The School of Business & Technology at Kentucky State University strive for excellence in their ACBSP-accredited undergraduate and graduate business degree programs. It believes in the importance of innovation and educating students intellectually and socially and grounding them in the liberal arts. This helps create a moral, global, and proper understanding of human diversity, how the functions of businesses have evolved, and their social responsibilities. Upon graduation, students develop logical, analytical, creative, and systematic thinking skills that promote practical problem-solving, decision-making, and communication abilities.
The School’s faculty are highly involved in the community and in continually developing professionally, which enriches the educational experience for every student. Undergraduate studies consist of a Bachelors in Business Administration with specializations in General Business, Accounting, Marketing, and Management. Any student, even non-business majors, can pursue one of the business minors, which are Management, Business, Marketing, and Accounting. Those interested in entrepreneurial ventures can complete the Entrepreneurship Certificate program.
Graduate studies involve a Masters in Business Administration. It is designed for the working adult and offers classes in the evenings. To specialize in a specific area of study, MBA students can choose electives from Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Management, Public Administration, or Computer Science.
Full-time students can apply for an assortment of scholarships and awards. There is the KSU Academic Scholarship, the KSU Returning Student Scholarship, the Abbott & Fenner Scholarship, and the Permanent Alumni Scholarships. Business students can also pursue financial assistance to participate in study abroad opportunities. Through partnerships with international universities like the Hubei University of Economics in China and other connections, business students can gain a life-changing experience studying international business in a completely different culture through study abroad trips.
The Office of Student Life organizes leadership development, co-curricular, and social programs in a structured environment that complements the academic experience. There are seminars, student organizations like the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society, conferences, campus activities, cultural gatherings, community service projects, and leadership development activities like the Student Leadership Conference, Leadership Round-Table Events, and the Student Organization Training Workshops.
The Career & Professional Development Center helps business students discover their career goals, develop necessary skills, and navigate the proper path to success. Some of the Center’s services include workshops on writing resumes, career assessment, career exploration activities, internship and job search strategies, career fairs, interview prep, and professional networking events.
Business students can find hands-on learning opportunities through participation in the Regional Stewardship & Community Engagement program. It supplies business students with opportunities to influence an innovative economy and social inclusion, experience service-learning, and collaborate with local businesses. KSU business students can volunteer with organizations like the Women’s Shelter, Girl and Boy Scouts, Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Franklin County Public School, and the Kentucky Department of Forestry, where they can learn through serving others.