University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business


At a Glance: Walton Business Students

Walton College's world-class faculty serve over 6,600 students, offering nine undergrad majors and over 10 different graduate degrees and PhD programs.  Students have unparalleled access to summer internships, part-time employment during the regular semesters, and lucrative careers throughout the world after graduation. 


Number of Undergraduate Students


Number of Graduate Students

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2019-20 Enrollment Footprint

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Where Our Alumni Work

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72% of graduates from the masters programs participated in the employment survey 
Academic Year 2020-2021

80% of job seeking graduates were employed at graduation.
Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Critical Skills: Career Readiness

student competencies

Before students can enroll in junior or senior level business courses, they must first complete the "Pre-Business Core" to meet a high standard of competence.

Accounting Principles
Accounting Principles II or Business Foundations
Public Speaking
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Composition I
Composition II
Survey of Calculus
Computer Competency Requirement
Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency
Finite Mathematics
Freshman Business Connection
Data Analysis and Interpretation

View a more comprehensive listing of these requirements, complete with course descriptions, in the academic catalog.

student business competencies

In addition to Pre-Business Core courses, and additional courses required for their major, all Walton College undergrads must complete "Business Core" courses.

Business Law: The Legal Environment of Business
ABusiness Information Systems
Principles of Finance
Managing People and Organizations
Strategic Management
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Supply Chain Management

View a more comprehensive listing of these requirements, complete with course descriptions, in the academic catalog.

Competent and Capable

Career Readiness

You place a high value on candidates who can transition easily to the workplace. At Walton, we instill project management skills, a results oriented mentality, and the following nationally recognized competencies:

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Oral/Written Communications
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Digital Technology
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic
  • Career Management
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency

Top Shelf Business Talent

Hire Honors Business Students

Walton Honors Students

Employers often seek to hire students from the Walton Honors program. Academic requirements for the honors program are highly selective. Honors courses within the Sam M. Walton College of Business are small in size, centered on application based learning and are led by the college's most distinguished faculty members.

Hire Leadership Walton Students

Leadership Walton Students

Leadership Walton provides a unique blend of academic, leadership and career development opportunities specifically designed to guide students toward lifelong professional success. Students in Leadership Walton are actively involved in volunteer experiences, internships, community service, and mentor programs.

Overview of Programs at Walton

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Bachelor of Science in International Business (BSIB)


Undergraduate Majors

Business Economics
Finance & Banking
Finance & Risk Management
Financial Management / Investment
Finance & Real Estate
Human Resource Management
Information Systems

International Economics
Management: Organizational Leadership
Management: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Supply Chain Management
General Business


Behavioral Economics
Finance: Banking/Financial Investments
Finance: Insurance/Real Estate
Informations Systems
Business Analytics

Supply Chain Management
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Non-Profit Studies
Financial Economics
International Business

Masters Programs

Full-Time MBA
Executive MBA
Healthcare Executive MBA
Master of Information Systems (Full-Time)
Professional Master of Information Systems (Part-Time)
Master of Accountancy

Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Applied Business Analytics
Master of Arts in Economics
Master of Science in Economic Analytics
Master of Science in Finance
Master of Supply Chain Management

PhD Programs


Information Systems
Supply Chain Management

Access to Talent via Walton Career Services

116 companies and 739 students were hosted at The Fall 2020 Virtual Business Career Fair.

83 companies and 523 students were hosted at The Spring 2021 Virtual Business Career Fair.

Networking breakfasts were separately held by the Supply Chain Department, the Finance Department, and the Information Systems Department on the mornings of career fairs to facilitate connections between their students and hiring companies.

Due to the pandemic no on-campus interviews were hosted by Walton Career Services. 32 unique companies virtually interviewed 261 students in fall 2020. 31 companies virtually interviewed 307 students in spring 2021.

1,921 job/internship postings were made in Handshake.

38 employer programs were hosted by Walton Career Services, including, 2 major Business Career Fairs, Regional Business Career Fair, Corporate Comes to Campus (outdoor career fair), the 23 Friday Forums, 2 Resume Rescue, 2 Pitch Perfect, and 2 case competitions.

91% of Walton graduates indicated they had participated in a work experience or internship while in school.