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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business Administration

Kevin Gwinner, Edgerley Family Dean
Stacy Kovar, Associate Dean for Academic Administration
Eric Higgins, Associate Dean for Finance
Chwen Sheu, Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Dawne Martin, Assistant Dean for Diversity
Bente Janda, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Services

Business Building Suite 2019
1301 Lovers Lane
Fax: 785-532-7216
E-mail: cba@k-state.edu

The College of Business Administration provides a rigorous and comprehensive undergraduate degree program that strikes a balance between general education and professional study in business administration. The College seeks to produce graduates with a broad education in the arts, sciences, and humanities; a solid knowledge and understanding of the functioning of the business world; sufficient knowledge and skill in a field of specialization to obtain positions in business; and the proven ability to think creatively and analytically in order to progress into positions of greater responsibility. The College provides comprehensive and integrated Career Development and Academic Advising services through the Student Success Center.

The degree programs in business offered by the College of Business Administration are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Recognizing the importance of the global nature of today’s business and the diversity in the workforce, the College places emphasis on these areas and strives to prepare its graduates to be successful in this global, diverse business environment. The business firm is examined as a vital social, economic, and political institution. To equip the prospective executive and specialist for future professional responsibilities, the college organizes instructional activities around two themes: (1) the businessperson as manager and decision maker in the firm; and (2) the businessperson as one who must analyze and adapt to the larger economic, social, and political environment of which he or she and the firm are integral parts. Both subject matter and instructional techniques focus on decision making and implementation of decisions through critical and creative analysis.

The College of Business Administration also offers numerous certificates (Data Analytics, Integrated Investment Management, International Business, Professional Strategic Selling) two minors (Business and Entrepreneurship) and sponsors short courses and conferences for business and management groups.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) - on campus program

General Business Administration (B.S.) via Distance Education



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University Honors Program

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Additional Learning Opportunities

Distance Education

The major in general business is offered through the K-State Global Campus and is available only to off-campus students.

The degree is suitable for individuals who have an associate of science degree, who are employed full time and want to continue their education, or who have family responsibilities or other obligations that make it difficult to take courses in a traditional on-campus manner.

Application for admission to the general business degree program should be made through the K-State Global Campus, at 1-800-622-2578 or on the website.

Experiential Learning

The College of Business Administration, through its own Career Development program offers opportunities for students to obtain experience in business and industry as part of their college education. Students work through the Career Development program and the University’s Career Center and are selected through formal interviews with participating companies.

Pre-Business Education

Pre-business education majors are enrolled in and advised by the College of Education. Students interested in teaching business education at the high school level are instructed to refer to the licensure requirements for details.


Law schools emphasize various objectives in pre-law study for the development of basic skills and insights. These objectives are: The acquisition of skills in comprehension and expression; understanding human institutions; and the ability to think clearly, carefully, and independently. A pre-law student enrolled in the College of Business Administration not only achieves these important goals, but also obtains a broad business background that is desirable preparation for study of the law. Pre-Law students work with both an academic advisor in the College and the K-State Pre-Law advisor.

General Education: K-State 8

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)


Dual Degree