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Full-Time MBA

No matter your educational background, the Full-Time MBA program is well suited for anyone interested in making a career change. Our students come from a wide variety of fields, ranging from science and engineering to music and the humanities.

A KU MBA provides a premier business education as well as critical leadership skills. KU School of Business professors combine excellence in education with top-tier research, teaching students about the most advanced developments in new business strategy and technology. KU professors are creating knowledge, so what you learn today will be in a textbook tomorrow.

On Campus

The full-time, 16-month program is based at the Lawrence campus and includes 50 credit hours of core curriculum, integration classes and track classes. New students are admitted in the fall and complete the program in three semesters, plus a summer of career exploration through an internship. Prior to the second semester, students select a track, which allows them to specialize in either finance or marketing supply chain management.

Real World Experience

Students have opportunities to put their classroom knowledge to work in real-world applications through Kansas Impact Project (KIP), case competitions, study abroad and internships. KIP is an integral piece of the program for first-year students as they work with real clients to provide management consulting. Businesses and non-profits that partner with the MBA program for KIP benefit from students’ expertise, and students gain leadership and communication skills critical for their careers.

Beyond The Classroom

Earning a KU MBA will not only set you apart from other professionals in Kansas, it carries a reputation worldwide. As an AACSB-accredited school, the KU School of Business has earned the most prestigious ranking, allotted to fewer than 5 percent of business programs worldwide. In addition to its reputation and portability, students can take advantage of KU’s vast and powerful worldwide alumni network. Once you have the degree, your alumni network will help you get your foot in the door.

"In a lot of programs, you're just another name, another face in the classroom. Our professors really take the time to make sure you understand what's going on."

Program Snapshot

Length of program
16 months (with optional fourth semester)
Total number of credit hours
50 credit hours
Credit hours per semester
Campus location
Lawrence Campus
Entry point
Program structure
Core courses 9
Integration courses 6
Track courses 5



Learn more about MBA programs

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Contact the MBA office

Lawrence MBA Office
124 Summerfield

Jinae Krieshok
MBA Director of Admissions

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