School and Ranking Information
There are 3 schools that are not-for-profit 4-year institutions and one 4-year for-profit university with programs in business finance in Wichita. The following institution is considered one of the best in the area for studying finance because of its school type, rankings and program offerings:
- Winner: Wichita State University is a public 4-year school located right in the city. Wichita State offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels with finance emphases.
School Info Chart
|Category||Wichita State University|
|Rankings||Tied #184 nationally for undergraduate business (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,926 (in-state), $14,960 (out-of-state)**|
|Finance Programs Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Finance Degrees Awarded (Bachelor's) in 2013||51**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||46%**|
|Noteworthy||Students can get involved in the business school through joining Barton School Dean's Ambassadors***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Wichita State University
Wichita State University (WSU)
- WSU's business school has research centers for real estate and entrepreneurship, among multiple other business areas
- The School of Business holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- WSU offers a variety of scholarships to students in the business school, including ones specifically for those about to be first-year students
Wichita State University awarded close to 3,000 degrees in the 2012-2013 academic year, with just over 2,000 being at the undergraduate level. Nearly 75% of WSU's faculty have a terminal degree in their area. Undergraduate students attending this institution will find that the vast majority of classes have less than 50 students.
The finance department, contained within the business school, offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a finance concentration is available through the graduate school. Students in the BBA program can choose between a real estate or broad finance option. Some course offerings include investments as well as financial accounting and management. Students are prepared for certification as financial planners.
The MBA's finance emphasis includes topics such as operations and portfolio management. Students who enter the MBA program without an undergraduate business background must complete additional coursework beyond the core MBA curriculum. All MBA students can opt to participate in a study abroad experience at the Berlin School of Economics.