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College of Business Administration

Incoming Freshman

Dear New Students,

Welcome to the College of Business at Kansas State University! We are happy that you have selected us as your partner in fulfilling your educational goals. We are excited to get you started on your Clear Path to Success and in preparation for your orientation and enrollment day, we would like to provide you with some information that will help you transition to life at K- State.

In the morning of your orientation and enrollment day, you will be assigned an appointment time with your academic advisor. All appointments are scheduled based on how far you live away from Manhattan, KS, e.g. if you live in Denver, Colorado you will have an earlier appointment than someone that lives in Kansas City, Kansas. Please plan to spend the entire day with us as we may not be done visiting with everyone until 5pm.

During the 20 minute appointment with your academic advisor, we will discuss what courses are the best fit for you for your fall 2017 schedule. Your academic advisor will then make an enrollment ticket with recommend first semester courses for you to enroll in. After you meet with your academic advisor you will immediately go to the computer lab where our enrollment assistants will walk you through how to enroll in your recommended courses. After you are done enrolling you will be given a copy of your fall class schedule.

The College of Business Administration offers 6 majors and several certificate programs. You will earn your Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration after completing a minimum of 126 credit hours. Our degree is divided into 3 major areas:

  • BAPP (Business Administration Pre-Professions program) – General requirements i.e. Math, Economics, English and other general education courses (54 credit hours).
  • Business Core Requirements – Courses that help introduce students to each of the majors offered in the College of Business Administration (30 credit hours).

  • Major Requirements – Courses in your major (42 credit hours).

Below are some links that will help:

Curriculum - View our curriculum guide, elective sheets, student curriculum worksheets and the Success Guide – our framework for academic advising and your roadmap from start to finish.

Typical First Semester - Most new students will start with a variety of the following courses.

View a sample schedule - Three credit hour classes are typically three days a week Monday, Wednesday, Friday for 50 minutes, or Tuesdays and Thursdays for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Math Placement Test Information - Algebra Exam

K-State First - Make the most of your first year at K-State! Consider signing up for a CAT Community or first-year seminar.

Summer and fall 2017 course schedules – View Courses that are offered for the summer and fall 2017 semesters.

K-State Catalog - View course descriptions.

We look forward to seeing you and helping you be successful in our program!

Wildcat Wishes,

College of Business Academic Advising Team


Risa Langelo
Recruitment Coordinator
(785) 532-6030