and international effects on US firms in an interdependent world.