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Becoming a Business Jayhawk is more than just a major. Read more about ways to make the most of your time in the B-School.

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Information for incoming freshmen and parents

Incoming freshmen who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply for direct admission to the School of Business:

  • ACT score of 25 or above, or SAT combined score of 1200 or above (math and critical reading)
  • High school GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Business major indicated on KU application
  • Application submitted for Fall term

In order to maintain the business school freshman admission status, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Maintain a 3.0 or higher KU overall GPA at the end of the spring semester following admission to the business school
  • Have a passing grade in BUS 110, BUS 120, and BUS 210

Students who do not fulfill these two requirements will be dismissed from the business school and will need to fulfill the competitive admission requirements to be re-admitted to the business school.

Students accepted into the School of Business will participate in one of two programs designed to help first year students make a successful transition to the University of Kansas.

The purpose of Business School Experience program is to connect students to life at KU and opportunities within the School of Business. This program is for freshmen entering the business school through direct admission and not participating in the Business Leadership Program.

Program Objectives

  • Discover the School of Business, the University of Kansas and the Lawrence community
  • Assist students in identifying their academic vision and aid them in successfully achieving their goals
  • Inform, educate and disseminate information about business programs
  • Encourage self-reliance
  • Promote integrity and equal opportunities for students to learn in an ever-changing global environment
  • Encourage students to reach their full potential as a responsible and driven business professional

Learn more about the Business School Experience program.

The mission of the Business Leadership Program (BLP) is to provide a small group of talented freshman business students with significant experiences aimed at building their leadership skills. Students are directly involved in the program during their first and second years through activities, events, and classroom discussions.

The Business Leadership Program has limited enrollment and therefore is highly competitive. Students apply to the program as high school seniors in the fall semester.

In order to apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • ACT score of 28 or above (SAT score of 1310 or above)
  • Math ACT score of 26 or above
  • High school GPA of 3.5 or above, on a 4.0 scale

Program benefits include:

  • $3,000 scholarship: $2,000 awarded during the first year and $1,000 the second.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with the dean of the KU School of Business and industry leaders
  • Individual academic and career counseling from the directors of the Business Career Services Center and the BLP and the assistant dean of academic programs
  • and more...

Learn more about the Business Leadership Program.

Business School Experience

The purpose of Business School Experience program is to connect students to life at KU and opportunities within the School of Business. This program is for freshmen entering the business school through direct admission and not participating in the Business Leadership Program.

Program Objectives

  • Discover the School of Business, the University of Kansas and the Lawrence community
  • Assist students in identifying their academic vision and aid them in successfully achieving their goals
  • Inform, educate and disseminate information about business programs
  • Encourage self-reliance
  • Promote integrity and equal opportunities for students to learn in an ever-changing global environment
  • Encourage students to reach their full potential as a responsible and driven business professional

Learn more about the Business School Experience program.

Business Leadership Program

The mission of the Business Leadership Program (BLP) is to provide a small group of talented freshman business students with significant experiences aimed at building their leadership skills. Students are directly involved in the program during their first and second years through activities, events, and classroom discussions.

The Business Leadership Program has limited enrollment and therefore is highly competitive. Students apply to the program as high school seniors in the fall semester.

In order to apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • ACT score of 28 or above (SAT score of 1310 or above)
  • Math ACT score of 26 or above
  • High school GPA of 3.5 or above, on a 4.0 scale

Program benefits include:

  • $3,000 scholarship: $2,000 awarded during the first year and $1,000 the second.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with the dean of the KU School of Business and industry leaders
  • Individual academic and career counseling from the directors of the Business Career Services Center and the BLP and the assistant dean of academic programs
  • and more...

Learn more about the Business Leadership Program.


Admissions

After gaining admission to the University of Kansas, students can enter the Business School in one of the following ways:

Freshman Direct Admission

Incoming freshmen are eligible for direct admission to the School of Business if they meet all of the following requirements:

  • Earn an ACT score of 25 or above or a SAT combined score of 1200 or above (math and critical reading)
  • Earn at least a 3.25 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Indicate a business major on application to KU
  • Application submitted for Fall term

Learn more about direct admission.

Competitive Admission

Current KU students that wish to enter the School of Business must go through the Competitive Admissions process. Students apply during the semester they will complete the following minimum application requirements:

  • Junior standing (60 credit hours)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA overall AND in business and economics coursework (both KU and non-KU credits)
  • Completion of foundation coursework (list of coursework)

Applicants satisfying these requirements are ranked by academic merit and considered for admission based on rank and available space.

Learn more about competitive admission.

Transfer Students

Only students admitted to KU through Office of Admissions (domestic students) or International Undergraduate Admissions (international students) are permitted to complete the KU School of Business application. Admission to the School of Business is done through the Competitive Admission process.

Learn more about transferring to the School of Business.

Edwards Campus BBA

For adult non-traditional students in Johnson County and the metropolitan Kansas City area, the KU School of Business offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at the KU Edwards Campus.

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