Overview

Introduction

In the School of Business, students acquire a rigorous education that prepares them for positions in a dynamic and competitive global environment.

The University of Kansas School of Business is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business International.

Undergraduate Programs

The school offers the Bachelor of Science degree in business on the Lawrence campus and the Bachelor of Business Administration on the KU Edwards Campus.

The undergraduate curriculum develops a foundation for lifelong education and growth. The strength of the program is based not only on the quality of the professional course offerings but also on the offerings of other KU divisions, particularly in the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. Students acquire a foundation education in business and management with emphasis on analytical skills and obtain a liberal arts and sciences education from their work outside the school.

The school offers advanced electives in various areas of business. 7 undergraduate majors are available:

  • Accounting,
  • Business administration,
  • Finance,
  • Information systems,
  • Management and leadership,
  • Marketing, and
  • Supply chain management.

Business concentrations may be earned in entrepreneurship, information systems, international business, and human resources. The baccalaureate programs in the School of Business, and independently the accounting program, are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Resources and Opportunities

Study Abroad

The school encourages students to incorporate study abroad into their programs. Student and Academic Services can help students plan study to meet KU requirements while they are abroad. The school works with students and the KU Office of Study Abroad to select programs and courses appropriate to their interests and majors. Contact the Office of Study Abroad, 108 Lippincott Hall, 785-864-3742.

Job Shadowing

One on One, Jayhawks on the Job, allows business students to shadow a business professional during the course of a workday. The program offers students a daylong experience that enhances their understanding of a particular field and the business world, allows an opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and refine their career goals, and provides an opportunity for students to network with business professionals.

Internship Program

Internships offer students the opportunity to build on, apply, and assess the concepts that are developed through the curriculum and to further professional growth through meaningful real-world job experiences. The internship experience provides many benefits, from enhancing your knowledge of an industry or business field to increasing your confidence in yourself and your abilities. Internships offer an opportunity to improve your professional skills, familiarize yourself with the business environment, network with business professionals, and refine your personal and career goals and aspirations. The school representative must approve the internship work experience. Not all positions qualify for internship credit.

Library Resources

The Anschutz Library offers a closed reserve service and reference services including a small print collection. The large collection in Watson Library offers additional reference and research materials. The business/economics bibliographer in the reference department can help business students use the library system. Spencer Research Library has an excellent collection on the history of economic thought and a special collection of business papers and records.

Computer Resources

Wagnon Computer Laboratory

The Wagnon Laboratory in Summerfield Hall is available to business undergraduate and graduate students for classroom assignments and individual research projects. About 46 computers and 30 software programs are available.

Harper Computing Classroom

Equipped with 34 PCs, the Harper room is intended for teaching classes that make heavy use of computers.

Faculty

The school’s faculty consists of 58 professors drawn from first-rank universities throughout the nation. The faculty enjoys a national reputation for research productivity and teaching success.

Introduction

In the School of Business, students acquire a rigorous education that prepares them for positions in a dynamic and competitive global environment.

The University of Kansas School of Business is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business International.

Graduate Programs

4 graduate degree programs are offered:

4 degree programs are offered jointly with other departments:

  • Combined MBA/J.D. with the School of Law;
  • MBA/Pharm.D. in Pharmacy;
  • MBA/Master’s in Management from ESC Clermont in France;
  • MBA with a concentration in petroleum management with the School of Engineering.

General admission requirements and the content of each of these programs are discussed on their pages of the online catalog.

Resources and Opportunities

Study Abroad

The school encourages students to incorporate study abroad into their programs. Student and Academic Services can help students plan study to meet KU requirements while they are abroad. The school works with students and the KU Office of Study Abroad to select programs and courses appropriate to their interests and majors. Contact the Office of Study Abroad, 108 Lippincott Hall, 785-864-3742.

Job Shadowing

One on One, Jayhawks on the Job, allows business students to shadow a business professional during the course of a workday. The program offers students a daylong experience that enhances their understanding of a particular field and the business world, allows an opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and refine their career goals, and provides an opportunity for students to network with business professionals.

Internship Program

Internships offer students the opportunity to build on, apply, and assess the concepts that are developed through the curriculum and to further professional growth through meaningful real-world job experiences. The internship experience provides many benefits, from enhancing your knowledge of an industry or business field to increasing your confidence in yourself and your abilities. Internships offer an opportunity to improve your professional skills, familiarize yourself with the business environment, network with business professionals, and refine your personal and career goals and aspirations. The school representative must approve the internship work experience. Not all positions qualify for internship credit.

Library Resources

The Anschutz Library offers a closed reserve service and reference services including a small print collection. The large collection in Watson Library offers additional reference and research materials. The business/economics bibliographer in the reference department can help business students use the library system. Spencer Research Library has an excellent collection on the history of economic thought and a special collection of business papers and records.

Computer Resources

Wagnon Computer Laboratory

The Wagnon Laboratory in Summerfield Hall is available to business undergraduate and graduate students for classroom assignments and individual research projects. About 46 computers and 30 software programs are available.

Harper Computing Classroom

Equipped with 34 PCs, the Harper room is intended for teaching classes that make heavy use of computers.

Faculty

The school’s faculty consists of 58 professors drawn from first-rank universities throughout the nation. The faculty enjoys a national reputation for research productivity and teaching success.

Contact Info

School of Business

Summerfield Hall
1300 Sunnyside Ave., Room 203
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534
785-864-3795
785-864-5369
bschoolinfo@ku.edu
http://www.business.ku.edu/
Neeli Bendapudi, Dean
785-864-7575
Douglas Houston, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
785-864-7567

School of Business

Summerfield Hall
1300 Sunnyside Ave., Room 206
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-7500
785-864-5328
bschoolundergrad@ku.edu
http://www.business.ku.edu/
Jason O'Connor, Assistant Dean
785-864-7500
bschoolundergrad@ku.edu

School of Business

Summerfield Hall
1300 Sunnyside Ave., Room 350
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534
785-864-7500
785-864-5328
bschoolgrad@ku.edu
http://www.business.ku.edu/
Lisa Ottinger, Director, M.Acc. Program
785-864-7543
Catherine Shenoy, Director, MBA Program
785-864-7519
Why KU
  • One of 34 public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 2nd in the nation for prestigious faculty Fulbright awards
  • 26 Rhodes scholars
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • One of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs. U.S. News and World Report