Business Administration B.B.A.
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) exposes students to a broad range of topics such as business law, economics, finance, management, marketing and international business. The accredited BBA program curriculum provides a strong professional education within a broad liberal arts context.
Program outcomes include strong verbal and written communication skills, an aptitude for technology, data analysis proficiency, a global perspective on business and the ability to maintain good professional relationships. Flexible course schedules make it easy for full-time employees to earn their degrees as part-time students.
The KU School of Business is proud to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is the gold standard of quality in the world of business education.
Ideal candidates are individuals wanting to gain business theory, practical knowledge and professional skills in preparation for careers as business leaders. Those interested should have earned an associate's degree or equivalent credit hours and seek to complete requirements for a bachelor's degree.
This program is funded by the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle initiative.
Admission is competitive. Students should apply during the semester in which they will complete the minimum requirements for admission and after gaining admission to KU. The application is available on the Edwards Campus website. Deadlines are December 1 for spring, May 1 for summer, and July 1 for fall entry. Students who meet the minimum admission standards are not guaranteed admission.
Students planning to enter the School of Business should work toward completing pre-admission requirements first. Every student contemplating a business major in the School should enroll in a mathematics course during the first semester. Students must take the following courses before admission to the school:
|ACCT 200||Fundamentals of Financial Accounting||4|
|ACCT 201||Managerial Accounting I||3|
|ECON 142||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 144||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
See the Office of Admissions for more information.
To satisfy minimum standards for admission to the School of Business, a student must
Complete 60 college credit hours including ACCT 200, ACCT 201, statistics (with prerequisite MATH 101), ECON 142, ECON 144, and PSYC 104 (or their equivalents).
Because admission is competitive, students who meet the minimum admission standards may not be admitted.
Guaranteed admission to the School of Business is possible when achievement of a grade-point average of 3.0 in all professional course work (business and economics) has been met at the time of application (in addition to the minimum requirements listed above).
Transfer students may find it to their advantage to enter KU before the completion of their associate's degree, because some required courses may be available only at KU. Students attending Kansas community colleges should consult their advisors and a KU School of Business advisor about course equivalents and articulation agreements to ensure progress toward the degree. The Office of Admissions provides a guide to how classes at your current or former school transfer to KU. You must submit official transcripts of course work completed to the Office of Admissions before a final determination can be made.
At least 30 hours of junior/senior School of Business course work must be completed at KU (courses in residence) for the student to be eligible for graduation. As of fall 2008, only transfer grades of C- or higher apply toward graduation from the KU School of Business.
KBOR Transfer Pilot
Beginning with students admitted during the 2019-2020 academic year, the Kansas Board of Regents has initiated a transfer pilot program with Johnson County Community College under which a maximum of 75 hours of community college coursework may be applied toward a KU business degree at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. A minimum of 45 credit hours must be earned at the University of Kansas in courses designated at the 300 level and above, and all degree requirement must be satisfied.
Transfer business credits are limited to a 10-year span in which they can be considered equivalent to a KU School of Business course and satisfy any corresponding requirement. This 10-year limit begins on the date of completion of the credit. After 10 years, transfer business credits are treated as elective business credit, and a course repeat or update may be necessary.
Tentative Evaluation of Credit
Before enrolling in a non-KU course, students may submit KU’s standard Request for Tentative Evaluation of Credit form to Student and Academic Services for approval.
Students must submit an application for readmission to KU if their lapse in attendance is one semester or more. See the Office of Admissions for more information. Students may be readmitted to the School of Business if they left the School in good standing and it has been less than 5 years since they last attended.
If a student does not complete the business degree within five years of last attendance, the student must reapply through the competitive admission process. Students also must complete degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission to the business school regardless of the initial program.
Students who have been dismissed from the School must reapply through the competitive admission process.