University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Executive Education

Every organization is unique. Through real-world insights, industry-leading research and experienced practitioners, Walton's Executive Education program delivers custom training – in the classroom and online – to provide business solutions and leadership advancement that fit your corporate culture and meet your business challenges.


Finance and accounting are the language of business. Are you fluent? Learn how to interpret your organization’s financial statements and determine how your decisions impact those financial statements. The course features customizable face-to-face and blended formats. Half or full-day workshops and lunch and learns are also available. Register now!

  • Income Statement
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cash Dividends
  • Financing and Debt

Understand financial statements and analyze accounting information to support better business decisions. The course is available online and is customizable. CPE credit is available.

  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Statement of cash flows
  • Inventories
  • Revenue recognition principles
  • Cash and receivable

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Your professional reputation is reflected in your communications. Learn to:

  • Writing the Perfect E-mail: clean, to the point, using appropriate tone
  • Cutting Out the Clutter in Your Writing: writing with strong signposts to main ideas, as well as writing clearly and concisely for maximum effect

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Engage your audience, build your brand and convey the right message. Learn to:

  • Interpersonal Communication I: Learn the basics of public speaking, namely how to structure a presentation in a way that is honest, open and engaging.
  • Interpersonal Communication II: Develop an action plan on to become a more confident, compelling and capable public speaker.
  • Creating Effective Slides: Develop powerful presentations that support your ideas and draw in your audience.
  • Impromptu Speaking: Contribute ideas in an appealing and succinct manner.
  • Art of Nonverbal Communication: Connect with your audience and be more engaging using nonverbal cues.

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Learn tactical team management skills that build a foundation of competencies leading to team norms and employee engagement that impacts performance. This course can be customized for your organization.

  • Empower employees
  • Foster communication
  • Develop strong teams
  • Grow emotional intelligence
  • Encourage feedback

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Develop a strategic leadership style with this reflective learning experience. Meet our leadership experts to learn more.

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Strong communication
  • Create collaborative leadership teams

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Learn to analyze methods of unified problem solving including the Continuous Improvement Cycle and Work Process Improvement. Upon completion of this course, participants will understand both methods and be able to apply the methodology to problems.

Continuous Improvement Cycle:

  • Strategy development and deployment
  • Action planning
  • Execution
  • Standardization
  • Results tracking  

Work Process Improvement:

  • Preparation
  • Understand the situation
  • Improvement implementation
  • Standardization and reapplication

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Learn the core processes, initiatives and tools of supply chain management that are needed to create customer value. This streamlined course provides vocabulary and enhances participants' understanding of a responsive supply chain. This course is available online.

  • Logistics and customer value
  • Measuring logistics costs and performance
  • Inventory flow
  • Matching supply and demand
  • Transportation

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Examine the key concepts behind supply chain trade-offs and the types of systems used to execute those supply chain trade-offs. This in-depth course helps experienced professionals understand and effectively manage supply chain and logistic processes. This course is available online.

  • Supply chain trade-off decisions
  • Impact of production costs
  • Continuous review
  • Inventory and transportation trade-off
  • Network design
  • Perpetual inventory system

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Optimize and improve warehouse management. Upon completion of the course participants will understand the role of a warehouse in a supply chain, as well as the issues associated with management and control of a warehouse. This course is available online.

  • Fundamentals of warehouse management
  • Warehouse processes
  • Information flow
  • 3PLs
  • Innovations
  • Applications
  • Feedback

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Often referred to as the free enterprise system, capitalism is rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Interactive video sessions in a self-paced course are taught by Wes Kemp, retired president and chief executive officer for ABF Freight System, Inc. Upon completions of this course, participants will be prepared to assess the value of free market capitalism in their business experiences. Learn more about the class. Register now!

  • Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • Free Market Revolution
  • Free to Choose

What do you need? Walton Executive Education will develop a road map for training and development.

  • Competency-based assessments
  • Evaluating strategic need

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Featured Programs

New Open Enrollment Courses
Little Rock: Spring 2019

Walton Executive Education will offer short courses beginning in Spring 2019 at our Little Rock facility. These short courses are designed to strengthen professional leadership ability, working knowledge, and practical skill sets. Registration is open now.

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Innovate 2 Lead: Health and Well-being
Little Rock: Spring 2019

The Innovate 2 Lead Health and Well-being cohort is comprised of high potential nominated professionals who can use innovation to lead and influence the direction of the organization. This cohort is given unique experiences on topics including leadership, innovative mindset, design thinking, career navigation and digital disruption through a range of expert providers. For additional information on our spring cohort contact Debbie Davis at

Training Locations



Blythe Eggleston

University of Arkansas
Sam M. Walton College of Business
Fayetteville, AR  72701
(479) 575-5871 - office



Debbie Davis
Associate Director

University of Arkansas
Sam M. Walton College of Business
119 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-374-2413 - office

New & Noteworthy

Walton College Center to Host Supply Chain Conference April 17

Walton College Center to Host Supply Chain Conference April 17

Registration is open for Trends in Supply Chain Management: Disruptive Innovation.

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EPIC Spotlight: Remko van Hoek

EPIC Spotlight: Remko van Hoek

Remko van Hoek has always been fascinated by supply chains. What’s the story behind a product on a store’s shelf? What journey did it take before it got there?

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Walton to Co-Host Central Banking Conference

Walton to Co-Host Central Banking Conference

The Sam M. Walton College of Business and the Global Interdependence Center will host a daylong conference “Central Banking Series: Location Matters in a Global Economy” at the Fayetteville Town Center on Monday, Nov. 6., beginning at 8 a.m.

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