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Where Can You Go With a KU Online MBA?

If you want to increase your business acumen with a respected advanced degree, an MBA from the University of Kansas School of Business gives you the tools you need to succeed in today's competitive environment. The online MBA provides you with the same exemplary education as our on-ground MBA program, but with the added flexibility to study wherever you want. We also offer a Foundations of Business certificate, a one-year program whose credits can be directly applied to the online MBA program.

Complete your degree in as few as two years, and see what doors an MBA from the KU School of Business can open for you.

What Can You Expect From a KU School of Business MBA?

Students can complete the online MBA in as few as 27 months and the certificate in as little as a year. Additionally, the Online MBA at KU provides you with focused expertise in one of three essential areas and the knowledge to kickstart your career path and reach your professional goals.

Regardless of your level of experience in the field, the Finance focus helps you advance your career in investment or banking settings or within a company's financial branch, preparing you for a large pool of potential positions, including roles as analysts, accountants, consultants, project managers and more.

Management and Leadership

If you're ready to take charge of the people side of business, the Management and Leadership focus helps you to develop your personal leadership style, aligning your interpersonal and communication skills with your overall business expertise and confidence, so you graduate ready to take on leadership positions in a wide range of professional fields.


With a thorough, targeted dive into the science behind consumer behavior, the Marketing focus helps you gain a more concrete understanding of emerging marketing trends like data analytics, social media and content marketing, and more. Get in the minds of consumers, so you graduate ready to thrive in a variety of marketing-related roles.

Increase Your Worth

In 2018, the median base MBA salary for a starting position was $105,000, compared to just $65,000 for candidates with a bachelor’s degree only. Earning an MBA can prepare you for countless opportunities, and today those opportunities are more lucrative than ever:


Median base salary for new MBA graduates1


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Current median salary of self-employed business school alumni2


Median cumulative base salary for online MBA holders three years after graduation1

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The Convenience of Online Study

Online study for an MBA from the KU School of Business means you can learn on your own time, whenever it's beneficial to you. The online learning environment for the KU School of Business online MBA is just as immersive as a physical classroom, featuring:

  • Collaborative group projects, giving you the opportunity to connect with and learn from peers
  • Interactive learning tools, including embedded media such as curated educational videos and faculty lectures, making the learning experience engaging
  • Total transparency, including real-time updates on progress status, grades and course work

The KU School of Business’s innovative learning management system, KU Connect, is designed to make study simple and enjoyable for online students. Access your course work wherever you are connected, from an easy-to-use mobile app for on-the-go learning.

Why Choose the University of Kansas School of Business?

Students looking for an affordable but high-quality online MBA program look to the KU School of Business, which offers one of the most reasonably priced MBA programs from a major university, with a GMAT waiver to qualifying students. The online MBA program enables students to form deep relationships with their professors because of small class sizes and the access provided through online learning.

Students gain access to a rich network of thousands of KU alumni, including more than 25,000 from the KU School of Business. Build relationships with peers in your classes, and connect with alumni for mentorship and career referral opportunities. With a strong history as a trusted university for more than 160 years, there are plenty of valuable new connections to be made through the University of Kansas.

The online MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is the highest accreditation for MBA programs in the United States and is offered to fewer than five percent of the world's business programs. Our programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • #26 Best Online MBA Program1
  • Top 20 Best Online MBA Program for Veterans2

Important Dates

Application Deadline

August 6
Fall 2019 Term

Next Start

August 26
Fall 2019 Term


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