Embedded throughout the Walton College are industry partnerships that offer faculty and students unparalleled access to industry experts, executives, and cutting-edge technology.
By bridging the gap between academia and industry, we are preparing our students to become future leaders who can innovate, adapt, and thrive in a competitive marketplace.
Industry engagement initiatives are not just supplementary elements at the Walton College, but an integral part of the academic fabric to bring together theoretical knowledge and practical business applications.
From entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 500 companies, business leaders work with the college to strategically design initiatives and programming that encompasses a wide range of topics from business integrity to customer-centric leadership.
Industry engagement initiatives include guest speakers, mentorships, live events, and more to facilitate a dynamic learning platform.
This experiential approach to learning unites students, regardless of their majors, cultivating a rich, cross-disciplinary learning environment Learn more.
The Dean’s Advisory Boards are esteemed advisory entities, composed of Walton College alumni and business leaders. These individuals leverage their vast range of backgrounds and unique insights to foster the college's advancement.
Academic advisory boards are composed of distinguished business leaders from around the world, they are a vital support system that works collaboratively with our departments and initiatives to advance the mission and vision of the Walton College. These boards provide invaluable first-hand knowledge into emerging trends and challenges facing the business world, offering guidance and support to educate and inspire the next generation of business leaders.
Our curriculum integrates theory and practice, allowing students to apply principles, concepts, and frameworks in actual business situations. Industry partners regularly sponsor projects that present students with current challenges, enabling them to develop solutions. This deep experiential learning gives our students a significant advantage in job readiness, equipping them with the skills to navigate the marketplace upon graduation. Along with technical knowledge gained through coursework, students are exposed to various software and industry tools, reducing the learning curve and making them more competitive in the job market.
Staying up-to-date with the current business landscape means drawing on the experience of leaders, innovators, and those revolutionizing the business world as we know it. The Be Epic podcast is an entertaining conversation that inspires listeners, while taking a close look at the latest business trends, opportunities, and solutions.