Jeff Hood, Barbara Lofton and Mike Waldie have been promoted to be assistant deans in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Dean Matt Waller announced. Continue reading Three Assistant Deans Appointed for Walton College
The Walton College is offering a Master of Science degree in Finance starting in fall 2020, and applications are being accepted. Continue reading U of A Offers New Finance Graduate Degree in Fall 2020
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas now offers three new graduate degrees including a Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Applied Business Analytics and Master of Science in Supply Chain Management. Classes will begin in fall 2020. Continue reading Three New Business Graduate Degrees Created to Meet Industry Demand
Walton College is accepting applications for full-time, executive and healthcare executive MBA programs. The priority application deadline is February 15. Continue reading Priority Application Deadline for Walton MBA Admissions and Scholarships is Feb. 15
The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is now offering a Master of Science in Economic Analytics, a 10-month program. Classes will begin in fall 2020 and applications are being accepted. Continue reading U of A Now Offering Economic Analytics Master’s Degree
By VIKAS ANAND
Executive Director for MBA Programs and Graduate Innovation
Recently the Wall Street Journal carried an article about the decline in applications to M.B.A. programs in the United States. I was in Dallas at an M.B.A. conference on the day the article came out. Continue reading The Strength of the Walton MBA (Part 1 – EMBA Program)
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is a press release from Movista Inc., a company founded by April Seggebruch (Walton College B.S.B.A. 2005) and Walton MBA 2008 and Stan Zylowski (Walton MBA 2008).)
Bentonville, Ark. September 26, 2018 – Movista Inc., the leader in cloud-based labor and workforce management software for retailers, manufacturers, and service providers, announced its $12 million Series A growth equity investment. Funds will be used to deliver new product features, enhance technology innovation, expand sales and marketing, bolster talent development, and evaluate strategic opportunities. The investment, among the largest ever in an Arkansas based software firm, is led by New York based Level Equity, a software focused growth specialist with $1.65 billion in assets under management.
Movista, which turned eight years old in May, pioneered the use of smart device applications for managing mobile workforces. Demand for smart device software in the workplace has more than doubled for three consecutive years, with Movista’s recurring revenues up more than 300% since 2015. More than forty retail-focused enterprise clients leverage their smart platform to manage employees and contractors. Movista expects over 200,000 retail workers to be working on a daily basis, via their software, by 2020.
“Our goal is to have one million daily users within five years,” said CEO and Co-Founder, Stan Zylowski, “We will leverage the capital from this investment to expand and augment our product set, build a best-in-class business development team and share our story nationally.” April Seggebruch, COO and Co-Founder, further explained how having fresh capital changes dynamics inside the firm. “For the first time since our inception as a bootstrapped business, we now have the freedom to push every technical limit and innovate dramatically. We have plans in place and within twelve months will be installing solutions that were unimaginable even a few years ago.”
“We have closely tracked the explosive growth of BYOD and dedicated smart device usage within the enterprise for years and proactively identified Movista early on as a leader in the space” said Ben Levin, Founder and Co-CEO of Level Equity, who has joined Movista’s board of directors as part of the financing. “Their history in the retail market, exceptional and capital efficient growth and passionate commitment to client success sets them apart. We share their vision for continuing to build a world class workforce and labor management software business for retailers, manufacturers, and service providers.”
About Movista: Based in Bentonville, AR, Movista is a provider of mobile-first, real-time, enterprise-grade technical solutions to the retail market. The company, founded in 2010, employs nearly sixty employees across six states and serves more than forty clients including retailers, manufacturers and service providers. To learn more about Movista, visit www.movista.com.
Jan R. Williams, dean and professor emeritus of the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee who earned a Ph.D. in 1970 from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, is one of two recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the American Accounting Association. Continue reading Accounting Ph.D. Alumnus Receives National Outstanding Educator Award
Forty potential transfer students from Northwest Arkansas Community College visited the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas to learn about programs, resources and curriculum in the college. Continue reading Potential Transfer Students Learn About Programs, Resources, Curriculum
Lapovations LLC, a University of Arkansas entrepreneurship team developing a platform of innovative products that improve minimally invasive surgery, won first place at the Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge business plan competition in Louisville, Kentucky. Continue reading Medical Device Startup Team Wins Louisville Competition