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School of Business

Whether you want to climb the corporate ladder or forge your own path in the business world, there’s no better place to start than Washburn University’s School of Business. Our faculty is comprised of a wide variety of experienced business professionals and full-time professors – all of whom are committed to helping you find success in your chosen field.

At Washburn, you’ll enjoy small class sizes that offer you individual time with faculty and the chance to work closely with fellow students. You’ll have access to the latest business database and software resources, as well as opportunities like managing an actual equities portfolio, completing internships, and traveling and working abroad. And with accreditation from AACSB-International (an honor only the top 5% of business schools in the world have earned), you can be sure that your Washburn education will help you stand out in the competitive job market.

Broaden your horizons and achieve your goals in one of the following business programs:


Washburn University’s BBA degree with an emphasis in Accounting can prepare you to work in one of the four principal areas of employment: public practice (CPA), industrial concerns, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. In this program, you’ll learn the technical career skills you need to find success and gain hands-on experience with the latest tools and software used in the accounting industry. Plus, our student organizations and study abroad opportunities can help you broaden your horizons, make connections in your field, and create lifelong memories.


Prepare for employment in the business and finance industries, or gain a solid basis for graduate study at Washburn University. Our BBA degree with an emphasis in Economics is designed to help you understand the principles and institutions governing economic decisions made by households, businesses and governments. Upon graduation, you can seek employment in business firms and governmental agencies, or further your education in economics, business, urban planning, international studies or pre-law studies.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

If you have big dreams and a creative vision, Washburn University’s BBA degree with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Innovation can help you explore your passions. Curriculum in this program imitates the entrepreneurial process – you’ll learn to generate ideas, develop marketing and financial plans, and even launch your idea in the capstone course Entrepreneurship Clinic. You’ll also learn business ethics and values, have the opportunity to collaborate with local community organizations and conduct important industry research as you pursue a well-rounded education.


With an education from Washburn University, you can prepare for a career in corporate financial management, commercial banking, security analysis, government services, insurance, real estate and a variety of other finance fields. Our BBA degree with an emphasis in Finance is designed to help you broaden your horizons and achieve your goals. Courses in this program include Principles of Risk and Insurance, Investments, Financial Management, Money and Banking, and more. We also offer a variety of student organizations within the School of Business to help cultivate your communication, organizational and networking skills.

General Business

In Washburn University’s BBA degree program with an emphasis in General Business, you can design a 24-hour upper-division program using courses from several or all majors in the School of Business based on your own interests and needs. You’ll learn to utilize critical thinking and technology to solve business issues and problems, explain the relationships among the functional areas of business, and apply ethical concepts to business issues. Whatever your career goals, we can help you achieve them with a custom-built General Business program that fits your life and schedule.

International Business

Expand your worldview and prepare for employment at international and global enterprises in Washburn University’s BBA degree program with an emphasis in International Business. You’ll learn the advantages and challenges of doing business globally, understand different cultures, and prepare to perform business tasks in a different cultural and professional environment. In addition to your coursework, you’ll have the opportunity to complete an International Business and Entrepreneurship Experience, or a study abroad or international internship program.


If you’re a natural leader, there’s no better place to prepare for career success than Washburn University. Courses in our BBA degree program with an emphasis in Management cover topics like organization theory, human relationships, administrative communication and related behavioral areas – all with the goal of preparing you for a management career in business and non-business organizations. You can also choose from the following concentrations to help you meet your specific career goals: personnel management, industrial relations and industrial management.


In Washburn University’s BBA degree with an emphasis in Marketing, you can learn to analyze business and achieve marketing objectives as you prepare for a career in this exciting field. Here, you can design your own course schedule as you prepare to work in general marketing management, promotion management, personal selling and sales management, marketing research, channels management or retail management. You’ll complete hands-on projects to gain valuable experience and learned from seasoned professionals who know what it takes to succeed in marketing – and who will support you every step of the way as you prepare for your career.

Why Washburn?

Affordable Education

More than $70 million in financial aid is available to students annually, plus $7.9 million in university scholarships and flexible in-state tuition rates.

Vibrant Campus Life

Choose from more than 100 on-campus clubs and organizations, plus a vast array of cultural and recreational opportunities both on campus and in the Topeka community.

A Vision for the Future

Our master plan includes improved facilities, a new School of Law, library renovations and a wide range of other initiatives designed to improve your Washburn experience.