Our MBA curriculum is designed for anyone who has completed a bachelor’s degree, even if they have no prior business education background. The Working Professional MBA program is designed for students who are employed full-time, while completing the program on a part-time basis.
As a Working Professional MBA student, you can begin in the fall or spring semester. Whatever start point you choose, know the deadline and plan ahead. Allow plenty of time to take the GMAT and provide the necessary documentation. Review the checklist below and get started on your application now.
- Fall deadline – June 1
- Spring deadline – December 1
- Summer deadline - April 1
- Apply Online
Fill out your online application for admission here. Submit with a $65 application fee.
- Upload Documents
Upload these documents in your online application:
- Personal statement
- Current resume
- Submit Official Transcript
Have your official transcript(s) sent directly from your degree granting institution(s). Have them emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd
Strong Hall 313
Lawrence, KS 66045
- Submit Recommendations
In the application form, enter email addresses for two recommenders. We’ll send them an email requesting they complete a recommendation for you.
- Submit GMAT Results
Submit your Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores to the University of Kansas.
Your application will be reviewed as soon as all five steps are complete. You do not have to wait to complete the GMAT before you begin the application process.
The GMAT requirements may be waived at the discretion of the KU School of Business in certain circumstances. For instance, a highly qualified candidate demonstrating one or more of the following may be eligible for a GMAT waiver:
- several years of formal leadership experience with at least four years in a managerial role
- strong evidence of advanced quantitative and analytical reasoning skills
- a master's degree in a quantitative discipline, or
- an advanced degree such as JD, PhD or MD.
Individuals seeking the GMAT waiver should meet with the MBA academic success coach to discus this option and the process prior to applying.
International Students: This program is designed for working professionals and is a part-time program. Thus, it is not designed for individuals on a student (F1) visa. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required. If you received a baccalaureate degree (or higher) in residence from an accredited English-medium U.S. college or university or a college or university in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, English-speaking province of Canada, or an English-speaking Caribbean country, with instruction conducted in English, you will not be required to provide English proficiency scores. Degrees earned online may not be used to verify English proficiency. Please consult the MBA academic success coach for questions.