Business Administration

Supporting the College of Business Administration through the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign

At the College of Business Administration, we believe every student can succeed. And we strive to give them every opportunity to do so through scholarship support, mentorship, applied learning and relevant programs that prepare them for successful careers. The college’s prestige is rising, and our goal is to be a top 50 public school of business. We have award-winning programs guided by business executives who advise our faculty on workforce needs. Our curriculum, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, is designed to challenge students and teach them collaboration and critical thinking skills.


Funding priorities: $100 million

Through the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign, we will raise $100 million for the College of Business Administration in support of our 2025 goals and to benefit four areas: student success, faculty development, programmatic support and facility enhancement.

Student success: $25 million

Everything we do is aimed at enhancing the student experience, be it through applied learning experiences, mentorships with executives, or participation in innovative programs. Providing students with financial support to make their education possible is a necessity. Scholarships enable us to attract and retain the best students and to further diversify our student body, both from domestic and international perspectives. High-quality graduate students also enable us to conduct high-impact, widely-recognized research. By providing scholarship support to our college’s students, you make having a top-notch, diverse and engaged student body possible.

Faculty development: $15 million

Our goal is to be a top 50 public business school and K-State strives to be a top 50 public research university by 2025. In order for us to achieve these lofty goals, we must be able to recruit and retain outstanding faculty who conduct impactful research, who excel in the classroom, and who engage students in faculty-led research projects. Support for salary enhancement, research funding and professional development is essential to maintaining a cadre of top-notch faculty and staff.

Programmatic support: $15 million

Our programs and centers of excellence enable us to promote our practical, applied and experiential curriculum, enhance the reputation of the college and the university through national recognition in teaching and research, and propel us toward being a top 50 public research university by 2025. All our curriculums are designed to be collaborative in nature, inclusive and experiential wherever possible, and all include competencies in multiculturalism and globalization.

Facility enhancement: $45 million

The College of Business Administration aims high to deliver the brightest and boldest future possible for students. Our new building will showcase applied learning, business activity, relevant research and corporate collaboration. The digital age will be embraced throughout with experiential learning labs, flexible and collaborative work space, and adaptability for the future of business.

Give now

Make an online gift to the College of Business Administration, or support your favorite area of the college by contacting Darin Russell, senior director of development, at 785-532-7525 or darinr@found.ksu.edu.

Helping students

K-State alumna's final gift supports business students.

Creating opportunities

A gift from Greg and Mamie Case is helping tomorrow's risk management leaders.

A K-State first

Edgerleys establish first endowed deanship at K-State.

A gift for tomorrow

The Lacys provide support for the College of Business Administration's new home.

Strength in diversity

Koch Industries renews support for diversity, other programs at K-State.

A gift to inspire

The Vanier family makes the largest private gift in K-State history.