KU School of Business Online Programs

Build success with your leadership skills and business network.

Accelerating changes in the global marketplace amplify the need for agile, insightful leaders to help businesses navigate the shifting landscape. At the same time, the competition for leadership roles is greater than ever, with a 50.2% increase in the number of U.S. master’s degree holders over the last decade. The top-ranked University of Kansas School of Business’ AACSB-accredited online MBA program gives you the tools and the network to succeed in today’s evolving marketplace.1

Increase salary and career satisfaction.

Whether you want to advance with your current company, change employers, or change industries, an online MBA from the KU School of Business can help you achieve your career and salary goals. The median salary for U.S. MBA graduates in 2021 was $115,000, and the majority of KU School of Business online graduates significantly increased their income.2, 3, 4

Innovative delivery built on a tradition of trust.

KU has been a trusted university for more than 160 years. When you study with practitioner experts from the KU School of Business, you will get the same exemplary education as our on-ground MBA program but with the added flexibility of an online program. We consistently rank among the top online business programs in the nation.5

Build your skills and your network.

Coursework in the University of Kansas School of Business online MBA program is expressly designed to help you forge career-long connections with faculty and fellow students, while imparting the business skills to help you lead. The 25,000-member Jayhawk network can support you with advice, insights, and connections throughout your career.

Why Choose the University of Kansas School of Business?

KU graduates can look forward to higher salaries in leadership positions.
Over 60 percent of graduates received a promotion or a higher-level position at a new employer within a year of graduating from the MBA program.5
Alumni who received a promotion experienced salary increases of 30 percent, on average, versus their salary at the program’s start.5
One in four respondents saw their salaries increase by over 25 percent within three years of graduation.5

Look to the KU School of Business for an affordable yet high-quality online MBA.

Ranked No. 16 Best Online MBA2
Ranked No. 24 Best Online MBA2
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Ranked No. 10 Best Online MBA for Veterans2
Complete the online MBA in as few as 27 months

An excellent return on your educational investment.

The KU School of Business combines top-tier education with tuition that ranks among the most affordable in the country. The cost of some prestigious business schools can create a long-standing debt burden. On the other hand, the entire $36,330 estimated cost of an online MBA from KU can be recouped in one or two years with a median MBA starting salary of $115,000.3

KU’s online MBA allows you to keep working while you study part-time and still complete your MBA in less than three years. The curriculum and online facilities are designed to support working professionals, and three program starts each year add even more flexibility. An online MBA from the University of Kansas School of Business provides an excellent return on your money and your time.


What can you expect from the KU School of Business?

After completing the straightforward admissions process, you can expect a high-quality, affordable MBA program from one of the elite online business schools to have prestigious AACSB accreditation.

You’ll learn from our award-winning faculty while studying with the convenience and flexibility that you desire in a 100% online program.

Each course is eight weeks long, and you take one class at a time, allowing you to immerse yourself and master the material. The program begins with 10 core courses covering the scope of modern business operations.

After completing the core subjects, you can choose electives from three focus areas of finance, marketing, and management before bringing all your learning together in a capstone course that will help you formulate your personal guidelines for better decision-making and effective business leadership.

  • 100% online program
  • 13 courses
  • 8 weeks per course
  • 3 yearly starts: spring, summer, and fall

Through your coursework, you’ll make lasting connections with fellow students from diverse business backgrounds. After graduation, you’ll be part of the global Jayhawk alumni network of accomplished business leaders.

No GMAT required for admission

No GMAT is required for admission because we view applicants holistically at the KU School of Business. Our simple admissions process includes an Executive Assessment exam, which can be waived for qualified applicants.

Speak with an admissions advisor to learn more

AACSB Accredited

The University of Kansas School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Fewer than 5% of the world’s business programs have earned this prestigious accreditation. The KU School of Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB and constantly strives to exceed the standards set forth for curricula, faculty quality, student satisfaction, and more.

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Start building your network of diverse, accomplished professionals when you enroll, and continue to connect with the rich network of Jayhawk alumni as your career takes off after graduation. Connect with the influential KU School of Business alumni network through the online networking forum, live on-ground events, and more.

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The KU MBA program: Value
The KU MBA program: Value
The KU MBA program: Value

KU School of Business delivers career results.

The University of Kansas School of Business prepares you to face the challenges of a career in business as a well-rounded, diversely talented professional. Designed to give you key learning and networking experiences, the top-ranked KU School of Business online MBA prepares you to lead in any industry or size company. KU’s online MBA alumni work at leading organizations, including Bayer, Boeing, Caterpillar, Google, Honeywell, and the U.S. Army.


KU School of Business Student Maura Durkin
A Student’s Perspective
Thanks to the skills I developed from my course work and the relationships that I have established with my professors who have provided me with endless career advice, I landed a promotion at my company after only the first two semesters.
Maura Durkin, MBA '22


Strategies for Studying Online
What are your current expectations for studying online? Perhaps you’ve chosen to earn your degree online because factors like geography and time prevent you from participating in an on-campus program. And while studying online can help erase those barriers by letting students like you avoid costly...


Application Deadline
August 8
Fall 2022 Term
Next Start
August 22
Fall 2022 Term


*Applicants may still be asked to complete an Essentials Skills Assessment exam to determine qualification for program; waivers are available.

  1. Retrieved March 7, 2022, from census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2022/educational-attainment.html
  2. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from KU alumni from graduating cohorts between 2016-2018, including respondents who indicated they have received or expect to receive a promotion within six months from the time of their response.
  3. Retrieved March 7, 2022, from usnews.com/education/online-education/university-of-kansas-155317
  4. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from alumni of the University of Kansas School of Business online MBA program from graduating cohorts from 2016-2019
  5. Retrieved March 7, 2022, from gmac.com/market-intelligence-and-research/research-library/employment-outlook/2021-corporate-recruiters-survey-demand-of-graduate-management-talent