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

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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EPIC Spotlight: Mark Zweig

EPIC Spotlight: Mark Zweig

If you ask Mark Zweig to name former students who have successful businesses, be prepared to sit for a while.

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Salmon Named Director of Center for Retailing Excellence

Salmon Named Director of Center for Retailing Excellence

Jessica Salmon was named director of the Center for Retailing Excellence for the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, effective July 17. Previously, she served as director of Finance and Strategy for Walmart U.S.

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EPIC Spotlight: Angela Darnell

EPIC Spotlight: Angela Darnell

Angela Darnell has always been in the business of helping people. Angela Darnell Farmington, Arkansas Graduate Student Healthcare Executive MBA For 14 years, she was the voice who assisted people dialing 411 for directory assistance. While at her job, she led her coworkers in a food drive to help Northwest Arkansas’ homeless population.

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EPIC Spotlight: Will Edwards

EPIC Spotlight: Will Edwards

Will Edwards had a hard time remembering the names of his fraternity brothers.

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Fleischer Scholars Present Business Plans for Entrepreneurial Projects

Fleischer Scholars Present Business Plans for Entrepreneurial Projects

Twenty-five high school students from Arkansas recently spent one week on campus to learn about entrepreneurship, business plans, presentations, teamwork and community improvement projects through the Fleischer Scholars summer camp program.

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EPIC Spotlight: Dinesh Gauri

EPIC Spotlight: Dinesh Gauri

Northwest Arkansas is an ideal location to do research in marketing and consumer behavior. If Dinesh Gauri didn’t know it 10 years ago, he knows it now.

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