University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Graduate School of Business

Innovative, driven, authentic, professional, and team oriented. These characteristics define our students, faculty, and corporate partners.

Find a degree program that fits your schedule.

Our students vary from full-time and part-time, to one Saturday per month. Find the right fit you.

Connect to elite business networks.

In the past twenty years, over 300 Fortune 500 companies have established satellite offices in Northwest Arkansas

These companies provide our students with unparalleled access to summer internships, part time employment during semesters, and lucrative job opportunities.

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Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is designed is for early-career business professionals who want to return to school to receive specialized training in supply chain management.

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Graduate students are attracted to the lifestyle and connected business community of northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville is situated in the heart of this region. Learn more...

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14 different masters programs, 7 PhD programs and 4 certificate programs are administered by the Graduate School of Business, located in Willard J. Walker Hall on University of Arkansas campus.

Walton MBA Programs

An MBA is valuable across industries because it trains you to consider every facet of what it takes to run a successful business. By getting familiar with the entire spectrum of business disciplines, you’ll be able to draw critical connections, lead with confidence, impact your company, and maximize your career options.

The Master of Business Administration is available in a full-time MBA or part-time Executive MBA format. Walton also offers a Healthcare Executive MBA which specializes in healthcare administration.

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Walton MBA

Walton MBA

Embracing the frontiers of meta-commerce, the Full-Time MBA is perfect for students eager to gain advanced business and decision-making skills that span various business units.


Walton EMBA

Walton EMBA

An innovative curriculum designed for working professionals: Complete the Walton MBA in two years by only attending class one Saturday each month. .


Healthcare EMBA

Healthcare EMBA

This program allows students to develop specialized expertise in healthcare administration while learning to apply best practices from other industries.

Accounting Programs

Accounting is more than just numbers. Whether you focus on auditing, taxes, business forensics, or corporate transactions, accounting translates to a multitude of industries, from retail to fashion, hospitality to manufacturing. It is a lucrative career that is in demand around the world.

Walton offers three master’s degrees and one Ph.D. degree for accountants.

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Integrated Master of Accounting

Integrated Master of Accounting

The Integrated Master of Accountancy (IMAcc) combines a bachelor’s and master’s degree in a five-year program. Undergraduate accounting students may apply for the IMAcc program in their junior year.


Master of Professional Accounting

Master of Professional Accounting

Rigorous preparation at the graduate level to help students achieve success in their chosen professional accounting career path. The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) requires 30 hours of coursework and offers three concentrations: Assurance and Analytics, Taxation, and Corporate Accounting.


Master of Accountancy

Master of Accountancy

The (MAcc) program will provide you with a broad-based accounting education where critical thinking, creative problem solving and professional determination are encouraged. 


Accounting Ph.D.

Accounting Ph.D.

The Ph.D. program in accounting prepares doctoral candidates for leading graduate schools of business by placing a heavy emphasis on research skills and research quality. Our accounting faculty work closely with doctoral students and research a wide range of business topics.



Economics Programs

Economics studies choice: how people, companies, and governments decide to allocate finite resources. It’s a delicate balance of trade-offs and what-ifs. Learn how to think like an economist and meet the demand for leaders who understand economic theory and how to analyze big data.

Walton offers a Ph.D. and two master’s degree options in economics.

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Master of Science in Economic Analytics

Master of Science in Economic Analytics

The Master of Science in Economic Analytics is an intensive 10-month program that will provide a thorough training in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. 


Master of Arts in Economics

Master of Arts in Economics

This program provides rigorous training in the study of economic theory and applied economics, preparing students for careers in private and public sectors. 


Economics Ph.D.

Economics Ph.D.

The course of studies provides a solid foundation in economic theory, econometrics, and various applied fields. Students will gain technical proficiency in the core disciplines, learn to develop independent models, and undertake empirical research in an applied field of study.



Finance Programs

Finance is money management. It’s the study of investing and trading, borrowing and lending, budgeting and saving, acquiring and spending. Use it to meet challenges in corporate finance, real estate, banking, and wealth management.

Walton offers a Ph.D. option and a master’s degree option in finance.

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Master of Finance

Master of Finance

Become an effective financial manager and with cross-functional expertise. Meet challenges in corporate finance, real estate, banking, energy, and wealth management. 


Finance Ph.D.

Finance Ph.D.

Over a 4-5 year period, Ph.D. students must successfully complete 42 credit hours of coursework, a research paper, a written comprehensive exam, and successfully defend and conclude an approved doctoral thesis.

