Business Leadership Program


Business Leadership Program

The Business Leadership Program (BLP) is designed for talented students with the potential to become tomorrow's business leaders. Students are involved in the program during their first and second years at KU. Through activities, events, and classroom discussions, students are presented with opportunities to further develop professional, personal, and career skills from the very onset of their academic careers. If you are a goal-orientated student with an interest in an enhanced academic experience, then the BLP might be right for you.


The Business Leadership Program has limited enrollment and is therefore highly competitive. Students apply to the program as high school seniors in the fall semester. Incoming freshmen with a 28 or higher ACT (1260 or higher SAT), 26 or higher MATH ACT, and 3.5  or higher high school GPA on a 4.0 scale are eligible to apply. Students must also indicate one of the seven business majors on their application to KU to be considered. Each year up to 30  students are selected to participate in the program.


Business Leadership Program members receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • Enrollment in BUS 200 – a course designed exclusively for BLP participants.  Students explore business majors and careers, build personal and professional skills, and develop strong connections with fellow BLP members.
  • Participation in leadership, communication, and professional development seminars led by industry leaders and experts.
  • Invitations to networking events and company tours with representatives from top companies recruiting from KU.
  • Participation in our professional mentoring program.
  • Individualized academic and career counseling from the directors of our Business Career Services Center and the Business Leadership Program.
  • $2,000 scholarship – awarded during the first year.