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KU School of Architecture, Design and Planning, established in 1987 and based at KU in Overland Park, is a unique, post-professional Architectural Management graduate programthat focuses on the disciplines of business management, planning, computer science, law, and architecture to expose students to fundamental concepts of management as they relate to the business of architecture.


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The Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) exposes students to a broad range of topics such as business law, economics, finance, management, marketing and international business. The accredited BBA program curriculum provides a strong professional education within a broad liberal arts context.

Program outcomes include strong verbal and written communication skills, an aptitude for technology, data analysis proficiency, a global perspective on business and the ability to maintain good professional relationships. Flexible course schedules make it easy for fulltime employees to earn their degrees as part-time students.


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The field of Biotechnology is grounded in the biological sciences, technology, mathematics and computer science. This degree will prepare students for life-science careers that require management and communication skills as well as specific laboratory knowledge. 
 

The Kansas City region is home to more than 200 life science companies. These organizations offer a wide range of research and development services, employ more than 20,000 people and generate $1.8 billion dollars annually. The region between Columbia, Missouri and Manhattan, Kansas, known as the Animal Health Corridor, is the single largest concentration of animal health interests in the world and generates a$6 billion annually.


A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) is a unique applied-science program. It requires an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, a minimum of 4-years of professional development or additional classes in an approved field, professional certifications and 2-years of upper level college courses. 


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Master of Arts in Communication Studies can help you develop skills that are at the core of career and personal success. The program’s coursework equips students with skills in evaluating messages and strategies in varied settings, helping them to become more effective in their work. Courses include


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Students explore the design function in business and develop understandings of strategic, tactical and operational management methods and techniques that improve team performance and accomplish imaginative business goals. Project work offers students hands-on experience in developing original, research-based concepts, plans and designs.


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The program stresses fundamental knowledge and educational policy development necessary for effective leadership and education. It consists of a set of integrated courses and experiences, including an field experience, which provides opportunities for participants to extend their knowledge of pedagogy, leadership, and education, to enlarge their understanding of schooling, and to develop an appreciation of the political, economic and social forces that influence the decisions of educational leaders.


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The program stresses fundamental knowledge and educational policy development necessary for effective leadership and education. It consists of a set of integrated courses and experiences, including an field experience, which provides opportunities for participants to extend their knowledge of pedagogy, leadership, and education, to enlarge their understanding of schooling, and to develop an appreciation of the political, economic and social forces that influence the decisions of educational leaders.


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Sectors such as biotechnology, manufacturing, communications, information technology and the military must rapidly and effectively educate employees through online and eLearning resources. The new educational technology master’s program is designed in response to this demand. It also addresses the importance of training and retaining institutional knowledge and talent. This degree is for those in or pursuing roles that address workforce education and training in corporate environments. Classes begin in spring 2014.


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A master’s degree in engineering management (EMGT), available on the KU Edwards Campus through the KU School of Engineering, focuses on a specialized form of management, combining technical abilities and management skills. Engineering managers typically require training and experience in both general management and specific engineering disciplines.


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By its nature, environmental assessment is highly interdisciplinary, drawing upon natural or physical science training, project management experience and communications skills. Those in the field of environmental assessment identify possible environmental effects of a project or program, propose measures to decrease adverse effects and predict those effects.


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KU's School of Education is extending its department of Health, Sport and Exercises Sciences to the KU Edwards Campus. The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science prepares students for fields such as coaching and personal training or serves as a foundation for graduate level work in health sciences including physical therapy.


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The School of Architecture, Design and Planning offers a graduate certificate in facility management. This certificate program focuses on current and specialized developments in the many areas covered by professional facility manager


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Information Technology is offered by the School of Engineering at the KU Edwards Campus. The degree combines technical expertise with problem-solving and communication skills to plan, configure, implement, integrate and maintain computing and information technology solutions for an organization's computing infrastructure.


