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The Master of Business Administration degree in Wichita State's W. Frank Barton School of Business prepares students for responsible positions of leadership in business, government, health-related organizations and other institutions. Particular attention is given to developing an understanding of the organization as an integrated system.


We are the oldest and most established program in the state. We are also the only MBA program in Wichita and South-Central Kansas to hold the distinct recognition as being an AACSB-accredited program, the seal of approval for the best business schools in the world.


WSU's Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a traditional, management-based MBA program, offering course work in accounting, business law, economics, management, finance and marketing. A thesis is not required.

Class Structure

Hybrid: A majority of the MBA classes are offered in the 8 weeks structure. This structure requires the student to attend the class once a week and also complete work online. The hybird structure combines the advantages of in-class learning and collaboration with flexibility of online instruction.

Online: Online MBA classes are offered in the 8 weeks online format. The structure offers the flexibility of online learning and allows the students to complete the program in a manageable timeframe. 


The MBA program, which requires 36 to 51 hours depending on the student's undergraduate background, may be completed on a part-time basis. Required classes are three (3) hours each and are offered during the evening hours so students may continue to work while completing their degree.

In-person classes meet during the following times:

  • 5:35 to 6:50 p.m. Monday / Wednesday
  • 5:35 to 6:50 p.m. Tuesday / Thursday
  • 7:05 to 9:45 p.m. Monday
  • 7:05 to 9:45 p.m. Tuesday
  • 7:05 to 9:45 p.m. Wednesday
  • 7:05 to 9:45 p.m. Thursday

All courses are taught on the main campus of Wichita State in the buildings known as Clinton Hall and Devlin Hall, or online. A typical class size is 35 students.