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Master of Business Administration

The MBA degree provides you with the management skills and business knowledge you need to excel in today's global business environment. The focus of the program is simply: What you need to know to run a business. The program strives to develop your entrepreneurship skills, where you leave the program with an entrepreneurial attitude and approach to management and problem-solving within any organization, large or small.

Why K-State?

Scholarships & Assistantships: We offer financial aids and opportunities to work with faculty

Internships: Gain hands on experience within the industry.

Professional Support: Get matched with an Executive Mentor and access to our worldwide alumni network.

Academic Support: We offer superior curriculum with individual attention, as well as small classes where interactions with professors and colleagues are encouraged.

Advisory Council: The graduate studies advisory council promotes a partnership between the college and the business community to improve the graduate education in the MBA and PMBA programs. The council meets twice a year to discuss various approaches to support the graduate programs, including offering internships, scholarships and jobs, reviewing academic curriculum and providing student practicum projects. 

Program Requirements

The MBA curriculum is a 45-credit hour program designed to be completed in two years of full-time study or four years of part-time, typically evening, study. Four components comprise the curriculum:

  • Business Core (27 credit hours)
  • Integrated Core (6 credit hours)
  • Set of Electives - (12 credit hours)

GMAT waiver considered for an applicant who demonstrates a high level of academic performance, analytical skill, and ability for academic success.

MBA Areas of Concentration

K-State's MBA offers its students the opportunity to gain general business knowledge as well as develop a focus in a particular area of interest. Concentration areas are available in Data Analytics, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Technology Entrepreneurship.

Data Analytics
A concentration in data analytics provides an opportunity for K-State students to develop strong talent in data-driven problem understanding and solving, data collection and management, information visualization, and storytelling. The students would be able to distinguish themselves as "data savvy" in their professional fields.

The finance concentration will allow students to combine the broad MBA education with specific skills necessary to be a successful financial analyst or manager. Students will specialize in controlling the resource investments required to support an enterprise's operating activities, planning and negotiating appropriate financing arrangements to support these investment requirements, and managing the risks inherent in an enterprise's investment and financing activities.

A concentration in management will allow a student to develop their knowledge in human resource management and/or supply chain management. Courses are offered in a variety of areas of management such as leadership, entrepreneurship, supply chain management, personnel law, etc.

A concentration in marketing will allow a student to develop their knowledge of marketing strategy, research, analytics and sales management. Courses are offered in a variety of areas in marketing.

Technology Entrepreneurship
The technology entrepreneurship concentration allows students to gain valuable exposure to the innovation and technology commercialization process. Students with undergraduate degrees in the sciences and engineering are especially encouraged to consider this concentration as part of their programs.

Dual Degree Programs

MBA + Hospitality Management, MBA + Master of Agri-Business, BS-Physics + MBA

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For additional information about the K-State MBA program, please contact:

Lynn Waugh
Graduate Program Specialist
(785) 532-7190