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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.