University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

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Future Students

Northwest Arkansas is the beating heart of the world's retail industry. Walton College's corporate sponsors, world-class faculty and industry connections translate into student success.



Why Students Choose Walton College


Message from a Graduate

Undergraduate Students

A bachelor’s degree is a smart next step for recent high school graduates, transfer students or non-traditional students ready to transition into the next phase of their career.

Walton College offers experiences outside the classroom to help students grow personally and professionally. Our study abroad programs, mentoring programs, internships and career services office provide unique opportunities for students.

Bachelor's Degrees

Information for incoming freshman and transfer students

Graduate Students

If you hold a bachelor’s degree and are ready for the next challenge, consider pursuing a master’s degree. Coupled with professional experience, a master’s degree, Ph.D. or specialized certificate can help strengthen your career, qualify you for a more senior position or attract a higher salary.

Programs at the Graduate School of Business include: Walton MBA, Walton Executive MBA, Business Analytics Graduate Certificate, Master of Information Systems, Master of Accountancy or Ph.D. Programs.

Graduate Degrees

For Master's or Doctoral Degrees, and Graduate Certificates




We Are Walton

Student Success Spotlight: Synetra Hughes

Student Success Spotlight: Synetra Hughes

Synetra Hughes finds mentoring first-generation college students rewarding. She was one as well.

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Student Success Spotlight: Jason Adams

Student Success Spotlight: Jason Adams

Adams, associate director of Walton Honors Program, compares his job to coaching. “It’s a lot like sports– You’re kind of coaching kids up and helping them find their way.”

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Student Success Spotlight: Sierra Hayes

Student Success Spotlight: Sierra Hayes

Hayes is the face of Walton; the first person they meet who can answer their questions about the Walton College, the University of Arkansas and even Northwest Arkansas!

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Student Success Spotlight: Catherine Beasley

Student Success Spotlight: Catherine Beasley

Seeing students transform from nervous to confident is one of the many rewarding aspects of Catherine Beasley’s job as associate director of Student Success.

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Student Success Spotlight: Trisha DuCote

Student Success Spotlight: Trisha DuCote

If a bell is clanging loudly inside Willard J. Walker Hall, no need to be alarmed. It means another student has accepted an internship or career job.

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Student Success Spotlight: Katie Pope

Student Success Spotlight: Katie Pope

For Katie Pope, advising honors students is a lot like being back in college.

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Student Success Spotlight: Katie Pounders

Student Success Spotlight: Katie Pounders

Katie Pounders knows firsthand the concerns that face online students. She was once one of them as a graduate student.

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Celebrating Dean Doyle Z. Williams and the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Celebrating Dean Doyle Z. Williams and the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

As part of our look at the legacy of the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame, we turn the EPIC Spotlight on Dean Doyle Z. Williams.

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