The Jayhawk online MBA experience

As a student of the University of Kansas online MBA program, you're not just a participant in a top-ranked academic experience—you're welcomed into the vibrant community of Jayhawks.

Beyond the digital confines of the classroom, KU offers a mix of experiences and opportunities to help you network and advance your career.

Read on to learn what it means to be a part of KU, familiarize yourself with the array of supportive resources tailored specifically for online students, and learn how KU online students enjoy all of the same benefits as on-ground students when it comes to support and development—in KU’s 100% online top 10 MBA program.1

Video Transcript

Cristina Brown
MBA class of 2016
“The cohort experience for me were 29 other ideas coming at you at once and trying to figure out how to blend someone's ideas with the academic structure and take what the professors said to counter that, to work through different situations. And it was just enlightening and amazing.”

Rehka PatnaikKU
MBA ‘16, EVP and Director, Bank Strategy and Admin., UMB Bank
“I think the word that comes to my mind is magical.”

Colin Thomas
MBA class of 2016
“I can't think of a better way to start your business career.”

Swathie Rajesh Shenoy
MBA class of 2016
“We have really sharp candidates here in our class, and we are always trying to bring something new to the table. I feel like we have different experiences and different perspectives, and that just enriches the program a lot more.”

Cristina Brown,
MBA ‘16
“For me, the culture felt like a door that was cracked open to a bright light. And so we got to walk through it together.”

Colin Thomas,
MBA ‘16
“I've been able to learn and experience a lot that I wouldn't have been able to otherwise.”

Rehka Patnaik,
MBA ‘16
“Yeah. I mean, I have this bond with them, which is unprecedented. I’ve been to school before, but this is different.”

Fur Finley
KU MBA Alumnus, Regional MDU MP, Google Fiber
“The faculty and the staff, the classmates, and your colleagues and friends, it's truly an incredible experience.”

Cristina Brown,
MBA ‘16
“Picking an MBA program is challenging, but once you find the right one, it's amazing.”

Neeli Bendapudi
KU Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
“There's something about the Midwest and something about this university where I believe where the positive intersection of smart and nice. That is what makes this place special. That's the ethos of this place that is in the air we breathe here and that's what appeals to me.”

The KU MBA experience speaks volumes

Hear firsthand from KU MBA alumni and KU Jayhawks about the enriching experiences and vibrant community that define the KU MBA experience. This video covers how collaboration, diverse perspectives, and lifelong bonds have helped shape careers and open doors to endless opportunities for KU School of Business Jayhawks.

University of Kansas MBA graduate Maura D.
“What surprised me most about this program is how close and connected KU Online MBA Program community is. From the admissions advisors to student success advisors to the professors to my fellow classmates, every step of the way through the application process to attending class, I never felt alone.”
Maura D., MBA ‘22

Careers and networking, Jayhawk style

KU’s online platform offers a seamless blend of immersive learning experiences, comprehensive support services, and unparalleled networking opportunities to help ensure that you excel academically and thrive in your chosen career path.

As a member of KU’s student and alumni community, you’ll be an important member of the storied Jayhawk network and learn from other professionals’ advice, experience, and connections—as you share your own, too.

The Jayhawk Alumni Association provides news updates, event information, exclusive apparel offers, and career networking resources to help you achieve your professional and personal growth goals.

Jayhawk fast facts:
  • Over 370,000 Jayhawks worldwide2
  • Alumni presence in all 50 U.S. states and over 100 countries3
  • Notable alumni include politicians, CEOs, artists, athletes, and Nobel laureates3
  • Active engagement through regional chapters and affinity groups
  • Impactful contributions to various industries and communities globally

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Personalized career advice for business graduates

Representatives from the KU MBA Career Services office are available to assist business students and graduates in preparing for interviews, cleaning up resumes, and developing productive networking strategies.

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Business career services at your fingertips

Make the most of remote resources that are available through the Business Career Services department. Gather focused and up-to-date industry data with Career Insider, explore international opportunities with My World Abroad and GoinGlobal, and pitch your candidacy for current openings through HireJayhawks.

Here is a quick list of the exceptional services that help you get more from your KU online MBA:

  • BeyondKU
  • Jayhawk Ready - Your Path to Career Success
  • PathwayU
  • HireJayhawks
  • KU Mentoring+
  • Events
  • General Careers Page
    • External KU
    • Internal Careers Page
  • College Office of Graduate Affairs
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging - Graduate Student Support
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Watkins Health Services
  • Hilltop Child Development Center
  • KU Recreation Services
  • Graduate International Support Services
  • Clubs and Organizations

KU career resources: A closer look

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Beyond KU

The Beyond KU panel series highlights how industries rely on diverse interdisciplinary skills, from various job roles within a single industry to one role spanning across multiple industries.

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Jayhawk Ready: Your path to career success

Access instructional videos and additional resources designed to guide you through the phases of Explore, Prepare, Implement, and Connect! Login to view the complete list of content.

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Pathway U

PathwayU, an online tool, guides you in finding purpose by matching your interests, personality, values, and workplace preferences with suitable majors and careers.

Discover more

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Access Student Resources to access, or download the mobile app for on-the-go access. Log in using your KU online ID and password.

Login to HireJayhawks

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KU Mentoring+

KU Mentoring+ connects Jayhawks worldwide, offering mentorship, networking, and career groups. Join nearly 9,000 members, including alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of KU.

Learn more

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Business Career Services events

Each September, KU’s Business Career Fair and Accounting Career Fair attract recruiters nationwide. The School of Business also offers a range of events including guest speaker talks and workshops.

