The University of Kansas Working Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is the No. 1 ranked MBA program in the Kansas City Metro Area by US News and World Report. It also ranks in the top 10 for schools with the highest salary-to-debt ratio, according to Poets and Quants. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) reports that 88 percent of companies planned to add recent MBAs to their workforce in 2016, an 8 percent increase from 2015. Our MBA program offers flexible classes guaranteed to offer you success in your future career.
Why study business at the KU Edwards Campus?
Accreditation carries distinction
The KU School of Business is proud to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB accreditation is the gold standard of quality in the world of business education. It recognizes a high-quality, relevant and challenging curriculum and strengthens the degree’s value after graduation. Graduates who complete a business administration degree will have the framework for advancement and leadership in the business setting. A KU degree is recognized and valued in national and international atmospheres.
A KU MBA
The MBA program is a 42 credit-hour program divided into foundation of business courses, pillars of business courses and elective courses. Those who start the KU Working Professional MBA within five years of completing a business degree from an AACSB accredited institution, will be eligible to enter the Accelerated MBA program. This is a 33 credit-hour program and allows for more flexibility in terms of elective content. Areas of emphasis or elective coursework can be completed in a variety of areas such as Marketing, Finance or Management. Through the KU School of Business, the MBA program offers classes geared toward success in your career.
Your degree at your pace
With the KU Working Professional MBA, you don’t have to put your career on hold to complete your degree. The curriculum is flexible, so you can customize your MBA requirements by taking courses at a pace that works best for you. KU offers classes in the evenings twice weekly as well as online options, allowing you to balance work and family commitments while developing a versatile business acumen.
The knowledge you gain in the classroom at night will be directly applicable the next day at your job. With a master’s degree in business administration, you’ll be prepared to make educated workplace decisions and attain a business skillset that makes you desirable in the industry.
Beyond earning an MBA from KU and becoming part of the Jayhawk family, our graduates benefit from an expansive network of MBA alumni. Throughout the year, the KU MBA Alumni Network hosts events so current students can make important connections.
MBA for Working Professionals
|Working Professional Participant Profile||Professionals seeking to strengthen their skills and advance in their profession without a career interruption|
|Professional Experience||Most students in the program have full-time jobs during the day|
|Class Schedule||Classes are usually two nights a week from 6 – 8:40 p.m.|
|Program Length||Students can complete the program in 2.5 years, August or January start time|
|Credit Hours||42 hours (33 for the accelerated program)|
|Program Structure||Classes are offered in 8-week module format. There are two modules in each 16-week semester.|
|Location||KU Edwards Campus; Overland Park, Kansas program|
|Entry Point||Fall or spring semester (August or January)|
|Cost||Kansas and KC Metro area residents: $751.60 (includes all tuition and fees) for the 2017-2018 academic year. For more detailed information visit Tuition & Fees|