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Just thirty miles from Walmart headquarters, the “top-ranked public business college” at the University of Arkansas—Fayetteville gets more than just its name from the world-famous retailer. “Walmart’s extensive involvement” in the school pays off in a thousand different ways, from fantastic internship opportunities to the “cutting edge” supply chain and retail management program—not to mention, the world-class business environment in Fayetteville. Thanks to the school’s famous benefactor, “Northwest Arkansas is a business epicenter,” with “over 1,500 suppliers based locally.” Without jetting off to New York or Tokyo, “students are given opportunities to interact with Fortune 500 CEOs on a regular basis”—often without leaving campus. Here, “You’ll rarely find a day when there is not a CEO or other successful alumni coming back to contribute.”

Walton operates two MBAs: a traditional full-time program and a part-time Executive MBA. With classes held “once a month on Saturdays,” the part-time program “offers a lot of flexibility for working professionals.” Students praise the “blended delivery,” which “incorporates both in-class and distance learning.” On top of that, “the administration ensures that the students lives are easy when it comes to enrollment and degree requirements”—they even provide all the materials (and meals!) on class day. For full-timers, the experience is likewise fast-paced, packing a full academic program—including an internship or overseas trip, independent projects, and case competitions—into just sixteen months of study.

Students in both full-time and part-time programs are bowled over by the quality of the academic experience. With a name like Walton, it’s hardly a surprise that “the retail and supply chain management is highly recognized,” drawing many students already working in the field. Yet professors across departments are “experienced professionals with real-world knowledge,” who are “incredibly gifted in their field of research” and “truly excited about the material they teach.” Professors are also willing to provide “additional instruction beyond class time,” both to help with class material and to “answer any questions we have related to application of learned material in the workplace.”

The MBA is “very, very well run,” overseen by an administration that is “second to none.” A boon to busy students, “the administration ensures that the students lives are easy when it comes to enrollment and degree requirements.” They also “take steps to “improve the MBA program every year according to students’ feedback.” Icing on the cake, “the cost of the program is relatively inexpensive compared to their national rankings,” making a Walton education a rather savvy venture.

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Marion Dunagan
Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs

310 Willard J. Walker Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
United States





Applicants: 376
Acceptance Rate: 49%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.35
Years Work Experience: 7.4
Average Age: 30



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