Degree Requirements

Master of Science with a Major in Business

The Master of Science degree program is for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in business or a related degree as prescribed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and want to do concentrated study in a specific business area. Deficiencies in a student’s undergraduate program result in additional hours being required for the degree. These are determined before or at the time of initial enrollment.

A concentration in supply chain management is offered. Supply chain management is only available to U.S. Army majors, or major-eligible captains stationed at Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth, Kan. The program is lock-step, 24 credit hours from KU and must be completed in 2 semesters. Six hours of credit are afforded students from concurrent course work at Command and General Staff College.

M.S. Degree Requirements

Candidates must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit. Students must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Earn credit in required courses toward a concentration in Supply chain management.
  2. Complete a capstone course.
  3. Pass a comprehensive examination in the concentration, prepared and evaluated by at least three Graduate Faculty members in the area.

Undergraduate prerequisites that were not completed during the undergraduate program must be taken during initial enrollment and do not count toward fulfillment of the degree requirement of 30 hours.

Contact Info

School of Business

Summerfield Hall
1300 Sunnyside Ave., Room 124
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-6052
bschoolmba@ku.edu
Catherine Shenoy, Director, MBA Program
785-864-7519
Dee Steinle, Administrative Director, MBA and M.S. Programs
785-864-7596
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