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01 The Walton MBA                        11 Competitions                            21 University of Arkansas
02 The Full-Time Walton MBA Program      12 Career Planning & Development           22 Northwest Arkansas
03 Your Walton MBA: By Semester          14 The Walton Managerial MBA               24 Apply Today
04 The Walton MBA Program by Component      Program Overview
06 Career Tracks                         15 Your Walton MMBA: By Semester
08 Internships                           16 Walton MMBA Student Profiles
09 Graduate Assistantships               18 Admission & Financial Aid Information
10 Consulting Project                    20 Willard J. Walker Hall

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The Walton MBA Program

                                                                                                                                                   Your Walton MBA by Semester

                                                                                                                                                   Prerequisite online courses as needed

                                                                                                                                                   Spring: 16 hours
                                                                                                                                                   Retail Consumer Marketing (3 hours)
                                                                                                                                                   Retail & Consumer Products Supply Chain Management (3 hours)
                                                                                                                                                   Financial Markets & Valuation (3 hours)
                                                                                                                                                   Economics of Supply Chain and Retail (3 hours)
                                                                                                                                                   Business Analytics (3 hours)
                                                                                                                                                   Professional Development Seminar I (1 hour)

The Full-Time Walton                                                                                                                               Summer: 3 hours (Select one)
MBA Program                                                                                                                                        Internship (3 hours)
                                                                                                                                                   Study Abroad (3 hours)
The Sam M. Walton College of Business has          With the headquarters of companies like            “Being able to intern at a Fortune 100
collaborated with our corporate partners to        Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc. and        company gave me the opportunity to
develop MBA programs that provide an applied       J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. located          apply the concepts that I learned in        Fall: 15 hours
understanding of the retail and consumer           in Northwest Arkansas, over 300 Fortune             class to the “real world.” The internship   Managing & Leading Organizations (3 hours)
packaged goods industry. We have designed          500 companies choose to operate here as             program also allowed me access to some      Accounting for Supply Chain and Retail Operations (3 hours)
the 48-hour, full-time program to be completed     well, making networking easy at Walton              of the best and brightest minds in the      Ethical Decision Making (1 hour)
in three semesters, with students entering each    College. Students in our full-time program can      corporate world.”                           Career Track Class 1 (3 hours)
January. Faculty members from disciplines across   experience paid summer internships with our        – Matt Zaffaroni                             Career Track Class 2 (3 hours)
the Walton College join efforts to create an       corporate partners as well as the opportunity to    Intern at Tyson Foods, Inc.                 Professional Development Seminar 2 (1 hour)
integrated and balanced curriculum. Career         work part-time at corporate offices during the                                                  Professional Development Seminar 3 (1 hour)
tracks in Retail Marketing, Entrepreneurship       rest of the year. Many of our students do both
and Innovation, Supply Chain Management,           – gaining valuable business experience while
and Financial Management allow you to focus        in the MBA program. You can also exercise                                                       Spring: 14 hours
on your interests while also receiving a solid     your entrepreneurial side by participating in                                                   Strategic Management (3 hours)
foundation in fundamental business concepts        our consulting projects and even competing                                                      Enterprise Systems (3 hours)
from our core courses.                             nationally on business plan teams. To enhance                                                   Career Track Class 3 (3 hours)
                                                   your professional advancement further, our                                                      Consulting Project or 4th Career Track elective (3 hours)
Professional development outside the classroom     faculty have designed study-abroad programs                                                     Professional Development Seminar 4 (1 hour)
sets the Walton MBA apart. From workshops          just for MBA students. Through the Walton                                                       Professional Development Seminar 5 (1 hour)
on negotiation and sustainability to individual    College, you can experience international
executive coaching, you create your experience.    business from an insider’s perspective as you
                                                   visit companies, talk with executives, and see
                                                   business operations first hand.

