The University of Kansas School of Business Ph.D. program is small, and therefore highly selective. Six or seven new students a year are admitted to assure close work with faculty. The doctoral program is rigorous and challenging, but provides a collegial, supportive, and intellectually stimulating atmosphere.

Our Ph.D. program fosters the capacity for effective teaching and original research through mastery of a chosen field of study, a thorough understanding of research methodology, the ability to communicate effectively, and the motivation for continuing self-education.

Students can specialize in the following concentrations:

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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
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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