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Distinguished Alumni

The University of Kansas School of Business established the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998 to honor outstanding alumni and friends.

Award recipients are chosen from the nominations of other alumni and the school’s Board of Advisors. Candidates are selected on the basis of their business activities and the service to their communities and to the school. Characteristics that the school seeks to instill in its students — success in their field and a commitment to the success of their community and the school — are well represented in each of the honorees.

In April 2019, the school honored Tom Bené and Frank Friedman as the latest Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

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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