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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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.