University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Future Students

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. Simply put, Walton students get jobs.



Why Students Choose Walton College


Ultimate ROI

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

Fayetteville: A Great Place to Call Home




We Are Walton

Hunter to Receive Greene Family Scholarship

Hunter to Receive Greene Family Scholarship

“My dream is to graduate with my bachelor’s degree and become a data analyst at Walmart,” said Katelyn Hunter.

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EPIC Spotlight: Canon Reeves

EPIC Spotlight: Canon Reeves

Canon Reeves loves robots. He enjoys designing, building and programming them. In fact, he spends much of his time thinking about how they can better people’s lives.

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EPIC Spotlight: Ashley Collins

EPIC Spotlight: Ashley Collins

The atmosphere was just like working for a company. In fact, when Ashley Collins began her first career job after graduation, she was grateful that her classes at the Sam M. Walton College of Business mirrored a work environment – one that prepared her to develop software for a large company.

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EPIC Spotlight: Zach Steelman

EPIC Spotlight: Zach Steelman

Blockchain technology is like rocket fuel for Zach Steelman. It’s the way of the future. It has the potential to shake things up just as much as the Dot-Com Boom did in the 1990s. Students are eager to learn more, and Steelman’s eager to accommodate. He loves talking about it.

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EPIC Spotlight: Jessica Salmon

EPIC Spotlight: Jessica Salmon

From the time she graduated from college, Jessica Salmon thought about how she could make a difference beyond the corporate world.

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Walton to Co-Host Central Banking Conference

Walton to Co-Host Central Banking Conference

The Sam M. Walton College of Business and the Global Interdependence Center will host a daylong conference “Central Banking Series: Location Matters in a Global Economy” at the Fayetteville Town Center on Monday, Nov. 6., beginning at 8 a.m.

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EPIC Spotlight: Adam Stoverink

EPIC Spotlight: Adam Stoverink

Adam Stoverink loved college. Even after he earned his management degree and worked in the corporate world, he wanted to go back to school. “I did everything I could to stay in college for the rest of my life,” Stoverink says.

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EPIC Spotlight: Rod Thomas

EPIC Spotlight: Rod Thomas

Rod Thomas grew up watching the men in his family toil in the factories where most of the nation’s popular tires were made. “They would come home covered in tire soot,” Thomas recalls.

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