University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

The Walton MBA

The Walton MBA is designed to be a transformational experience with a diverse cohort model.  With innovative curriculum, professional development, and curated networking opportunities, students have a one-of-a-kind two-year program that helps them grow into the leaders of tomorrow.  With the support of Walton College, our alumni, and our many corporate partners, the Walton MBA welcomes those who want to transform their professional and personal image.

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

Priority Deadline and International Applicants Deadline: February 15

Final Deadline: April 15

Admissions Information
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Required Test: GMAT or GRE

Program Cost
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Application Deadlines

*Applications must be completed by the published deadline.

February 15 March 15 April 15 May 15
Priority Deadline for all applicants* Program begins issuing priority admission decisions Final Admission Deadline Program begins issuing final admission decisions
Full funding consideration is given to all complete applicants by this deadline.      
International applicants should apply by this deadline.      


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.


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