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Get your MBA for under $40K in our top-ranked online MBA degree program1

The online Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas School of Business offers a winning combination of quality, affordability, and an engaged alumni network.

Whether you live near our campus or far away, earning your MBA online in KU's part-time program lets you study around your other life commitments while connecting you to some of the brightest minds in the modern business world and the international industry leaders headquartered here.

Your $40k investment can return $5.7 million2

MBAs offer some of the best returns on graduate education investment, with average lifetime earnings of $5,700,000.2 You can unlock the career benefits of
KU's accredited online MBA program for less than $40,000.

Online MBA degree program fast facts

  • 13 courses
  • 42 credit hours (30 credits of core business classes, 12 credits of focus area courses)
  • 8 weeks per course
  • 6-credit capstone course
  • Graduate in as few as 27 months
  • 100% online; no residency requirement
  • 3 starts per year: spring, summer and fall
  • Financial aid options are available

An online MBA program in a tradition of excellence

#16
Best Online MBA Program1
#10
Best Online MBA for Veterans1

Make a smart career investment

When you enroll in the KU online MBA program, you're getting more than just a degree—you're getting a top education at an affordable price.

At $865 per credit hour, our tuition costs are among the most affordable of the Top 20 online MBA programs. In contrast, similar business schools charge as much as $2,187 per credit hour.3

Priced under $40,000, KU’s online MBA gives you the business skills to soar without weighing you down with the excessive cost of other programs.

Because of our program’s quality and the strength of our alumni network, it’s no surprise that most of our online MBA graduates get raises within six months of graduation. Alumni report an average salary increase of 27%.4

Our Alumni Report 27% Average Salary Growth

You’re in good company at the KU School of Business

As one of the online MBA students in KU's master of business administration program, you will join an elite cohort of MBA candidates who are also experienced business professionals. Together you will sharpen your business skills with guidance from the same faculty of nationally recognized business administration practitioners and researchers who teach our on-campus classes.

Join Jayhawk online MBA alumni at Fortune 100s, startups and more

Your KU online MBA will open doors at every size company, from startups to Fortune 100 giants. Online MBA alumni work with companies across the industry spectrum, from aerospace, engineering, and construction to financial services, government agencies, healthcare, and technology.

Our alumni work in industry-leading organizations, including these:

Boeing
T-Mobile
Eli Lilly
Koch Industries
Blue Cross Blue Shield
U.S. Treasury

Excel in the Jayhawk tradition

The KU online MBA program embraces traditional Midwestern values of teamwork, healthy competition, and personal excellence. The Jayhawk MBA support network is here to help you achieve your personal best. When you earn your MBA online at KU, your network includes your cohort, professors, student success coordinator, and more than 25,000 KU School of Business alumni.

Michelle V, MBA '18
"It gives you that sense of pride knowing what you're a part of in the traditions that you have at KU."
Michelle V. MBA ‘18

Build your expertise on ours

Learn the core skills and strategic perspectives to thrive in leadership with the online MBA at KU School of Business. Our thoughtfully designed, flexible
two-year MBA curriculum design reflects a decade of experience using online educational technology to create well-rounded, successful business leaders.

Develop and synthesize your business expertise without having to quit your job or sacrifice other life commitments with our online MBA program’s proven three-part structure and focused eight-week courses.

Core classes in our MBA curriculum will give you a solid footing in cross-functional business topics, including operations and supply chain management, business law and ethics, international business, business strategy, managerial economics and statistics--a foundational skill for business analytics.

Once you’ve completed core courses, you can expand your expertise with focused courses on finance, marketing or management and leadership. Then bring it all together with a two-session capstone course.

Known for quality, KU is one of the elite online MBA programs

Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) assures you that the KU online MBA meets or exceeds rigorous standards for curricula, faculty quality, and student satisfaction.

Top national rankings for the KU online MBA program reflect our expertise, the proven effectiveness of our curriculum design, and our commitment to your success as a KU online student. The KU online MBA program is purpose-built to give you the best return on your time and money.

The KU Business School online MBA is AACSB-accredited

Jeremiah is here to answer your questions

Meet Jeremiah, one of our KU MBA admissions advisors. He’ll be happy to talk to you about all things related to your MBA degree, including how to balance family, career and other obligations with your MBA courses. Having worked with many online MBA students, Jeremiah can help you navigate your online program application and connect with the financial aid staff as needed.

Talk to Jeremiah

Jeremiah Nast

Why get a Master of Business Administration online at KU?

KU's online Master of Business Administration degree program helps you conquer the business challenges of today and tomorrow through a curriculum that places analysis and management within the legal, cultural, and strategic frameworks of global business.

Narrowly focused degree programs, like a master's in finance or business analytics, may sound attractive, but those programs don't emphasize the comprehensive leadership skills that help MBAs earn more and advance to leadership positions faster.

Knowledge, not nonsense

Develop critical leadership competencies with our comprehensive core curriculum and electives focused on marketing, finance, management, and leadership skills. Unlike some online MBAs, our affordable online master's degree won’t weigh you down with unnecessary requirements. Instead, we emphasize the topics you need to master to excel in any business context.

