Master of Science with a Major in Business

The Master of Science degree program is for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in business or a related degree as prescribed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and want to do concentrated study in a specific business area. Deficiencies in a student’s undergraduate program result in additional hours being required for the degree. These are determined before or at the time of initial enrollment.

A concentration in supply chain management is offered. Supply chain management is only available to U.S. Army majors, or major-eligible captains stationed at Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth, Kansas. The program is lock-step, 24 credit hours from KU and must be completed in 2 semesters. Six hours of credit are afforded students from concurrent course work at Command and General Staff College.

Baccalaureate Preparation

The Master of Science in business requires a baccalaureate degree in business equivalent to that required for accreditation by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Deficiencies in the undergraduate program result in additional hours being required for the degree. A concentration in supply chain management is offered.

Admission to Master's Programs

All graduate programs are open to those who have earned baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges or universities and whose undergraduate academic records, scores on the required standardized examination, and prior work experience indicate that they have the capability to complete the program. Admission to all programs in business is limited on the basis of space, facilities, faculty, and other resources.

Students whose native language is not English or who have not completed a degree from a college or university in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, or Australia must also have a score of at least 570 (600 for the M.B.A. program) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language. A minimum score of 57 on each of the three sections of the TOEFL is required. For students taking the computerized version of the TOEFL, an overall score of 230 is required (250 for the M.B.A. program), with a minimum score of 23 on each of the 3 sections of the test.

All applications for admission to the M.S. programs must include

  1. Graduate application;
  2. 1 official transcript of each college and university record;
  3. Scores on the TOEFL if required;
  4. A current résumé; and

Completed applications are reviewed by committee, and action is taken on them periodically throughout the year. Each applicant is notified by Graduate Studies of the action taken on his or her application.

All admissions to any graduate program in business are subject to and in accordance with all rules and regulations. See Admission in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog for more information.

Submit your graduate application online. Send original transcripts of all completed college and university course work and all other requested application materials to the school:

The University of Kansas
School of Business
Admissions Coordinator
Summerfield Hall
1300 Sunnyside Ave., Room 124
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534

M.S. Degree Requirements

Candidates must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit. Students must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Earn credit in required courses toward a concentration in Supply chain management.
  2. Complete a capstone course.
  3. Pass a comprehensive examination in the concentration, prepared and evaluated by at least three Graduate Faculty members in the area.

Undergraduate prerequisites that were not completed during the undergraduate program must be taken during initial enrollment and do not count toward fulfillment of the degree requirement of 30 hours.