Apply to the University of Kansas
Apply to KU through the Office of Admissions. Only students starting in the fall will be considered for direct admission to the School of Business.
For scholarship consideration, we encourage you to apply to KU by Nov. 1.
International students apply to KU through the Office of International Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions.
International students are also eligible for direct admission to the School of Business. Learn more about direct admission below, including information regarding English-language proficiency standards. The business school also provides competitive admission information for international students.
Indicate a business major on your KU application
Applicants accepted at KU with an interest in business are eligible for direct admission into the School of Business if they have an index score of greater than or equal to 5.55. The index score is calculated using a student’s high school GPA and ACT composite or SAT math and evidence-based reading and writing scores: (ACT/10) + HS GPA = index score.
Students should refer to the official ACT/SAT concordance table when comparing SAT scores to ACT scores.
Programs for first-year students
Students directly admitted to the School of Business will participate in one of two programs designed to help first-year students make a successful transition to the University of Kansas.
The Business Leadership Program (BLP) provides significant experiences to a small group of talented business students in order to build leadership skills. BLP students will use those skills to create positive impacts on fellow students with the goal of making the experience of all students in the University of Kansas School of Business better. Through activities, events and classroom discussions, students are presented with opportunities to further develop professional, personal and career skills from the very onset of their academic careers. If you are a goal-orientated student with an interest in an enhanced academic experience and a willingness to challenge your leadership potential, then the BLP will be right for you.
The Business Leadership Program has limited enrollment and therefore is highly competitive with additional eligibility requirements. Students apply to the program as high school seniors.
The Business School Experience (BSE) program is designed to connect students to opportunities at KU and within the School of Business. Students develop strategies for achieving academic and professional success during the transition to college. The program emphasizes leadership development, relationship building, critical skill development and business professionalism.
The Multicultural Business Scholars Program (MBSP) is a scholarship and mentoring program. Through one-on-one meetings with the MBSP director, group business meetings, and enrichment activities, students have an opportunity to excel academically, professionally and personally. The ultimate goal of this program is to retain and graduate underrepresented students and to connect them to post-graduate experiences that lead them to a successful career of their choice.
The Multicultural Business Scholars Program has limited enrollment and therefore is highly competitive with eligibility requirements. Students are eligible to apply to the program as high school seniors and college students.