With hands-on experience provided by Walton College's Global Markets Financial Trading
Center, coupled with our student-managed investment funds and experienced faculty
and corporate connections, Walton College finance majors are given the competitive
edge they need in this dynamic field.
The study of finance opens doors to meaningful and rewarding career options in a wide
range of industries. Often seen as a launching pad for high achievement in other fields,
a finance degree most notably prepares students for careers in banking, investment
management, insurance and real estate.
The establishment of GFI was made possible through a generous $2 million gift from
the Garrison Family to help build a nationally competitive financial services industry
in the State of Arkansas. An additional $2 million was provided through the Matching
Gift Program, made possible by the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation's $300
million gift to the University of Arkansas. Both grants help support investment research,
and fund the Garrison Financial Institute.
The Global Financial Market Center is a state-of-the -art classroom where our ever-more
technologically astute students can learn about finance using cutting edge software
and real-time market data.
The center is equipped with 60 computer workstations, an electronic ticker displaying
stock prices, trading simulation software, and a Bloomberg terminal providing real-time
and historical financial data.