University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

About Walton College

Since its founding at the University of Arkansas in 1926, the Sam M. Walton College of Business has grown to become the state's premier college of business – as well as a nationally competitive business school.


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Student Footprint

Walton College's world-class faculty currently serve over 6,100 students, offering nine undergraduate majors and a host of minor programs.

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Graduate School

Our Graduate School of Business administers MBA, EMBA, and Ph.D programs as well as other graduate and certificate programs.

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Industry Support

Deep connections with retail and transportation sectors have created tremendous research opportunities with some of the world's largest companies.

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Outreach

Nine outreach centers at the Walton College collaborate with industry and government to identify and address important business and economic issues.

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Mission, Vision, and History

Through teaching, research, and service, Walton College is a thought leader and a catalyst for transforming lives in Arkansas, the United States and the world. Learn more.

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Accreditation

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education. The Sam M. Walton College of Business is within this prestigious few. Learn more.

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Rankings

The Sam M. Walton College of Business is consistently ranked as a leading source for business education at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Learn more.

Facilities

Our Facilities: Built For Business

The exceptional facilities you'll find at the Sam M. Walton College of Business are the result of decades of planning, dedication, and key financial support from our alumni and supporters.

Walton College Facilities
Northwest Arkansas Companies

The Power of Place

The Sam M. Walton College of Business is located thirty minutes away from the headquarters of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart.

In the past twenty years, over 300 Fortune 500 companies have established satellite offices in Northwest Arkansas to support Walmart.

These companies provide our students with unparalleled access to summer internships, part time employment during the regular semesters, and lucrative job opportunities both in Northwest Arkansas and throughout the world after graduation.

Walton College Career Center Life in Northwest Arkansas
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The Sam Walton Legacy

On October 6, 1998, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation made the largest upfront cash gift ever given to a public business college – $50 million – to establish the Sam M. Walton College of Business Administration.

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Industry Support

Industry Support

Successful alumni, business leaders, and influential industry advisors lend their time, talents, and valuable insights to inform our curriculum, bolster our research, and create meaningful connections between academia and industry.

Executive Advisory Board  Alumni Advisory Council

Accounting Department: Advisory Board
MBA Alumni Advisory Board
Center for Retailing Excellence: Board Members
Supply Chain Management Research Center: Board Members
Information Technology Research Institute: Board Members
Diversity and Inclusion: Corporate Advisory Board
Enterprise Systems Advisory Board
Information Technology

Information Technology Specialty

Innovative organizations place high value on cross-disciplinary leaders, and we've positioned our curriculum to meet that demand. When information technology expertise is blended with traditional business disciplines, our graduates can 'pull it all together' to make timely, informed decisions for their employers.

Enterprise technology gifts from industry partners have greatly benefited our programs. These include real-world data sets from Sam's Club, Tyson Foods, Dillard's, Acxiom and Walmart.

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Technology Support Center
Information Technology Research Institute