Since its founding at the University of Arkansas in 1926, the Sam M. Walton College of Business has grown to become the state's premier college of business – as well as a nationally competitive business school. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – AACSB International accredited the college in 1931 and renewed the accreditation again in 2012.
The U.S. News & World Report "2013 America's Best Colleges" ranked the Walton College in a tie for 26th place among the nation's public undergraduate business schools.
The Walton College combines excellent academic programs with a wide range of experiential learning to help its more than 4,000 students connect scholarship with real business practice. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in International Business in seven disciplines.
The graduate programs include four master's programs (MBA, Mast of Accountancy, Master of Economics and Master of Information Systems); and Ph.D. Programs in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management.
The college encourages research and creation of the latest business knowledge. Eleven research and outreach centers provide a link to and serve the needs of the business community and the state.