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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Financial Aid

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.

Just the Facts: Walton Full-Time MBA

Program Length

22 months

MBA students complete 53 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

For 2022 admissions, a GMAT/GRE is optional. Please contact gsb@walton.uark.edu for more information.

Application Deadline

February 15

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

Total Program Cost

$35,526

Non-Arkansas Residents: $89,925
Non-Residents with Chancellor's Scholarship Award: $57,000
International: $94,055
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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

Graduate Net Impact activity

Graduate Net Impact Speaker Panel

Graduate Net Impact consists of student organizations and professional groups that strive to build a more sustainable world. By running diverse program initiatives, the University of Arkansas Graduate Net Impact chapter drives meaningful change on campus, in the workplace and in the local community.

November 3, 2021 | By Taylor Poe

MBA Students Career Fair

Event: MBA Career Day

October is a busy month for our Walton MBA full-time students kicking off their fall internship hiring cycle. The MBA Programs Office works with companies to organize an MBA Career Day each year.

October 15, 2021 | By Lindsey Steiger-Muck

Jerra Toms

Welcome New Marketing Director Jerra Nalley Toms

Toms loved her experience in the Walton Executive MBA program. The biggest benefit she gained from the program is reflected in her network; she still talks to her EMBA classmates often, whether it be to solve a business problem or discuss their bi-monthly get-togethers.

October 13, 2021 | By Ariel Sibley

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 6 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 – one $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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