Walton College Ranked 36th in National M.B.A. Rankings by U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report lists the M.B.A. program at Walton College as the 36th Best Business School in public business colleges in the nation.
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U.S. News & World Report lists the M.B.A. program at Walton College as the 36th Best Business School in public business colleges in the nation.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In its latest ranking of graduate programs, U.S. News & World Report lists the Master of Business Administration program at the Sam M. Walton College of Business as the 36th Best Business School among public business colleges in the nation and 64th in its combined public and private list.

This positions the Walton M.B.A. in the top 13% of all U.S. M.B.A. programs. U.S. News & World Report also ranked the Walton M.B.A. supply chain track 10th best among public M.B.A. programs and 13th overall. These accolades add to the growing list of rankings for the Walton M.B.A., which also includes an 11th best return on investment out of 600 M.B.A. programs, according to The Wall Street Journal.

“This top national ranking reflects the value of our high quality M.B.A. program,” said Matt Waller, dean of the Walton College. “It also indicates the respect our faculty and graduates command from peer business schools and corporations from around the country.”

To evaluate the full-time M.B.A. rankings, U.S. News surveyed 493 domestic business programs accredited by AACSB International. The publication reviewed assessments from peer business schools deans, directors of M.B.A. programs and corporate recruiters. It also examined graduates’ employment placement and earnings as well as student selectivity for admissions.

“The Walton M.B.A. is truly a transformative program,” said Adam Stoverink, director of Walton M.B.A. Programs and associate professor of management. “This is evidenced by the countless stories we hear from our amazing alumni. Stories about how they leveraged what they learned and experienced in the Walton M.B.A. to innovate or to make a strategic decision or to lead a critical organizational change. Stories about how the Walton M.B.A. positioned them for a big promotion that allowed them to make a greater impact on their company, their employees, their customers, or society as a whole … a promotion that led to significant quality of life improvements for their families … stories of how the Walton M.B.A. transformed their lives. While we certainly appreciate being ranked as one of the top M.B.A. programs, and we’re very proud of these rankings, it is the remarkable success of our alumni that tell the real story of the Walton M.B.A.”

Upon graduation, current Walton M.B.A. students have secured jobs with leading corporations including Walmart, Tyson Foods, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Nestle Purina, NielsenIQ, EY-Parthenon, Henkel, USA Truck and Island Ventures.

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 few 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, 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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