W. Frank Barton School of Business

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W. Frank Barton School of Business

Applied learning skills give students a competitive edge

The Barton School means business

The W. Frank Barton School of Business is where students are transformed into leaders. With access to the largest selection of AACSB-accredited programs in the state, students in the Barton School are positioned to excel in the 21st-century workforce.  The Barton School is equipped with a dedicated faculty, $800,000 in scholarships awarded annually and a roster of entrepreneurial alumni who demonstrate just how powerful a Wichita State education is. Your investment in the Barton School makes all of this possible.

A conceptual rendering of the interior of Woolsey Hall, new home for the W. Frank Barton School of Business.

A conceptual rendering of the interior of Woolsey Hall, new home for the W. Frank Barton School of Business.

Now is the time to get involved

There has never been a more exciting time in the Barton School. In 2022, Wayne and Kay Woolsey Hall, the new home of the Barton School of Business, will open on the Innovation Campus. With a $60 million investment, the new building will provide a modern, collaborative learning space for students and industry alike.

Additionally, programs like Professional Edge ensure students are equipped with the soft skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace. And those skills, combined with learned abilities, are put to work on real-world issues right here on campus with organizations like the Barton International Group. The Barton School is also home to innovative centers and labs, including the Center for Economic Development and Business Research and the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth, both contributing to our region’s economic success.

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Wichita State University guest lecture David Eads presents on Leading through Disruption and Change to W. Frank Barton School of business students

WSU guest lecturer David Eads talks to Barton School students on the topic of Leading through Disruption and Change.

Evan Wilson, a Meritrust Credit Union vice president, speaks to Barton School students participating in Professional Edge, a development program sponsored by Meritrust.

A Barton School student works in the Koch Global Trading Center.

Your gift is smart business

The Barton School of Business is committed to preparing tomorrow’s business leaders and workforce. Your gift ensures Wichita State continues to provide all business students the quality education they need to build successful careers and compete in a global economy. Give today and watch how much better it makes our tomorrow.

At right: Business graduate Tram Ngo, a scholarship recipient, talks about the experiences that helped prepare her for a career after graduation, and how she continues to learn even after leaving the classroom.

Video courtesy of Wichita State University admissions office.

Want to make a major impact?

Our team is here to help uncover your passion and provide opportunities to make a difference. Connect with your School of Business contacts by using our directory.

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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.

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