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Integrate the Classroom with Real-World Experience

The Walton MBA Program Components                                                                                                     “Being around driven, goal-oriented individuals from all walks of life has had a huge
                                                                                                                                       impact on me personally. Their determination and great work ethic has rubbed off on
                                                                                                                                       me and pushed me to better myself.” – Michael Rateliff

     Pre                                       01                                          02                                          03                                                                       04
     Pre-MBA Prep                              Business Core                               Career Track                                 Internship / Study Abroad                                               Professional Development
     Optional online courses                   On-campus                                   On-campus                                    Off-campus                                                              On-Campus
                                               28 credit hours                             12 credit hours                              3 credit hours                                                          5 credit hours
     Recommended Courses:
     Statistics                                Classes:                                    Tracks:                                      Summer Internship:                                                      Recent topics:
     Economics                                 Retail Consumer Marketing                   Retail Marketing Management                  Thanks to our strong relationships with corporate partners,             RFID Technology, Retail Link Training, Diversity Training,
     Finance                                   Retail and Consumer Products –              Supply Chain Management                      the Walton College helps connect our students with summer               Negotiation, Professional Presence, Advanced Excel Macros,
     Accounting                                 Supply Chain Management                    Financial Management                         internship opportunities. Our internship program provides you           Sustainability, Executive Coaching, Job Interview Skills
                                               Financial Markets and Valuation             Entrepreneurship & Innovation                the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the classroom
     Pre-MBA preparatory courses are           Business Analytics                                                                       in an intensive corporate setting. Companies award internships          With the Walton College full-time MBA, your professional
     a good choice for students who            Economics of Supply Chain and Retail        Four distinct career tracks correspond       based on interview performance and academic/work background.            development is just as important as your academic development.
     graduated with a business degree          Managing and Leading                        to specific career paths at leading          Each internship lasts between ten and twelve weeks during the           Your career goals and skills are unique, so we offer a program that
     several years ago or who are entering      Organizations                              companies within the retail and              summer term.                                                            puts you in charge of your professional advancement.
     the MBA program with a non-               Accounting for Supply Chain and             consumer packaged goods industry.
     business background. For your              Retail Operations                          Each track is composed of four               Study Abroad:                                                           The MBA Professional Development program offers our
     convenience, we offer these courses       Ethical Decision Making                     courses, including one elective chosen       The Walton College offers study abroad opportunities designed           students the opportunity to gain insights into cutting-edge
     entirely online, and you should plan      Strategic Management                        from either a consulting project or a        specifically for MBA students. These experiences focus on               topics at regular intervals throughout the program. As an
     to complete them after admission to       Enterprise Systems                          course from a different track, which         international business practices seen first-hand. During study          MBA student, you customize your own program by choosing from
     the MBA but prior to beginning the                                                    builds cross-functional knowledge.           abroad trips, Walton College MBA students tour corporate and            courses specific to your career goals. Topics differ each semester, and
     program in January. You should also       The MBA Program begins with a               You will select a career track after the     manufacturing headquarters, meet top company executives, and visit      you are never limited in the number in which you can participate.
     complete a review of spreadsheet-         solid foundation in the core business       first semester, allowing exposure and a      distribution centers in key international business centers. In recent
     based software, especially Excel, prior   disciplines: economics, accounting,         deeper understanding of all areas prior      years, our MBA students have traveled to China, India, and Brazil.
     to beginning the program.                 finance, quantitative analysis,             to making your final decision.
                                               management, marketing and supply
                                               chain logistics. These courses will
                                               provide you with a rigorous exposure
                                               to analytic and strategic thinking skills
                                               that form the basis for effectiveness in
                                               the corporate environment. Our faculty
                                               use the case-study method extensively,
                                               along with readings, simulations,
                                               lectures and group projects.

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Create Your Career

Career Tracks

     Retail Marketing Management                                               Supply Chain Management: Keerti Kesiraju                                          Financial Management: Ryan Stearle                                         Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Governor’s Cup Team

