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Master of Business Administration

  • Accounting B.S.B.
  • Business Administration B.S.B.
  • Business Analytics B.S.B
  • Finance B.S.B.
  • Information Systems B.S.B.
  • Management & Leadership B.S.B.
  • Marketing B.S.B.
  • Supply Chain Management B.S.B.
  • Business Administration B.B.A. (Edwards Campus)
  • Minor in Business
  • Minor in Entrepreneurship
  • Minor in International Business
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration for Working Professionals
  • MS in Organizational Leadership
  • MS in Supply Chain Management & Logistics
  • Business Ph.D.
  • Business Ph.D.
  • Masters of Business Administration


Below are helpful websites that we recommend you bookmark to help guide you through the Full-Time MBA program. We also included the application information for using the professional development fund and answers to the most frequently asked questions.


MBA Full-Time

What are the application deadlines?
Click here to view Application Deadline Dates.
Do you offer a start date in the spring?
The Full-Time MBA program in Lawrence begins only in the Fall semester.
I'm applying directly from my undergraduate; therefore I have no work experience. Do I stand a chance of being admitted?
It is preferred that incoming MBA students have at least two years of work experience, however there is always room for fresh talent! We expect our less experienced students to present strong academic and leadership credentials in their applications.
My application is complete. How long before I get an admission response?
Complete files are reviewed on a bi-weekly basis from January until June. We typically interview most candidates after the initial review. Admission decisions are forwarded to the Graduate School. They issue an official admission offer via email. The entire process takes from one to two weeks after the initial application review. We will be glad to advise you of where we are in the process. Please email KUMBA@ku.edu.
What code should I use to submit my GMAT score to the KU MBA program?
Our GMAT code is 6871.
What is your average GMAT score, GPA and Work Experience?
GMAT: mid 590. GPA: 3.3. Work experience: 2 years
Can the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) be waived?
No, the GMAT is required for all applicants.
Am I required to have my GMAT score before I apply?
No, you are not required to have your test scores at the time of applying to the MBA program; however your file will not be reviewed until we have it.
How much is tuition?
Tuition and fees change annually, usually in July. Current tuition and fee estimates are available at affordability.ku.edu/costs

International Students

I am an international student. Are the application deadlines different?
May 1 is the deadline for fall admission.
Do I have to take the TOEFL or IELTS?
The TOEFL or IELTS exam is required of all international applicants. It can be waived if an applicant can provide proof that the language of instruction throughout their education has been English. We prefer you take the IELTS over the TOEFL.
What is the difference between the TOEFL and IELTS?
They both test in reading, writing and listening (plus one additional test. TOEFL: structure [sentence completion] and IELTS: speaking). TOEFL is both paper- and computer-based. IELTS is only paper-based. For more information on the difference between the exams visit TOEFL vs IELTS.
Do you have a minimum TOEFL score?
Do you offer conditional admission?
We do not offer conditional admission. Applications must be complete before admission is offered.


Do you offer an online MBA degree?
Yes, learn more about our online MBA program here.
I am a non-degree seeking student. Can I take MBA classes?
The full-time MBA program in Lawrence does not offer classes for non-degree seeking students. A limited number of MBA classes for non-degree seeking students are available through the Working Professional MBA program at the Edwards Campus.
I don't have an undergraduate degree in business. Can I still apply to the MBA program?
Yes. We encourage applicants from all areas: music, art, dance, science, engineering,etc. Our alumni have tremendously varied backgrounds.
Are prerequisite courses required for your MBA courses?
I've been admitted but won't be able to start this term. What should I do?
Your admission offer is valid for one year after the term you have been admitted to. We will hold your application materials for that time. When you are ready to enroll, you will need to reapply (online application and fee only) for that term.
I want to petition to substitute a course, what do I do?
Students can't substitute/waive an elective course. Substitutions and waivers only apply to required courses. Fill out the Course Petition Form and drop it off in 124 Summerfield or fax to 785-864-5078. We will forward the petition on to the appropriate faculty person for a decision and email the results to you. Note: if you wish to transfer credit to reduce the number of hours for your program, only six hours of graduate credit (not distance-learning courses) taken at a regionally accredited graduate school may be transferred and applied to a program. Only work graded B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher may be transferred.

Contact the MBA office

Jinae Krieshok

MBA Director of Admissions

Lawrence MBA Office

3155 Capitol Federal Hall
The University of Kansas
1654 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

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