University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

The name of our department recognizes the transformational gift and outstanding support of William Dillard to the Accounting Department, the University of Arkansas, and our state.An accounting education provides an excellent foundation for a variety of careers.

More Than Numbers: A Dynamic, Growing Discipline

The Department of Accounting at the Sam M. Walton College of Business develops outstanding students and faculty who meaningfully impact the global accounting community. Our track record and reputation among students and employers speaks for itself. Paired with the excellence of our undergraduate accounting program, job placement of our master's students is in excess of 90 percent. Learn more...

Academic Programs

We offer students the option to obtain both the Bachelors and the Masters in Accountancy in a five-year period. Students have the option to apply for admission into our Integrated MAcc Program (IMAcc) at the end of their junior year through the Graduate School of Business. This five-year plan allows students to earn their BSBA in Accounting + MAcc degrees concurrently.



Accounting Undergraduate Program
Bachelor’s Degree

A major in accounting is preparation for success in the business world.  The accounting major provides an excellent foundation for a variety of careers.

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Accounting Graduate Programs
Master's Degree and Ph.D Program

The skills and knowledge needed in the accounting profession are changing as quickly as technology and practices in the business world.

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Online Accounting Degree
Bachelor's Degree

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This online program provides a flexible and cost-effective opportunity to pursue an accounting degree, whether you are new to college, completing a degree started years ago, or seeking an additional degree to enhance your skillsets.

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You Asked.  They Answered.

Members of our Accounting Department Advisory Board relate their experiences as college students, and take time to offer their industry and career insights. 

New & Noteworthy

Recent M.Acc. Graduate Earns Award for Top Scores on CPA Exam

Recent M.Acc. Graduate Earns Award for Top Scores on CPA Exam

William Martens, a 2019 U of A Master of Accounting graduate, has recently been awarded the Elijah Watt Sells Award for top scores on the CPA exam.

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Student Spotlight:  Meet Ryan Decker

Student Spotlight: Meet Ryan Decker

My favorite part of Walton is how connected the college is with companies in NWA. Companies are genuinely interested in getting to know Walton students, and I have developed lasting relationships with professionals through networking and career events.

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Student Spotlight: Meet Maxwell McKinney

Student Spotlight: Meet Maxwell McKinney

I chose to become an accounting major because of the versatility in that field.

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Invest in Accounting Students

The generous support of our alumni and friends – who believe in the transformative power of accounting education – enables the Department of Accounting to impact hundreds of students every year.

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Accounting Certification Exams

While your focus as a student is naturally on taking a certification exam, remember that this is just a step towards professional certification. In addition to passing a certification exam, there are additional requirements (e.g., experience requirements, continuing education requirements) for professional certification or licensing that you also must fulfill after graduation.

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