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Sam M. Walton
College of Business

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Why Walton College?

Students and faculty are drawn to Walton College by its long-standing track record for student success, and its deeply collaborative industry partnerships. They're also inspired by the vibrant communities of Northwest Arkansas and natural beauty of the region, with opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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Student Success

The student journey is a paramount focus at Walton College, with a dedicated support team offering unwavering assistance to everyone from freshman to graduate students. From recruitment to commencement, the college provides an abundance of resources and programs designed to pave the path for success. Learn more about Student Success.

 
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Career Connections

We understand the importance of starting strong in a professional journey after a student has earned their business degree - but that journey begins well before graduation. Walton College has established a dedicated Career Connections Office, committed to helping our students transition seamlessly into their careers. Explore Career Connections

 
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Faculty Expertise

Research is vital to Walton College's mission, with faculty conducting pioneering studies that address real-world challenges and advance business knowledge. The college is committed to providing ample research support throughout faculty careers, ensuring access to resources needed for impactful research, including unique databases and data sets. Faculty Expertise at Walton

 
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Industry Partnerships

We understand that the key to producing job-ready graduates lies in providing real-world experience. That's why our program has taken steps to establish industry partnerships that offer students unparalleled access to industry experts, executives, and cutting-edge technology. View Industry Partnerships

 
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Alumni Community

The Walton alumni community is a vital source of support and networking opportunities for both current students and fellow graduates. This tight-knit group of individuals is bound together by their shared experiences as Walton graduates, fostering strong connections that extend beyond their time on campus. Learn more about the Walton Alumni Community.

 
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Northwest Arkansas

You'll find an abundance beauty, culture, business and community that's unmatched. It is home to the University of Arkansas as well as Fortune 500 companies and dynamic new startups. The region has ranked in the Top 5 in U.S. News & World Report's Best Places to Live in the U.S. for four consecutive years. Explore Northwest Arkansas

Rankings and Statistics

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

Our undergraduate supply chain program was ranked #1 in North America in 2020 and in 2022, by the leading global research firm, Gartner. Learn why.

Our Walton MBA program was ranked 36th among public institutions in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report.

The Wall Street Journal ranked the Walton MBA program as the 11th-best return on investment in the country, compared to 600 other programs. Learn why.

Walton College undergraduate business programs were ranked 25th among public institutions in 2024 by U.S. News & World Report.

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