AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs. Similarly, less than two percent of institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs. The Sam M. Walton College of Business is within this prestigious few.
The Sam M. Walton College of Business has maintained AACSB Accreditation since 1931. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
Accreditation not only means business schools must meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.
No. 1 Undergraduate Program in Supply Chain Management - Gartner 2022
U.S. News & World Report 2024 "Best Undergraduate Business Program"
- Public – 25
- Public and Private – 38
U.S. News & World Report 2023 "Best Business Schools"
- MBA Public – 36
- MBA Public and Private – 64
- Specialty MBA Track
- Supply Chain Management: 10th Public and 13th Public/Private
U.S. News & World Report 2022 "Best Undergraduate Business Programs"
- Public – 24
- Public and Private – 36
- Public Specialty
- Supply Chain Management/Logistics – 11
- Management Information Systems – 16
The Wall Street Journal – Walton M.B.A. 11th Best ROI
- An analysis of federal student loan data in The Wall Street Journal found the Walton MBA is the 11th best return on investment out of 600 MBA programs across the country. (Oct. 27, 2021)
U.S. News & World Report 2021 "America's Best Colleges"
- Public - 28
- Public and Private - 44
- Public Specialty: Supply Chain Management/Logistics - 10
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