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Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

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How the Application Process Works

  1. Apply Now to register for an account and activate your PIN and password. (Chrome or Firefox is recommended)
  2. Choose the Walton Graduate School of Business application.
  3. Fill out and Submit the online application form.
  4. Upload the supporting documents in your Application Portal.
  5. Contact us for help: 479-575-2851, gsb@walton.uark.edu

* Please visit catalog.uark.edu for all graduate and international admission policies.

 

Cost and Funding

In addition to the Online Application and a $60 Application Fee, the following documents are required:

Transcripts and Final Degree Conferrals

  • Unofficial copies can be uploaded for an initial application review (official copies are needed to finalize admission).
  • If you are a current or former U of A student, we have your official Arkansas transcript on file. You do not need to submit another copy.

Graduate Level Test Scores (GMAT or GRE)

  • A GMAT score is required for the Master’s of Accountancy (MACC) program. For all other master’s degree programs, students may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE test waiver with a 3.2 undergraduate GPA or 3 years of professional work experience. Please review our full master’s admissions catalog policy.
  • Unofficial copies can be uploaded for an initial application review (official copies are needed to finalize admission).

Statement of Purpose

Résumé

  • Document and highlight your professional and academic achievements.

Letters of Recommendation

  • You will input the names and email addresses of 3 professional references in your Application Portal.
  • They will then receive an automated email request to upload a letter on your behalf.
  • If you are a working professional, you may include all employment-based references.

International Applicants please see the additional tab below.

Senior Waiver

For students 60 years and older, if you are interested in applying for the University’s Senior Waiver, please read through the General Student Fee Waiver for Students Sixty Years of Age or Older policy. Please keep in mind that program-specific fees are not waived under this policy. This would include the program fees associated with the Executive MBA, Healthcare Executive MBA, Professional MIS, Professional MABA, and Enterprise Systems graduate certificates. Students approved for the senior waiver would still be charged all fees associated with these professional programs. More information is also available on the University of Arkansas website.

Program Application
Deadline
Duration
of Program
Orientation
Dates
Boot Camp &
Preparatory Class Dates
Full-Time MBA* International Applicants and
Priority deadline: February 15
Final: June 1
22 months August 2-4 Boot Camp
variable start dates
Executive MBA* July 1 2 years August 13-14 Boot Camp
variable start dates
Healthcare Executive MBA* July 1 2 years August 13-14 Boot Camp
variable start dates
Full-Time MIS* November 1 1 year May 10 Boot Camp TBD
Professional MIS* Priority: April 1
Final: July 1
22 months August 13 Boot Camp - 8/14
Master of Professional Accounting (MPACC)* March 1 1 year August 18  
Master of Accountancy (MACC)  March 1 1 year August 18  
Integrated MACC February 15
(of your junior year)
2 years August 18  
Economic Analytics (MSEcon)* April 15 1 year July 29 Econometrics Intercession
8/1 - 8/19
Economics (MAEcon)* January 15 1 year July 29 Math Intercession
8/1 - 8/19
Finance (MSFinn)* April 15 1 year August 16  
Marketing (MS MKTG)* April 15 1 year August 16  
Supply Chain Mgmt. (MSSCMT)* April 15 Flexible August 10
(in-person, on-campus program)
 
Full-Time Master Business Analytics (MABA)* November 1 1 year May 10 Boot Camp TBD
Professional Master of Business Analytics (ProMABA)* Priority: April 1
Final: July 1
5 semesters August 12-14 Boot Camp
8/12 - 8/14

* A GMAT score is required for the Master of Accountancy (MACC) program. For all other master’s degree programs, students may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE test waiver with a 3.2 undergraduate GPA or 3 years of professional work experience. Please review our full master’s admissions catalog policy.

 


In addition to the Online Application and a $60 Application Fee, the following documents are required:

Transcripts and Final Degree Conferrals

  • All transcripts and degree conferrals from your previous undergraduate and graduate institutions.
  • Unofficial copies can be uploaded for an initial application review (official copies are needed to finalize admission).
  • If you are a current or former U of A student, we have your official Arkansas transcript on file. You do not need to submit another copy.

Graduate Level Test Scores (GMAT or GRE)

  • An academic test score is required for all doctoral applications.
    • Please check the individual program for specific test requirements.
  • Unofficial copies can be uploaded for an initial application review (official copies are needed to finalize admission).
  • Analytical Writing score (AWA) is required for Fellowship consideration.

Statement of Purpose

  • This is a professional statement of purpose highlighting your research interests and goals.

Résumé or CV

  • Document and highlight your professional and academic achievements.

Letters of Recommendation

  • You will input the names and email addresses of 3 professional references in your Application Portal.
  • They will then receive an automated email request to upload a letter on your behalf.
International Applicants please see the additional tab below.

