Graduates of the accounting program are qualified to work in academia, government, industry and public accounting. This program provides a strong base upon which the student can continue to build and improve the skills needed for a successful career. This solid foundation encourages entrepreneurship and allows for graduate study in accounting. For public accounting positions, most states require 150 hours of college credit, which fulfills the requirements for the Master of Accounting program. The courses specific to the accounting major must be completed with a grade-point average of at least 2.5.
A KU business administration degree prepares students for a broad variety of positions in both large organizations and small businesses, public and private sectors for both non‐profit and profit‐seeking companies. It provides exposure to a broad range of topics such as business law, economics, finance, management, marketing, operations management, and international business.
This program, designed to fit the globalized marketplace, offers a multidisciplinary and integrated approach. Because of the programs flexibility, students can develop comprehensive skills in areas like accounting, business law, finance, information systems, management and leadership, marketing and supply chain management. Proficiency in a number of related disciplines allows for the adaptability needed in the dynamic, ever-changing world of business. This knowledge also promotes entrepreneurship and creativity, and applying the methods of one discipline to another provides insights and improves skills. The student must satisfy all business graduation requirements for the B.S. and have a grade-point average of at least 2.2 in the 21 advanced business credit hours selected for the major.
Business and governments need sharp, savvy professionals who can help them manage a potentially overwhelming volume of data and a dizzying rate of creation and provide clarity. The Business Analytics program is designed to prepare business students with the requisite knowledge, skills and experience to create and manage big data initiatives as well as associated business processes to facilitate large-scale business data analytics in organizations. 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 curriculum 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. Graduates will serve as architects, change agents and analytics tool suite operators for business and government, analyzing data and using their findings to guide organizational decision-making.
The finance program is concerned with areas like investments and asset pricing, corporate finance, corporate governance, the management and regulation of financial institutions and international finance. Many finance students become internal financial managers or work in commercial or investment banking. In addition to finance courses, majors take accounting, economics and liberal arts courses. These courses specific to the finance major must be completed with a grade-point average of at least 2.5.
Information technologies are a vital part of any organization and the information systems major focuses on the effective use of these technologies in typical business, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Students gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation for specific technologies and the challenges involved in the application of them in dynamic environments. The student begins his career with the technical and managerial skills needed in major businesses, governmental entities or information systems consulting firms. The courses specific to the information systems major must be completed with a grade-point average of at least 2.5.
Find yourself craving to gain a mix of theoretical and practical management knowledge and skills? The management and leadership program is designed to enable passionate students to work as professional managers and leaders of the organization’s future. By focusing on interpersonal system and strategic skills necessary to build and manage an effective business team. Course work in organizational behavior, human resource management, administrative theory and international management emphasizes the process of planning, organizing, leading and controlling organization. The program is intended to help you develop the perspective, skills and knowledge that you will need to manage and lead the modern organization more effectively.
The marketing program is designed to give students both a broad liberal arts background complete with a strong professional education. Learn the basics of marketing, such as market research, market segmentation and targeting, consumer behavior, marketing strategy, the distribution of goods and services, pricing policies, promoting product communications and marketing segmentation. Study more in depth product management and the development of new products to satisfy customer demand, effective customer service, global marketing, Internet marketing and database management.
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.
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.
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.
This program explores a set of approaches to efficiently integrate the flow of materials, finances and info from suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers to the final customer, and back again. Supply chain involves coordinating and integrating these flows of both within and among companies. The primary objective of supply chain management is to improve the service levels to customers while reducing overall supply chain costs.
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.
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.