Overview

Applicants
278
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.25
Years Work Experience
1
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
290 - 710
GPA
2.6 - 4.0

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
July 15

Round 1
May 1

Round 2
July 15

Round 3
October 15

Round 4
December 15

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
25:1
Total Faculty
15

100
Full-time
20
Female


Students Say

Students looking for "a quality school located in a quiet area that is great for learning" are encouraged to check out Pittsburg State University's Gladys A. Kelce College of Business. This "top ranked" Kansas program has "an outstanding faculty, beautiful campus, and very friendly atmosphere." "At PSU, students come first" and the "student-centered mentality seems to permeate the entire system." Students love the cost, bragging about how "cheap [it is] to go here" despite having an "international reputation." Applicants might be surprised at the "global connections for such a small time Kansas school." This reputation seems prominent in Saudi Arabia, as several students said they came to PSU based on a "Government of Saudi recommendation" that commended the "family friendliness for married students."

"There is an excellent diversity of professors at PSU," one happy student says. "Even though I am a 'non-traditional' student, I feel that I have really grown academically and personally due to the guidance of the PSU professors." The professors are "excellent academics" "with real world experiences" who are "very dedicated to their students. These "consummate professionals" are "engaging" and illuminate students with their extensive "professional experience." That said, some students feel that some professors "are stuck in the dark ages" and "need to update their materials and 'real world' examples." "Classes are small" at PSU, and professors know their students by name. Students think that the "administration is great" and the staff as a whole is "friendly, helpful, and respectful to their students." The building itself "is old and could use some facelift," and the school as a whole is "getting too small for the growing student body," although an estimated $19 million renovation is in the works. "PSU offers a very diverse array of academic studies," one student says, "most notably: accounting, business administration, education, plastics engineering, construction management, and automotive engineering." "I love the professors of the management and marketing office of Pittsburg State," one student says. "I feel that they have honed my ability to think critically, speak in public, and work in a team."


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$46,000
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
25%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
66%
School Facilitiated
34%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

54%
General Management
24%
Marketing
22%
Information Technology

Students Say

"PSU graduates enter the workforce with not only academic achievements," one student explains, "but with real-life experiences and information from knowledgeable profes- sors, involved alumni, and participating employers." Career services provides a plethora of job help to students, such as on-campus recruiting, career fairs, and resume critiques. Over 200 organizations come to campus to conduct interviews at PSU each year. Some of the largest employers of PSU graduates are Sprint, Deloitte, and Walmart. Fully 90 percent of PSU MBA graduates find employment within six months of graduation.

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
General Management 54% $45,000
Marketing / Sales 24% $44,000
Information Technology 22% $45,000

Prominent Alumni

Lee Scott
EX-President & CEO Wal-mart

John Lampe
President & CEO Firestone/Bridgestone

John Lowe
Executive VP ConocoPhillips

Orvil Gene Bicknell
CEO NPC International

Richard Colliver
Executive VP American Honda

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$8,500

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$3,500

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
50%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
15%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
25%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
10%

New Students Receiving Loans
15%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$7,288
Tuition (Out-State)
$17,048

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$305
Tuition (Out-State)
$711

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$6,734
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$6,734
Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
70
Part Time
22%

In State
80.0%
Out of State
20.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
30

Demographics

1.00%
Minorities
20.00%
International

47% female
53% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Your average MBA student at PSU is "around the age of twenty-five to thirty-five, most- ly married or engaged," and comes to school with "at least a year of job experience." Students describe their peers as "friendly and helpful," "hardworking and disciplined," and "very diverse and liberal minded." It is "easy to talk to about anything" with a fellow PSU student as "the school's diverse and multi-national student population pro- vides a great atmosphere where students are encouraged to get to know one another." One happy student describes his experience in glowing terms: "I am here with my wife and two kids and they love being here, we have made friends with a program PSU offers called host family and they have been so nice to us. They showed us the town when we arrived gave us support and especially their friendship."

Life here is "low key, relaxing and enjoyable." "All of the MBA students are very hard working to meet the high requirements" and do not necessarily have much free time to socialize. Still, there is a "friendly atmosphere" and "small town feeling" around campus. It is a "university town," meaning life here is "very conducive for academic work and raising a family." There are "lots of opportunity to socialize after classes and on weekends" if you have the free time, and the school conducts "tons of activities" on campus.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Janet Miller
Administrative Officer-Graduate Studies

Address
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7540
United States

Phone
620-235-4223

Fax
620-235-4219

Email
cgs@pittstate.edu


Articles & Advice