Student Spotlight: Laura Jo Randall

August 9 , 2023

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Meet Laura Jo! 

Laura Jo Randall, MBA, district manager for ALDI USA and recent Walton MBA graduate, earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arkansas and completed the accelerated Walton MBA program with a concentration in supply chain.

TRANSFORM: Laura Jo decided to pursue an MBA to set herself up for success: “I saw the MBA program as a way I could expand my knowledge about finance, supply chain, ethics, and leadership while setting myself apart from other candidates in this competitive job market. I valued the opportunity to network with my cohort, guest speakers, professors, and other knowledgeable business professionals."

ADVANCE: On choosing the Walton MBA program, Laura Jo says, “The University of Arkansas ­- Sam M. Walton College of Business and specifically the MBA have a great reputation not only in Arkansas but in the business community. I value the tracks offered by the MBA program, the core classes, the professors, and the cohort relationships formed.”

LEAD: Laura Jo credits the Walton MBA program for her leadership development. “I have become a stronger leader with the ability to listen, adapt and lead," she says. "This program allowed me to advance my skill sets and leadership abilities by interacting with EMBA students, guest speakers, and professors with experience working in Fortune 500 companies. I will carry these skills with me in my toolbox for the rest of my career.”

Way to go, Laura Jo!