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Hickingbotham School of Business

Inspired by the innovative entrepreneurial spirit of Frank D. Hickingbotham, founder of TCBY and member of the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame, Ouachita’s Hickingbotham School of Business approaches business education differently. Mr. Hickingbotham and other business leaders mentor students and provide direct access to their professional networks. Our unique Four-Year Experience program gives students firsthand access to business leaders and corporations throughout their time at Ouachita. Expert faculty invest individually in students in the classroom, as professional mentors and as access points to jobs and internships. They teach students not only to do well but also to do good.

"In the Hickingbotham School of Business, we strive to do one thing exceedingly well – we seek to prepare undergraduate business students for life. And based on the performance of our graduates, we see no good reason to change our focus! Our students are more than just a number. They are our priority."
– Bryan McKinney, Dean of the Hickingbotham School of Business



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The Hickingbotham School of Business has been accredited by AACSB-International since 2002, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. AACSB is the premier accrediting agency for business programs and this recognition puts the Hickingbotham School of Business in a very unique position among its peer schools, making Ouachita the only AACSB-accredited private school in Arkansas and one of only nine undergraduate-only business schools in the world to earn the accreditation.

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Arkansas State Bank Department

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Bank of the Ozarks


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Centennial Bank


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Crews & Associates

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Dicks Sporting Goods

Dillards Inc.

Dr. Jacks Coffee Company

Eagle Bank & Trust


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Farm Bureau

Fidelity Investments

Flake & Kelley Commercial

Frontier Airlines

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Grant Thornton


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Pfizer Australia

Prestonwood Baptist Church

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Safeguard Casualty Insurance

Service Masters

Sherwin Williams

State Farm

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Team SI

Tyson Foods

USAble Life Insurance

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Windstream Communications

Wise Counsel Wealth Management

Goldman Sachs

Simmons Bank

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