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KU Entrepreneurship Programs

The KU Center for Entrepreneurship, housed at the School of Business, was established in order to develop an entrepreneurial mindset among all KU students and faculty. Specifically, developing the knowledge and clinical capabilities necessary to create and grow products and services that add social and economic value to society. To accomplish this objective, the KU Center for Entrepreneurship focuses on education, research and outreach programs to provide experiential learning opportunities.

In education courses, concentrations and certificates are offered for both business students and non-business students. In research, the KU Center for Entrepreneurship supports all other KU centers and schools by providing an entrepreneurial application for their research grant efforts. In outreach programs, activities provide excellent experiential learning opportunities for student teams as well as provide regional organizations with new venture plans and consulting solutions to address their growth inhibiting challenges.

These programs are funded from a grant provided by the Economic Development Administration of US Department of Commerce with matching funds being provided by supportive KU alumni. KU is one of only 40 universities in the country to receive this type of grant. This grant also provides financial support to Jayhawk Consulting; RedTire Succession Plan for Kansas businesses; the Morris New Venture Business Plan Competition; the Certificate of Entrepreneurship for undergraduate and graduate non-business students; and the KU Entrepreneurship Club.

For information on any of KU's entrepreneurship programs, please contact us.

Jayhawk Consulting

Jayhawk Consulting aims to address economic issues throughout the state by providing on-demand consulting and business services to Kansas small business owners.  Jayhawk Consulting represents a low cost, low-risk way to solve your business' needs. Our consultants are hand selected from the top-tier students at the University of Kansas to solve your business problems. As part of KU Entrepreneurship Works for Kansas, our goal is to stimulate economic development and keep this wonderful state growing through entrepreneurial success.  Please visit our website for more information and to submit your proposal.

Learn more about Jayhawk Consulting.

RedTire Program

A Solution to Reverse the Trend of Shuttered Businesses in Rural America

RedTire LLC's mission is to help sustain the economic and cultural wellbeing of smaller Kansas communities by facilitating the transfer of ownership of pharmacies, health practices, and family-owned farms from retiring/outgoing owners to University of Kansas and Kansas State University graduates who possess the expertise and energy to manage and grow those businesses for years to come.

Learn more about RedTire.

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Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
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One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
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