310 Williard J. Walker Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Business School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#60 in Part-time MBA
Business School Overview
The Sam M. Walton College of Business at University of Arkansas offers graduate programs in these departments and concentrations: entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, not-for-profit management, and supply chain management/logistics. Its tuition is full-time: $15,447 per year (in-state); full-time: $36,543 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $15,048 per year (in-state); and part-time: $15,048 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 90.5 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.
Bearing the namesake of Walmart founder Sam M. Walton, the College of Business at the University of Arkansas—Fayetteville offers management career tracks in retail marketing, supply chain, and financial management. Full-time M.B.A. students at the Walton College of Business pack courses, internships, study abroad experiences, and professional development into a 16-month program.
The school also offers a two-year managerial M.B.A. program for working professionals. The part-time program meets one Saturday each month, and gives students an abbreviated study abroad option. Walton College of Business also offers master’s degrees in Information Systems, Accountancy, and Economics, as well as seven Ph.D. tracks.
University of Arkansas—Fayetteville M.B.A. students can combine coursework with research at the school’s various outreach centers. Through the Center for Retailing Excellence, students can be mentored by executives from companies such as Energizer, Frito Lay, Nielsen, and of course, Walmart. At the school’s Center for Business and Economic Research, students prepare economic profiles of different areas in Arkansas, and provide research and data to businesses and the state. The Supply Chain Management Research Center at the Walton College of Business offers a unique opportunity for female M.B.A. students via Women in Logistics, a student-led organization offering mentoring and networking opportunities with the group’s executive branch.
Upon completing the Walton M.B.A. program, job-seeking students look to the more than 300 Fortune 500 companies with offices in northwest Arkansas. Graduates from the Walton College of Business join an alumni community that includes Leland E. Tollett, former chairman and CEO of Tyson Foods, Inc.; and Donald Soderquist, former vice chairman of Walmart.
|Application deadline (U.S. residents)||April 1|
|Application deadline (international students)||April 1|
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|Average base salary||$60,750|
|Full-time graduates employed at graduation||90.5%|
* Business School Overview details based on 2012 data