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Melissa Birch

Associate Professor
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3124
University of Kansas

Academic Areas

Strategic Management
International Business


PhD University of Illinois
Master's University of Illinois
Bachelor's New College, Sarasota, Florida


  • Strategic Management
  • International Business
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Business in Latin America

Teaching Interests

  • International business
  • Latin America

Research Interests

  • Public enterprise management
  • International trade
  • International business environment
  • International business
  • Microfinance
  • Outsourcing

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
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
Top 20 undergraduate accounting program —Bloomberg Businessweek
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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