COVID-19 has reshaped the economy and business world in unforeseen ways, and educational institutions are working to fill in the gaps that have emerged. One of those institutions is the University of Arkansas.
The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has introduced three programs designed to meet industry demand in accounting, analytics and supply chain. The three new programs are a Master of Professional Accounting, a Master of Applied Business Analytics and a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management.
“The business world needs professionals who can analyze substantial amounts of data and deliver accounting and supply chain solutions at a sophisticated and global level,” Matt Waller, dean of the Walton College, said in a statement. “Industry demands it, and we are stepping up to meet the demand.”
The Master of Professional Accounting is a one-year program that offers three concentrations, including assurance and analytics, corporate accounting, and taxation.
The Master of Applied Business Analytics is a 30-credit hour STEM-designated program that incorporates “business analytics, data visualization, data handling and management, machine learning methods and business problem solving,” according to a U of A release. This degree is available both as a full-time and a part-time program.
The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is a 30-hour part-time program that offers specialized tracks in business analytics, enterprise resource planning, retail supply chain management, finance or blockchain enterprise systems.
Applications are currently being accepted, and the Walton College’s Graduate School of Business is waiving the GMAT/GRE requirement for master’s programs for the fall 2020 admissions cycle.