78. University of Arkansas
Sam M. Walton College of Business
Sam Walton, the legendary founder of Wal-Mart, is one of this century’s greatest American entrepreneurs. The Walton MBA program is designed to provide academic training and a business theory base from which students can launch or advance professional careers. Core courses offer broad business education while career track electives offer knowledge and exposure to topics that are directly relevant to the consumer packaged goods and retailing industries, befitting the school’s name.
Students begin the three-semester, 16 month program in January and complete 48 hours of coursework. The Walton MBA program consists of five components: 28 hours of core courses, 12 hours of career track electives, study abroad or summer internship (3 hours), and 5 hours of professional development courses.
Four distinct career tracks allow Walton MBA students to customize their academic experience: retail marketing management, supply chain management, financial management, and entrepreneurship/innovation. The career tracks correspond to specific career paths at companies within the retail and consumer packaged goods industries. Each career track is composed of three required courses and one elective chosen to compliment the student’s career choice.
Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:
U.S. News & World Report: 50
Financial Times: NR
The Economist: NR
Tuition & Fees: $22,000 (resident)
Tuition & Fees: $48,120 (non-resident)
Median GMAT: 620
GMAT Range (mid-80%): 560-710
Average GPA: 3.40
Acceptance Rate: 61%
Full-Time Enrollment: 73
African American: 4%
Asian American: 7%
Hispanic or Latino American: 0%
Mean Age: 27
Median Base Salary: $70,000
Median Signing Bonus: $3,500
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 83%
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 87%