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University of Arkansas--Fayetteville Sam M. Walton College of Business

Fayetteville, AR
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310 Willard J. Walker Hall

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR 72701

United States

Phone: 479-575-2851

Fax: 479-575-8721


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: semester
Degrees Offered: MBA Full-time - 18th months MBA Part-time - 24 months Masters of Accountancy - 12 months MIS Full-time - 12 months MIS Part-time - 24 months PhD programs - 4 years minimum
Concentrations: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems/Information Technology, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Marketing, Non-Profit Management/Public Administration, Supply Chain Management
Study Abroad Options: China Brazil India
Online Course Catalog: http://gsb.uark.edu
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Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Recommended
Description: This course recognizes that sustainability must be cultural, financial, and environmental in character, AKA triple-play sustainability, or it is not truly sustainable. Culture is the ocean in which we swim: we are no more aware of it than fish are aware of water. We are not aware of it but it forms the basis of our decisions. Businesses must be financially profitable to exist: they must increase profits to expand the value they offer. The environment is finite and our actions frequently affect others. Engineers optimize, scientists observe and extrapolate, businesses create wealth, governments organize, and artists capture an idea and convey it: each of these can be beneficial or can be distorted to damage our common world.
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: Cross-Sector Collaboration for Sustainability: This course explores how organizations in the three sectors of society work together in value creation by addressing social and environmental problems. Focusing on business and nonprofit organizations, we investigate the forces that bring about and influence these collaborations from practical and theoretical perspectives, and managerial responses to collaboration challenges.
School's environmental commitment:  
1: The Applied Sustainability Center offers workshops and training courses to help professionals understand and implement sustainability as a strategy. In addition to the following courses, the Center can customize any of the course offerings to address the specific needs and issues of a single industry or company.
2: The Walton College Staff Council formed the Green Team in Fall 2008. The goal of the team is to assess sustainability practices in the College and make improvements as necessary. In its first year, the organization focused on gathering baseline information on paper usage, energy usage, the number and location of recycling bins in the college and how much recycled material is produced by the College. Printers in the college now print two-sided documents by default to reduce paper usage, and a new power management system involves setting all computers in the college to go into a low power state automatically when not in use. Additionally the team is working to provide the proper number and types of recycling bins, build a website, write a Green Guide, and promote Green meetings catering.
3: Sam M. Walton College of Business and J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. in conjunction with the Supply Chain Management Research Center and the Applied Sustainability Center sponsored the event “Oilman Pickens Stresses Need for Alternative Fuels”. Philanthropist, billionaire and Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens spoke to hundreds of people at the University of Arkansas April 6 about the importance of shifting to alternative sources of energy. The “Pickens Plan” for energy independence calls for the use of natural gas, wind and solar power to replace foreign oil, using natural gas as a “bridge” for the next 20 to 25 years until another transportation fuel is developed. Denise Bode, president of the American Wind Energy Association highlighted the availability of wind energy and the potential to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States in the form of wind turbines. She also discussed the idea of natural gas cars, of which there are 10 million worldwide but only 142,000 in the United States.
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Women Support Groups:No
Minority Support Groups:No
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:No
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:No
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