University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

The Walton MBA

In a global economy, professionals with broad knowledge across business fields stand out in the job market. Our full-time MBA program trains students who are eager to gain advanced business expertise and develop decision-making skills that span across business units.

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The Walton MBA is designed to be a transformational experience. Classroom learning is paired with professional development and global experiences to make you a well-rounded and competitive graduate.

Corporate internships and mentorships provide an ideal environment for you to build meaningful connections in Northwest Arkansas' thriving business community.

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Courses and Schedule

What coursework is required for this degree?

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Just the Facts

How Much? How Long?
Who can enroll?

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Funding

Tuition Assistance?
Scholarships?

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.

Top-Ranked MBA Program

The Wall Street Journal

#11 Return on Investment (2021)

U.S. News & World Report

#13 MBA with a Supply Chain Emphasis (2022)

#36 Public MBA Program (2022)

 

Just the Facts: Walton Full-Time MBA

Program Length

22 months

MBA students complete 51 credit hours with their cohort.

Start Date

Fall

New cohorts begin each Fall Semester for the MBA program.

Admissions Info

Do I Qualify to Enroll?

Complete your undergraduate degree and meet additional requirements. View Requirements

Required Test

GMAT or GRE

Students may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE test waiver with a 3.2 undergraduate GPA or 3 years of professional work experience. Please review our master's admissions policies

Application Deadline

February 15

February 15 is the priority deadline date. June 1 is the final deadline.

Total Program Cost

$34,186

 
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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 Full-Time MBA Students.

News and Notes: Walton MBA Insider

(L-R) Remko van Hoek, Jason Ridge, Tomas Jandik, Rogelio Contreras

Congratulations to Walton MBA Faculty Awards Winners

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.

May 4, 2022 | By Lori Speer

Tina Winham

Alumna Tina Winham Makes a Positive Community Impact

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.

May 4, 2022 | By Taylor Poe

Willard J. Walker building

Custom Tracks Through the Walton MBA

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.

April 27, 2022 | By Heidi Rolf

Students at networking event

Walton MBA Students Make Connections at Networking Event

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.

April 2, 2022 | By Ontario West

University of Arkansas campus

Walton MBA Ranks 11th out of 600 programs for ROI by the Wall Street Journal

Few words are heard as often in Walton as “value.” It often seems like one of those words you just cannot escape. You may hear about it with regard to Walton’s EPIC values, the Blockchain Center of Excellence’s research on the “Internet of Value,” the value-added services that the Supply Chain Management Research Center provides, or in everyday classroom discussions.

February 23, 2022 | By Ryan Sheets

Career Development

Close ties with our corporate partners facilitate recruiting and networking opportunities, internships, and careers.

Students can participate in corporate internships, career counseling, and take advantage of all the Walton College Career Services has to offer.

Career Services

 

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

Our 51-credit hour program offers a balance of core business fundamentals, professional development, internship and career support, along with the ability to build skills customized for your specific career path

Summer
  • Prerequisite online courses as needed
Fall Intersession – Year One 1 credit hour
Fall Semester – Year One 13 credit hours
Spring Semester – Year One 11 credit hours
Summer Semester – Year One 4 credit hours
  • Global Experience
  • Internship
Fall Semester – Year Two 10 credit hours
Spring Semester – Year Two 12 credit hours
*Can be taken in another semester.




Career Tracks

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Retail Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Financial Management
  • Data Analytics

Individual concentrations can also be created to support your personal educational and career goals.

Professional Development

Your professional development is just as important as your academic development.

Each semester, you'll have opportunities to participate in workshops and customize your own program by choosing courses specific to your interests. You can listen to guest speakers from some of the biggest companies in the world, take workshops to improve your technical skills, and work with our image consultant experts to be your best for that dream job interview.

Topics differ each semester and, although you must participate in a minimum number, you are never limited in how many you can take.

Walton MBA: Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance

Pursuing the Walton MBA is an investment in your future, and we're committed to helping you explore financing options. These include scholarship opportunities, graduate assistantships, and loans.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are a unique characteristic of the Walton MBA. Graduate assistantships may be for two years or less. During the period a student holds a graduate assistantship, he/she receives a complete tuition waiver and a stipend. In return, the student works as an assistant for 20 hours a week. Several graduate assistantships are offered.

All admitted students are automatically considered for assistantships after they are admitted to the program – no additional application required for assistantships. International applicants are also eligible to receive graduate assistantships.

MBA Scholarships

Ecklund Family Scholarship – two $4,000 scholarship available

  • Minimum incoming GPA of 3.25
  • Demonstrated leadership roles and experience
  • Limited to supply chain management or entrepreneurship and innovation career tracks
  • Demonstrated financial need

Karthikeyan Sennimalai Scholarship for International Students – two $1,800 scholarships available

  • International students only
  • Must have a 3.25 undergraduate GPA in the last 60 hours taken

MBA General Scholarship – one $1,000 scholarship available

  • Must be an MBA student to apply

Russell E. Westmeyer Fellowship in Graduate Studies - $9,000 available to award between multiple students

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better
  • Must exhibit strong financial need

*Note amount and number of scholarships available are subject to change.

Other Forms of Financial Aid

Support for financial aid applications is provided through the University Financial Aid office.

Scholarships are available to all students, including international candidates. Applications for scholarships can only be made AFTER you are admitted. Please feel free to send any inquiries you have about these options to us at mba@uark.edu.

Walton MBA Updates

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