Research and faculty

Faculty member Steve Leonard lectures to a MGMT 498 class
Marketing professor Jessica Li delivers the 2019 Sutton Lecture in Capitol Federal Hall.
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The pursuit of pre-eminent scholarship. It's one of the foundations of our strategic plan.

We encourage, support and expect the creation of scholarship that contributes to the theory and practice of business and meets the highest standards of rigor and relevance.

With aggressive research agendas, KU School of Business professors regularly publish in leading academic journals and serve as experts for journalists and organizations. The KU School of Business recognizes that academic reputation is driven by research and is a direct result of our faculty members' achievements.

Academic areas

The School of Business has five academic areas: Accounting; Analytics, Information and Operations Management; Finance; Management and Entrepreneurship; Marketing and Business Law.

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Faculty in the media

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 this opinion piece.

Depositors blame bank failures on audit firms

Accounting Today features a study co-authored by assistant professor Matthew Beck that argues that depositors perceive bank failure as an audit failure, which reduces their assessment of auditor credibility. This leads to lower deposit growth at banks with the same auditor.

Lost touch with someone? Reach out – your friend will appreciate it more than you think

Assistant professor of marketing Lauren Min and her study co-authors write about their research on how people tend to underestimate how much others appreciate hearing from them.

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.


The mission and scope of our centers vary from the creation and dissemination of knowledge to community outreach and student programming.

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