Walton M.B.A. Program Ranks 11th in Country for Return on Investment

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Students working toward a Master of Business Administration in the U of A’s Sam M. Walton College of Business can expect their hard work to pay dividends after graduation, according to a new analysis from The Wall Street Journal.

The report, which looks at federal student loan and post-graduation salary data, ranks the U of A’s Walton M.B.A. program as the 11th-best return on investment in the country, compared to 600 other programs. 

“The Walton M.B.A. is one of the best M.B.A. programs out there,” said Adam Stoverink, director of Walton M.B.A. programs and associate professor of management. “Our world-class faculty and staff work hard to offer the highest quality learning experience for our students, and our students work hard to constantly grow and better themselves. All this hard work pays big dividends after graduation.” 

The analysis compared graduates’ debt to their income two years after graduation, and the report focused on federal loan recipients.

The ranking lists the U of A program as the top return on investment for M.B.A. programs within the state of Arkansas and most neighboring states.

The Walton M.B.A. program includes full-time and part-time formats to accommodate students’ professional needs. It also features a part-time Healthcare Executive M.B.A. program for healthcare administration professionals. 

Learn more about the Walton M.B.A. program, visit www.gsb.uark.edu, call 479-575-3331 or email mba@walton.uark.edu.  

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the top 3% of U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News


Adam Stoverink, director of Walton M.B.A. programs
Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-3331, astoverink@walton.uark.edu

Lori McLemore, marketing and communications officer
Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-5021, mclemore@uark.edu


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