Sam M. Walton College of Business

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Sam M. Walton College of Business
Type Public
Established 1926
Parent institution
University of Arkansas
Dean Matthew A. Waller, Ph.D.
Students 6,132 (2016)[1]
Undergraduates 5,675 (2016)[1]
Postgraduates 457 (2016)[1]
Location Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.
36°03′55″N 94°10′28″W / 36.06531°N 94.17434°W / 36.06531; -94.17434Coordinates: 36°03′55″N 94°10′28″W / 36.06531°N 94.17434°W / 36.06531; -94.17434
Affiliations University of Arkansas

The Sam M. Walton College of Business is a business college at the University of Arkansas. The college is funded by and named after the founder of Wal-Mart, Sam Walton, when in October 1998, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation made a $50 million upfront cash gift. This was the largest ever given to a public business college. This established the "Sam M. Walton College of Business Administration", but the name was shorted to the "Sam M. Walton College of Business" in 2000. It was originally established in 1926 as the School of Business Administration. [2]

The College has its own special tuition (as of the 2009–2010 academic year, the tuition was $25.05 per credit hour more than the other colleges[3]) and its own Career Development Center.[4] The Sam Walton College of Business is among the top 25 undergraduate business schools and ranked in the top fifty graduate business schools in the nation in results published by US News and World Report.[5] According to the Wall Street Journal, graduates make in excess of $43,000 in their first job after college.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c "Fall 2016 11th Day Enrollment Report" (PDF). University of Arkansas Office of Institutional Research. October 20, 2016. p. 3. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ "University of Arkansas Walton College History". Retrieved 2015-12-31. 
  3. ^ "Tuition and fees schedule". Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Walton College Career Development Center Homepage". Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  5. ^ Walton College reporting U.S. News and Report college survey results.
  6. ^ "Walton College Salary Survey". Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  7. ^ "Justin Boyd". Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bart Hester's Biography". Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Doug McMillon". Retrieved 2016-07-22. 
  10. ^ "Marshall Wright". ballotpedia. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 

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