University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

The Walton MBA

The Walton MBA embraces the frontiers of meta-commerce – the confluence of technology, digitization, and social media that is transforming the consumer experience and today’s business landscape.  This focus combines the unique strengths of the Walton College, our many corporate partners, and our prime location in the interconnected business world of Northwest Arkansas.

Inside the MBA Program


Admission to the Walton College MBA program is highly competitive and selective. Enrollment is limited. Members of the admissions committee base their decisions on applicants’:

  • GMAT or GRE score
  • Work experience
  • Undergraduate coursework & GPA
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Interview for final round applicants
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Full-Time MBA

Program Length: 22 months

Program Start Date: Fall

Application Deadlines

International Applicants: January 15th

Priority Deadline: February 15th

Final deadline: July 1

Admissions Information
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Required Test: GMAT or GRE

Program Cost
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Current Walton MBA Students

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The Full-time MBA program is perfect for students eager to gain advanced business and decision-making skills that span across business units. This curriculum is supplemented by specialized skillset development in a student’s choice of career tracks, and further enhanced by professional development training, corporate mentorship, business internships, and global experiences, all designed to make you a well-rounded and competitive graduate.

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Career Development

During the Full-time MBA program students have many opportunities to gain practical experience and develop skills to help advance their careers. Close partnerships with our corporate partners facilitate recruiting and networking opportunities, internships, and careers. Students can participate in corporate internships, learn from a corporate mentor, and take advantage of all the dedicated Walton College Career Center has to offer.


Joining the Walton MBA is more than just starting an academic program. You will be part of a supportive and engaging community located in the vibrant business network of Northwest Arkansas, with over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies. Business leaders and Walton MBA alumni are closely connected to the college and program, not just during your studies, but throughout your career.


New & Noteworthy

Priority Application Deadline for Walton MBA Admissions and Scholarships is Feb. 15

Priority Application Deadline for Walton MBA Admissions and Scholarships is Feb. 15

Walton College is accepting applications for full-time, executive and healthcare executive MBA programs. The priority application deadline is February 15.

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Walton MBA and Springdale High School Students Join Forces with New Mentorship Program

Walton MBA and Springdale High School Students Join Forces with New Mentorship Program

“The goal of the program is to change lives, in small or big ways,” said Many Mejia, current M.B.A. student at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, 2019-2020 MBA Student Advisory Board member and the founder of the Walton MBA Mentorship Program.

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Expert Panel Offers Advice to New Interns

Expert Panel Offers Advice to New Interns

Full-time M.B.A. students successfully completed Internship Interview Week – a Walton MBA sponsored program that helps students secure internships in Northwest Arkansas.

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