University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Advancing IT Research, Interest and Interaction

The Information Technology Research Institute is a nationally competitive research center serving Arkansas and the world. Learn more.

Current Events


Executives in the Classroom

Fall 2016

Executives in the classroom brings industry professionals into the Sam M. Walton College of Business classrooms to discuss topics pertinent to the syllabus.  This semester representatives from Arvest, Dillard's, Acxiom, Teradata and Arcbest presented on social media strategies, information security issues, proejct management, artificial intelligence and business intelligence.  Learn more.


Girls in IT: Northwest Arkansas

Registration Open

Friday, December 2, 2016

The ITRI will host a Girls in IT event on Friday December 2nd from 9:00-2:00 pm for young women in the 9th - 12th grades.  The event will be held at and is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. corporate offices in Springdale, AR.  This program is designed to encourage women to seek out lucrative careers in the information technology industry. 

The desire is to have 150 young women from Arkansas high schools in attendance.  Learn more.


New & Noteworthy

Experts Set to Discuss Economy at 23rd Business Forecast Luncheon

Experts Set to Discuss Economy at 23rd Business Forecast Luncheon

A panel of experts will discuss the outlook for the regional, national and international economy at the 23rd annual Business Forecast luncheon.The event begins at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in the World Trade Center District in Rogers.

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Founder of Free To Choose Network to Speak Dec. 6

Founder of Free To Choose Network to Speak Dec. 6

Bob Chitester, founder and chairman of the board of the Free To Choose Network, will speak to students, faculty and staff of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

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Thanks for Giving

Thanks for Giving

This #GivingTuesday, we are saying thanks to those who have given to the Walton College.

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Campus Connections

Information Systems Department

Information Systems Department

Work with business leaders to determine how technology can solve problems and create opportunities. Learn more...


Association for Information Systems

It is the mission of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) to provide superior leadership and education in Information Technology. Learn more...


Information Systems Graduate Student Association

The ISGSA is a registered student organization, for those interested in understanding the role of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) in organizations and society. Learn more...

Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Computer scientists specialize in the software side of computing, focusing on writing new programs that allow computer applications to run faster and more efficiently. Computer engineers deal with both software and hardware. Learn more...

Association of Computing Machinery

We see a world where computing helps solve tomorrow’s problems – where we use our knowledge and skills to advance the profession and make a positive impact. Learn more...

Academic Scholarship Office

Academic Scholarship Office

The primary task of the Academic Scholarship Office is to administer university-wide merit-based scholarships, and is a resource for prospective and current undergraduate students seeking scholarship funding. Learn more...

Career Center

George W. Edwards Jr. Career Center

The Walton College Career Center wants to get acquainted with you as soon as you enter the University of Arkansas. Learn more...

Global Campus

Global Campus

The purpose of the Global Campus is to work with units across the Fayetteville campus, industry and business leaders, and other institutions to provide access to educational opportunities that will help people advance in their careers or start new ones. Learn more...

Our Mission

Through resources and partnerships available via the Sam M. Walton College of Business as well as the University of Arkansas, the Information Technology Research Institute strives to:

  • Advance the state of research and practice in the development and use of information technology for enhancing the performance of individuals and organizations.
  • Provide a forum for multi-disciplinary work on issues related to information technology.
  • Promote student interest in the study of information technology.
  • Facilitate the exchange of information between the academic and business communities.



Information Technology Research Institute
227 N Harmon Ave., Ste. 404
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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