Business Ph.D.

A part of our mission is to develop effective teachers. To that end, all doctoral students are required to teach at least two sections as independent instructors. The result of this teaching emphasis is that several of our graduates have had enormous success as decorated teachers. The School and University prepare and reward doctoral students for excellence in teaching through various programs and awards.


Students receive extensive individual mentoring by serving as graduate teaching assistants to professors. They also are coached in BUS 902: Teaching Seminar by a distinguished teacher.

The Center for Teaching Excellence

The University has established a Center for Teaching Excellence whose mission is to help achieve excellence in teaching throughout the campus. This center has numerous resources to help students and faculty become effective teachers.

School of Business Teaching Awards

The School has five teaching awards reserved for doctoral students which include two $4,050 Wendell Homes Teaching Excellence awards, two $750 John O. Tollefson Teaching Awards, and a $500 Constance Ducey Teaching Award.

University Teaching Awards

The Graduate School has several highly coveted and competitive teaching awards. The Graduate School awards include the $500 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, the $1,259 Carlin Graduate Teaching Award, and the $500 Graduate Teaching Assistantship for Diversity. Several of our students have won these awards. Below is a list of our most recent winners:

  • Eli Beracha Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2007
  • JeeHae Lim Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2005
  • Martina Musteen Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2004
  • Orsan Orge Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2003

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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.