Retail Marketing Management                       Supply Chain Management                                Financial Management                              Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Retail Marketing Management Career            The Supply Chain Management Career Track               From building pricing models to launching new     If you are interested in starting a high-growth      “The Graduate Assistant/Internship program allowed me to take a position with a global
Track prepares individuals for positions with     prepares you for a leadership position in the          consumer financial products, financial managers   independent firm or developing autonomous             company and apply what I was learning in the classroom in real-time. I got exposure to
retailers or merchandise suppliers. Whether       fast-growing and fast-moving supply chain field.       develop strategies that create value for the      business units within large corporations, the         business issues that I wouldn’t have seen in the classroom, or in the career I had prior to
working with a retailer or supplier, a solid      From production to consumption, a company’s            consumer and the shareholder, and result in       Entrepreneurship and Innovation Career Track          coming to Walton.”
understanding of the decision-making processes    success hinges on its supply chain. As a supply        sustainable, long-range financial performance     is the place to start. Students analyze the growth   – Dave Alderson, Intern and Graduate Assistant at Clark/Nilfisk Advance
involved in how shoppers decide to purchase       chain professional, you will have responsibility       for firms. With particular emphasis on the        and profit potential of new venture opportunities
products is critical. In this career track, you   for logistics network design, inventory                retail, supply chain, and consumer products       by examining intellectual property, the              “The Walton College MBA finance track provides exposure to all of the core
will gain valuable insights into channel          management, forecasting, replenishment and             industries as well as fundamental financial       competition, and the allocation of human and          concepts that one would encounter in the fields of investment banking and portfolio
marketing, category management, branding and      other processes that integrate supply and              theory and management, the Financial              financial resources. Students complete the track      management. In the Shollmier Capstone course, students are even given the rare
promotion. As a graduate, you will be prepared    demand needs.                                          Management Career Track will prepare you for      with a viable business plan in hand, for which        opportunity to manage millions of real dollars on behalf of the University!”
to select, implement, track and analyze                                                                  a variety of career paths.                        they seek funding through state, regional and        – Ryan Stearle, Financial Management
the effects of product offerings, prices and      Supply Chain Management Career                                                                           national business plan competitions.
promotions on consumer choices.                   Track courses:                                         Financial Management Career Track                                                                      “I truly valued the interaction with classmates, professors, guest speakers and
                                                  •   Global Logistics and Supply Management             courses:                                          Entrepreneurship and Innovation Career                administrators all bringing various backgrounds, experiences and perspectives
Retail Marketing Management Career                •   Transportation Strategies in the Supply Chain      •   Retail Finance                                Track courses:                                        to every situation.”
Track courses:                                    •   Modeling Retail and Consumer Products              •   Investment Theory and Management              •   New Venture Development                          – April Seggebruch
•   Shopper, Buyer, and Consumer Behavior             Logistics                                          •   Shollmier Investment Project                  •   Innovation and Creativity
•   Consumer and Market Research                  •   Consulting Project or other elective               •   Consulting Project or other elective          •   Consumer and Market Research or
•   Category Analysis and Management                                                                                                                           Entrepreneurial Finance
•   Consulting Project or other elective                                                                                                                   •   Business Plan Competition

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Apply What You Learn

Internships                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Graduate Assistantships

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kristen Jessup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tyson Foods, Inc., Corporate Strategy and Development

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “In the Corporate Strategy and Development Department, I had the rare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           opportunity to work with high-level executives in analyzing new products and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           markets that will help to shape the future of Tyson Foods. This outstanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           experience was a great resume´ builder for me, opening up countless career

    Kellen Frank                                                                    Melissa Maddox

