Areas of Emphasis: School of Business

Accounting

  • Utilization of advanced technology to improve decision-making processes
  • Economics of the auditing profession
  • Effects of new financial reporting standards
  • Causes and consequences of financial reporting failures

Decision Sciences

  • Monte Carlo methods and their applications to finance and decision theory
  • Uncertain reasoning, artificial intelligence, time series analysis and forecasting, Bayesian statistics

Entrepreneurship

  • Economic justification and underlying financial models for undertaking a commercially oriented enterprise (e.g., railroads, biosciences, services, etc.), to also include projects with social benefits (e.g., the value of green space)
  • Identification of project characteristics leading to new venture creation
  • Defining powerful unifying paradigms for entrepreneurship research, building frameworks from interdisciplinary theories

Finance

  • Corporate finance, investments, financial institutions, derivatives, risk management, corporate governance, international finance, market microstructure, and entrepreneurial finance.

Human Resources Management

  • Impact of HR practices (e.g., selection or training techniques) on individual-level measures of satisfaction or performance
  • Effects of systems of HR policies and practices on organizational-level outcomes

Information Systems

  • Behavioral factors affecting successful system integration and use
  • Design of information systems to support business processes
  • Reengineering systems for optimal functional use

Marketing

  • Pricing factors in business decisions
  • Advertising content as a signal of product quality
  • Regulatory focus and framing of in advertising
  • Consumer preference and choice modeling

Organizational Behavior

  • Employee well-being, work design, teams, decision-making, ethics, emotions, leadership, careers, individual differences, motivation, creativity and innovation, organizational change, culture, and cross-cultural differences

Supply Chain Management

  • Efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains in global economy, just-in-time ordering for cost savings versus inventory buildup for manufacturing responsiveness, using the supply chain for competitive advantage.

Strategic Management

  • How firms and organizations gain competitive advantage over rival firms or organizations, including research on developing firm resources, competitive interactions, relational governance, strategic decision making, innovation, entrepreneurship and organizational learning -- within the context of globalization and international business
Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the following:

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This past week, new Jayhawks moved in and started their first semester at KU. Madisen Pool, a freshman in computer engineering, captured one of his first sunrises on the Hill. With a fresh start, and a feeling of accomplishment for starting college, Pool thought this view was a great reminder to enjoy life. We asked Pool what his advice would be to his fellow new Jayhawks and he said, "make your time here at the university memorable. Have fun, do something you’ve always wanted to do, meet new people, and most importantly get the most out of your experience and shape your life the way you want it to be. Rock Chalk!" We couldn't agree more. Rock Chalk, Madisen! Show us your new experiences with the hashtag, #exploreKU.

KU student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.


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  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
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    —ALA
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