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|
|IST 202||Introduction to Information Systems||3|
|or IST 205||Survey of Information Systems|
|ECON 142||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 144||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|Various (MATH 365, PSYC 210, COMS 356, BIOL 570, SOC 510, etc., for example)|
See the Office of Admissions for more information.
To satisfy minimum standards for admission to the School of Business, a student must
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.
A maximum of 64 hours of community college course work can be applied toward a KU business degree. All subsequent credit hours earned at a community college or other 2-year institution add an equivalent number of hours to the 120-hour minimum required to graduate. A minimum of 56 university or 4-year institution credits are required.
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.
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Requirements
KU Edwards Campus
This program for students who want to attain practical knowledge, business theory, and professional skills in preparation for careers as business leaders. It covers a broad range of topics including business law, economics, finance, management and leadership, marketing, and international business. Calculus is not required.
Offered exclusively at the KU Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, KS 66213, this program responds to the needs and goals of nontraditional part-time students. In addition to the 39 credit hours listed below, School of Business graduation requirements apply. Contact Baden Fox, 913-897-8539, for information and advising.
|BBA 301||Managerial Economics||3|
|BBA 302||Legal Aspects of Business||3|
|BBA 303||Organizational Behavior||3|
|BBA 305||Management Science and Operations Management||3|
|BBA 307||Introduction to International Business||3|
|BBA 308||Business Policy and Strategy||3|
|BBA advanced business electives:||15|
|Special Topics in Business Administation: _____ (Management & Culture Across the Globe)|
|Marketing Management and Strategy|
|Human Resources Management|
|Ethical Decision Making in Business|
|Introduction to Supply Chain Management|
|Advanced Finance - Principle and Applications|
|Information Systems Technology Elective: _____ (Process Controls & Frauds)|
|Accounting Elective: _____ (Cost Management)|
|Individual Research in Business|
|Intermediate Financial Accounting I|
|Intermediate Financial Accounting II|
|Foundations of Taxation|
|Principles of Auditing|
|Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: _____ (Family Business Management)|
B.B.A. candidates may earn an Accounting Certificate. Please visit the certificate website for more details.
Please visit the B.B.A. website for further information.
Grade-Point Average Required for Graduation
To be eligible to graduate from the School of Business, a student must earn a grade-point average of 2.2 in
- Total hours attempted from all schools (including Independent Study through KU Continuing Education),
- All professional (business and economics) courses attempted from all schools,
- Total hours attempted at KU, and
- All professional hours attempted at KU.
Tentative Evaluation of Credit
Before enrolling in a non-KU course, students must submit KU’s standard Request for Tentative Evaluation of Credit form to Student and Academic Services for approval.
Independent Study Through KU Continuing Education
After admission to the school, students may complete up to 30 hours of Independent Study through KU Continuing Education. Prior approval from the school is recommended.