B.B.A. Admission

Admission is competitive. Students should apply during the semester in which they will complete the minimum requirements for admission and after gaining admission to KU. The application is available on the Edwards Campus website. Deadlines are December 1 for spring, May 1 for summer, and July 1 for fall entry. Students who meet the minimum admission standards are not guaranteed admission.

Minimum Requirements

The minimum requirements for competitive admission are as follows:

  1. Complete 60 or more credit hours, which must include ENGL 101, ENGL 102, MATH 101, statistics (with prerequisite MATH 101), PSYC 104, one Culture and Society (SC) course, ACCT 200, ACCT 201, ECON 142, ECON 144, and IST 301 (or their equivalents).
  2. Achieve a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 in
    (a) all course work;
    (b) all professional course work (business and economics);
    (c) all KU course work; and
    (d) all KU professional course work.
  3. After admission to KU, submit the B.B.A. application and a professional résumé by the application deadline.

Transfer Students

Transfer students may find it to their advantage to enter KU before the junior year, because some required courses may be available only at KU. Students attending Kansas community colleges should consult their advisors and a KU School of Business advisor about course equivalents and articulation agreements to ensure progress toward the degree. The Office of Admissions provides a guide to how classes at your current or former school transfer to KU. You must submit official transcripts of course work completed to the Office of Admissions before a final determination can be made.

At least 30 hours of junior/senior professional course work must be completed at KU (courses in residence) for the student to be eligible for graduation. As of fall 2008, only transfer grades of C or higher apply toward graduation from the KU School of Business.

64-Hour Rule

A maximum of 64 hours of community college course work can be applied toward a KU business degree. All subsequent credit hours earned at a community college or other 2-year institution add an equivalent number of hours to the 120-hour minimum required to graduate.

10-Year Rule

Transfer business credits are limited to a 10-year span in which they can be considered equivalent to a KU School of Business course and satisfy any corresponding requirement. This 10-year limit begins on the date of completion of the credit. After 10 years, transfer business credits are treated as elective business credit, and a course repeat or update may be necessary.

Tentative Evaluation of Credit

Before enrolling in a non-KU course, students must submit KU’s standard Request for Tentative Evaluation of Credit form to Student and Academic Services for approval.


Students must submit an application for readmission to KU if their lapse in attendance is one semester or more. See the Office of Admissions for more information. Students may be readmitted to the School of Business if they left the school in good standing and it has been less than 5 years since they last attended.

5-Year Rule

If a student does not complete the business degree within 5 years of last attendance, the student must reapply through the competitive admission process. Students also must complete degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission to the business school regardless of the initial program.


Students who have been dismissed from the school must reapply through the competitive admission process.

Contact Info

School of Business

Summerfield Hall
1300 Sunnyside Ave., Room 203
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534
Neeli Bendapudi, Dean
Douglas Houston, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

School of Business

Summerfield Hall
1300 Sunnyside Ave., Room 206
Lawrence, KS 66045
Jason O'Connor, Assistant Dean

School of Business

Summerfield Hall
1300 Sunnyside Ave., Room 350
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534
Lisa Ottinger, Director, M.Acc. Program
Catherine Shenoy, Director, MBA Program
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