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Alumnus gives back to MBA students

Connecting the business experience to the academic experience is what can benefit students tremendously.

James “Jim” Corbett knows learning a concept in the classroom doesn’t always translate into understanding it in the workplace. That’s why the alumnus, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas in 1980, worked to help launch a new speaker series in the KU School of Business that will bring top business executives into the classroom over the 2018–19 academic year.

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Alumnus Jim Corbett spoke during the school’s MBA student orientation Aug. 15.

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September 20, 2019

There are more ways than ever for students to pursue business interests outside their majors at the KU School of Business.

In addition to the eight majors offered for full-time business students, the business school now offers a co-major in international business. Available to current business students, the co-major encourages the development of a highly valuable and marketable resume of competency in both international business issues and language skills as well as a functional skill set.

Business majors can also choose to study different facets of the business world with a variety of minor programs, including:

September 17, 2019
MBA student Emily Skiles spent the summer working for LMH Health as an intern in the operational excellence department.Tell us about your internship — where did you work and what did the position entail?

This summer I worked at LMH Health as an intern in the operational excellence department. The position entailed working with clinical and administrative departments all over the hospital to help them streamline their workflows and processes to reduce waste and become more efficient. As part of the internship, I became Yellow Belt certified in Lean Six Sigma and am currently working toward my Green Belt certification.

How did you get connected with this opportunity?

I heard about this opportunity from my supply chain professor — the... Read more


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