MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FULL-TIME MBA 1300 Sunnyside Ave. 124 Summerfield Hall Lawrence, KS 66045-7601 785-864-6052 WORKING PROFESSIONAL MBA 12600 Quivira Road Overland Park, KS 66213 913-897-8587
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YOU’RE ONE DEGREE OF SEPARATION FROM THE
#1 MBA IN KANSAS CITY.
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
MBA PROGRAM WHY SHOULD I GET AN MBA? Getting an MBA shouldn’t just be a rubber stamp on your resume. Your investment should arm you with the skills to get that raise today but also propel your career in years to come. KU MBAs earn salaries on average of 40 percent more than business undergraduates. You will equip yourself to handle the operational, financial or managerial aspects of any business. Whether you’re ready to develop the newest tech startup or market Hollywood’s next blockbuster, a KU MBA will get you there.
SEE WHY OUR STUDENTS CHOSE TO EARN THEIR FULL-TIME MBA FROM KU.
RAHUL RAGHAVAN With my experience as a systems engineer, an MBA will broaden my career opportunities in the business world and provide a faster growth trajectory than without one.
WHY SHOULD I GET AN MBA AT KU?
Nationally and internationally recognized program and faculty
TIER 1 The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is an international accreditation organization that evaluates a business school’s mission, faculty qualifications and curriculum. AACSB accreditation is allotted to fewer than 5 percent of business programs worldwide.
As a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), KU has been recognized for more than 100 years as one of the 36 top tier public research universities in North America.
MICHAEL WADE SMITH My degrees in English and American Studies and experience in Teach For America allow me to understand people and the world in important ways, but an MBA will provide me the technical and analytical skills of business.
AMANDA FLOERCHINGER As a veterinarian, I decided to get my MBA to pursue a career in industry. I can transition into the corporate world of veterinary medicine and become an entrepreneur and leader within my profession.
WHICH MBA PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR ME ?
I want an MBA, but I don’t have a background in business.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 18 months (optional fourth semester) LOCATION: Lawrence Campus
Not all MBA students are cut from the same cloth. KU knows that. So we offer two different programs for two different kinds of students. FULL-TIME MBA Whether you love music or engineering, getting an MBA can turn your passion into a career. The Full-Time MBA is made for people without a background in business. Getting management experience allows you to capitalize and enhance the skills you already have. You’ll be doubly marketable and can make a living you’re passionate about.
CLASS TIMES: During the day
50 REQUIRED CREDIT HOURS
I want a complete career change
TOTAL NUMBER OF COURSES: 20
WORKING PROFESSIONAL MBA If you’re working full-time and want to study part-time, a Working Professional MBA will catapult your career. A KU MBA is your one degree of separation from that raise, promotion or new job title.
WORKING PROFESSIONAL CLASS TIMES: Evenings
I like my company, but I need management skills to move up
LENGTH OF PROGRAM Choose your own pace (2 years average) LOCATION: Edwards Campus, Overland Park
TOP 50 PUBLIC FULL-TIME
42 REQUIRED CREDIT HOURS
TOTAL NUMBER OF COURSES: 21
I’d like to continue working full time while earning my MBA
FULL-TIME MBA PROGRAM OVERVIEW
JOINT DEGREES AND SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS
As a small, cohort MBA program, you get individualized attention. The classmates you meet the first day will be your classmates the last day. Fostering lasting relationships between classmates, professors and alumni is how we do business. When you graduate with a KU MBA, you’ll have a contact list to make people envious. Everything we do will prepare you to launch the next phase of your career.
The School of Business also offers three full-time joint degree programs and a specialized MBA degree with an engineering certificate in Petroleum Management. These degrees are for students interested in combining the MBA with another professional program.
The KU School of Business is AACSB accredited. That’s a reputation you can put to work. Our curriculum is held to high standards. Our faculty is held to even higher standards. As an AAU research university, what your professors teach you today is in textbooks tomorrow. You get a front row seat to the most significant business research. You’re not just a number on our list, and we won’t treat you that way. We work with students individually so they get what they want out of their experience at KU. Our program ensures you get the foundations of business, followed by the opportunity to focus in finance or marketing supply chain management. A KU Full-Time MBA equips you to be the next great entrepreneur, CEO or CFO.
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In the Full-Time MBA, youâ€™ll take core, application and track courses for a well-rounded experience. You choose one of two tracks, either finance or marketing supply chain management. Check out the curriculum guide to see how the 18-month program is arranged.
SEMESTER 1 (FALL):
Statistics and Decision Tools Managing People
Students can choose an optional fourth semester in the spring to design a custom study program or complete a certificate in investments, supply chain or marketing.
