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Clarksville, Arkansas, USA

Division of Business, Communication, and Government

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Boreham Business BuildingBusiness Enterprise Program

The Business Enterprise Program's courses in business, accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and business education provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a rewarding career. The competitive edge provided by the Business Enterprise program is its highly interactive learning environment that features a variety of teaching methods with special opportunities for developing business and leadership skills.

Mission

The mission of the Business Enterprise Program is to assist students in achieving self-fulfillment and to develop career skills for their future. We teach those skills and encourage those attitudes which develop competency in students for employment in positions requiring executive or educational abilities. We instill Christian ideals into business relationships and prepare students for graduate study. Within the framework of the overall Ozarks mission, we strive to develop leaders who seek the richness of life accorded by study of the liberal arts and the quality of life provided by professional preparation in the fields of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and business education.

IACBE-Accredited Programs

The following business programs are accredited by the IACBE:

Bachelor of Science in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Education
  • Economics
  • General Business
  • Management/Administration
  • Marketing

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Program Distinctives

  • A faculty committed to high ethical standards and to the development of communication, human relations, and critical thinking skills in a bon-proselytizing Christian environment;
  • An educational emphasis on connectedness to other fields and areas of study;
  • An opportunity to work with faculty and peers outside the classroom;
  • A belief that the proper attitude and lifelong learning are vital to your success;
  • An opportunity to learn different cultures in a comfortable, egalitarian, and integrated, diverse student body.

University of the Ozarks ChapelProgram Features

  • Baldor Executive-in-Residence Program
    Established in 1997, this program is designed to help bridge the gap between the practice of business and the study of business. Its mission is to bring top-level business executives and leaders to campus for interaction with students.
  • Co-curricular Program
    The Business Enterprise Program offers a co-curricular program designed to help students develop the kinds of work-related skills, attitudes, and behaviors that employers seek in today’s competitive business environment. To that end, the University of the Ozarks PBL-SIFE group has two divisions that work together and separately on a wide variety of programs and projects. Members learn the value of participating in meaningful service projects, build servant leadership skills, hone networking skills, and experience the synergistic effects of participating in a team environment.
    • Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) - PBL is a national association of students interested in business. Chartered in 1957 by U of O students and faculty for its distinctive scholastic, service, leadership, and social programming, the Epsilon Psi Chapter is ranked among the top 10 collegiate chapters in the nation. PBL offers its members the opportunity to test their knowledge and skills in a variety of individual, team, and chapter competitive events against their peers at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
    • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) - SIFE is an international association of students that emphasizes the ideas that hard work pays, free enterprise works, democracy leads to prosperity, and freedom brings social responsibility. Participating students utilize their skills in the implementation of business-oriented outreach projects that improve the overall standard of living within the local and international communities. U of O SIFE, chartered in 1988, provides leadership training, regional and national competitions, and career opportunity fairs for thousands of college students throughout 40 countries. For several years, U of O SIFE has been a first place winner at regional competitions, and a top-performance competitor at the national level.
  • Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup for Entrepreneurial Development
    University of the Ozarks' students compete in an undergraduate business plan competition designed to encourage students of Arkansas’ universities and colleges to act upon their ideas and talents.
  • International Student Exchange Program
    The University of the Ozarks is among 10 IACBE accredited colleges and universities participating in an international business exchange program. The student exchange program is European-based.
  • Microsoft Certification
    The University of the Ozarks is an authorized Microsoft Office Specialist Testing site. Students with Office Specialist certifications may place this information on their resumes.

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