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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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July 08, 2019

Full-time MBA students at the University of Kansas School of Business got a glimpse into careers in the C-suite thanks to a speaker series introduced over the 2018–19 academic year.

Top business executives who graduated from the KU School of Business delivered presentations to MBA students each month as part of “Conversations in the C-Suite.”

Jim Corbett speaks to first-year MBA students at orientation on Aug. 17, 2018, at Capitol Federal Hall.

James “Jim” Corbett kicked off the series during the school’s MBA student orientation in August 2018 and was this year’s featured speaker for the series. Corbett, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from KU in 1980, is CEO of CathWorks Ltd... Read more

June 26, 2019
Social Entrepreneurship students shared their recommendations with Audio-Reader staff and supporters during a presentation at the end of the spring semester.

Students in the School of Business’ Social Entrepreneurship class are used to helping nonprofits overcome obstacles, but this spring they were faced with perhaps their toughest challenge yet: finding alternative sources of revenue for Audio-Reader in the face of budget cuts.

The organization, a reading and information service for blind, visually impaired and print-disabled individuals in Kansas and western Missouri, is losing approximately $330,000 in annual funding from the University of Kansas as its support sunsets over the next few... Read more


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