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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 maintains top-10 ranking  

The KU School of Business online MBA program maintained a top-10 ranking in the 2024 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs."

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Latest news

A stamp with the word “audit” sits atop files labeled “financial statement” and “accounting records.”
Mike Wilkins, the Larry D. Horner and KPMG Professor of Accounting at KU, examines the effects of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's decision to move to more random-based audit selection. The findings suggest there are more benefits than costs associated with auditors’ responses to a selection approach that is primarily risk-based.
Four girls stand around a poster board that outlines their experience during the 2023 Summer Venture in Business.
Nearly 50 students from 11 states will participate in the 2024 Summer Venture in Business, which will be held in two sessions, June 9-11 and July 14-19.
An ambulance speeds through a city street.
New research examines how social media announcements of plaintiff’s attorneys’ corporate investigations strongly predict future litigation. It finds how these attorneys’ efforts to recruit additional plaintiffs after a lawsuit has been filed signal that the action is more likely to succeed and result in more severe damages.

In the media

Is this football coach the best turnaround CEO in America?

Vince Barker, Edmund P. Learned Professor, spoke with The Wall Street Journal about his research on corporate turnarounds in relation to what Jim Harbaugh has done as the University of Michigan's football coach.

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.

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.