2024-2025 Scholarship Applications Are Now Open!

Now is the time to apply for a School of Business scholarship for next year.  School of Business scholarships do not automatically renew, so if you received one this year, it is important that you re-apply for next year.  If you did not get an award this year, that’s okay, you can still apply for an award next year.  To be eligible for an award, you must:

  • Be declared as a Business student and be making normal progress towards a BBA (all majors) or BA in Economics degree
  • Maintain a cumulative college GPA of 3.25 or higher (the higher the GPA, the better the award)
  • Submit this year’s School of Business Scholarship Application Form no later than February 15, 2024

Business is everywhere.

It can be found at your favorite boutique, your local gym, your doctor's office, and even the corner gas station.  Insurance, construction, banking, manufacturing, investments, government – the list is endless.  The Washburn University School of Business offers comprehensive curricula designed to help you develop the key skills that today's employers are looking for.  Our experienced and knowledgeable faculty and staff members are committed to preparing you to succeed.
Dean David Sollars

A message from the Dean

"The Washburn University School of Business has experienced and knowledgeable faculty and staff members who are dedicated to the success of our students.  Through the generosity of donors and other community supporters, the School has the resources to offer innovative and exciting academic and extracurricular programs, and also provides outstanding scholarships.  Additionally, the School's programs are accredited by AACSB, the oldest and most prestigious business accreditation organization.  A degree from the Washburn School of Business could be your path to a very successful career."    

– David L. Sollars, Dean and Professor



  • A BBA in Accounting can lead to jobs in:
    • Public Accounting (CPA)
    • Industrial/Corporate Accounting
    • Non-Profit Organizations
    • Governmental Agencies
    • Higher Education
Data Analytics


  • Our new BBA in Business Data Analytics program provides students with the skill sets needed to transform big data into information for data-driven decision making.


  • You can choose to earn your BBA or BA in Economics; or you can Minor in Economics. Our Economics curricula are designed to provide students with an understanding of the principles and institutions governing economic decisions made by households, businesses and governments.


  • In our BBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation program, you’ll learn how to build a successful business from the ground up. You'll also learn how to generate ideas, analyze markets, recognize and assess opportunities and develop marketing/financial plans.


  • Our Finance curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate financial management, commercial banking, security analysis, government services, insurance, real estate, and other finance fields and for graduate study.
General Business


  • Our General Business program allows students the flexibility to design an upper-division program based on their own interests and needs, using courses from several or all major areas in the School of Business.
International Business


  • Our International Business concentration is designed to equip graduates with skills suitable for employment at international and global enterprises.  


  • Management courses in the fields of organization theory, human relationships, administrative communication and related behavioral areas provide students with pertinent background for management careers in business and non-business organizations.


  • The Marketing curriculum involves analysis of the ways organizations plan, organize, administer and control their resources to achieve marketing objectives.


  • The Washburn Master of Business Administration program is designed for working professionals, with evening courses scheduled to meet weekly. Small classes are taught by highly qualified, experienced faculty who provide valuable tools to compete in a real world business environment.


  • The accounting field offers more than just working with numbers – it allows for management opportunities and the chance to work in a key role for a growing company. Our Master of Accountancy program is designed for motivated individuals who want to take charge and lead the accounting industry.
Business Minor


Meet A Bizbod: Abigail McCrory

Abigail McCrory, a junior from Rossville, has already accomplished quite a bit midway through her third year at Washburn. The Marketing and Entrepreneurship major won last year's Pitch Competition, finished second in this year's and was named to the Magnificent Seven as one of the top students in the Business School. Abigail is working toward owning and operating her own mobile coffee shop.

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1700 SW College Ave.
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