Accounting and Financial Management
SEMESTER 3 (FALL):
Global Strategic Management Consulting Practicum or New Venture Practicum
Managerial Economics Choose one of the following:
Professional Development Skills Social Entrepreneurship
Take the core courses to build a foundation of business knowledge.
Specialize in marketing supply chain management.
SEMESTER 2 (SPRING):
Macroeconomics and Financial Markets
Apply learnings in the classroom to real business challenges.
Specialize in finance.
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Distribution Channels and Global Operations Marketing Services and Managing Customer Relationships Investments Financing Business Growth Derivatives and Risk Management
International Business Business Law and Ethics Professional Development Skills Social Entrepreneurship Marketing Intelligence Business Investment and Valuation
Every aspect of the Full-Time MBA program is designed to advance your professional development. Whether it’s leading a student organization or engaging with corporate executives, we’ll prepare you for the world beyond your degree. Within three months of graduation, 95 percent of our graduates are employed. WARREN BUFFET EXPERIENCE In a program founded by KU, MBA students are offered the opportunity to visit with one of the most powerful businessmen in the world. Who better to learn from than Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett? MBA STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Developing leadership skills is integral to your career success. Get involved in one of our many MBA organizations including: MBA Association, MBA International Student Organization (MISO), Women’s MBA, Military MBA or Net Impact, which focuses on social responsibility. CASE COMPETITIONS Showcase your business acumen in front of top business leaders at case competitions. The KU MBA program participates in the Big XII Case Competition, ACG Cup, CFA Institute Research Challenge and also offers its own internal competitions. LAWRENCE LIFESTYLE Boasting art galleries, museums and global cuisine, Lawrence isn’t your average Kansas town. And at the heart of this vibrant, diverse community is the University of Kansas. As a Full-Time MBA student, you’ll be a part of the deep-rooted Jayhawk traditions. Start practicing the “Rock Chalk Chant” now and get ready to cheer on our Division I athletics teams.
MEETING EXECUTIVES At the School of Business, corporate executives are frequent visitors. Before they head to an auditorium to speak, they’ll stop into your classroom so you can meet them one on one. At KU, networking starts in classroom, giving you a foot in the door to the boardroom. STUDY ABROAD International experience is the key to creating global business leaders. We offer MBA study abroad programs around the world. DESIGN YOUR OWN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT If you find a workshop or conference you’d like to attend, the MBA program offers funding for students to pursue their own professional development opportunities.
Lawrence, KS is ranked eighth on the list of the 75 Best College Towns. The American Institute for Economic Research
ADMISSION & SCHOLARSHIPS
KANSAS IMPACT PROJECT Do well by doing good is the centerpiece of our Kansas business philosophy. That’s why social entrepreneurship is the signature experience of our Full-Time MBA.
Full-Time MBAs begin in the fall semester. Start the application process now to allow for plenty of time to take the GMAT and complete all the steps. APPLICATION DEADLINES
Through Kansas Impact Project (KIP), you’ll apply management skills to solve social problems. Working with a team of your classmates, you provide consulting for Kansas not-for-profits and service organizations. When Ashland Healthcare Center in rural Kansas had trouble attracting and retaining quality nursing assistants, KIP students developed a recruitment strategy to help.
Scholarship priority deadline Jan. 15 Domestic deadline June 1 (Application term: Sept. 1 - June 1) International student deadline May 1 (Application term: Dec. 2 - May 1)
Douglas County CASA wanted to diversify its volunteer base, so KIP students developed a statewide initiative to boost volunteer enrollment. KIP helps you develop leadership and communication skills while tackling the world’s most pressing issues.
Learn more about the admission process at mba.ku.edu. An admission specialist is available to assist you through the application process. SCHOLARSHIPS The KU School of Business offers Full-Time MBA students both merit-based and need-based scholarships. National companies also provide fellowship opportunities for outstanding students. Last year, 90 percent of students in the program received financial support. We award scholarships ranging from partial tuition up to the full program cost. For more information about scholarships and tuition, visit affordability.ku.edu.
WORKING PROFESSIONAL MBA UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS EDWARDS CAMPUS WORKING PROFESSIONAL MBA OVERVIEW The Working Professional MBA program allows you to drive your career forward without putting the brakes on your current job. Classes are held in the evening at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The pace is up to you, but students typically finish in two years. You’re not just a number on our list, and we don’t treat you that way. Each student wants different results from their MBA. Our curriculum provides the foundations of business in the core classes. You choose one of three focus areas with our advanced core classes: marketing, management or finance. With your electives, you can choose a specialization and complete a certificate. Or, you can diversify and take a collection of elective courses of your choice. The KU School of Business is AACSB accredited. That’s a reputation you can put to work. Our curriculum is held to high standards. Our faculty is held to even higher standards. As one of 36 public AAU research universities, what your professors teach you today shows up in tomorrow’s textbook. You get a front seat to the most relevant business research.
