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The KU School of Business online MBA

Today’s volatile global marketplace demands agile leaders with comprehensive knowledge of critical business competencies. The University of Kansas has been a trusted educational institution for more than 150 years. The KU School of Business, with its top-ranked online MBA and 25,000-member Jayhawk alumni community, can help you become a leader for these times.

Our high-quality online MBA is highly affordable

The KU difference is in our accessible value. The KU School of Business MBA is a competitively priced, top-tier education that enables you to get ahead in your field for less than $40,000. Study on your own schedule in our top-ranked program, no matter where you live. Tuition rates are the same for all students, with no Kansas residency requirement.

Top rankings prove quality and value
Top rankings for our online MBA program reflect our dedication to service through the transformative value of education and research.

We are proud to be rated the No. 9 Best Online MBA and the No. 6 Best Online MBA for Veterans.1 At the University of Kansas School of Business, we offer you innovative online delivery of a world-class business education.

#9 Best Online MBA Nationwide, U.S. News and World Report

The numbers add up to more value for you

KU MBA alumni report average post-graduation salary increases of 27%.2
KU’s program is ranked the No. 6 Best Online MBA for Veterans.1

Reach your career goals with the KU MBA

A graduate degree from a well-regarded school like the University of Kansas can give you more leadership opportunities. Recruiters across industries and around the world are looking for MBA graduates to fill roles in all areas of operations.3

The combination of hard and soft skills you develop in our top-ranked University of Kansas School of Business online program can help you succeed. In a recent survey, 87% of KU School of Business Online MBA graduates got a raise after completing the program.2

87% of Jayhawk Online MBAs got a raise after completing the program.2

Join a network of Fortune 100 alumni

KU School of Business alumni have worked with Fortune 100 giants and federal agencies in Kansas and around the world, including:



Eli Lilly
Koch Industries
Blue Cross Blue Shield
U.S. Treasury

Fellow Jayhawks working across industries can help you open doors to a richer career.

Check out the KU advantage

Once a Jayhawk, always a Jayhawk

Forge career-long connections with faculty and fellow students while you build your business acumen at the KU School of Business.

The influential, global Jayhawk alumni community can support you with advice, insights, and connections throughout your career. Interactive learning tools and collaborative assignments help you get to know your professors and peers while networking events help you connect with the larger Jayhawk family.

Meet the Jayhawks

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We make connecting easy

Because building your network is vital for growing your career, we’ve leveraged our extensive experience in providing online education to create a program that makes connecting with peers and professors easy.

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KU School of Business Student Maura D.
Even though my MBA program was designed to be online, I immediately felt a part of a community the moment I signed on for my first class. The program encourages students to connect and enjoy the process together as one interwoven unit.
Maura D., MBA ‘22

You can trust KU with your success

Since the first students began studying in an unfinished building at our main Lawrence campus in 1866, the University of Kansas has grown to five campuses and several online programs serving nearly 30,000 students.

We’ve grown because we deliver real value, having stayed true to our values of education, research, and service. We’ve also moved with the times and were among the early adopters of online education technology.

The national average MBA salary3
Corporate recruiters planning to hire MBAs3
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Join a program that works with your schedule

When you study with the KU School of Business experts, you get the same exemplary education as in our on-campus program, with added scheduling flexibility. Our online program has a part-time course load and asynchronous course delivery to help professionals continue their work, family, and other obligations while furthering their business education.

Take a Closer Look

Get personalized advising and a quick admissions decision

Innovating on the tradition of trusted excellence at the University of Kansas, the KU School of Business offers you a high-quality, affordable degree recognized with top rankings and a prestigious accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). We also offer you a straightforward admissions process, with admissions decisions for qualified applicants as fast as one week from the time you complete your application.

Experience the KU difference

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Elevate your digital and social media marketing with KU’s eBook

Upgrade your digital and social media marketing skills for today's tech-driven business world with KU's free eBook, "Create Effective Marketing Campaigns."

Based on teachings found in KU's online MBA course, MKTG 754, led by 30-year marketing veteran and KU MBA Kelly Crane, this free eBook equips you with essential tips and strategies and tactics to craft impactful marketing campaigns.

Unlock the secrets to digital marketing success and discover how KU's online MBA program can enhance your business and marketing expertise.

Get your free eBook

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Career-focused coursework

Coursework in the KU School of Business online program helps you develop critical competencies in analysis and management within the context of modern, global business. The part-time curriculum design allows you to master one subject at a time in focused, eight-week courses.

Explore the courses

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Learn from true business leaders

Faculty of the University of Kansas School of Business support students with diverse research and practical expertise. Our professors share their experiences and professional networks to help you master the concepts and skills you need to lead successfully.

Meet the MBA team

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Go anywhere from here

Learn from anywhere in the online program that can help you get anywhere you want to go in your career. Chart your course for success with the KU School of Business and make career connections with Jayhawks working at industry leaders across all sectors.

See the possibilities

Application Deadline
August 1
Fall 2024 Term
Next Start
August 26
Fall 2024 Term

  1. Retrieved February 14, 2024, from
  2. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from 2022 graduates of the University of Kansas School of Business online MBA program.
  3. Retrieved January 25, 2023, from