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The Program

The KU MBA program's Kansas Impact Program (KIP) offers a win-win for both MBA students and Kansas organizations and non-profits that benefit from business students’ expertise.

KIP is designed to provide first-year MBA students with team-based management consulting experience to develop leadership and communication skills essential to their careers. Under the guidance of business school faculty, the program pairs students with organizations tackling some of state's most pressing issues to help develop business solutions by determining project milestones and deliverables.

The Experience

The Impact

Recent projects have included developing a nursing assistant recruitment strategy for Ashland Healthcare Center in southern Kansas, as well as improving a reminder system for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in Lawrence. Students worked to solve the center’s client no-show rate, which had become a $350,000-a-year problem.

Getting Started

Interested in participating in KIP challenges or learning more about the program?

Contact Duane Myer at dmyer@ku.edu or 785-864-3795.

What the community is saying

"The MBA students are bringing business expertise to the table that we wouldn't otherwise have access to."

Eileen Horn, Lawrence and Douglas County Sustainability Coordinator


"We now consider you part of our community."

Benjamin Anderson, Ashland Healthcare Center

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