Tagged: ualr college of business

Funding a College Education (Jane Wayland Commentary)

by Jane Wayland 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Many articles and reports have been written about the value of a college education. The cost continues to climb, and the opportunities in the marketplace are a struggle for some college graduates. It is no wonder that the value of earning the degree is being questioned.

Mentoring and Entrepreneurship (James Wilbanks Commentary)

by James Wilbanks 10/27/2014 12:00 am

For close to 40 years now, mentoring in the workplace has been examined extensively in hundreds of peer-reviewed studies. The results of these studies demonstrate many benefits to the career success of the protege, the career of the mentor and the organizations that encourage informal mentoring or have developed formal mentoring programs.

UCA, UALR Redesign Their MBA Programs

by Jan Cottingham 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Two central Arkansas universities have redesigned their MBA programs recently in an effort to better meet the needs of students and employers and to set themselves apart from other schools.

The Mind of an Entrepreneur (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

by Mitch Bettis 10/13/2014 12:00 am

On Oct. 24, Arkansas Business, in partnership with the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting another Power Breakfast executive panel.

Challenges of Family Ownership (Rudy Ortiz Expert Advice)

by Rudy Ortiz 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The irony of family business is that the same characteristics that can lead to their successes can also contribute to their demise. These competing characteristics include family trust, founder independence and tenacity, and extensive product knowledge. It is important to review each of these in fuller detail to understand the challenges family businesses face.

Revised Figures Show Improved Rate for Arkansas Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

A government report earlier this month on gross domestic product included revised figures that affected data on Arkansas’ growth rate back to 1997, according to Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster.

Markets and Information Asymmetry (Andy Terry Expert Advice)

by Andy Terry 6/16/2014 12:00 am

If we care about the efficient allocation of resources, we care about market efficiency. In finance, market efficiency occurs when asset prices fully reflect all available information.

Decision-Making in an Uncertain Environment (Karen Moustafa Leonard Expert Advice)

by Karen Moustafa Leonard 5/19/2014 12:00 am

We all make decisions every day. But in uncertain external and internal business environments, organizational decision-making is becoming a more complicated art. Both environments offer unique challenges for every leader.

Interpreting the Unemployment Rate (Michael Pakko Commentary)

by Michael Pakko 1/20/2014 12:00 am

The most commonly cited measure of labor market conditions is the unemployment rate, defined as the ratio of number of employed to number of labor force participants. But the unemployment rate expresses itself as a fraction of the labor force, it provides an incomplete picture, and it can give misleading signals. During the recent recession and recovery, for example, labor force participation has fallen sharply — and unlike unemployment rates, participation rates have shown little sign of recovery.

UALR College of Business Gets $50K Donation from Larry Wilson (Kudos)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2013 12:00 am

Larry Wilson, chairman, president and CEO of First Arkansas Bank & Trust in Jacksonville, has donated $50,000 to an endowed fund in the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Accounting a Digital Revolution Pioneer (Roger Dorsey Commentary)

by Roger Dorsey 10/21/2013 12:00 am

The digital revolution continues to transform all areas of business, and the accounting sector is no exception. Indeed, in an important sense accounting is on the very cutting edge of that revolution. The XBRL language for the exchange of business information, the idea for which was conceived by CPA Charlie Hoffman in the 1990s, is increasingly crucial to the flow of accounting and financial data in the global economy.

Steps in Performance Management (Karen Moustafa Leonard Commentary)

by Karen Moustafa Leonard 6/10/2013 12:00 am

Performance management is key to a successful business, but performance management doesn’t just happen, nor is it an easy process. The essence of performance management lies in a) knowing the details of what you wish your employees to do and b) evaluating how well they do it.

Jane Wayland: Training the Future

by Luke Jones 2/25/2013 12:00 am

As dean of the UALR's College of Business, Jane Wayland is in charge of the whole college of business, including its Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center and Institute for Economic Advancement divisions. The college has seven undergraduate degrees and four post-baccalaureate certificate programs.

Arkansas Business College Deans Working to Match Curricula to Job Demands

by Lance Turner 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Business college deans in Arkansas are working together to survey economic development trends and pattern their respective colleges’ curricula to meet job demands in the state.