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Bachelor of Science in Business

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Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 124 credit hours is required for graduation. Of the 124 hours, a student must earn at least 45 junior/senior hours and 30 residency hours (business and economics completed at KU after admission to the school). At least 50 percent of all professional course work must be completed at KU for the student to be eligible for graduation.

  • The 124-hour minimum to graduate is increased by the following:
  • Completion of MATH 002 or any developmental course numbered below 100.
  • More than 4 hours in physical education courses (HSES 112 and below).
  • More than 4 hours of music organization courses.
  • Any repeated courses for which a student has already received credit.
  • All subsequent credits earned at a community college or other 2-year institution after a student has completed a total of 64 community college credit hours.
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Grade-Point Average Required for Graduation

To be eligible to graduate from the School of Business with any major, a student must earn a grade-point average of 2.2 in

  1. Total hours attempted from all schools (including Independent Study through KU Continuing Education),
  2. All professional (business and economics) courses attempted from all schools,
  3. Total hours attempted at KU, and
  4. All professional hours attempted at KU.

Accounting, finance, information systems, management and leadership, marketing, and supply chain management majors also must earn minimum grade-point averages of 2.5 in their respective core courses.

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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.

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Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is a series of new courses designed to help undergraduates and graduate students start, finance, plan, and launch their own business in their major or favorite subject. You will learn how to be your own boss, realize your dream job and acquire wealth by becoming an entrepreneur with the following courses:

ENTR 301/ENTR 701: Starting Your Own Business teaches you the entrepreneurial process – the approach successful entrepreneurs use to find a new business opportunity and determine its viability. This introductory course provides the knowledge foundation which will help discover your entrepreneurial strengths, identify a solid new business opportunity and determine the resources necessary to bring that idea to market.

ENTR 302/ENTR 702: Financing Your Own Business introduces the fundamentals of accounting and finance for non-business students. To run a new business you need to be able to keep score. This course teaches you how to track your business growth; how to talk the language of business to your bankers and investors; how to make smart financial decisions.

ENTR 303/ENTR 703: Planning Your Own Business teaches you how to create interest and drive sales using low cost, small business marketing strategies and tactics. Learn to identify the right target for your business and the optimal marketing plan to reach them and how to evaluate your marketing efforts.

ENTR 304/ENTR 704: Launching Your Own Business provides you with the opportunity to develop a new business in your major, an area of expertise or your favorite subject. Through independent study with professors in your own School, you will develop a business plan to launch your own business in your area of expertise.

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