Majors: Full-time Programs
As an accounting student at KU, you will prepare to work in fields including industry, nonprofit, government, higher education or public accounting. You will receive a well-rounded education in business, as well as specified training in accounting. Supplement your major with a concentration to give you specialized training in an area of interest and to make you more competitive in the job market.
As a business administration major, you will develop communication and leadership skills that will make you a competitive candidate for high-level management jobs across a variety of fields. To supplement your broad education, you can declare a concentration in an area that interests you.
Business Analytics graduates will be able to analyze data and use the findings to guide organizational decision-making. The program cultivates organizational and technical competencies to implement data gathering, cleansing, integration and modeling tasks, as well as data asset analysis for business applications. The program covers data warehousing, dimensional modeling, big-data analytics methods, and visualization tools and techniques, and it introduces topics such as data mining and predictive analytics.
A finance degree from KU will prepare you to work in a variety of fields, including corporate finance, investment banking, commercial banking, asset management, real estate and personal financial planning. Your general business education, as well as your specific training in finance, will prepare you for competitive jobs. As a business student, you can further market yourself by declaring a concentration along with your major.
With a degree in information systems, you will be able to navigate databases and other information systems, which are skills needed in almost every field. Whether you work in a consulting firm providing services for clients or within a company, you will be pivotal to the technological skill and advancement of the company. As a business student, you can add a minor in an area that interests you to diversify your education.
KU’s management and leadership major will provide you with an array of skills to help you effectively manage a team, department or even company. The mix of theoretical and practical lessons in planning, organizing, leading and controlling organizations will prepare you to be an effective leader, whether you end up working for a bank or for a nonprofit. To narrow your focus into a particular field of interest, you can declare a concentration.
As a marketing major, you will prepare to take on a fast-paced, ever-changing field. Jobs in marketing require interpersonal skills, strategy, flexibility and creativity. Because the responsibilities in marketing jobs are so varied, it is important to develop skills in all areas and gain experience to gauge your interests. You can narrow your focus by declaring a concentration, especially if you are interested in a particular area of marketing.
As a supply chain management major, you will learn a set of skills that will allow you to effectively streamline the flow of materials, finances and information for a company. Your training in the supply chain management program will make you a competitive candidate for increasingly important positions in organizations everywhere.
Majors: Working Professionals
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 773,800 new jobs.
The business school offers a co-major in international business in response to increasing interest from students and a growing number of employers valuing international business competence. This co-major encourages business school students to develop a highly valuable and marketable resume of competency in both international business issues and language skills as well as a functional skill set.
Whether you're majoring in geology, psychology, journalism — and everything in between — KU's Minor in Business provides a valuable skill set for the professional world, and will set you apart from your peers. The program is designed to allow students in non-business majors to supplement their education with a better understanding of business concepts.
A 15-credit hour minor in business analytics will be offered to business students who are not majoring in business analytics. Coursework will consist of two core courses and three electives.
Learn the entrepreneurial mindset. Entrepreneurs think differently. They see opportunities others miss. Cultivate the skills to be an innovative problem solver who is constantly learning, resilient despite adversity, and able to rebound from failure. This mindset is critical to the success of any type of organization, at any stage of development.
HR professionals are gaining greater value as the war for talent expands across industries. This has led to an increase in HR job opportunities including internships. By earning a minor in human resources, students have an opportunity to earn a valid HR credential, not just for their first job, but throughout their careers.
A 15-credit hour minor in business information systems will be offered to business students who are not majoring in information systems. Coursework will consist of a required course and four elective information systems courses.
The business school offers a minor in international business in response to increasing interest from students and a growing number of employers valuing international business competence. This minor encourages business school students to explore the international dimensions of business in a program that will be reflected on university transcripts.
The management and leadership minor will enable students to gain a relevant and marketable credential that supplements the hard skills of their major, better preparing them for the modern workplace — not just for their first job, but throughout their careers.
A marketing minor allows business students majoring in other subjects to pursue secondary interests in marketing. Coursework will consist of two required courses and three elective marketing courses.
The growth in e-commerce has created a huge talent gap in the supply chain management career field.
Entrepreneurs think differently. They see opportunities others miss. Cultivate the skills to be an innovative problem solver who is constantly learning, resilient despite adversity, and able to rebound from failure. This mindset is critical to the success of any type of organization, at any stage of development.
The KEY Global Competence Certificate is a hands-on approach to acquiring cross-cultural skills during your time at KU Business.
This certificate program prepares students for successful careers in insurance and risk management. Required and elective coursework equips students with in-demand skills to manage and protect assets and organizational value — knowledge vital for careers in financial analysis, corporate risk management, employee benefits management, insurance brokerage, underwriting, and consulting. Experiential activities allow students to put knowledge into practice and to interact with industry professionals. Completion of the certificate allows students to earn the Kansas Insurance Certificate.
The mission of the professional selling program is to prepare students for successful careers in consultative selling. Graduates of the program will help consumers and businesses define their needs, understand and evaluate buying options, facilitate effective purchase decisions, and forge enduring relationships.
Master of Accounting
The University of Kansas offers a high-quality, dynamic Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree with a challenging curriculum, acclaimed faculty, and opportunities for experiential learning that blend to provide a robust and comprehensive graduate program. The curriculum is designed to fully prepare students to enter the accounting profession and to meet the educational requirements for CPA certification in most states.
Master of Business Administration
Whether you’re looking to add to your recently acquired business degree, advance your current career, change industries or start your own business, the MBA program at the University of Kansas School of Business is the right choice. Through three semesters and one summer of career exploration, students will expand their business knowledge and experience to acquire the skills needed to succeed in a global economy. After the first semester, students choose either the finance track or the marketing/supply chain track. Before your final semester, a summer internship prepares you for your targeted career. Students also have the option of studying a fourth semester to complete a certificate specialization.
Master of Science
As data-driven decision making revolutionizes the business world, the business analytics master’s program trains participants in how to uncover highly relevant data insights using advanced analytics and technologies.
As a leader in the military or business, earn a business-focused degree that hones your leadership skills while setting you on a path to earn your MBA. This program is offered exclusively at our KU Leavenworth campus.
The KU School of Business and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth have joined forces to offer active U.S. officers the opportunity to earn a specialized degree in Supply Chain Management. Majors and Major-eligible Captains can complete the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and Logistics concentration, which is designed specifically for them. This degree is highly desirable in both the military and civilian worlds and therefore supplements the current officer education with a civilian economy focus.
Doctor of Philosophy
The KU School of Business doctoral program is highly selective which allows the six or seven new students chosen each year to work closely with faculty. Students can concentrate on one of eight specialized areas: Accounting, Decision Sciences, Finance, Human Resources Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Organizational Behavior or Strategic Management.