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The Opportunity

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. 

The Degree

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.


The MBA program is a 42 credit-hour program divided into foundation of business courses, pillars of business courses and elective courses. 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 Results

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.

Program Profile

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 On-campus classes are one or two nights a week from 6 – 8:40 p.m.; and online
Program Length Students can complete the program in 2.5 years
Credit Hours 42 hours
Program Structure Classes are offered in 8-week module format. There are two modules in each 16-week semester.
Location KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas; and online
Entry Point Fall (August), Spring (January) or Summer (May)
Cost Visit Tuition & Fees


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Cost per credit hour
Resident or MetroKC Nonresident
$762.95 $1,320.35

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Nathaniel Coney, III
Academic Success Coach
MBA, Accounting, MS-BOL