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How the Application Process Works

  1. Apply Now to register for an account and acdtivate 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

 


Admissions Application Requirements for:

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 or GRE score is optional for the following Walton master's programs for 2022 admissions:
    • Full-time MBA
    • Executive MBA
    • Integrated Master of Accountancy
    • Master of Professional Accounting
    • Master of Science in Economic Analytics
    • Master of Science in Finance
    • Master of Science Marketing (expected Fall 2022)
    • Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
    • Professional Master of Information Systems
    • Professional Master of Applied Business Analytics
  • A GMAT or GRE score is required for the following Walton master's programs:
    • Full-time MIS
    • Master of Accountancy
    • Master of Arts in Economics
    • Full-time Master of Applied Business Analytics
  • 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.
  • You are welcome to review résumé advice on the Walton Career Services website.

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.

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).

Statement of Purpose

  • This is a professional statement of purpose highlighting your research interests and goals.
    • Please review the Statement of Purpose information specific to your Ph.D. program.

Résumé or CV

  • Document and highlight your professional and academic achievements.
  • You are welcome to review résumé advice on the Walton Career Services website.

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.

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.
  • You are welcome to review résumé advice on the Walton Career Services website.

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.

Non-Degree Programs

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.

Application Deadlines and Dates for:

Program Application
Deadline
Duration
of Program
Required
Test
2022
Orientation & Boot Camp Dates
Full-Time MBA International Applicants: January 15
Priority: February 15
Final: June 1
22 months GMAT or GRE* July
27-28
Boot Camp variable start dates
Executive MBA Priority: February 15
Final: June 15
2 years GMAT or GRE* August
13-14
Boot Camp variable start dates
Healthcare Executive MBA Priority: February 15
Final: June 15
2 years GMAT or GRE* August
13-14
Boot Camp variable start dates
Full-Time MIS November 1 1 year GMAT or GRE May 10
Boot Camp TBD
Professional MIS Priority: April 1
Final: July 1
22 months GMAT or GRE* August
13
Boot Camp 8/14
Master of Professional Accounting (MPACC)  March 1 1 year GMAT* August 18
Master of Accountancy (MACC)  March 1 1 year GMAT August 18
Integrated MACC February 15
(of your junior year)
2 years GMAT* August 18
Economic Analytics (MSEcon) April 15 1 year GMAT or GRE* July 29
Econometrics Intercession 8/1 - 8/19
Economics (MAEcon) January 15 1 year GRE July 29
Math Intercession 8/1 - 8/19
Finance (MSFinn) April 15 1 year GMAT or GRE* August 16
Marketing (MS Mktg) April 15 1 year GMAT or GRE* August 16
Supply Chain Mgmt. (MSSCMT) April 15 1 year GMAT or GRE* August 17
Full-Time Master Business Analytics (MABA) November 1 1 year GMAT or GRE May 10
Boot Camp TBD
Professional Master of Business Analytics (ProMABA) Priority: April 1
Final: July 1
5 semesters GMAT or GRE* August
12-14
Boot Camp 8/12 - 8/14

*A GMAT or GRE is optional for these master's programs for 2022 admissions. The remaining master's programs require a GMAT or GRE for 2022 admissions.

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 Not taking applications for Fall 2022 enrollment 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.
Program Application
Deadline
Duration
of Program
Required
Test
2022
Orientation & Boot Camp Dates
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics July 1 9-12 months N/A August
12-14
Boot Camp 8/12 - 8/14
Graduate Certificate in ERP May 1 12 months N/A August
12-14
Boot Camp 8/12 - 8/14
Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enterprise Systems May 1 11 months N/A August
12-14
Boot Camp 8/12 - 8/14
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship Variable Variable N/A N/A

 

 Graduate Assistantship available. No separate application is required for assistantship consideration. Both domestic and international students are eligible for graduate assistantship consideration based on availability within each department.