Information Systems Programs

This is the field where technology and business acumen meet. We train leaders who can use tech solutions to solve company needs and seize opportunities. By learning how to turn data into insight, you’ll propel your career forward as you help your company make sound business decisions.

Walton offers one Ph.D. program, three master’s degree programs, and three certificates in information systems.

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Master of Information Systems (full-time)

Master of Information Systems (full-time)

The full-time MIS program can be completed in one year. The part-time program, designed for working professionals, can be completed in less than two years. 


Professional Master of Information Systems (part-time)

Professional Master of Information Systems (part-time)

This part-time program designed for working professionals can be completed in less than two years. Students take 6 hours each semester and meet one Saturday each month. 


Master of Applied Business Analytics

Master of Applied Business Analytics

Identify, assess, and seize the opportunity for data-driven value creation in the private and public sectors. This degree is offered in both a part-time and full-time schedule, and focuses on business analytics, data handling and management, machine learning methods, optimization and computing.

Professional Master of Applied Business Analytics

Professional Master of Applied Business Analytics

The Walton Professional MABA is designed for working professionals. Once IS proficiency is demonstrated (Information Systems and Business Analytics Toolkit), the program can be completed by taking six hours a semester for five semesters (21 months).

Enterprise Systems Graduate Certificates

Enterprise Systems Graduate Certificates

Our certificate programs are provided in an online and in-class (one Saturday per month) hybrid format, perfect for the working professional. We offer certificates with concentrations in:

  1. Business Analytics (9-month program)
  2. Enterprise Resource Planning (12-month program)
  3. Blockchain Enterprise Systems (11-month program)
Information Systems Ph.D.

Information Systems Ph.D.

The Ph.D. degree, a 4-5 year program, prepares students to be world-class researchers and top-notch faculty.





Management Programs

Management is all about people. Managers recruit, hire, train, and oversee teams. They determine compensation and benefits and reward employees. Managers evaluate analytical data. They also manage teams and lead organizations to meet strategic goals. In short, management helps people and organizations become successful.

Walton offers a Ph.D. program for those seeking to advance their academic careers in management research and teaching. For those interested in creating new products, policies, businesses, or nonprofits, consider Walton’s Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

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Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, a 12-credit hour program, is open to graduate students from all disciplines. This certificate builds a foundation for work in commercial or non-commercial enterprises, new products or processes creation, social entrepreneurship or leadership positions.


Management Ph.D.

A Walton College Ph.D. in Management takes 4-5 years and prepares candidates to become excellent researchers and educators. Candidates work closely with faculty who research diverse topics such as corporate governance, employee stress, strategic human resource management, business ethics and social responsibility, employee pay systems, psychological contracts, knowledge management and organizational politics.

Marketing Programs

Marketing is a key driver of any company’s success. Marketers study consumer needs and create product offerings to match. They communicate a product’s value to persuade potential customers to buy.

Northwest Arkansas is home to the headquarters for Walmart and offices for more than a thousand of the retailer’s vendors. Proximity to these retail and CPG giants provides the perfect environment to develop in-demand marketing skills such as product development, customer relationships, digital marketing, retail strategy, and customer insights.

Walton offers a Ph.D. program in marketing.

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Marketing Ph.D.

Marketing Ph.D.

A Ph.D. in Business Administration with a marketing concentration, a 4-5 year program, focuses on one of three areas: channels (e.g., retail, logistics, transportation, supply chain management), management (e.g., strategy, international, relationship marketing) or communications (e.g., consumer behavior, advertising, promotion).

Supply Chain Management Programs

Supply chain connects the flow of goods, services, information, and finances in the marketplace. It knows the products, manages distribution, and resolves roadblocks. In short, it keeps your favorite products on the shelf. By the way, Walton College’s undergraduate supply chain program was ranked # 1 in North America by Gartner, the leading global research firm. We think you’ll like our graduate program too.

Walton offers a Ph.D. option and a master’s degree option in supply chain management.

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Master of Supply Chain Management

Master of Supply Chain Management

Available in either a full-time or part-time format, this program is designed for early career professionals to supplement their business knowledge with specialized training in supply chain management. It prepares students for careers in manufacturing, sourcing, planning, logistics, distribution or new product introduction.


Supply Chain Management Ph.D.

Supply Chain Management Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a supply chain management concentration, a 4-5 year program, prepares students for careers in research and academia at leading universities and institutions.