Internships                                                                                                                                                          Graduate Assistantships                                                                        Companies Hiring Walton College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Graduate Assistants & Summer Interns*
Walton College is positioned in the center of         The Walton College MBA internship is a           “This internship has been invaluable for my                   Upon admission to the full-time MBA
the retail industry and connected to the world’s      tremendous opportunity to apply what you          future in business in general: I was exposed                 program, students may be awarded a Graduate                                                    Clarke / Nilfisk – Advance
biggest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., as well as   learn in the classroom and to learn more          to a broad view of the Mars business,                        Assistantship. Our Graduate Assistantship                                                      The Dannon Company, Inc.
hundreds of vendors that supply products to the       about yourself at the same time. Your summer      from local retail sales teams to corporate                   program provides full or out-of-state tuition                                                  The Dial Corporation
company and other retailers. We leverage these        internship lasts for a minimum of ten weeks,      brand management and advertising. These                      waivers, a stipend, and, in some cases,                                                        FedEx Corporation
relationships to provide summer internships for       and you can expect to work forty hours            experiences have allowed me to see the                       scholarship funding. Students receiving a                                                      The Hershey Company
our MBA students. These internships include           per week. Interns may travel for industry         ‘big picture’ of doing business, which is the                Graduate Assistantship work 15 hours per                                                       Kellogg Company
experiences in finance, category management,          conferences or to their company’s corporate       reason I choose to return to school and                      week for 15 weeks during the regular semester                                                  KingKing USA
strategy, price analysis, and other demand areas.     headquarters to make presentations before         get my MBA.”                                                 either for the Walton College or for one of                                                    Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Companies benefit from employing Walton               top executives. Some companies hire several      – Melissa Maddox                                              our corporate partners. The work is arranged                                                   Mars, Inc.
College MBA interns because they bring fresh          Walton College MBA interns and ask them           Graduate Assistantship & Internship at Mars, Inc.            around your academic schedule and designed to                                                  Novartis
ideas along with a core foundation in business        to function as a team to provide multiple and                                                                  complement your coursework.                                                                    The NPD Group
practices to the table.                               diverse insights in solving business problems.   “The full-time MBA curriculum has                                                                                                                            Pratt & Whitney
                                                                                                        continually pushed me out of my comfort                      The corporate Graduate Assistantship is a terrific                                             The Procter & Gamble Company
Summer MBA internships at Walton College                                                                zone. My internship at Saatchi & Saatchi                     opportunity for the MBA student who wants                                                      Saatchi & Saatchi X
are competitive. While we help you find                                                                 X was no different. I led a great team                       to pursue a career in business. Because you are                                                Sunbeam Corporation
opportunities, you obtain a position through                                                            of undergraduate interns in developing                       working in a business environment while taking                                                 Sam’s Club
careful resume preparation and focused                                                                  thought leadership for the agency –                          courses, you have many opportunities to apply                                                  Tyson Foods, Inc.
interviews. Our Walton College Career                                                                   specifically, the direction Saatchi & Saatchi                what you learn each day in a corporate setting.                                                Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Development Center provides one-on-one                                                                  X should lead its clients in the area of                     Students who choose the corporate Graduate
guidance including resume writing and job                                                               health and wellness. Looking at the retail                   Assistantship often work for the same company                                                  *List is subject to change based on
coaching, designed with your specific style                                                             space through the eyes of the shopper was                    during their summer internships. A student                                                      company hiring needs. We add new
in mind. The Career Development Center                                                                  a tremendously insightful experience.”                       participating in both a graduate assistantship and                                              companies regularly.
also serves as the clearinghouse for MBA                                                               – Kellen Frank                                                an internship can accumulate up to a year and a
internships, making sure you are notified of job                                                        Graduate Assistantship & Internship at Saatchi & Saatchi X   half of work experience with an employer while
openings as they become available.                                                                                                                                   in our MBA program. The career opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                     and placement history of students taking this
                                                                                                                                                                     route are exceptionally strong.
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Be a Consultant

Consulting Projects                                                                                                                                                                                                          Compete Nationally

                                                                                                           Merchant Eyes: 1st Place – 2008 Las Vegas Tri-State Competition                     RISE VIII Investment Fund Competition