Learn more

“Collaborating with state and local business leaders helped address workforce challenges and opened doors for learning communities.”
Jill D., MBA ’19

Ready to learn even more?

There’s even more support for you as a Jayhawk through the KU Career Center.

Visit KU’s general careers page to learn more about these additional services and programs available to KU online MBA students:

  • Career assessments
  • Professional House of Garments
  • Career courses
  • Career exploration
  • Resume Dropbox
  • Job Search prep
  • Professional headshots


“It has enabled  me to set myself apart from other applicants in job placement, and it has done worlds of good for  me as I took on my new role” — Jeffrey L., MBA '17

Graduate student services

The University of Kansas prides itself on providing comprehensive support services tailored to meet the diverse needs of its graduate student community. From academic and career guidance to mental health resources and child care options, KU's array of services aims to enhance the overall student experience and promote success both inside and outside the classroom.

College Office of Graduate Affairs (COGA)
The mission of the College Office of Graduate Affairs (COGA) is to support the quality, integrity, and growth of the University of Kansas' graduate programs, as well as academic and career success for its students.

Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging collaborates with various units such as Graduate Studies, Student Affairs, and Academic Success to ensure that the student experience and campus climate at the University of Kansas are inclusive and equitable for all graduate students.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Kansas provides mental health services and resources to students, aiming to create a thriving community for all Jayhawks.

Watkins Health Services
At Watkins Health Services, the focus is on providing high-quality affordable student healthcare that supports the Jayhawk learning experience at the University of Kansas.

Hilltop Child Development Center
Hilltop is an inclusive community where children learn from passionate professionals in a nurturing and academically rich environment, offered by the University of Kansas.

KU Recreation Services
KU Recreation Services, provided by the University of Kansas, offers a variety of resources for wellness, physical fitness, team and individual sports, group fitness classes, and personal training.

Graduate International Support Services
The University of Kansas, located in the heart of the U.S. in the city of Lawrence, is the ideal institution to earn your graduate degree. KU is a major teaching and research university, recognized as one of just 38 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU).

Clubs and Organizations
The University of Kansas offers over 100 graduate-focused clubs and organizations. Ranging from interests and hobbies to academics and advocacy, these student organizations provide Jayhawks with a platform to raise their voices and share their enthusiasm with a like-minded community of graduate students.

“The KU Online MBA program makes it possible for students, particularly those with demanding day jobs, to set their own pace, learn useful skills and succeed academically.”
Gale C., MBA ’18

Cutting-edge technology for the modern-age MBA

As a KU Jayhawk pursuing your online MBA, you deserve the best tools and resources to support your growth and learning journey.

That's why the University of Kansas offers a range of cutting-edge tech resources designed to enhance your online learning experience and empower you to succeed. Innovative platforms like Canva and Module Zero, combined with KU's team of highly credentialed faculty and dedicated support staff, provide the ongoing support online students need to thrive.

Additionally, KU’s responsive tech support ensures any technical challenges are swiftly addressed, allowing you to focus on what matters most—your education and advancement.

Online support tools that will be available to you during your degree include:

  • Canva
  • Module Zero
  • Highly credentialed faculty
  • Admissions outreach advisors
  • Student success coordinators
  • Tech support
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KU excellence. Online learning convenience.

Unlike many other online MBA programs, KU’s is conducted entirely virtually, eliminating any in-person obligations. Unlock your competitive edge in the business world with an affordable and convenient Jayhawk online MBA and gain:

  • Round-the-clock coursework access
  • Flexibility to attend classes from anywhere
  • Prompt responses from instructors
  • Engage in discussion groups with classmates from around the globe
  • Receive instant progress updates


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I was ready to be a part of the Jayhawk family to bring change to my life and my career. — Maura D., KU MBA '22

Why earn your online MBA at KU’s School of Business?

You deserve more than just a diploma.

A top 10 online MBA from the University of Kansas isn't just a degree—it's a gateway to lucrative opportunities.1

Many students come to the KU online MBA program at the University of Kansas School of Business seeking career advancement in the dynamic and evolving business field, as well as a premier Master of Business Administration education. KU offers both.

According to the Financial Times, digital technology, including online networking resources, is becoming increasingly important for MBA networking.4

With a network of over 25,000 Jayhawk alumni and online resources that facilitate genuine and face-to-face interactions, the KU School of Business helps you create invaluable connections that will last a lifetime.


“I'm really excited for the future. I'm really excited to now walk through the workplace knowing that I am a graduate of an MBA program—and not just any MBA program—but the University of Kansas’ MBA program.”
Danielle R., MBA ’XX

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Your educational edge to diverse career paths

The University of Kansas online MBA program opens doors to a multitude of industries, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Media
  • Marketing
  • Financial services
  • Government agencies
  • Architecture
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Educational services

More ways to make Jayhawk career connections for life

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Get flash mentoring online

By setting up quick 30-minute calls, you can manage and make connections that can help provide insight into your future career. Decide whether you want to make a KU connection in your city, schedule an informational interview in a new industry, or learn more about what hiring managers are looking for.

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Study abroad for career growth

Make international connections and develop a greater understanding of how to successfully navigate the world of international business in a study abroad program.

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Check out our video gallery for more information about the program and the value of earning your MBA.


Have more questions?

Do you need more information about the KU online MBA? These helpful links will get you all the information you need to learn more about the University of Kansas School of Business’ top 10 online MBA program and its exclusive benefits and opportunities for students and alumni.1

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

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