Master of Business Administration at K-State

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?

Download the K-State MBA Brochure (PDF)

Application fee ($65 for domestic students, $75 for international students) waiver for applicants with GPA >= 3.50

Scholarships and Assistantships

We offer financial aids and opportunities to work with faculty.

Internships (PDF)

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 36-credit hour program designed to be completed in 1.5 years of full-time study or three years of part-time, typically evening, study. Three components comprise the curriculum:

  • Business Core (24 credit hours)
  • Capstone (3 credit hours)
  • Set of Electives - (9 credit hours)


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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 Accounting, Data Analytics, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Technology Entrepreneurship.


The MBA concentration in accounting allows students to expand their basic knowledge of accounting topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for a masters degree in accounting, nor to prepare students for the CPA exam. Students interested in a career in accounting should enroll in the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program.

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.

International Business

The international business concentration provides graduate students with the knowledge and skills to conduct business in a global context. Students are required to understand the international dimensions of business. Courses are offered in various areas, including accounting, management, marketing, and finance.


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.

Dual Degree Programs

MBA + MS-Hospitality Management

MBA + Master of Agri-Business (MAB)

Concurrent Degree Programs

BS-Computer Science + MBA

BS-Economics + MBA

BS - Mechanical Engineering + MBA

BS-Physics + MBA

College of Business Administration

Graduate Programs

Ms. Lynn Waugh
Graduate Programs Coordinator    
2006 Business Building
1301 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-7809 fax

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.