The KU Working Professional program is ranked No. 1 MBA program in Kansas City. by U.S. News & World Report
If you already have a business degree from an AACSB-accredited school, the accelerated Working Professional MBA may be a great fit for you. Talk to an admissions representative to learn more.
WORKING PROFESSIONAL MBA
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
WORKING PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM
LAY A FOUNDATION Take the core courses to build a foundation of business knowledge. Financial Accounting Statistical Decision Making Organizational Behavior Financial Management Legal Environment of Business Managerial Information Systems Marketing Management Business Economics Supply Chain Management International Business Strategic Management FOCUS ON A KEY AREA Pick a set of advanced core courses to provide a focus: finance, management, marketing or business analytics. FINANCE ADVANCED CORE COURSES Investments I Investments II Business Investment Business Financing
MANAGEMENT ADVANCED CORE COURSES Leadership Philosophy and Practice Human Resources Management Economic, Environment, and Social
Sustainability in Business Managing People: Applications and SkillS MARKETING ADVANCED CORE COURSES Discovering & Evaluating New Product Opportunities Consumer Behavior Global Marketing Integrated Marketing Communications
BUSINESS ANALYTICS ADVANCED CORE COURSES Advanced Statistics I Advanced Statistics II Data Visualization Data Management
SPECIALIZE Pick 10 credit hours of electives, or specialize in a specific topic by earning one of the following certificates. CERTIFICATES Business Analytics Human Resource Management International Business Management Investments Marketing Strategic Management Supply Chain Management Valuation
Your classmates in the Working Professional program are already working in top companies in the area. You’ll engage with industry professionals and business leaders inside and outside of the classroom. When you graduate, you’ll be equipped with the management skills to move up and the connections to move forward. BUSINESS-FACULTY CONNECTION Our faculty members work with industry professionals to help them research and address the most important corporate challenges. You’re learning from those on the forefront of innovation. PROFESSIONAL EDGE From emerging technology to the changing demographics of society, this discussion series keeps you up to date on the latest economic and workforce development trends and practices. Professional Edge provides an opportunity to interact with KU faculty and staff to get an in-depth look at current issues affecting organizations today. ENGAGE WITH CORPORATE EXECUTIVES Leading executives and industry experts are frequent visitors to the Working Professional program. As a student, you and your classmates are invited to professional development events with executives such as the CEOs of Kroger and QuikTrip. You learn about the latest trends and leadership philosophies from the industry’s best. FULL-SERVICE CAMPUS Edwards Campus offers you every amenity you need for academic success. We’re not a satellite campus. So whether you need advising and career services or a research library and a computer lab, we’ve got it.
ONLY ONE OF THREE IN KANSAS CITY
40% AVERAGE SALARY INCREASE WITH MBA
SEE WHY OUR STUDENTS CHOSE TO EARN THEIR WORKING PROFESSIONAL MBA FROM KU. Working Professional students have real jobs and bring real-world challenges to the class discussions. We learn the theory and then overlay it onto the reality, and it ends up being a very relevant experience.
CAPTAIN DAVID SCHWEIZER Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Officer Training Command Professor of Naval Science, University of Kansas Working Professional students have real jobs and bring real-world challenges to the class discussions. We learn the theory and then overlay it onto the reality, and it ends up being a very relevant experience.
BARCLAY HAGEN Chief Administrative Officer at EMR, Inc. My classes are extremely relevant to my current position and workplace, and some have incorporated real-time work situations into the courses. I attend classes with other professionals who provide additional learning and networking opportunities.
Working Professional MBAs begin in the fall or spring semester. Start the application process now to allow for plenty of time to take the GMAT and complete all the steps. WORKING PROFESSIONAL MBA APPLICATION DEADLINES Fall start deadline June 1 Spring start deadline Dec. 1 MBA CERTIFICATES Certificates offer you an opportunity to pursue a high-level skill set and further your management education. A certificate is credit bearing and provides official recognition on your transcript and resume. MBA certificates are open to current MBA students, MBA alumni or any post-baccalaureate degree holder. Theyâ€™re designed to be taken as a stand-alone study but can also work in tandem with the Working Professional MBA. Fall start deadline July 15 Spring start deadline Dec. 15