University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Accounting Careers and Employment

The accounting department at the Walton College enjoys strong relationships with corporate partners. These corporate connections are enhanced through networking events, speaking events, and academic activities – culminating in employment opportunities.

Career Center

The Career Development Center at the Walton College provides MAcc students with personalized career planning. Their dedicated staff focuses on your career aspirations and assists you with your resume, interview skills, job search strategies, and salary negotiations. On-campus interviews are typically held in the Career Center's office on the 2nd floor of Willard J. Walker Hall. Learn more.

You Asked.  They Answered.

Members of our Accounting Department Advisory Board relate their experiences as college students, and take time to offer their industry and career insights. 


Accounting Internships

The majority of students will begin interviewing for their internships during their sophomore and junior year, as most internships are designed to take place during the Spring or Summer of the Senior year. Recruiters consider internships to be a key strategy for full-time employment recruiting. Learn more.

Accounting Degree Programs

 


The Master of Accountancy
Masters Degree

The MAcc program is a 30-hour program designed to be completed in one year for students with appropriate backgrounds in business administration and economics and with an undergraduate concentration in accounting.

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The Integrated MACC
Bachelors AND Masters Degree

Undergraduate accounting students at the University of Arkansas have the option to obtain both a Bachelors and a Masters of Accountancy in a five-year period, and will meet the academic requirements required to sit for the CPA exam.

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Accounting Certification Exams

While your focus as a student is naturally on taking a certification exam, remember that this is just a step towards professional certification. In addition to passing a certification exam, there are additional requirements (e.g., experience requirements, continuing education requirements) for professional certification or licensing that you also must fulfill after graduation.

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New & Noteworthy

Accounting Research Conference Sparks Collaboration

Accounting Research Conference Sparks Collaboration

Current and former accounting faculty, graduate students and doctoral alumni of the Sam M. Walton College of Business come together each summer to collaborate and support each other on groundbreaking research in the field.

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Adding Value, Gaining Experience

Adding Value, Gaining Experience

Scott Sims, an honors accounting and finance double major in Walton College, beams at everyone we pass in the Bentonville Sam’s Club, greeting the workers like old friends.

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Pincus to Receive Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Pincus to Receive Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Karen V. Pincus, a Walton College professor of accounting and the Doyle Z. and Maynette Derr Williams Chair in Professional Accounting, will receive one of only two Outstanding Accounting Educator Awards given by the American Accounting Association in 2017.

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Our Graduates Work At:

(partial list)

  • ArcBest
  • BKD, LLP
  • Conoco
  • Deloitte
  • Dillard's
  • Ernst &Young
  • Erwin & Co.
  • FedEx Freight
  • Frost PLLC
  • Grant Thornton
  • Hogan Taylor 
  • Hudson Cisne, & Co. LLP
  • JB Hunt Transport Services
  • JPMS Cox PLLC
  • Koch Industries
  • KPMG
  • Phillips66
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • RSM
  • Stephens
  • Tyson
  • Walmart
  • Windstream Communications