Walton College M.B.A. Program Again Ranked Number One for Jobs Upon Graduation

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The full-time Masters of Business Administration program in the Sam M. Walton College of Business ranks number one in the nation for percentage of students employed upon graduation as reported in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 graduate school rankings. An impressive 88 percent of Walton M.B.A. students have jobs upon graduation, edging out Harvard, Stanford and Wharton.

U.S. News ranked the Walton College M.B.A. program number 30 among public business schools, an increase of seven positions from last year, and 55th among public and private graduate business schools.

“At a time when general public sentiment is that college graduates are struggling to get jobs, it is especially gratifying to know that Walton graduates are not only securing careers, they are getting a higher starting pay, on average, than past years,” said Eli Jones, dean of the Walton College. “This reflects the powerful connectivity we have to corporations and is a testament to the work of our outstanding faculty, staff and students.”

Walton’s rigorous graduate program starts with a solid foundation in the core business disciplines of economics, accounting, finance, quantitative analysis, management, marketing and logistics.

“Our M.B.A. program is a nationally-ranked, competitive program that attracts top-notch students, world-class faculty, top corporate leaders and coveted internships,” said Vikas Anand, director of M.B.A. programs.

Walton M.B.A. students' average GMAT scores rose this year from 631 to 654, a 3.7 percent increase from last year.

“Our faculty, students and curriculum are some of the finest in the nation,” said Marion Dunagan, assistant dean for graduate programs and executive education.

Learn more about the graduate business programs at Walton College.


Marion Dunagan, assistant dean
Graduate Programs and Executive Education Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-2996, mdunagan@walton.uark.edu

David Speer, director of communications
Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-2539, dlspeer@uark.edu


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