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School receives $50M gift commitment

The KU School of Business received a $50 million commitment from an anonymous donor that will transform business education and research at the school. The gift, the largest in school history, will also provide funds to advance key initiatives supporting undergraduate student success.

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KU online MBA ranked among top 10  

The KU School of Business online MBA program improved nine spots to seventh overall in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs."

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LAWRENCE — For years, the idea of a “3D business” only evoked images of 1950s theater patrons donning plastic goggles to watch a “stereoscopic” movie. Now the term is used more often to denote 3D printing that allows consumers to create their own items.

LAWRENCE — Apparently, experience is not always a good thing. In fact, for CEOs of small and medium-sized enterprises, it can eventually prove to be a liability.

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LAWRENCE — A dozen years ago, the Foxconn City industrial park in China became infamous for a rash of worker suicides. Foxconn (a manufacturer of iPhones, among other notable products) initially responded by installing safety netting around the facility so that employees were unable to effectively hurl themselves from windows to their death. These incidents prompted investigations and policy changes to combat worker exploitation at this particular company, yet the international problem of exploited labor has continued to escalate.


In the media

How to address the supply-chain staffing crisis

Manufacturing, in particular, represents “the point of the spear for the supply chain,” associate teaching professor Joe Walden tells the Harvard Business Review.

Nervous at UMB Bank’s credit rating? Relax. Kansas City isn’t Silicon Valley

The Kansas City Star Editorial Board features expertise from Atanas Mihov, associate professor of finance, about the outlook for the U.S. financial sector in an opinion piece.

What the NFL playoffs and tech layoffs have in common

The Wall Street Journal spoke with James Guthrie, professor emeritus of management, about his research on job cuts.

Some Gen Z job applicants are scrubbing campus political activism from their resumes

The Washington Post spoke to Jill Ellingson, Neeli Bendapudi Professor of Management, about her research on political affiliation and employment screening decisions.

From our blog

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Three lessons companies can learn from the supply chain crisis

Two School of Business faculty members discuss how companies can navigate the supply chain crisis and adapt going forward.
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Senior gains perspective, experience through undergraduate research

By pursuing undergraduate research outside of his degree field, Cole Hansen gained valuable insight and perspective.