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An Online MBA Designed for Global Leaders

With a curriculum that prepares you for the growing opportunities and challenges of being a global leader, the University of Kansas School of Business online MBA can help you succeed in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. Learn the core skills and strategic perspectives to thrive in leadership, whatever your chosen industry, with the online MBA at KU School of Business.

The KU School of Business online MBA is ranked the #16 Best Online MBA Program in the nation, the #24 Best Online MBA Program for General Management, and the #10 Best Online MBA Program for Veterans.1

According to GMAC surveys:

  • The median salary for MBA graduates in the U.S. in 2021 is $115,000. This is a 77% increase over graduates of bachelor’s degree programs, whose median pay in 2021 is $65,000, and 53% higher than those hired directly from industry ($75,000).2
  • Of those who graduate with an MBA, 93% say that their degree is personally rewarding, and 91% say it is professionally rewarding.3
  • The majority of alumni say that their professional situation (88%), personal situation (72%), and financial situation (70%) are "Much Better" or "Better."4

Tuition costs at other universities can dim bright prospects for MBA graduates. With total tuition ranging as high as $125,000, high student debt can dilute the financial return.5

In contrast, you can quickly recoup your expenses with our online MBA, with total tuition less than $40,000. Affordable tuition combined with flexible online delivery gives you a strong return on investment for a top-ranked KU School of Business online MBA.


The KU Business School online MBA is AACSB-accredited

Earn a KU online MBA while working
Earn a KU online MBA while working
Earn a KU online MBA while working

An online MBA from the University of Kansas School of Business is ideal for all kinds of students, including:

  • Working business professionals
  • Busy parents
  • Individuals with personal responsibilities that prevent them from attending school on campus
  • Students who prefer online study over classroom education

A well-rounded MBA prepares you to lead in any business context.

Learn from the same renowned and respected faculty as our on-campus programs in one of the few online MBA programs with prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The KU School of Business online MBA for general management prepares you to meet the business challenges of today and tomorrow.

AACSB accreditation assures you that the University of Kansas School of Business meets or exceeds standards set forth for curricula, faculty quality, student satisfaction, and more, as verified by a rigorous, ongoing evaluation process.

Coursework in our program develops analytical and strategic perspectives you can apply to create success in any business undertaking. Upon graduation, you will be ready to move right into management, and 75% of companies participating in a recent survey said they plan to place MBA hires into mid-level positions. Your KU School of Business online MBA will open doors at every size company, from startups to Fortune 100 giants.1

University of Kansas online MBA students work with companies across the industry spectrum, from architecture, engineering, and construction to financial services, government agencies, and scientific and technology fields. Your peers in the program will also become your networking partners as you pursue your career growth.


Collaboration, networking, and flexibility are built into the KU online MBA program.

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

Find out more about your future classmates

The online learning platform is central to providing you with a good learning experience, and the Online Classroom at the KU School of Business is expertly designed to do just that. It includes robust tools for collaboration, learning, and faculty feedback for desktop and mobile environments. The KU Online Classroom is expressly designed to give you the clarity and flexibility you need to manage your coursework around your other commitments so that you can thrive in the program and your life.

Learn more about the KU online MBA student experience

Our online MBA curriculum is designed to create leaders.

KU School of Business faculty have created the online MBA program to help you become a thoughtful, agile business leader. Core curriculum builds outward from foundational knowledge of finance, statistics, marketing, and management topics to include courses in business law and ethics, managerial economics, business strategy, and international business. From there, you can choose electives in one of three concentrations, including finance, marketing, and management. Finally, the capstone course helps you synthesize the entire program into a framework incorporating judgment, intellect, and experience to drive better decision-making in any leadership context.

Read a high-level outline in the program summary below or dive into curriculum details here.

The KU School of Business online MBA program structure equips students with a comprehensive knowledge of today's top business subjects that can be applied in a variety of professional settings as well as to focus their development of one of three in-demand skill sets. Students can expect the following in the online MBA program:

  • 13 courses
  • 42 credit hours
  • 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

We cover answers to many other frequently asked questions regularly on our online MBA blog. You can also schedule an appointment with a University of Kansas School of Business admissions advisor to have your questions answered directly.


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


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