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The MBA at Kansas Wesleyan University is ideal for professionals looking for a flexible, affordable program that can help them take the next step in their career. Whether it’s to a new job, a higher salary or a new career path entirely, KWU’s MBA can help show the way, thanks to caring, experienced faculty.

  • Affordable: The total cost for KWU’s program is $14,850, while the average graduate degree costs $23,800. Students who successfully complete the program receive their last class free (for students who enrolled Summer 2020 or later)!
  • Quick ROI: You can finish in as little as one calendar year.
  • Flexible: Start at the beginning of any eight-week session. Complete the program entirely online or select a few hybrid options (completed in evening hours)

No GMAT is required for acceptance to the 30-hour program. In addition, our Sports Management emphasis can provide an entry point to the highly competitive world of sports, whether it be in business, media or elsewhere.

Upcoming Terms:

Fall 2023: August 14, October 16
Spring 2024: Jan 10, March 11
Summer 2024: May 28

For more information, contact:

Dr. Michelle Case
Chair, Department of Business and Accounting
MBA Program Director
Tel: 785-833-4518
Email: [email protected]

Levi Thomas, Director of Graduate Admissions
Tel: 785-833-4309 (office) OR 785-829-8120 (cell)
Email: [email protected]

MBA Program Mission

The MBA program at Kansas Wesleyan University is committed to developing effective leaders who possess the foundational skills to lead organizations successfully and who can adapt to a changing landscape.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statements

The DEI vision for Kansas Wesleyan is to promote a diverse culture of equity, inclusion, integrity, and collaboration that deepens understanding and embraces intercultural and global experiences for students, faculty and staff.

Master of Business Administration
In the world of business, not everybody is the same. Because of this, the Department of Business and Accounting as well as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) recognizes diversity as a tremendous strength. The differences in who we are, how we think, how we collaborate, how our past and present experiences have shaped us, and how we conduct business are valued, leading to an environment of inclusivity. Because businesses are created to provide tangible and intangible products to serve everyone, the Department of Business and Accounting and MBA believe in including, respecting, and seeing the value in everyone.

Updated September 2023

Program Expectations

Students who complete the MBA program at Kansas Wesleyan University will be able to:

1. Evaluate and apply appropriate ethical codes and behaviors in the workplace in order to maximize efficiency and lead others effectively.

2. Demonstrate high-quality written and oral communication skills appropriate for multiple audiences within a business framework.

3. Identify and analyze the teamwork and leadership skills needed for successful and continually-evolving businesses.

4. Analyze financial statements with precision and nuance to make data-driven decisions.

5. Create and justify a strategic plan.

Admissions Information

  1. Full Standing

Full Standing is reserved for students who are seeking the MBA degree and for those who meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Application form completed- apply online.
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  1. Provisional Standing

Provisional standing pertains to students who are seeking the MBA degree who do not meet the GPA requirements of “Full Standing”.  If the student maintains a 3.0 in the MBA program, then the enrollment committee will upgrade their status.

Seniors who are enrolled as undergraduate students and are within 12 hours of completing their undergraduate degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 for their last 60 hours, may apply for admission to the MBA program. If they are accepted on a “Provisional” basis, they may enroll in 500 or 600 level courses for graduate credit if they have completed the appropriate undergraduate foundation courses. Courses numbered at the five or six hundred level may not be taken for undergraduate credit.


The cost of the MBA Program is $495 per credit hour.

Transfer Credit  

Students may transfer up to 6 credit hours from another accredited graduate school, if such hours are compatible with the program at Kansas Wesleyan University. Transfer hours must meet the academic time limit requirement of six years. Only courses in which students have received a grade of “Pass/Satisfactory” or a grade of “B” or higher will be accepted. Students are required to complete at least 24 graduate hours from KWU.

Satisfactory Progress

Students are expected to make satisfactory progress in completing their degree by maintaining a Graduate GPA of at least 3.0 with no grade lower than a “C”. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Students on probation who do not earn at least 3.0 the next semester will be academically dismissed. Students who earn at least 3.0 during the semester on probation, but whose cumulative GPA is still below 3.0 will continue on probation for one more semester. If the cumulative graduate GPA is still below 3.0 after this semester, they will be academically dismissed. Students who are dismissed may reapply the following semester by writing a letter to the Enrollment Committee indicating a commitment to complete the degree.

Students may repeat a course in which they received a grade of “C” or less. A course may be repeated only once and only the last grade will be used to compute the student’s GPA. However, both grades will be recorded on their transcript. Students on probation should consider repeating courses in which they received a low grade.

Course Load

Although students who wish to finish in one year must take two classes per eight-week sessions, students can take only one class. Please discuss with the Program Director about what is best for your situation. Students taking six or more hours per semester will be considered full-time students.

Time Limit

The MBA must be completed within six years after completing the first course for graduate credit, exclusive of active duty in the armed forces of the United States. Exceptions may be made upon appeal to the Graduate Council.

Students who maintain continuous enrollment in the fall and spring semesters may graduate by meeting the requirements in effect at the time of their first enrollment for graduate credit or any subsequent catalog. Other students must meet the catalog requirements in effect at the time of re-enrollment or any subsequent catalog. The ending date of the catalog selected must not be more than six years old at the time of completion of the degree. Portions from different catalogs may not be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students having more than six hours remaining in their program may not participate in graduation ceremonies.

Academic Integrity

The Master of Business Administration Program upholds the university’s Policy on Academic Integrity. All members of the graduate program will uphold high intellectual and ethical standards

  • Any violation of the university’s Policy on Academic Integrity may result in one or more actions:
  • Fail work, fail examinations
  • Fail graduate course
  • Dismissal from the MBA Program and the University for one semester
  • Dismissal from the MBA Program indefinitely

The graduate student has the right to an appeal of these penalties. The appeal process is outlined under the university’s Appeal Process on Academic Dishonesty Penalties, on page 28 of the university catalog.

MBA Coursework

Looking to further your career? Want to learn more about human resources, economics or entrepreneurship? The general MBA track is right for you!

Courses include: 

Core curriculum: 
BUSA 575 Organization Management
BUSA 625 Production and Operation Management
BUSA 622 Managerial Finance
BUSA 570 Marketing Management


ACCT 625 Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 630 Accounting for Decision and Control
BUSA 517 Labor Relations
BUSA 535 Entrepreneurship
BUSA 545 Human Resources Development
BUSA 550 Dynamics of Professional Communication
BUSA 555 Behavior in the Workplace
BUSA 560 Leadership & Business Ethics
BUSA 565 Legal Environment of Business
BUSA 580 Content Marketing
BUSA 605 Statistical Analysis for Business
BUSA 630 Business Seminar
ECON 640 Managerial Economics
BUSA 650 Master’s Project Research

MBA Coursework – Sport Management Emphasis

Looking to work in the world of sports? An MBA from Kansas Wesleyan, with an emphasis in Sports Management, can help! Many students who have earned an MBA in Sports Management have found careers in professional sports industries, such as the EPL, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and PGA, as well as at many colleges and universities. At KWU, you will learn to run a sports business with knowledge in marketing, finance, HR, leadership and the required, fast-paced decision making.

Core curriculum: 
BUSA 575 Organization Management
BUSA 625 Decision Analysis
BUSA 622 Managerial Finance
BUSA 570 Marketing Management

Sports Emphasis: 
BUSA 620 Contemporary Issues in Sports
BUSA 590 Sports Communication and Public Relations