College of Business Earns A-Plus in Job Placement

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas improved its ranking among public undergraduate business programs in the latest report from Businessweek.

The college also received an “A-plus” grade for job placement.

The Walton College placed 48th among public schools and 105th in the 2013 rankings of public and private business schools. Those rankings were up from 55th among public business schools and 108th among all the top business schools in 2012.

Walton College increased its scores in Businessweek’s student survey rank, employer survey rank and academic quality rank.

Karen Boston, assistant dean for undergraduate programs, said earning a strong ranking depends on getting students and companies that hire Walton College graduates to participate in the surveys conducted by Businessweek.

 “The ‘A-plus’ in job placement is a tribute to the quality of our students, our teachers and the work of the George W. Edwards Jr. Career Center,” Boston said. “It shows that employers value Walton College graduates and that our students continue to find success in a tight job market.”

In September 2012, Walton College was ranked in a tie for 27th among the nation’s public undergraduate business schools by U.S. News and World Report’s “2013 America’s Best Colleges.” The college was ranked 47th place among both public and private business schools. To determine its rankings, U.S. News & World Report surveys business deans and senior faculty.