University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Future Students

Future Students

Northwest Arkansas is the beating heart of the world's retail industry. Walton College's corporate sponsors, world-class faculty and industry connections translate into student success. Simply put, Walton students get jobs.



Why Students Choose Walton College


Ultimate ROI

Undergraduate Students

A bachelor’s degree is a smart next step for recent high school graduates, transfer students or non-traditional students ready to transition into the next phase of their career.

Walton College offers experiences outside the classroom to help students grow personally and professionally. Our study abroad programs, mentoring programs, internships and career services office provide unique opportunities for students.

Bachelor's Degrees

Information for incoming freshman and transfer students

Graduate Students

If you hold a bachelor’s degree and are ready for the next challenge, consider pursuing a master’s degree. Coupled with professional experience, a master’s degree, Ph.D. or specialized certificate can help strengthen your career, qualify you for a more senior position or attract a higher salary.

Programs at the Graduate School of Business include: Walton MBA, Walton Executive MBA, Business Analytics Graduate Certificate, Master of Information Systems, Master of Accountancy or Ph.D. Programs.

Graduate Degrees

For Master's or Doctoral Degrees, and Graduate Certificates

Fayetteville: A Great Place to Call Home




We Are Walton

EPIC Spotlight: Stephanie Schuljak

EPIC Spotlight: Stephanie Schuljak

Stephanie Schuljak knew she wanted to help others. She tried majoring in kinesiology with the idea of going to medical school. Science, however, was not her thing.

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EPIC Spotlight: Bill Watt

EPIC Spotlight: Bill Watt

Bill Watt wasn’t looking to earn another college degree. He simply needed to get some insight from Matt Waller and decided to give him a call.

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EPIC Spotlight: Boxxyy

EPIC Spotlight: Boxxyy

It started as a class assignment. It became a pet product company that helps animal shelters.

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EPIC Spotlight: Difei Geng

EPIC Spotlight: Difei Geng

Difei Geng doesn’t teach students. He shares with them. “By sharing, you don’t have to agree with me,” Geng says.

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EPIC Spotlight: Kristian Allee

EPIC Spotlight: Kristian Allee

Hanging over Kristian Allee’s desk is a dry erase board with a list of potential research projects he scrawled. “I love this stuff,” he says, looking up at the board.

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EPIC Spotlight: Bjorn Simmons

EPIC Spotlight: Bjorn Simmons

If you think marketing and entrepreneurship pertains only to business, guess again. Bjorn Simmons will tell you that entrepreneurial spirit and a know-how attitude can effect change in many aspects of life, whether it’s helping free a man wrongfully imprisoned or creating a tool that can benefit businesses globally.

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EPIC Spotlight: Ross Lawrence

EPIC Spotlight: Ross Lawrence

Many fresh college graduates look for exciting careers in big cities like Chicago or New York. Ross Lawrence was one of them. With a bachelor’s degree in finance, he applied to more than 70 jobs in the Windy City and Big Apple. Then he decided he’d give Nevada, Missouri, a try. Ross Lawrence BSBA ’11 … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Ross Lawrence

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EPIC Spotlight: Tim Riley

EPIC Spotlight: Tim Riley

An economist with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Riley wondered what would happen if he borrowed an idea from Alexey Malakhov, and modified it to see how actively managed mutual funds perform against passively managed investments.

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