University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Finance: Invest in Your Future

With hands-on experience provided by Walton College's Global Markets Financial Trading Center, coupled with our student-managed investment funds and experienced faculty and corporate connections, Walton College finance majors are given the competitive edge they need in this dynamic field.

Academic Programs

The study of finance opens doors to meaningful and rewarding career options in a wide range of industries. Often seen as a launching pad for high achievement in other fields, a finance degree most notably prepares students for careers in banking, investment management, insurance and real estate.

 

 


Finance Undergraduate Program
Bachelor’s Degree

Whether a student intends to be a finance specialist or a generalist, financial markets and corporate finance are elemental building blocks of business.

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Finance Graduate Programs
Master's Degree and Ph.D Program

The Walton MBA with a concentration in finance will develop the skills you'll need to specialize in financial management, advisement, and analysis.  

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New & Noteworthy

Podcast: Tim Yeager Discusses The Federal Reserve and the Housing and Credit Crises

Podcast: Tim Yeager Discusses The Federal Reserve and the Housing and Credit Crises

Yeager is featured on “Short Talks From The Hill,” a new podcast highlighting research and scholarly work across the University of Arkansas campus.

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Jebaraj Named Employee of the Second Quarter by Walton College

Jebaraj Named Employee of the Second Quarter by Walton College

Mervin Jebaraj, assistant director in the Center for Business and Economic Research, has been named employee of the second quarter by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Experts Set to Discuss Economy at 23rd Business Forecast Luncheon

Experts Set to Discuss Economy at 23rd Business Forecast Luncheon

A panel of experts will discuss the outlook for the regional, national and international economy at the 23rd annual Business Forecast luncheon.The event begins at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in the World Trade Center District in Rogers.

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Garrison Financial Institute

The establishment of GFI was made possible through a generous $2 million gift from the Garrison Family to help build a nationally competitive financial services industry in the State of Arkansas. An additional $2 million was provided through the Matching Gift Program, made possible by the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation's $300 million gift to the University of Arkansas. Both grants help support investment research, and fund the Garrison Financial Institute.

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Trading Center

The Global Financial Market Center is a state-of-the -art classroom where our ever-more technologically astute students can learn about finance using cutting edge software and real-time market data.

The center is equipped with 60 computer workstations, an electronic ticker displaying stock prices, trading simulation software, and a Bloomberg terminal providing real-time and historical financial data.

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