University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Walton
Executive MBA

With constantly evolving business requirements, employers need professionals with broad knowledge of how various business functions fit together.

Our Executive MBA program will expand your expertise in core business fields so you can draw critical connections that impact your organization.

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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.

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Courses and Schedule

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Work/Life Balance

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Just the Facts

How Much? How Long?
Who can enroll?

How Do I Apply?

Admission to Walton College masters programs is selective. Enrollment in each program is limited. 

Current Student Listing

Wondering who you’ll meet in class? Get to know our current students.

Just the Facts: Walton Executive MBA

Program Length

2 Years

Part time schedule: 6 hours of coursework per semester. Students attend class just one Saturday each month.

Start Date

Fall

New cohorts begin each Fall Semester for the Executive MBA program.

Admissions Info

Do I Qualify to Enroll?

Complete your undergraduate degree and meet additional requirements. View Requirements

Required Test

GMAT or GRE

A GMAT/GRE waiver is available for select candidates with quality work experience and a strong prior academic record.

Application Deadline

February 15

February 15 is the priority deadline date. June 15 is the final deadline.

Total Program Cost

$47,854

Out of State: $47,854
International: $47,854
Healthcare Executive MBA: $55,410
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Financial Assistance

Paying for College

Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships, and Financial Aid

Class Profile

Current Students

View a listing of current Walton Executive MBA Students.

News and Notes: Walton MBA Insider

Graduate Net Impact activity

Graduate Net Impact Speaker Panel

Graduate Net Impact consists of student organizations and professional groups that strive to build a more sustainable world. By running diverse program initiatives, the University of Arkansas Graduate Net Impact chapter drives meaningful change on campus, in the workplace and in the local community.

November 3, 2021 | By Taylor Poe

MBA Students Career Fair

Event: MBA Career Day

October is a busy month for our Walton MBA full-time students kicking off their fall internship hiring cycle. The MBA Programs Office works with companies to organize an MBA Career Day each year.

October 15, 2021 | By Lindsey Steiger-Muck

Jerra Toms

Welcome New Marketing Director Jerra Nalley Toms

Toms loved her experience in the Walton Executive MBA program. The biggest benefit she gained from the program is reflected in her network; she still talks to her EMBA classmates often, whether it be to solve a business problem or discuss their bi-monthly get-togethers.

October 13, 2021 | By Ariel Sibley

The Northwest Arkansas Community

Join a supportive and engaging community located in the vibrant business network of Northwest Arkansas, with over 300 Fortune 500 companies with a presence in the region.

Business leaders and Walton College alumni are closely connected to the college and the Executive MBA, not just during your studies, but throughout your career.

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Courses and Program Schedule

First Year Classes

Late Summer/Orientation 2 hours
Fall Semester 6 hours
Spring Semester 6 hours
Summer Semester 6 hours

Second Year Classes

Fall Semester 6 hours
Spring Semester 6 hours
Summer Semester 6 hours

View more details in the Executive MBA Program catalog listing.

Program Highlights

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 corporate connections.

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.

Work-Life Balance

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.




Executive MBA Saturday Class Dates

Spring
2021
Summer
2021
Fall
2021*
Spring
2022
Summer
2022
January
9
May
15
August
28
January
15
May
21
February
6
June
5
September
25
February
12
June
11
March
6
June
26
October
30
March
5
July
9
April
3
July
24
November
20
April
2
July
30
April
24
  December
11
April
30
 

*Students admitted to the Walton EMBA program are required to attend a four-day orientation from August 5-8, 2021. Please contact gsb@walton.uark.edu for more information.

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