Mission Statement

Provide high quality business education, supported by research and service activities, that enhances the economic vitality of the region.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Washburn University School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the hallmark of excellence in business education. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Only the top five percent of all the business programs in the world have achieved AACSB accreditation.

Major Field Test

Major Field Test

The Major Field Test is a degree requirement for all business students and is administered in our capstone course, BU449 Strategic Management. The test is prepared by Educational Testing Services (ETS) and is designed to assess mastery of concepts and principles as well as knowledge expected of students at the conclusion of a major in specific subject areas. Every year, more than 68,000 students from 560 institutions take the Major Field Test. For the last few years, the Washburn mean has been at or above the 80th percentile.

BBA Placement Status at Graduation (2015-2019)

Class

% Employed

Mean Salary

% Continuing Education

% Not Seeking Employment by Choice

% Still Seeking Employment at Graduation

2015

69.3

$41,491

12.8

1.3

16.7

2016

75.9

$40,583

15.7

2.4

6.0

2017

72.5

$44,902

17.5

0.0

10.0

2018

71.3

$46,475

17.5

0.0

11.3

2019

68.5

$39,222

19.2

0.0

12.3

Combined Average 2015-19

71.5

$42,535

16.5

0.7

11.3


MBA Placement Status at Graduation (2015-2019)

Class

% Employed

Mean Salary

% Continuing Education

% Not Seeking Employment by Choice

% Still Seeking Employment at Graduation

2015

85.7

$59,395

0.0

4.8

9.5

2016

80.0

$69,863

10.0

0.0

10.0

2017

67.6

$68,880

5.4

2.7

24.3

2018

82.3

$60,286

11.8

0.0

5.9

2019

80.0

$63,000

10.0

0.0

10.0

Combined Average 2015-19

79.1

$64,285

7.4

1.5

11.9


MAcc Placement Status at Graduation (2015-2019)

Class

% Employed

Mean Salary

% Continuing Education

% Not Seeking Employment by Choice

% Still Seeking Employment at Graduation

2015

100.0

$55.000

0.0

0.0

0.0

2016

100.0

$45,000

0.0

0.0

0.0

2017

100.0

$49,167

0.0

0.0

0.0

2018

66.7

$51,000

0.0

0.0

33.3

2019

66.7

$53,000

33.3

0.0

0.0

Combined Average 2015-19

91.7

$49,650

4.2

0.0

4.2


Location of Employment (as %) for Recent Graduates (2015-2019)

Topeka%

Other KS%

KCK/KCMO%

Other USA%

Other Intl.%

Class

BBA

MBA

MAcc

BBA

MBA

MAcc

BBA

MBA

MAcc

BBA

MBA

MAcc

BBA

MBA

MAcc

2015

72

62

33

16

24

67

5

5

0

7

10

0

0

0

0

2016

72

73

67

11

5

17

8

14

0

9

9

17

0

0

0

2017

62

79

56

16

6

11

16

9

33

2

3

0

4

3

0

2018

52

54

0

16

8

50

23

15

0

9

23

50

0

0

0

2019

50

50

80

14

19

0

18

19

20

14

6

0

2

6

0

Pillar

Impactful, student-centered degree programs

Programs and initiatives that address stakeholder needs in a timely manner

Research culture that supports a broad array of scholarship

Bidirectional engagement with community partners enhancing the economic vitality of the region

Goal

Continuously improve the quality of the School’s  academic program offerings and increase student engagement

Explore new programs and infuse innovation into School’s activities

Increase output and quality of impactful mission-based intellectual contributions

Improve the School’s visibility, brand awareness, and engagement

Accomplishments

- Every business major is assigned a faculty advisor

- Complete revision of the AOL process, 2017

- End-to-end BBA curriculum review, Spring 2018, resulting in the proposal for the Data Analytics BBA concentration and revision of BBA general education

- Team and Entrepreneurial Collaboration Space renovation (HC 3rd floor)

- Six new online courses

- The majority of courses converted to hybrid mode

- Core data analytics course added

- Data Analytics Concentration approved

- Insurance Certificate Program and Certified Global Business Professionals training launched

- Mechanism established for reporting IC citation statistics and evidence of impact

- Journal list/rankings adopted

- Reward point system and requirements for the SA/SP status defined in the Faculty Handbook

- New marketing campaigns for IB and EI concentrations

- New website deployed in Spring 19
- Active presence on social media; number of followers tracked

- Creation of the Student Business Accelerator Fund

 

Plans

-Major Henderson renovation

- Measure/monitor student satisfaction with the advising system

 

-MBA online program Fall ‘20

- Next formal review of coordination and content of courses in 2022

- Implement the DA concentration

- All program core courses available in alternative format, with Online delivery of an entire BBA program (GB emphasis) by Fall 2022

- Increase the efficiency of the IC impact assessment and reporting mechanism to better demonstrate impact

 

- Complete the creation of a standing SOBU advisory board

- Offer the Brazil-based version of BU406 IBEE

- Seek NIBS accreditation

- Strengthen the connections with Washburn Tech, community colleges, high schools for recruitment purposes

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