Consulting Project                                                                                         Nationally Competitive Teams                               Investment Competitions                                    Our Walton College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Governor’s Cup Teams
The Walton College collaborates with the             •   A cluster of 13 innovative patents for            Each year, Walton College MBA teams                        In 2008, the MBA Shollmier Fund portfolio
University of Arkansas Technology Licensing              advanced printed circuit board and integrated     successfully compete and place nationally in               management team won first place in the graduate            2008
Office and other campus entities to provide              circuit design                                    business plan, investment and case competitions.           hybrid funds category of the RISE (Redefining              Protrom Medical: 1st Place
consulting opportunities for our MBA students.       •   A variety of nanoscale sensors, bio-detectors,    The Southwest Business Plan Competition at                 Investment Strategy Education) VIII international          MerchantEyes: 2nd Place
The Technology Licensing Office works with               and assays for rapid pathogen detection           Rice University, the Graduate Logistics Case               student managed investment fund competition                TrackLife Systems: 3rd Place
University of Arkansas faculty and research          •   Applied software solutions for higher             Competition at the University of Arkansas, the             in 2008 for their 2007 risk-adjusted investment
scientists to identify, protect, and commercialize       education business process improvement            Las Vegas Tri-State Competition, Wal-Mart’s                performance. The event was held at the                     2007
intellectual property developed from their           •   Simple, innovative tactile tile solution to       Better Living Business Plan Competition,                   University of Dayton, Ohio. Competing against              Guard-In Fresh: 1st Place and Innovation Prize
research or other university-supported activities.       allow blind students access to graphical          Carnegie Mellon’s McGinnis Venture                         more than 2,300 students from 257 schools in 69            Compello Rx: 2nd Place
Our students serve as consultants for exciting           computer drawing packages                         Competition, Wake Forest’s Elevator Competition,           countries, our Shollmier Fund portfolio team saw
new technologies, as they work to determine          •   Applied software solution for forestry carbon     and the University of Oregon’s New Venture                 an 18.99 percent return compared to the S&P                2006
the market feasibility for products based on the         exchange credit calculations                      Championship are all on our schedule.                      5.49 percent annualized return.                            Agrobotics: 1st Place
technology and develop business plans to take                                                                                                                                                                                    Amiiga, LLC: 2nd Place and Technology Award
products forward to the market.                      Our students scrutinize these technologies            Governor’s Cup                                                                                                        Contür: 3rd Place
                                                     for commercial viability, feasibility for startup
Recent technologies under development                creation, or identification of licensing/channel      Under the guidance of entrepreneurship
include:                                             strategies, culminating in commercialization          faculty, MBA students in the Walton College
•   A single dose treatment for Osteoporosis         strategies and business plans. As a student in        participate in business plan competitions at
•   Avian flu (H5N1) vaccine                         the consulting project class, you play a vital role   state and national levels. Foremost among these
•   Nanotechnology that promotes stronger bone       in bringing these technologies to market.             is the Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s
    adhesion to prosthetic joints                                                                          Cup. With prize money of $20,000 (1st place),
•   All natural, edible, antimicrobial spray/dip                                                           $10,000 (2nd place) and $5,000 (3rd place), this
    coatings for fresh foods                                                                               event is one of the most profitable competitions
•   Gold-coated nanotubes activated by radio                                                               in the country. Since 2004, Walton College
    waves for tumor treatment                                                                              teams have taken first place each year and won
                                                                                                           almost $250,000.

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Customize Your Career

Career Planning & Development

     Salary Statistics
     Walton College MBA graduates earn top dollar regionally. With
     an average starting salary of over $75,000 at graduation, not
                                                                                 In 2007-2008, 131 companies
     including sign-on bonuses or other benefits, our students are               interviewed on campus and over
     taking on challenging and rewarding positions.
                                                                                 2,000 jobs were posted with
     Starting Salary: MBA Class of 2008
     Average: $75,452                                                            the Career Center.
     Range: $62,000 – $110,000

Career Development Center                                                                               Companies Recruiting / Hiring
                                                                                                        Walton MBA Graduates
The Walton College Career Development                The Career Center also schedules various
Center provides students with knowledge,             programs providing you with the opportunity        Acxiom Corporation
skills, and insight in the career development,       to interact with employers before and during       Alltel
professional development, and employment             your job search. The Career Center hosts           ABF Freight Systems, Inc.
processes. Access to these critical services         career fairs twice a year in which both regional   Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
begins your first semester on campus. As you         and national employers participate. You will       Chesapeake Energy Corporation
prepare to interview with companies for graduate     also participate in presentation competitions      CITGO Petroleum Corporation
assistantships and summer internships, our           in which employers act as judges and provide       ConAgra Foods
Career Center is with you at every step. Early       feedback regarding your effort. Finally, the       Conoco-Phillips Company
in the program, Career Center staff members          Career Center offers networking events             Deloitte & Touche
work with you to develop a professional resume.      before career fairs that provide you with          The Dial Corporation
You will also participate in behavioral and          the opportunity to perfect your one-on-one         Ernst & Young
conversational interview training sessions.          networking skills.                                 General Mills                        April Seggebruch
Later, we will help you refine your executive                                                           IBM
presence, learn tips for more effective networking   To learn more about the Walton College Career      J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.   Associate National Account Manager, Spectrum Brands
and coach you through the development of an          Development Center, visit waltoncollege.uark.      KPMG
internship and/or job search plan. Finally, as you   edu/careerdevelopment.                             Mars, Inc.                           “The Walton MBA network gave me an extraordinary
begin interviewing for the ideal job, we help you                                                       Newell Rubbermaid, Inc.               competitive advantage. I can unequivocally say that
understand how to negotiate for the best salary                                                         The NPD Group                         completing this MBA program placed my future on an
and benefits available.                                                                                 PepsiCo, Inc.                         absolutely different path.”
                                                                                                        Pfizer Inc.
                                                                                                        Sears, Roebuck and Co.
                                                                                                        Shell Oil
                                                                                                        Spectrum Brands
                                                                                                        Tyson Foods, Inc.
                                                                                                        USA Truck, Inc.
                                                                                                        Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
                                                                                                        Winrock International

