University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, & Venture Innovation

The Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Venture Innovation will offer bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs for students who want to be tomorrow’s business, community, and academic innovators. Faculty in the program discover and disseminate knowledge through their research, supporting Arkansas, economic development and the academic community.

Academic Programs


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Major
Bachelor’s Degree

Start your own for-profit or non-profit venture. Manage and grow small businesses, or enter the workforce with an entrepreneurial mindset and skills in innovation and technology commercialization.

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Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Minor Program

A minor for Walton College students desiring more knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship to assist them in their business careers.

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Outdoor Products and Services Certificate

Love biking, fishing, climbing, camping or hiking? Earn an Outdoor Products and Services Micro-Certificate to gain an understanding of the business side of outdoor recreation. This micro-certificate consists of nine credit hours, is open to students from all disciplines and no prerequisites are required.

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PhD Program: Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Doctoral Degree

The department offers a PhD program in Business Administration that prepares students for careers as scholars focused on problems facing businesses. The program offers areas of emphasis in Entrepreneurship, Nonmarket Strategy, and Corporate Social Responsibility, and Micro foundations of Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

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Department News

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New Program at U of A to Support Outdoor Recreation Entrepreneurs

A new program is being developed at the U of A that will train and support regional entrepreneurs focused on outdoor recreation-oriented hospitality, service and experience businesses, as well as outdoor industry product design and development start-ups.

September 8, 2021

Adrienne Callander

Blending Art and Entrepreneurship

Though Adrienne Callander is an assistant professor of art and entrepreneurship, her research centers on challenging the separation of these two processes.

April 16, 2020