Full-time MBA

Begin your professional transformation

Enhance your existing skills while equipping yourself to handle the operational, financial or managerial aspects of any business. You’ll be twice as marketable and can make a living you’re passionate about.
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The full-time experience

A KU MBA provides a premier business education. Based on the Lawrence campus, the full-time MBA is made for people without a background in business. Our small, cohort-based program means you’ll receive individualized attention. You will work closely with a career coach, ensuring your success in a fast-paced 16-month experience. Come to the program where staff and faculty believe in you.

You'll begin with a cohort in the fall semester and complete the 48-hour program over three semesters, including a summer internship.

Under the guidance of lecturer Will Katz, MBA student groups advise small business owners, managers and prospective owners.

This capstone experience provides MBA students the opportunity to apply business concepts learned in the classroom to real-world business situations. Students act as professional consultants and meet with clients, scope projects, research solutions and present their findings directly to the business owners.

Earning a KU MBA carries a reputation worldwide. As an AACSB-accredited school, the KU School of Business has earned the most prestigious ranking, allotted to fewer than 5 percent of business programs worldwide.

In addition to its reputation and portability, students can take advantage of KU’s vast and powerful worldwide alumni network. Once you have the degree, your alumni network will help you get your foot in the door.


  • Fall application deadline: July 1

  • International application deadline: May 1


Top 50 program

  • KU's full-time MBA program ranks 42nd among public universities, according to the 2023 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools."

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Get to know our students

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Student Spotlight: Ashley Pitcock

Through KU’s MBA and undergraduate engineering bridge program, Ashley Pitcock is earning her bachelor’s and MBA in just nine semesters.
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Alumni Spotlight: Christian Hopkins

Dual MBA and master's in business analytics graduate Christian Hopkins sees opportunity to help Indigenous communities through financial literacy.

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Get more information about the full-time program, including our joint MBA degrees.

Contact the MBA office

3155 Capitol Federal Hall
KU School of Business
1654 Naismith Drive
Lawrence , Kansas 66045

Questions about admission?

Contact Jinae Krieshok, MBA Admission Director.