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The Walton Managerial MBA Program

                                                                                                                                                 Your Walton Managerial MBA
                                                                                                                                                 by Semester
                                                                                                                                                 Orientation: 2 hours
                                                                                                                                                 Introduction to Value Chain

                                                                                                                                                 First Fall: 6 hours
                                                                                                                                                 Accounting Decisions & Control (3 hours)
                                                                                                                                                 Information, Technology and Decision Making (3 hours)

                                                                                                                                                 First Spring: 6 hours
                                                                                                                                                 Economics of Management & Strategy (3 hours)
                                                                                                                                                 Corporate Financial Management (3 hours)

The Walton Managerial                              Study Abroad for Walton Managerial                 “By having an MBA, it separates you
MBA Program                                        MBA Students                                        from the rest of the pack and employers   First Summer: 6 hours
                                                                                                       see you as an asset whom they want to     Leading High Performance Organizations (3 hours)
Designed for the working professional, the         As a working professional, your free time is        invest in long term.”                     Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
Walton Managerial MBA is a 38-hour program         precious. With that in mind, we designed           – Steve Fortner
that begins each August. This innovative           short-term, elective, study abroad experiences      Unilever
program leverages classroom instruction with       that allow you to take advantage of vacation                                                  Second Fall: 6 hours
online learning activities and interactive         time and turn it into an once-in-a-lifetime                                                   Supply Chain Management (3 hours)
team-based problems. Students take six hours       experience. Our short-term MBA study abroad                                                   Managing Ideas, Products & Services (3 hours)
of coursework a semester by attending class one    programs last approximately three weeks.
Saturday each month for two years. Almost all      During that time, you will find your days packed
of our faculty teaching in the Managerial MBA      with experiences focused on international                                                     Second Spring: 6 hours
also teach in the Walton College full-time         business. You can visit oil refineries in                                                     Strategic Management (3 hours)
program. When classes are not in session, you      Sao Paulo, Brazil or distribution centers in                                                  Strategic Retail (3 hours)
have access to the Walton College’s learning       Shanghai, China. Regardless of which trip you
resources from anywhere in the world through       choose, you will meet top executives at
our extensive technology services and support.     top companies and see international                                                           Second Summer: 6 hours
                                                   operations firsthand.                                                                         Capstone(3 hours)
Our Managerial MBA students in the Walton                                                                                                        Category Management (3 hours)
College average between five and seven years
of work experience in a wide range of fields.
Furthermore, our students represent more than                                                                                                    Program Total: 38 hours
forty companies in a multi-state region. This
level of experience combined with a diversity
of employers adds a rich component to the
program as students learn from each other while
networking outside their companies with talented
professionals from a variety of industries.

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Profiles in Success

Walton Managerial MBA Student Profiles

                                     Jennifer Weglarz                                                                        Megan Schultz

                                     Title: Staff Accountant, Washington Regional                                            Title: Associate Category Management Manager, Unilever
                                     Undergrad Major: Accounting                                                             Undergraduate Majors: BSIB – Bachelor of Science in International Business
                                                                                                                             (emphasis – Marketing)
                                     “I love that the program is flexible and allows me to complete my work on my own        BSBA – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
                                      time. It has also presented me with many opportunities to meet some wonderful          (emphasis – HR Management)
                                      people, and is allowing me to visit India. The program has been challenging, but I
                                      have learned skills that have helped me in my professional career. The experience I    “I thoroughly enjoyed the MMBA program and am very pleased with the results.
                                      have had throughout this program has been outstanding.”                                 The blend of the online components and the face-to-face interaction with the
                                                                                                                              professors and students allows for a good balance between your professional
                                                                                                                              and personal life while earning the degree. The faculty is excellent, and the
                                                                                                                              caliber of students allows for great discussions and learning experiences.”

