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About KU Business

The University of Kansas School of Business has been educating students and creating business leaders since 1924.

KU business students gain heavy exposure to real-world issues through the school’s experiential learning and international opportunities.

Our world-class faculty produce innovative research that is published in industry-leading journals and featured in national media. Many have won prominent awards for their teaching excellence and devotion to student success.

In May 2016, the school moved into the $70.5 million, 166,500-square-foot Capitol Federal Hall. From state-of-the-art technology to research labs, the building is a hub for collaboration and innovation.

More than anything, the KU School of Business is a place to grow. Our students are the world’s next business leaders and hold the future of commerce and public policy. The knowledge they gain at the KU School of Business serve them for a lifetime of success.



We aspire to be a business school with an accretive, agile, and analytic culture, known for intellectual and instructional excellence, where students learn and develop, faculty and staff thrive, and alumni and business professionals seek engagement, ideas, and insights.


The mission of the University of Kansas School of Business is to advance and impart business knowledge and prepare students to be leaders who positively contribute to business and society.


About the University of Kansas

A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1909, the University of Kansas consistently earns high rankings for its academic programs. KU is a major public research and teaching institution with more than 28,000 students and 2,600 faculty on five campuses. Students come from all 50 states and 105 countries.

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The KU School of Business offers courses on-campus and online. Business classes are held on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses.


The main campus is located in Lawrence, Kansas, 45 minutes west of Kansas City. The picturesque campus sits atop Mount Oread, a curved limestone ridge named by the founders. Lawrence, a community of about 90,000 in the forested hills of eastern Kansas, was the center of the Free State movement in the region before and during the Civil War. The Midwestern values from that time are still evident today in the down-to-earth, hard-working attitudes of the residents, who value integrity and trust.

Overland Park

In 1993, the University of Kansas opened the KU Edwards Campus to provide permanent growth and education in the greater Kansas City community. KU Edwards offers a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, including late afternoon and evening classes to help working professionals.

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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
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
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