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Melissa Birch

Director of International Programs, Associate Professor
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall, 3124
University of Kansas


Academic Areas

Strategic Management and InternationalBusiness


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Master's, University of Illinois
  • Bachelor's, New College

Teaching Interests

  • International business
  • Latin America

Research Interests

  • International business strategy in Latin America
  • Trade and regional integration
  • Public sector management
  • Microfinance

Selected Publications

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.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
KU Today