Senior Waiver

For students 60 years and older, if you are interested in applying for the University’s Senior Waiver, please read through the General Student Fee Waiver for Students Sixty Years of Age or Older policy. Please keep in mind that program-specific fees are not waived under this policy. This would include the program fees associated with the Executive MBA, Healthcare Executive MBA, Professional MIS, Professional MABA, and Enterprise Systems graduate certificates. Students approved for the senior waiver would still be charged all fees associated with these professional programs. More information is also available on the University of Arkansas website.

Program Application
Deadline
Duration
of Program
Required
Test
2022
Orientation & Boot Camp Dates
Ph.D. Accounting  December 1 4 years GMAT July 29
Boot Camp TBD
Ph.D. Econ  January 15 4-5 years GRE July 29
Boot Camp 8/1 - 8/19
Ph.D. Finance  December 15 4-5 years GMAT preferred
GRE also accepted
July 29
Boot Camp TBD
Ph.D. Information Systems January 15 4-5 years GMAT or GRE August 18
Ph.D. Management  December 15
Admits every other year
(2023, 2025, 2027...)
4-5 years GMAT or GRE August 18
Ph.D. Marketing December 1 4-5 years GMAT or GRE August 18
Ph.D. Strategy and Entrepreneurship December 15 Not taking applications for Fall 2022 enrollment 4-5 years GMAT or GRE  
Ph.D. Supply Chain Management  December 15 4-5 years GMAT preferred
GRE also accepted
August 18

A GMAT/GRE is required for all doctoral programs.

 


In addition to the Online Application and a $30 Application Fee, the following documents are required:

Transcripts and Final Degree Conferrals

  • Unofficial copies can be uploaded for an initial application review (official copies are needed to finalize admission).
  • If you are a current or former U of A student, we have your official Arkansas transcript on file. You do not need to submit another copy.

Statement of Purpose

Résumé

  • Document and highlight your professional and academic achievements.

Letters of Recommendation

  • You will input the names and email addresses of 3 professional references in your Application Portal.
  • They will then receive an automated email request to upload a letter on your behalf.
  • If you are a current undergraduate student or a recent graduate, please include a minimum of 1 academic reference.
  • If you are a working professional, you may include all employment-based references
International Applicants please see the additional tab below.

Senior Waiver

For students 60 years and older, if you are interested in applying for the University’s Senior Waiver, please read through the General Student Fee Waiver for Students Sixty Years of Age or Older policy. Please keep in mind that program-specific fees are not waived under this policy. This would include the program fees associated with the Executive MBA, Healthcare Executive MBA, Professional MIS, Professional MABA, and Enterprise Systems graduate certificates. Students approved for the senior waiver would still be charged all fees associated with these professional programs. More information is also available on the University of Arkansas website.

Program Application
Deadline
Duration
of Program
Orientation
Dates
Boot Camp
Dates
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics July 1 9-12 months August
12-14
August
12-14
Graduate Certificate in ERP May 1 12 months August
12-14
August
12-14
Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enterprise Systems May 1 11 months August
12-14
August
12-14
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship Variable Variable N/A N/A

 

 


Non-Degree Program Requirements

In addition to the Online Application and a $30 Application Fee, the following documents are required:

Affidavit

List of Graduate Class Requests

  • You will need to submit a list of the requested graduate classes you wish to take.
  • A maximum of 12 hours of non-degree coursework may apply to a future degree program with full admission and department approval.
International Applicants please see the additional tab below.

Senior Waiver

For students 60 years and older, if you are interested in applying for the University’s Senior Waiver, please read through the General Student Fee Waiver for Students Sixty Years of Age or Older policy. Please keep in mind that program-specific fees are not waived under this policy. This would include the program fees associated with the Executive MBA, Healthcare Executive MBA, Professional MIS, Professional MABA, and Enterprise Systems graduate certificates. Students approved for the senior waiver would still be charged all fees associated with these professional programs. More information is also available on the University of Arkansas website.

English Language Requirement

International applicants are required to submit a valid English language test score for admission review. Please visit the International Admissions website for accepted tests, minimum scores, and potential English language course requirements.

Ph.D. Language Requirement

Ph.D. students have a second/additional speak and writing score requirement for graduate assistantship duties.

I-20 or DS-2019 Additional Documents

Additional admissions documents will be required to produce an I-20 or DS-2019, and they will appear in the Application Portal following admission.

International Credential Evaluation

The University of Arkansas conducts its own internal international credential evaluation. No outside evaluations are accepted.

Official Transcripts and Degrees

Required, official international transcripts/mark sheets/diplomas/degree conferrals for admitted students can be brought to the Graduate School of Business upon arrival. Visit International Admissions for more details.


Orientation and Arrival