Business Leadership Program


Application Information

Thirty students will be selected to participate based on the quality of their application materials, their potential for leadership/impact at the University of Kansas School of Business, and their potential for academic excellence. The committee will strongly consider each student's extracurricular and community involvement, demonstrated initiative, academic achievements and ability, and clear desire to pursue a career in business.

Invitations to apply will be sent to eligible students admitted to the KU School of Business by November 1.

A complete application consists of a one-page professional resume and four short essay responses. For priority consideration, applications must be received by December 1 for students entering the School of Business in the fall. Students will receive an email confirming their complete application has been received. Applications received between December 2 and February 1 will be considered after decisions are made for students who applied by the priority application date, and will only be evaluated if there are admission spaces available after the evaluation of those applicants who submitted by the priority application date.

A committee will review all BLP application materials and academic records (as submitted by the student on his/her KU application) received by the deadlines. All applicants will be notified of their status by mid-February. For more information about required application materials, please contact us at

Selection timeline

  • Priority application deadline: 11:59 PM, December 1
  • Late application period and deadline: December 2 to 11:59 PM, February 1
  • Final selection notification of admission decisions to all applicants: Mid-February
  • Deadline for students to accept or decline admission to Business Leadership Program: May 1

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