Thank you for your interest in the KU Business Leadership Program (BLP). Admission to the BLP is highly competitive and decisions will be based on the materials included in your online application. By applying, you are also providing permission to the selection committee to review all academically-relevant information submitted on your KU application.


Students who wish to be considered for the Business Leadership Program must submit a complete application by 11:59 PM (CST) Sunday, Dec. 1, 2014. Once submitted, applications may not be changed. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Application instruction

It is strongly suggested that you prepare your essay questions and resume before starting the application.  Please do not submit the online application until your materials are ready to upload.  You may not save an unfinished application.  Only complete applications will be considered.  Please click here to apply now.

A complete application includes the following:


  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • Address
  • City, State, Zip
  • Preferred phone


Your essays will be evaluated for the quality of your writing, content within, and your ability to provide a focused response to the question. Please note the word limit for each response.

  1. Explain why you have chosen to study Business. (150 words)
  2. List one attribute that defines you. Explain why or how this attribute distinguishes you from your peers. (250 words)
  3. Describe a time when you shifted your perspective and were able to learn something new as a result. (250 words)
  4. List and briefly explain the impacts that you have had in your school and/or community. (250 words)


Please upload a one-page professional resume to your online application, using only Word or PDF. The resume may include but is not limited to: leadership experience, internship/work experience, co-curricular activities, school and community service involvement, and special awards and honors. We ask that you please do not include academic achievements on your resume such as class rank, GPA, AP/Honors/IB classes, standardized test scores, etc. This information is already available to the selection committee on your KU application.

Contact Business Leadership Program

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact us via email at Questions by phone should be directed to 785-864-7500.