                                     Shelia Higgs Burkhalter                                                                 Keith Solsvig

                                     Title: Director of First Year Experience, University of Arkansas                        Title: Product Manager, Consumer Products, Tyson Foods, Inc.
                                     Undergraduate Major: Mass Communication and Political Science                           Undergrad Major: B.S in Finance with a Marketing Concentration

                                     “The MMBA is one of the most vigorous programs of study that I have ever                “As someone with hectic work and family schedules, I appreciate the MMBA’s
                                      undertaken and I am loving every minute of it. I started learning useful information    online, classroom, and team instruction options. It is obvious that the University had
                                      during Orientation and that collection of knowledge and skills has continued from       working professionals in mind when they developed the program. One of my favorite
                                      class to class. The knowledge that I have gained has made me more savvy in my           tools is the online discussion boards. This forum allows the class to interact and
                                      current work and it is preparing me for an amazing future.”                             share opinions on current events as they relate to our curriculum on our own time.
                                                                                                                              In addition, the ongoing dialogue allows us to develop positive working relationships
                                                                                                                              with each other, even though we may only meet in person once a month.”

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Admissions & Financial Aid Information                                                                                                                                                                                     Matt Zaffaroni

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “I was pleasantly surprised by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the individual attention from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            faculty and staff. I think in most
                                                                         Program            Application Deadline     Admissions                                                                                             MBA programs, you become
                                                                                                                     Decision By                                                                                            one of the masses. At the Walton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            College, it’s almost like you have
                                                                         MBA                Early – April 1          May 1                                                                                                  a team of dedicated advisors
                                                                                            Final – September 15     October 15                                                                                             directing your career in the best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            possible direction.”
                                                                         MMBA               April 1                  May 1

Admission                                       Graduate Assistantships &
                                                Financial Aid                                         Application Materials:
Admission to the Walton College MBA is                                                                • Application Form

highly competitive and selective. We base       We automatically consider all students                • Application Fee: $40 for domestic

admission decisions on the entire application   applying to the full-time MBA program                   students and $50 for International
package with emphasis placed on your GMAT       for Graduate Assistantships. Graduate                   students
score, work experience, and GPA. Enrollment     Assistantships include partial or full tuition        • Resume

in each program is limited. Applications        waivers, stipends and, in some cases,                 • Official Transcripts

received after the application deadlines are    scholarship funding. A Graduate Assistant             • Letters of Recommendation (3)

considered on a space-available basis.          can expect to work 15 hours a week during             • Essays (2)

                                                the regular academic year either within               • Official GMAT Score Report

                                                the Walton College or for one of our
                                                corporate partners.                                   International Applicants must also
                                                                                                      submit:                                Shelia Higgs Burkhalter
                                                Students in both the full-time and the part-          • TOEFL: minimum 213 computer-

                                                time MBA programs are eligible for student              based, 550 paper-based, or 80        “The Walton MBA program reminds me of experiential learning at its best. An
                                                loans. Domestic students can apply for the              internet-based                        experience is created for you, but what you truly gain from the experience
                                                federal student loan program by completing            • Summary of Educational                really depends on how much you invest in the experience.”
                                                the Free Application for Federal Student                Experience Form
                                                Aid at International                • Supplemental and Financial

                                                students interested in student loans should             Information Form                     Steve Fortner
                                                contact the Office of Financial Aid to learn
                                                more about available funding. Visit the                                                      “What surprised me most about the Walton Managerial MBA program is that
                                                                                                                                              I learned just as much from my peers in class as I did from my professors.
                                                Office of Financial Aid’s website at www.
                                                                                                                                              Everyone has something unique they can bring to the table and it really
                                                                                                             strengthened the program for me.”

                                                For more information on admission, assistantships, and program costs
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      University of Arkansas
                                     Willard J. Walker Hall, home to the Sam M. Walton
                                     MBA programs, inspires. With its open spaces and bold
                                     architecture, our students and faculty are inspired to
                                     be creative and enjoy the free exchange of ideas and
                                     opportunities. Tiered classrooms, team meeting and
                                     consulting project/partnering rooms, and networking spaces
                                     help build a strong community of graduate students.

