The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is offering two new master’s programs beginning in the fall semester.
The university received approval from the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to launch master of business administration (MBA) and master of education (M.Ed.) programs. The M.Ed. focus will be vocational rehabilitation—addiction counseling programs.
“Both of these programs will play integral roles in the growth of our current graduate program offerings,” said Dr. Robert Z. Carr Jr., provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “As we continue to enhance learning opportunities for UAPB students, the development of these and other high quality, in-demand graduate programs are vital to the continued growth of our institution.”
The MBA will consist of 36 credit hours of courses in accounting, economics, management and organizational behavior. Students will have the option to select one of three specialization areas — gaming and casino management, hospitality management and business analytics.
The M.Ed. program will link theory, technique and practice for the 60 credit hours needed for completion. In addition, this program prepares students to sit for the national exam that, once passed, allows graduates to practice throughout the United States. UAPB’s existing master of science in addiction studies program, which focuses on alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling, will provide coursework as well as display to students the intersection of disability and addiction in cases throughout both fields.