University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Admissions: Common Questions

Below you'll find responses to common questions related to admissions at the Graduate School of Business. Please contact us if you'd like additional information.

The Walton College is located thirty minutes away from the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart. In the past twenty years, over 300 Fortune 500 companies have located offices in Northwest Arkansas to support and have access to Wal-Mart. From Kraft to Unilever, Revlon to Newell-Rubbermaid, consumer packaged goods manufacturers have established a significant and lasting presence in our region. Our partners among these companies provide our students with unparalleled access to summer internships, part time employment during the regular semesters, and job opportunities both in Northwest Arkansas and throughout the world.

Most programs will accept late applications but only on a space available basis. For full consideration for admission and financial funding, be sure to submit your application by the appropriate deadline. View all program deadlines.

NO. We have access to your transcripts (even transfer work) and you do not need to submit them to us.

Find out if the GMAT or GRE is accepted for the program you're interested in on our Application Deadlines pages.

For most programs, we would like one academic and one professional reference. The third can be your choice. If you have been out of school for many years, we understand that it would be hard to get an academic reference.

It will depend on the program of interest. For Master's programs, the admissions committee favors those applicants with a minimum of one-to-two years of post-baccalaureate work experience. For Professional programs, a minimum of two years previous work experience is typically required for admission. A GMAT/GRE waiver application is also available for select Professional program candidates. If you have at least five years of quality work experience and a strong prior academic record, you may be eligible for a waiver. Please contact us for more details.

If you are applying for a master’s degree and completed your bachelor’s (or master’s) degree at an American (or other English speaking country) institution, the TOEFL is waived. If you are a PhD applicant, then YES, you must submit either the internet-based TOEFL, the IELTS Academic, iTEP, or the PTE-A. View information for international applicants.

If you cannot send electronic copies of transcripts or letters of recommendations, please mail the items to: Sam M. Walton College of Business, Graduate School of Business – Admissions Department, Willard J. Walker Hall – Rm 310, 191 Harmon Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Our Institution Code for all official test scores is 6866.

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Graduate School of Business
Sam M. Walton College of Business
University of Arkansas
Willard J. Walker Hall – Room 310
191 Harmon Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701
p. 479-575-2851
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