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Business Ph.D.

As a research University, KU generates hundreds of millions of dollars in research funding each year. To support research and education, the University maintains numerous state of the art laboratories, libraries, computer facilities, and various centers of excellence dedicated to study of specific topics. The University also maintains an Applied English Center to help non-native speakers improve their written and oral communication skills.

Computer Lab

Within the School of Business, there are two computer labs and a behavioral lab specifically dedicated to support doctoral students and faculty research.

Centers of Research

The School has nine centers, many dedicated to research. (To examine the mission and activities of various centers, please follow the links below)


To maintain intellectual vitality, the school runs five different colloquia every week. Over the years, our colloquia have attracted scholars from leading schools, including Dartmouth, Harvard, Wharton, USC, University of Fribourg, U.C. Berkeley, and University of Chicago. See previous colloquia speakers here.

Best Research Paper Award

To encourage publications by the doctoral students, we have established a John O.Tollefson Best Paper Award. Each year, the School of Business accepts paper submissions that must have been published or accepted in a refereed journal or refereed conference proceeding during the previous calendar year. Papers presented after a rigorous selection process may also be submitted for consideration. The recipient of this award receives a $500 scholarship.

Travel Funding

The first/second-year students receive funding to attend a conference in their field. Most students receive funding to present papers at conferences.

Current Student Resources

Links to Journals

This website maintained by U.T. Dallas gives information about the top journals in each area and also provides rankings for research schools: http://citm.utdallas.edu/utdrankings/

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The school and accounting program are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
Top 20 undergraduate accounting program —Bloomberg Businessweek
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.