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The online MBA program features a flexible, well-designed curriculum that is facilitated by leading business school professors.
Jill D. MBA '19

MBA program overview: how the KU master's program in business sharpens your competitive edge

Our expertly designed MBA degree curriculum and learning platform help build your acumen in business fundamentals with extra emphasis on the advanced leadership and management skills most relevant to your career path. These sample courses give an idea of the program’s scope and how it helps you create your competitive edge with an integrated executive skillset.

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Core class highlight: Finance
Through the application of financial concepts to real-world issues, the Finance course develops key analytical, measuring, modeling, and forecasting skills for corporate finance, including:
  • Forecasting cash flows
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Working capital management
  • Valuation of real and financial assets
  • Capital budgeting decision tools
  • Modeling rates of return
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Elective Class Highlight: Strategic Organizational Design
The Strategic Organizational Design and Change Management course helps you develop critical leadership skills in strategic implementation, change management, and employee motivation. The course premise is that In successful organizations, strategy is the primary driver of:
  • Organization structure
  • Processes
  • Systems
  • Culture
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Capstone Course: Translate learning into practice
Bring it all together: Synthesize your learnings to develop leadership and sound decision-making skills in today's dynamic, complex business environment. The capstone course emphasizes leadership, analysis, and decision-making in a practical business environment.

Our business administration faculty are diverse and accomplished

Learn from the same renowned and respected faculty as our on-campus business programs in one of the few online MBA programs with prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). These popular professors are part of a diverse faculty with wide-ranging research interests and international experiences.

Steven Boylan, Ph.D.

Steven Boylan, Ph.D.

Academic area: Management and Entrepreneurship

A retired U.S. Army Colonel, Professor Boylan developed a curriculum on media and public affairs and has published extensively in education and military journals.

Don Isaac, Ph.D.

Don Isaac, Ph.D.

Academic area: Management and Entrepreneurship

A double Jayhawk, Professor Isaac researches organizational behavior and has published articles on civic service and economic development.

Claire Rosenfeld, Ph.D.

Claire Rosenfeld, Ph.D.

Academic area: Finance

Professor Rosenfeld has worked with Anderson Consulting (now Accenture), BDO and the FDIC. She advises the undergraduate club, Women in Finance.

Enjoy traditional KU quality with online convenience

The KU online MBA delivers our business students the same educational content as the on-campus program, and additional benefits like these:

  • Always-on coursework
  • Access classes from anywhere
  • Quick instructor responses
  • Classmate discussion groups
  • Instant progress checks

Unlike many online MBA programs, our program is conducted entirely online, with no in-person requirements. Unlock your competitive business advantage with an affordable and convenient Jayhawk online MBA. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

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The Jayhawk community supports you

The diverse backgrounds and work experiences of University of Kansas online MBA students create a decisive advantage for our graduates. Your classmates’ perspectives combine with personalized guidance from the faculty to create a learning experience that is richer and more textured than other online programs and many traditional on-ground experiences.

Meet the Jayhawks

Get a quick decision on your application

The application process for the KU online MBA is so simple and straightforward, you might have an admission decision the week after you deliver your completed application package.

If you have more than two years of work experience after earning your bachelor’s degree and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), you can get a waiver on the Executive Assessment requirement to trigger a rapid response to your completed application.

Review the requirements

The MBA career outlook is bright

Prospective students want to know if an MBA program will help them reach their career goals. In general, graduate degrees position professionals to earn 18% more than those with bachelor's degrees.5

The outlook is even brighter for MBA graduates. Research conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council shows that MBA graduates typically earn 77% more than those with only an undergraduate business degree.6

Brighten your career outlook with in-demand skills and our Fortune 100 alumni network

As a graduate of our online master of business administration, your competitive career advantage grows from the in-depth understanding of business operations, you will develop here.

Hone your financial planning, project management, human resource management, and organizational management skills.

Develop skills in problem-solving and critical thinking through our focused curriculum that get you noticed and help you manage strategically in any business environment.

Whether you run your own business or join the staff of a global company, collaborative assignments completed with our intuitive online learning management system will help you thrive as a leader or member of high-performing teams.

Build your professional network and competitive advantage through career-long connections with fellow MBA students and our accomplished business administration faculty. Make connections with Jayhawk alumni in leadership positions at Fortune 100 companies through networking events.

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  2. Retrieved on August 19, 2022, from poetsandquants.com/2021/05/05/lifetime-earnings-of-mbas/
  3. Retrieved on August 19, 2022, from usnews.com/education/online-education/search?program=mba
  4. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from alumni of the University of Kansas School of Business online MBA program from 2019-2022 graduating cohorts
  5. Retrieved on November 8, 2022, from www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2021/data-on-display/education-pays.htm
  6. Retrieved on November 8, 2022, from gmac.com/-/media/files/gmac/research/employment-outlook/2021_crs-demand-of-gm-talent.pdf