Anne O'Leary-Kelly
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
328 Walton College of Business
479-575-2851

Admission Requirements: The Graduate Certificate in Business is open to all non-business degree-seeking graduate students who are in good standing with the graduate school and admitted to the graduate school of business. Information on graduate school of business admission requirements can be found in the admissions portion of the graduate school of business section of the graduate catalog.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Business: (15 hours)

To receive the Graduate Certificate in Business, students are required to take 9 hours of coursework in the Walton College of Business and 6 hours of electives related to business in either the Walton College or in another college at the University of Arkansas. Elective  courses other than those listed below may be approved by the Director of the Certificate program. Some elective courses have prerequisites that are not met by courses in the certificate program. Students are advised to check prerequisites prior to enrolling in a course.

To receive the graduate Certificate in Business, students are required to take 15 hours as follows:

Course List

Required Courses (no prerequisites)
MGMT 5213Business Foundations for Entrepreneurs3
Choose one of the following classes (one course with prerequisites):
MGMT 5323New Venture Development3
MGMT 5223Business Leadership and Ethics3
MGMT 5363Innovation & Creativity3
MGMT 5313Strategic Management ( (prerequisite – instructor consent))3
Choose one of the following classes (no prerequisites):
ACCT 5223MBA Accounting Analysis3
ECON 5243Managerial Economics3
FINN 5223Financial Markets & Valuation3
MKTG 5103Introduction to Marketing3
SCMT 5633Introduction to Supply Chain Management3
ISYS 5213ERP Fundamentals3
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences
AGEC 5303Agricultural Marketing Theory3
AGEC 5143Financial Management in Agriculture3
AGEC 5413Agribusiness Strategy3
AMPD 5033Issues and Trends in Textile Studies3
AMPD 5043Theories and Practices in Apparel Merchandising3
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
COMM 5403Organizational Communication Theory3
COMM 5423Seminar in Mass Media Cognition3
JOUR 5063Issues in Advertising and Public Relations3
College of Education and Health Professions
RESM 5463Sports Facilities Management3
RESM 5843Tourism3
College of Engineering
CHEG 5033Technical Administration3
INEG 4443Project Management3
INEG 5623Analysis of Inventory Systems3
Graduate School
MEPH 5383Research Commercialization and Product Development3
MEPH 5821Ethics for Scientists and Engineers1
MEPH 5832Proposal Writing and Management2