The College has developed partnerships with area community colleges and selected graduate schools to enrich the educational opportunities leading to and following from a degree from Lyon. Articulation agreements facilitate the awarding of transfer enrollment at Lyon for courses taken at selected community colleges. Partnership agreements with in state and out of state graduate programs facilitate enrollment in selected graduate programs.
Lyon College has articulation agreements with Ozarka College in Melbourne, Arkansas State University-Beebe and Arkansas State University-Newport that allow students who complete all or a significant portion of the Associate of Arts degree at those institutions to transfer easily to Lyon. Satisfactory completion of an associate of arts (A.A.) degree at these two-year colleges with at least 60 hours of transferable coursework will guarantee junior standing at Lyon. Remedial courses are not transferable towards a Lyon degree. In order for coursework to transfer to Lyon, the student must have earned at least a “C” in all courses used to satisfy Lyon’s degree requirements, whether these are taken at Ozarka, ASU-Beebe, ASU-Newport or any other institution. Lyon and the other colleges may specify differing general education requirements.
Lyon and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) are committed to providing educational opportunities for citizens of Batesville and the surrounding region. To fulfill this commitment, the two institutions have created the College Opportunity Program. Its goals are two-fold: 1) to facilitate transfer from UACCB to Lyon so that students in the Independence County/Batesville area have and opportunity to receive a quality baccalaureate education at an affordable price without leaving home; and 2) to broaden the college offerings for students of both institutions through limited exchange. The program is known as the College Opportunity Program; students planning to transfer to Lyon are College Opportunity Program transfer students, and students taking a course or courses on their non-home campus are College Opportunity Program exchange students. For more information see the catalog.
Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville have partnered with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to offer a master of business administration distance learning program.
The MBA program is for students with business, liberal arts, scientific or professional backgrounds. Classes are offered in the evening to accommodate employees and full-time students. Teaching techniques include lectures, case studies, group projects, simulation games, video sessions and field assignments. Interaction among students and faculty is possible with e-mail, telephone, and compressed interactive video. The program can be completed in two years by taking two courses per academic semester and one course each summer. Undergraduate courses may be used to fulfill precondition and prerequisite graduate level courses.
Students must be accepted by UALR to enroll in the program. Admissions requirements can be found at http://ualr.edu/gradschool/