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Our MBA curriculum is designed for anyone who has completed a bachelor’s degree, even if they have no prior business education background. The Working Professional MBA program is designed for students who are employed full-time, while completing the program on a part-time basis.

As a Working Professional MBA student, you can begin in the fall or spring semester. Whatever start point you choose, know the deadline and plan ahead. Allow plenty of time to take the GMAT and provide the necessary documentation. Review the checklist below and get started on your application now.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall deadline – June 1
  • Spring deadline – Dec. 1

Admission Process


Fill out your online application for admission here. Submit with a $65 application fee.


Upload these documents in your online application:

Three essays
Current resume

Have your official transcripts sent from the institution where you obtained your degree.


In the application form, enter email addresses for two recommenders. We’ll send them an email requesting they complete a recommendation for you.


Submit your Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. Register here.

Your application will be reviewed as soon as all five steps are complete. You don’t have to wait to complete the GMAT before you begin the application process.


International Students:

TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international students. If you received a baccalaureate degree (or higher) in residence from an accredited English-medium U.S. college or university or a college or university in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, English-speaking province of Canada, or an English-speaking Caribbean country, with instruction conducted in English, you will not be required to provide English proficiency scores. Degrees earned online may not be used to verify English proficiency. 

Contact the MBA office

Lawrence MBA Office

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

Jinae Krieshok

MBA Director of Admissions

Inquire about MBA programs

Attend an info session


Get them answered at an upcoming info session. We’ll provide lunch. Dates for info sessions are updated periodically. Please click HERE to see the updated info session dates.

Prepare for the GMAT

Let us prep you for the GMAT. Take one of our review courses in Lawrence or Overland Park.

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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
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