Three new graduate business degrees created to meet industry demand

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Sam M. Walton College of Business

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas now offers three new graduate degrees: Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Applied Business Analytics and Master of Science in Supply Chain Management.

Classes will start in fall 2020 and applications are being accepted.

“The business world needs professionals who can analyze substantial amounts of data and deliver accounting and supply chain solutions on a sophisticated, global level,” said Matt Waller, Dean of Walton College. “The industry demands it and we strive to meet the demand. “

Business leaders need more quantitative skills in highly analytical positions,” said Alan Ellstrand, associate dean for academic programs and research at Walton College. “A lot of these companies are data rich, but information poor. They need professionals to create and provide information to run their business.

the Master in Professional Accounting The degree program offers a rigorous one-year preparation at the graduate level for students to succeed in one of three concentrations for future targeted professional career paths. These concentrations include: assurance and analysis, business accounting and taxation. Each concentration can lead to qualification for the Certified Public Accounting exam.

the Master in Applied Business Analysis, a 30 credit hour program, focuses on business analysis, data visualization, data manipulation and management, machine learning methods, and business problem solving. It is a designated STEM degree and is offered as a full-time or part-time program.

the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management, Offered as a flexible, part-time 30-hour program, aimed at early-career professionals who want advanced expertise in supply chain management. Students may focus on specialist tracks including business analysis, enterprise resource planning, retail supply chain management, finance, or blockchain business systems.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Walton College’s Graduate School of Business will waive the GMAT / GRE requirement for master’s programs for fall 2020 program admissions only. Programs may conduct an interview as part of the entrance exam.

For more information about the program or program admissions, visit the webpage of the Business School, email [email protected] or call 479-575-2851.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas offers internationally competitive education to undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 college programs. The university contributes to new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research and creative activity while providing services to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the University of Arkansas among less than 3% of US universities with the highest level of research activity. American News and World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top US public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentorship.

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