Our program is built around your life and career. With face-to-face class days organized
just one Saturday per month, the Walton EMBA is designed to accommodate your busy
schedule as a working professional.
Strong connections with Fortune 500 companies in our region put you within reach of
a powerful network of business leaders so you can advance your career.
Dr. Eric Spann sat down with Walton MBA Insider to discuss his experience as a healthcare consultant, how his time in the Walton MBA program has empowered him to further pursue his passions, and what steps he takes to ‘do it all’.
2021 Homecoming Queen Grace Crain (Walton MBA ‘23) handed off her crown to fellow Little Rock native Karlie Barnett at the Arkansas vs. Liberty Homecoming football game this year. Grace sat down with Walton MBA Insider to discuss her homecoming experience and what it means to be a leader, a role model and a Razorback.
Ali Goforth, second year, full-time Walton MBA student and rotational intern at Mars Inc., graduated from the University of California San Diego in 2019. After relocating to Northwest Arkansas, Goforth served as the assistant director of marketing and communications for the MBA Programs Office.
Phil Keil, Principal & Director of Strategy at Zweig Group, Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Fast 15 Class of 2017, and Walton MBA class of 2016, reflects on his time at Walton, challenges facing the current business climate, and how he seeks inspiration in his day to day.
The 2021-2022 Walton College Faculty Awards have been announced! The recipients were selected based on nominations, their current curriculum vitae and a personal statement that includes teaching evaluations, student comments, sample assignments, summaries of recent research publications, citation counts, grant awards and program innovations.
Walton EMBA Program alumna Tina Winham graduated with her MBA in 2018 and currently works as the Walmart lead at Conair in the Hair Beauty Accessories division. With over 15 years of experience overseeing multi-million dollar budgets, Winham has extensive experience with operations, sales and marketing efforts for several major global brands.
Students are specializing their graduate school experience by developing custom degree plans. In this business climate, niche talents can find their place to shine. Currently, the University of Arkansas’ Walton MBA program offers five different career tracks in entrepreneurship and innovation, retail marketing, supply chain management, financial management and data analytics.
The Walton MBA programs teamed up with Walton Career Services to host a networking event for students prior to the Walton College Spring Business Fair. The event included 51 companies, and all expressed an interest in hiring MBA students. Many second-year students attended the event actively seeking employment, and first-year students made connections with representatives for internships or full-time positions after graduation.
Accounting/Statistics Boot Camp (no credit)
This course examines how accounting records economic events and ultimately communicates
the results of those events in the financial statements, including the balance sheet,
income statement and the statement of cash flows. Topics includes the accounting cycle
as well as accounting for assets, liabilities, stockholders’ equity, revenues and
expenses. There is also a thorough discussion of how accounting incorporates internal
controls to safeguard a firm’s assets. The course concludes with an overview of financial
statements and how financial statement analysis can help monitor and measure the overall
financial performance of the firm.Introduction to Strategy
This course provides an introduction to business strategy, the driving force behind
virtually all decisions of the firm. The goal of strategy is to make decisions that
create value for customers, employees, and suppliers. This course offers an introduction
to this value creation process. (MBAD 5602)
Quantitative Methods and Decision Making
Utilization of information, quantitative techniques, and computer application in decision
making and problem solving for managers. (SCMT 5133)Marketing
Product management, market research, marketing communications, retailing and distribution,
consumer behavior, and social and ethical implications of marketing. (MKTG 5223)
Economics of Management and Strategy
Information economics and applied game theory. (ECON 5253)Corporate Financial Management
Financial analysis, planning and control; decision making and modeling for financial
managers; and financial policies for management. (FINN 5113)
Financial Statement Analysis for Executives
This course provides a framework for understanding the intersection between business
strategy, accounting, economics, and finance. Using historical financial statements
as the primary information input, you will employ tools that enable you to better
understand the drivers of current performance and risk, forecast future performance,
and construct a value estimate. These tools can be applied in a number of contexts
including equity valuation, project selection, and managerial evaluation. Not eligible
for MAcc program students. Prerequisite: MBA Director consent. (ACCT 5263)Global Business
Provides MBA students with the opportunity to explore a business problem in depth
under the guidance of a graduate faculty member. (MBAD 5533)
Second Year Classes
PLAN: Demand Planning and Inventory Operations
This course focuses on 'plan' in the plan, source, make, deliver framework. It examines
the integrated planning and management of supply chain activities including, notably,
demand forecasting and replenishment. In addition to modeling related decisions both
in within-firm and supply chain contexts, strategic issues related to interfirm coordination
and collaboration will be discussed. (SCMT 5663)Special Topic in Strategy and Entrepreneurship
This is a course provided by individual faculty and tailored to the research interests
of the student. The course is developed in consultation with the student so that scholarly
articles are assigned to assist the student with detailed knowledge of the specific
research area in which the student has interests. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
and permission of the SEVI PhD Coordinator. (SEVI 636V)
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Managing in a global workforce, including human resource issues, motivation, performance
evaluation, quality concepts, transformational leadership, and selection/ recruitment/
development of employees. (MGMT 5613)Strategic Management
Strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and other topics related to the long-term
success of the firm. Includes role of the general manager, international issues, and
the impact of management fads on decision making. (SEVI 5313)
Because the Walton College is located in the heart of the retail industry, we have
designed our Executive MBA curriculum with a strong foundation in the value chain
and the consumer-packaged goods industry.
We focus on applications-based learning through cases and projects that can be quickly
applied to your current workplace. By organizing around the value chain, the Walton
EMBA blends theory with analysis of real-world business solutions.
Opportunities to grow don’t end with the classroom. Students will enhance their understanding
of the business and cultural environments of prominent emerging markets through overseas
projects in Global Business. EMBA students also participate in our award-winning entrepreneurship
program, professional development with industry experts, and networking with extraordinary
Executive MBA Healthcare Career Track Option
The Healthcare career track is designed for students who wish to develop specialized
expertise in health care administration, blended with best practices from other industries,
as they complete a full MBA degree.
The healthcare course offerings are designed and will be delivered by the University
of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in partnership with the Walton College. This program
is specifically designed for physicians and other clinicians who wish to prepare themselves
for managerial roles and for individuals interested in moving into healthcare management
as well as for those who realize the need for specific healthcare expertise to benefit
them in their current roles.
In order to provide our students with the necessary scope in healthcare administration
studies, this track includes two additional classes and therefore incurs an extra
cost. Please see Cost and Funding for details.
When trying to decide if getting your MBA is the next step to furthering your career,
what often comes to mind is the time commitment. How can you take the leap into a
program without the confidence that it won’t derail the life and career you’ve worked
so hard to build?
We know you don’t have time to stop the rest of your life while you get your degree,
so we designed the Walton Executive MBA to fit into your busy schedule. Our part-time
program balances classroom instruction with online learning activities. With face-to-face
class days organized just one Saturday per month, you can plan your schedule up to
a year in advance. Our faculty make sure you know your assignments well ahead of time,
giving you the ability to plan around your work schedule.
Saturday Class Dates
July 22 (ISYS Only)
July 20 (ISYS Only)
July 29 (EMBA and MS SCMT Only)
July 27 (EMBA and MS SCMT Only)
* Students admitted to the professional programs in the Walton College are required
to attend a multi-day orientation prior to the start of scheduled courses. Dates to
be determined. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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