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The Sam M. Walton College of Business at University of Arkansas

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 1
Application deadline (international students) April 1
Application fee $40

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 45.0% - Medium
Average age of new entrants 25
Average undergraduate GPA 3.50 - High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 3.04-4
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 31
Average GMAT score 649 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 570-710
Students with prior work experience 25
Average work experience (months) 25

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 79.6%
Average age of new entrants 30
Average undergraduate GPA 3.27
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.67-3.82
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 67
Average GMAT score 568
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 490-660
Students with prior work experience 66
Average work experience (months) 82

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
79 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Admissions decisions are made on the basis of the applicant's total package including GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, essays, post-baccalaureate work experience, and letters of recommendation. Top applicants will be asked to interview as well.
Executive program N/A
Part-time program
Admissions decisions are made on the basis of the applicant's total package including GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, essays, post-baccalaureate work experience, and letters of recommendation. Some applicants may be asked to or may request to interview as well.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Marion Dunagan
Full-time program phone (479) 575-2851
Full-time program E-mail gsb@walton.uark.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​gsb.​uark.​edu
Executive program phone N/A
Executive program E-mail N/A
Executive program website N/A
Part-time program phone (479) 575-2851
Part-time program E-mail gsb@walton.uark.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​gsb.​uark.​edu
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A

* Business School Admissions details based on 2011 data

 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

Departments/concentrations
entrepreneurship
finance
marketing
not-for-profit management
supply chain management/logistics
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, supply chain management/logistics
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time accelerated, part-time evenings and weekends
Joint programs available law, Clinton School of Public Service

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The Walton College has focused the core curriculum and the career tracks around the retail and CPG industries with special emphasis on the disciplines that figure most prominently in those industries: consumer marketing, finance, supply chain management, and entrepreneurship. Customizable career tracks for non-profit and sustainability are available as well.
Executive program N/A
Part-time program
The part-time curriculum focuses on CPG marketing and supply chain management. Category management, retail channels, RFID, consumer insights, and replenishment are some of the topic areas relevant to the CPG and retail industries.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#51 Best Business Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#47 in Part-time M.B.A.
#21 in Supply Chain / Logistics

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 52
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Acceptance rate 45.0% - Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $62,745 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.50 - High
Average GMAT score 649 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 85.7% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 90.5% - High
Enrollment (full-time) 67
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 191

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 67
Minority students 10.4%
International students 25.4%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 124
Minority students 5.6%
International students 3.2%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Kattie L. Wing
Financial aid phone (479) 575-3806

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $11,392 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $26,951 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $14,250 per year (in-state)
Part-time: $14,250 per year (out-of-state)
Required fees $60 per credit
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $17,328
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class N/A

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 0
Teaching assistantships 0
Research assistantships 15
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of Arkansas has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 30
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 21
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 85.7% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 90.5% - High

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 11
Low base salary $34,000
Average base salary $62,545
High base salary $77,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $34,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $61,400
High base salary: U.S citizen $77,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $74,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $74,000
High base salary: Foreign nationals $74,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 1
Low signing bonus $2,200
Average signing bonus $2,200
High signing bonus $2,200

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,200
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,200
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,200

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 0
Low other compensation $0
Average other compensation $0
High other compensation $0

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $0
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $0
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $0

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $0
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $0
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $0

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 6
Marketing/sales low salary $55,000
Marketing/sales average salary $67,667
Marketing/sales high salary $77,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 4
Operations/production low salary $48,000
Operations/production average salary $62,000
Operations/production high salary $70,000
Number reporting general management jobs 0
General management low salary $0
General management average salary $0
General management high salary $0
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 0
Finance/accounting low salary $0
Finance/accounting average salary $0
Finance/accounting high salary $0
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary $0
Management information systems (MIS) average salary $0
Management information systems (MIS) high salary $0
Number reporting consulting jobs 1
Consulting low salary $34,000
Consulting average salary $34,000
Consulting high salary $34,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary $0
Human resources average salary $0
Human resources high salary $0
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 0
Other occupations low salary $0
Other occupations average salary $0
Other occupations high salary $0

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Government low salary $0
Government average salary $0
Government high salary $0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 1
Manufacturing low salary $65,000
Manufacturing average salary $65,000
Manufacturing high salary $65,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0
Non-profit low salary $0
Non-profit average salary $0
Non-profit high salary $0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 0
Northeast low salary $0
Northeast average salary $0
Northeast high salary $0
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 0
Middle Atlantic low salary $0
Middle Atlantic average salary $0
Middle Atlantic high salary $0
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 9
South low salary $34,000
South average salary $63,888
South high salary $77,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 2
Midwest low salary $48,000
Midwest average salary $56,500
Midwest high salary $65,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 0
Southwest low salary $0
Southwest average salary $0
Southwest high salary $0
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 0
West low salary $0
West average salary $0
West high salary $0
Number reporting jobs located internationally 0
International low salary $0
International average salary $0
International high salary $0
 


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