Overview

Applicants
113
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.70
Years Work Experience
4.1
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
January 15

Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
103

55
Full-time
45
Part-time
24
Female
17
Minority


Students Say

Students at the University of Kansas' School of Business describe their institution as "the best business school in the Midwest," and they have good reason to be so complimentary. "Positive, up-tempo, friendly, and lots of work," the Kansas program is "vastly underrated" and a "truly wonderful" grad school experience. The students characterize the professors as "second to none" and are impressed with their academic and professional backgrounds." KU profs, who are "active in the business world within their fields," exhibit "a great blend of teaching skills and real-world experience."

Students are held to a high standard and are "expected to be well-prepared, well-read, and well-spoken in course discussions." The "fantastic" administration receives high praise as well. One MBA candidate reported that "if you want to try something different or want to attend a conference, they support you 100 percent of the time." Students also mention the administration's constant efforts "to improve facilities, encourage student involvement and input, and expand the faculty and curriculum."

On top of the full-time MBA offered at KU, the school also offers a Working Professional MBA, a Master 's in Accounting, Master 's in Finance, and several dual-degree MBAs, including a JD/MBA, MBA/MIM, MBA-PharmD, MBA/PM (petroleum management). KU also has an extensive PhD program in which students can concentrate in accounting, information systems, finance, marketing, decision sciences, and management. KU's "focus on the global business environment" is a huge draw for many applicants, who feel that the school provides "an exceptional international business program for being in the middle of the United States and far from the coasts." Reasonable fees also are a major plus, and many students feel they're receiving a great deal of value for their money. As one might expect from a school that focuses a great deal on international business, KU has an international program that allows students to obtain real-world experience in the global marketplace. The KU School of Business partners with the Center for International Business Education and Research to facilitate study abroad with an array of businesses across the globe. In the past few years students have traveled to India, China, Germany, France, Brazil, and Mexico as part of the program. With these types of experiences available to students, it's no wonder they describe the KU program as a "good value for the money that offered many options in terms of international experience."


Concentrations

Finance
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Leadership/Management
Supply Chain Management

Certificate Programs

Finance
Leadership/Management
Marketing

Center for Research

Accounting
Economics
Entrepeneurship
International Business
Marketing

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL



International Center for Ethics in Business


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
MGMT 712- Sustainable Business Operations

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$60,067

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
80%
Graduate Facilitated
20%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

36%
Other
22%
Finance/Accounting
14%
Marketing
14%
Consulting
7%
Operations/Logistics
7%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

21%
Midwest
14%
Northeast
14%
West
9%
International

Students Say

On its website the school boasts that "KU Business alumni are chief officers and senior executives of dozens of Fortune 500 companies." Fortunately for KU students who aspire to such heights, Kansas City is home to many large corporations, including Sprint and Hallmark, and the metropolitan area has been named one of the "Top 20 Areas to Start and Grow a Company" by Inc.com. KU also has a second campus (Edwards Campus) located in nearby Overland Park, which was named one of the top ten cities for doing business by Business Development Outlook.

Students give glowing reviews to the school's Career Services Department, which does a "fantastic job of preparing students for the job-search process and facilitating that process through two massive career fairs, many interview and resume workshops, one- on-one counseling, and more." One student says, "I already have a job waiting for me when I complete the master 's program, thanks to the business school's Career Services, and KU's strong reputation in the region."

Approximately 66 percent of Kansas students accepted job offers before graduating in a recent academic year, and by three months after graduation, that number had grown to 100 percent. The average salary for graduates was $58,000 (not including bonus). The majority of students accepted jobs in marketing and finance, although there were quite a few who went into operations and consulting. A range of companies recruit on cam- pus, and the ones who hire graduates most frequently include Tradebot, MarketSphere, United Missouri Bank, and Sprint Nextel.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 36%
Finance / Accounting 22%
Consulting 14%
Marketing / Sales 14%
Operations / Logistics 7%
General Management 7%

Prominent Alumni

Mark Heinrich (Retired RADM US Navy)
General Manager of Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain- Microsoft

Roshann Paris
President/CEO Parris Communications

David Dillon
Founder of Krogers

Stanley Lybarger
Retired CEO BOK Financial Corporation

Cliff Illig
CEO & Founder of Cerner Corporation

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10,000

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
80%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
30%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
85%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
50%

New Students Receiving Loans
90%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$9,875
Tuition (Out-State)
$23,100
Fees (In-State)
$7,650
Fees (Out-State)
$7,650

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$446
Tuition (Out-State)
$975
Fees (In-State)
$296
Fees (Out-State)
$296

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$14,000
Academic Expenses
$2,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
192
Part Time
75%


Demographics

22.00%
International

19% female
81% male

Campus Life

Students Say

KU students enjoy life on campus, which many describe as "great." The only complaint is that "there are really more things that I'd like to be able to participate in than I have time to do!" One student described life at KU as "filled with a variety of activities, including extracurriculars (Net Impact, [MBA Association]), social events put on by MBA student organizations, working for the MBA Admissions Office, and of course, course work."

Although the majority of the class is "ambitious and concentrated on their future," students are also "very fun people." There is diversity among the MBA candidates, and the students "vary from people straight out of undergrad to people thirty-five years old, and they all have different goals and lifestyles, but they communicate well and make the classes enjoyable by opening up discussion without judging others." Some say their classmates "are the very best part about my experience in the KU MBA program." Overall, students are more than satisfied with their experiences at KU. As one student said, "I cannot thank KU enough for preparing me to excel in my future endeavors."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Dee Steinle
Executive Director of MBA &MSB

Address
213 Summerfield Hall, 1300 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045
United States

Phone
785-864-7556

Fax

Email
mba@ku.edu


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