Barton School


Since its establishment in 1926, the Barton School of Business has been challenging its students to exceed expectations. With access to the widest selection of accredited business programs in the state and limitless connections in Kansas’ business hub, students graduate with industry experience to enter fulfilling careers.  

The Barton School continues to set itself apart through its commitment to applied learning, professional development and field mentorship, and the Shocker Fund helps ensure those opportunities remain possible. Its unrestricted funding provides support to areas of need within the college, including applied learning opportunities, networking and mentorship, and community projects. 

Another great way to support the college is by supporting Barton School of Business need-based scholarships. Far more students apply for financial aid each year than WSU has resources to help. Contributions to this fund will help us reach more students. 

Your support makes a difference! 

Your gift is smart business

By the numbers

$1 M – Scholarship amounts awarded annually.
10 – Degrees available to undergraduate students, more than anywhere else in Kansas.
$60 M – State-of-the-art facility, Woolsey Hall, the brand-new home to the Barton School.

Larisa Genin, Dean

“We prepare students for a business world that expects them to be visionary, collaborative, entrepreneurial and solution-driven.”

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Live feed of Woolsey Hall construction

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By the numbers

25% – Engineers in Wichita that graduated from WSU
$109 M – Total R&D expenditures in the National Institute for Aviation Research and the College of Engineering
77 – National ranking given by the U.S. News and World Report to the WSU College of Engineering

Anthony Muscat, Dean

“We are educating complete engineers who have meaningful applied learning experience, think holistically, and know how to innovate.”

Naming Opportunities

Institute for the Study of Economic Growth

The Institute for the Study of Economic Growth at Wichita State is a vital partner with the Barton School of Business. Its mission is twofold: to give WSU students a foundational understanding of the importance of a free enterprise economy to our society’s wellbeing and to conduct innovative research that will impact prosperity and growth for all. Private funding support is crucial to this mission and can come in many forms. Watch this video to learn more about the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth and how you can advance its work.

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Because of you

Your gift to the Shocker Fund provides flexible resources to meet the changing needs of our students. Because of you, more students have access to programs that enhance their college experience, like tutoring, study abroad, applied learning conferences and competitions, and community service opportunities.

Last year, the Barton School of Business received $125,306 from nearly 900 individual gifts. So far this year, it has received $113,962. With your help, we can beat the previous year’s total so more students will receive the critical support they need to succeed. Make your gift to the Barton School of Business Shocker Fund today.

On behalf of Wichita State students, thank you Shocker Nation.