Fort Hays State University was founded in 1902 on the Fort Hays military outpost. FHSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has grown to serve over 15,000 students annually. Students can attend classes at the main campus in Kansas, online through the virtual college, or at the international institution in China. FHSU is comprised of five academic colleges, offering more than 60 undergraduate degrees, 20 graduate-level degrees, as well as professional certificates.
The W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University features innovative bachelor’s and master’s degrees spanning many fields of business. The Robbins COB is comprised of four distinct departments; Applied Business Studies, Informatics, Management, and Economics, Finance, and Accounting. There are endless options for students to pursue under the Bachelor of Business Administration umbrella, including Tourism and Hospitality, Business Education with a Teacher Licensure, Digital Media and Journalism, and Computer Networking and Telecommunications. The MBA offers concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Health Care Management, Sports Management, Human Resource Management, Information Assurance, International Business Leadership, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Tourism and Hospitality. Students can also earn a professional certificate, such as a Kansas Insurance Certificate, Mobile Application Development, Social Media Marketing, or E-Commerce Web Development.
Students can apply to live in the Dane G. Hansen Entrepreneurship Scholarship Hall. Only 33 students will be selected to live in this highly selective learning community. Undergraduate and graduate students in this residence hall will travel, compete in business competitions, and are mentored by successful entrepreneurs. This hall also features technology-enabled collaborative work areas and a multi-purpose eLab. All business students are encouraged to participate in the Faulkner Challenge, a business plan competition with $10,000 in cash prizes, hosted by the FHSU Center for Entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs frequently give guest lectures through the Entrepreneur Direct speaker series. Online students can access these via Tiger Media Network or the internet. Internships are available for students earning a certificate, minor, or concentration in Entrepreneurship. Many companies welcome the assistance of entrepreneurship students because the Peter and Pamela Werth and Dane G. Hansen Foundation cover 80% of the funding. Faculty stay up-to-date on the latest business practices by attending professional conferences and through extensive research. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in writing scholarly articles, as well as presenting at academic conferences. When students are ready to apply for their first job, internship, or give a presentation, they are sure to look sharp in one of the professional outfits they can rent for free from the Tailored for Tigers Closet.
Students can broadcast news for the Tiger Media Network, play an intramural sport, join a club, work on-campus, or study abroad. There’s always something to do at FHSU!
FHSU’s Virtual College offers almost 200 online programs including Associate’s Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, Master’s Degrees, and Certificate programs.