University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Accounting Careers and Employment

The accounting department at the Walton College enjoys strong relationships with corporate partners. These corporate connections are enhanced through networking events, speaking events, and academic activities – culminating in employment opportunities.

Career Center

The Career Development Center at the Walton College provides MAcc students with personalized career planning. Their dedicated staff focuses on your career aspirations and assists you with your resume, interview skills, job search strategies, and salary negotiations. On-campus interviews are typically held in the Career Center's office on the 2nd floor of Willard J. Walker Hall. Learn more.

You Asked.  They Answered.

Members of our Accounting Department Advisory Board relate their experiences as college students, and take time to offer their industry and career insights. 


Accounting Internships

The majority of students will begin interviewing for their internships during their sophomore and junior year, as most internships are designed to take place during the Spring or Summer of the Senior year. Recruiters consider internships to be a key strategy for full-time employment recruiting. Learn more.

Accounting Degree Programs

 


The Master of Accountancy
Masters Degree

The MAcc program is a 30-hour program designed to be completed in one year for students with appropriate backgrounds in business administration and economics and with an undergraduate concentration in accounting.

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The Integrated MACC
Bachelors AND Masters Degree

Undergraduate accounting students at the University of Arkansas have the option to obtain both a Bachelors and a Masters of Accountancy in a five-year period, and will meet the academic requirements required to sit for the CPA exam.

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Accounting Certification Exams

While your focus as a student is naturally on taking a certification exam, remember that this is just a step towards professional certification. In addition to passing a certification exam, there are additional requirements (e.g., experience requirements, continuing education requirements) for professional certification or licensing that you also must fulfill after graduation.

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New & Noteworthy

Three New Business Graduate Degrees Created to Meet Industry Demand

Three New Business Graduate Degrees Created to Meet Industry Demand

Walton College now offers three new graduate degrees: Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Applied Business Analytics and Master of Science in Supply Chain Management. Classes begin fall 2020.

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Dean Emeritus Williams Named to Accounting Hall of Fame

Dean Emeritus Williams Named to Accounting Hall of Fame

Doyle Z. Williams, dean emeritus of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, will be inducted into The Accounting Hall of Fame in 2020.

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EPIC Spotlight: Barry Bryan

EPIC Spotlight: Barry Bryan

Do you play a musical instrument? Are you good at geometry? These are questions that Barry Bryan might ask a student considering accounting as a major. It’s been his experience that these skills often make for good accountants.

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Our Graduates Work At:

(partial list)

  • ArcBest
  • BKD, LLP
  • Conoco
  • Deloitte
  • Dillard's
  • Ernst &Young
  • Erwin & Co.
  • FedEx Freight
  • Frost PLLC
  • Grant Thornton
  • Hogan Taylor 
  • Hudson Cisne, & Co. LLP
  • JB Hunt Transport Services
  • JPMS Cox PLLC
  • Koch Industries
  • KPMG
  • Phillips66
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • RSM
  • Stephens
  • Tyson
  • Walmart
  • Windstream Communications