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The KU marketing communications degree emphasizes integrated marketing communications specialties, including research, marketing ethics, writing, creativity, innovation, branding, sales and leadership. If you’re used to wearing many hats on your marketing team, this program is for you. Students are trained to approach business problems strategically, in an ever-changing marketing environment.


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The interaction design program is focused on the theory, methods and practices of this new holistic approach. It affords students the knowledge and skills to perform as interaction designers in today’s changing business environment. This program is designed for engineers, architects, interior designers, advertising executives, educational technology personnel and many other professionals.


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A bachelor’s degree in literature, language and writing prepares undergraduate students for professions like editing, technical writing, market research, sales and speech writing. An English degree is beneficial in developing your creative side as well as your communication and people skills.


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Strengthening skills, knowledge and experience needed to succeed in today’s classroom, the nationally known and recognized KU School of Education offers in its entirety on the KU Edwards Campus a Master of Science in Education, with a major in curriculum and instruction.


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This program prepares students for higher education and for careers in the biosciences. Many students continue on to graduate school, medical school and dental school with high success rates. Others pursue careers at places like the Stowers Institute, KU Medical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City Kansas Crime Laboratory, Heritage Laboratories and Quintiles.


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Traditionally technical, engineering and scientific organizations have used project management to define and implement projects. Now, driven by globalization, the Internet, new technology and rapid automation of work processes, more organizations are being required to implement new projects faster than ever before.


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A degree in psychology provides students with a broad knowledge of psychology to achieve both personal and professional goals. A psychology major can be useful for careers in business, teaching, medicine, nursing, law, social work, counseling, student services, child development, administration or human resources. Some students complete the major to become psychologists themselves. Through program curriculum, students will have a better understanding of human behavior, thinking and emotion.


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A degree in public administration provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for planning, implementing and evaluating public programs. As students learn to think critically and analytically about public policy, they will better understand the dynamics in their own communities and how to be more effective citizens and public officials. Students of the program will be ready to work in settings like local and state government, nonprofit organizations and private sector businesses.


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A degree in social work prepares students for work in public or private social agencies, hospitals or other supervised health care settings. Social workers respond to social welfare concerns like aging, alcoholism, unemployment, homelessness, family violence, child abuse and health care


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This program is designed to prepare teachers who provide direct instruction to students with special learning needs in adaptive special education. It prepares related service personnel who wish to develop expertise on disability and its social, economic and cultural implications in our society. Students in the program may elect to work toward a master’s degree, Kansas special education teacher’s licensure or both.


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The KU Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) provides the academic foundation many employers seek in their future leaders. The KU Working Professional MBA, available at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, is designed to supplement previous work experience with leading edge business theories and practices.


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The KU Working Professional MBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the “gold standard” of business school accreditation and is held to the same standards as the full-time MBA program in Lawrence. In fact, the same group of faculty teaches the same curriculum at both the Overland Park and Lawrence locations, ensuring a consistent level of quality in the classroom.


Renowned Faculty
MBA faculty members are actively engaged in research and stay on the cutting edge of knowledge. Additionally, more than 60 percent of the faculty has traveled internationally to teach or conduct research.


Flexible Schedule
The KU MBA allows students to choose from a wide range of elective courses and certificates to fit their career needs. The MBA program for working professionals features convenient evening courses that meet once a week. The flexible schedule helps students keep important commitments to family and career.


Certificates
Each student has the opportunity to earn a graduate business certificate for further in-depth study. Certificates will consist of 10 credit hours with five courses. Certificates will also be available to alumni and other interested students. To enroll in a certificate program, an application must be submitted in advance. Students may choose from the following certificate options:

  • human resource management
  • marketing
  • investments
  • international business management
  • strategic management
  • supply chain management
  • valuation

With a broad-based core curriculum and the opportunity to select certificates and elective classes to match one’s career goals, the KU MBA merges flexibility with opportunity.


Learn more about the KU MBA admissions process.


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