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.

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.

Deadlines

  • Priority deadline for scholarship consideration: January 15

  • International student application deadline: May 1

  • Domestic student application deadline: July 1

Resources

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."

Program snapshot

16
months to complete the program
48
total credit hours
12-15
credit hours per semester

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Curriculum

The full-time MBA program consists of 48 credit hours of foundational business-exposure, a consulting experience, and electives. A capstone experience to develop consulting skills is supported by the KU Small Business Development Center.

Course list

BSAN 810: Statistics and Decision Tools

BE 810: Managerial Economics

ACCT 810: Accounting

SCM 820: Supply Chain Management

MKTG 810: Marketing Management

BUS 810: Kansas Small Business Projects

BUS 801: Professional Skills

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MGMT 810: Managing People

IBUS 820: International Business

BSAN 820: Business Analytics

FIN 810: Financial Management

BUS 810: Kansas Small Business Projects

BUS 801 Professional Skills Development

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MGMT 830: Global Strategic Management

MGMT 820: Business Law & Ethics

FIN 820: Macroeconomics and Markets

Two electives: Topics offered in finance, supply chain management, business analytics and marketing

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Get to know our students

Christian Williams

Building business skills with a KU MBA

Through KU’s MBA/Pharm.D. program, Christian Williams learned valuable business skills she hopes to someday use as an independent pharmacy owner.
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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.

Questions about admission?

Contact Anna Abernathy, Director of MBA/M.S. Recruiting

KU MBA office

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