University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Our innovative approach to entrepreneurship education stimulates student and faculty successes that are recognized nationally and globally, allowing us to play an integral role in building one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial communities in the country.


Number of high-growth startups formed by graduate entrepreneurship students since 2009.


Amount raised by our students in funding and grants.


Total cash prizes awarded to our students during business plan competitions.

For MBA Students

Full-Time MBA and Executive MBA students can choose the Entrepreneurship career track as part of their graduate program.

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For Undergrad Students

Undergraduate business students majoring in Management may elect to pursue an entrepreneurship concentration for their degree. 

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Entrepreneurship Certificate for Non-Business Graduate Students

Graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate in the programs offered by the Office of Entrepreneurship. Our students have a strong success record in business plan competitions, participate in commercialization retreats, and enjoy working with Arkansas industries.

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For Faculty

WANTED: Faculty interested in the commercialization of technology and demand-driven research!

Faculty engagement is crucial to the Office of Entrepreneurship – and not just business faculty. Each year, new student business plan teams (and ultimately companies) are formed around science, engineering, and technology-based research that "stems" from research on university campuses throughout the state.

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Social Entrepreneurship

We are currently working with the U of A Clinton School of Public Service, Service Leaning Center, and Office of Sustainability to develop our social entrepreneurship program. Efforts are also underway to establish statewide initiatives with the UAMS College of Public Health, as well as a social entrepreneurship organization for students and the Northwest Arkansas community to develop a platform for discussing ideas that can transform regions of the state. Check back again for updates as they become available!