                                                                                                  Established in 1871

                                                                                                  •   The flagship campus of the University of         •   The Graduate School is benefiting from a       •   The state-of-the-art Pat Walker Health
                                                                                                      Arkansas system, the University of Arkansas          new $100 million endowment, part of the            Center, opened in 2004 and fully certified
                                                                                                      is both the major land-grant university for          historic $300 million gift from the Walton         by the Accreditation Association for
                                                                                                      Arkansas and the state university.                   Family Charitable Support Foundation.              Ambulatory Health Care, provides proactive
                                                                                                                                                           The gift supports endowed fellowships for          medical and mental health care.
                                                                                                  •   The University of Arkansas encompasses               graduate students, a research fund for
                                                                                                      more than 130 buildings on 345 acres and             graduate students, funds for library support
                                                                                                      provides nearly 200 academic programs,               to the Graduate School and eight new
                                                                                                      more than some universities twice its                faculty research chairs.
                                                                                                      size. At the same time, it maintains a low
                                                                                                      student-to-faculty ratio (currently 17:1).       •   The university is in the top tier of 150
                                                                                                                                                           research universities among the nation’s
                                                                                                  •   The faculty numbers nearly 900. Nine of              more than 4,000 post-secondary
                                                                                                      every 10 faculty members hold either a               institutions. Research expenditures at the
                                                                                                      doctorate or terminal degree in their field.         University of Arkansas now exceed $100
                                                                                                                                                           million per year.
                                                                                                  •   The university confers degrees in some three
                                                                                                      dozen doctoral programs and approximately        •   The University of Arkansas is an NCAA
                                                                                                      90 master’s programs. More than 3,500                Division I-A institution and a member of
                                                                                                      students pursue graduate and law degrees at          the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The
                                                                                                      the university, with advance degree enrollment       university fields eight men’s and eleven
                                                                                                      targeted to grow to approximately 5,500.             women’s varsity programs.

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                                                                                                                                         “I now have the tools to go as far as my dreams will take me. Whatever path I choose,
                                                                                                                                          I know I will succeed with the knowledge I acquired in the Walton MBA program.”
We Have it all in Northwest Arkansas                                                                                                     – Melissa Maddox

Living in Northwest Arkansas                      Arts & Culture                    Outdoors                                             Business Environment

•   Ranked in the Top 100 places to live in       •   The Walton Arts Center        •   Floating our numerous rivers including the       •   Home to over 300 Fortune 500 companies.
    2006 by Relocating America                        Buffalo, White, Elk, Mulberry, Illinois and                                                                                Fayetteville:
                                                                                        King’s River.                                    •   Voted by Forbes as 8th in the nation for Best
•   Voted #1 in Arkansas and #74 nationally       •   Historic Downtown Square                                                               Places for Business and Careers in 2007.                              Rated 7th among the best
    for best green places to live in America by                                     •   Rock Climbing at Devil’s Den.
    Sperling’s                                    •   Farmer’s market                                                                    •   Corporate headquarters for Wal-Mart Stores,                           places to live, work and play in
                                                                                    •   Biking in the Ozarks.                                Inc.; Tyson Foods, Inc.; and J.B. Hunt
•   Ranked as the #1 clean air city by            •   Dickson Street                                                                         Transport Services, Inc.                                              2008 by Kiplinger’s.
    COPD Digest.                                                                    •   Camping at any of our 52 Arkansas state
                                                  •   Northwest Arkansas Naturals       parks, 6 national parks or 3 national forests.   •   Expansion Management in 2007 recognized
•   Ranked by Kiplinger’s as one of the top ten       Minor League Baseball                                                                  the Fayetteville MSA as the #12 Economic
    Best College Towns in 2007 and rated 7th                                                                                                 Development hot spot and #3 in the mid-
    among the BEST Places to Live, Work and       •   Razorback Athletics                                                                    size category among Top Cities for Business
    Play in 2008.                                                                                                                            Recruitment and Attraction.

                                                                                                                                         •   Voted #4 in Inc. magazine for Best Cities
                                                                                                                                             Doing Business, mid-size city category and
                                                                                                                                             #13 overall.

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We’re All Business. The Sam M. Walton College of Business offers you an exciting and dynamic

environment – with access to cutting-edge faculty, the latest in business research, and real-world

business executives. Your Walton MBA prepares you for a successful career path wherever it leads.

Apply Online now at:

Sam M. Walton College of Business
Graduate School of Business

University of Arkansas
310 Willard J. Walker Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-2851 fax: (479) 575-8721

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