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 15

Priority Deadline: February 15

Final deadline: June 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

Full Circle:  Manny Mejia

Full Circle: Manny Mejia

Eleven MBA students developed a mentorship service project at Springdale (Arkansas) High School. For one student, this project takes him back to his alma mater and leads him to reflect on the importance of volunteerism.

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Student Startup Teams Take First Place at Arkansas Governor’s Cup

Student Startup Teams Take First Place at Arkansas Governor’s Cup

Nivera Solutions, a graduate student startup at the University of Arkansas including students from the Walton College and the College of Engineering ,  won the high growth/technology division Thursday at the 21st annual Governor’s Cup.

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Epic Spotlight: Farid Noori

Epic Spotlight: Farid Noori

Graduate student Farid Noori’s journey to Walton College and Northwest Arkansas starts out with bread, mountains and a bike.

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