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Business Administration

Undergraduate - Business Students
Full-time Program

As a business administration major, you will develop communication and leadership skills that will make you a competitive candidate for high-level management jobs across a variety of fields. To supplement your broad education, you can declare a concentration in an area that interests you.

Refer to the Program Guide in the Advising Handouts for the complete list of requirements.

Advanced Business Electives (320 or higher)
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
Total Hours: 21

Business administration graduates are great candidates across a variety of business fields, including sales, entrepreneurship, retail, general management or a management rotational career program.

To be successful, your skills should include the ability to work in teams, interpersonal communication, public speaking and problem-solving. As with most fields of business, it is crucial to gain experience through an internship or relevant part-time or summer work. You can network by meeting alumni in the field and taking advantage of leadership opportunities on campus. For more information on careers in business administration, check out the Business Career Services.

Typical positions include:
  • Branch Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Fundraiser/Development Officer
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Industry Relations Specialist
  • Insurance Agent
  • Property, Real Estate Manager
  • Small Business Owner
  • Personnel Manager
  • Personnel Recruiter

Admissions

Freshman Direct Admission

Incoming freshmen are eligible for direct admission to the School of Business if they meet all of the following requirements:

  • Earn an ACT score of 25 or above or a SAT combined score of 1200 or above (math and critical reading)
  • Earn at least a 3.25 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Indicate a business major on application to KU

Learn more about direct admission.

Competitive Admission

Current KU students that wish to enter the School of Business must go through the Competitive Admissions process. There are two application cycles each year – a February 15 deadline for fall admission, and a September 15 deadline for spring admission.

Students apply during the semester they will complete the following minimum application requirements:

  • Junior standing (60 credit hours)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA overall AND in business and economics coursework (both KU and non-KU credits)
  • Completion of foundation coursework (list of coursework)

Applicants satisfying these requirements are ranked by academic merit and considered for admission based on rank and available space.

Learn more about competitive admission.

Transfer Students

Only students admitted to KU through Office of Admissions (domestic students) or International Undergraduate Admissions (international students) are permitted to complete the KU School of Business application. Admission to the School of Business is done through the Competitive Admission process.

Learn more about transferring to the School of Business.

Edwards Campus BBA

For adult non-traditional students in Johnson County and the metropolitan Kansas City area, the KU School of Business offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at the KU Edwards Campus.


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