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

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We Are Walton

EPIC Spotlight: Sherry Li

EPIC Spotlight: Sherry Li

Sherry Li had one word to say when she first laid eyes on the Walton College’s Behavioral Business Research Lab: “Wow!”

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EPIC Spotlight: Daniel Villanova

EPIC Spotlight: Daniel Villanova

He enrolled in a marketing class in high school, and became fascinated with consumer behavior – the psychology behind marketing that involves behavior and motivation.

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EPIC Spotlight: Amber  Young

EPIC Spotlight: Amber Young

When Amber Young taught advanced calculus and physics classes to high school students in rural Oklahoma, they struggled to see systems of equations as 3D objects.

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EPIC Spotlight: Xi Li

EPIC Spotlight: Xi Li

Xi Li doesn’t consider himself to be much of a risk taker – unless a good opportunity presents itself. And those don’t usually happen but every few years.

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EPIC Spotlight: Hyunseok Jung

EPIC Spotlight: Hyunseok Jung

Between the time Hyunseok Jung earned his economics degree and was employed by the South Korean government, he worked for 2½ years at a fire station.

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EPIC Spotlight: Jialie Chen

EPIC Spotlight: Jialie Chen

Jialie Chen came to the United States fully prepared to enroll in a doctoral program with a concentration on economics. Then he discovered marketing.

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EPIC Spotlight: Caleb Rawson

EPIC Spotlight: Caleb Rawson

Caleb Rawson spent much of his childhood at his father’s builders supply store. While customers walked down the aisle, picking out fixtures for their home or office, young Rawson was behind the scenes, stocking inventory and doing different tasks.

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EPIC Spotlight: Mary Lacity

EPIC Spotlight: Mary Lacity

When Mary Lacity was a college student, she wanted to mathematically model the universe. If she could just figure out every motion of the atom, so much of life’s questions could be answered.

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