Pittsburg State University, Kelce College of Business


Hands-On Learning in the Heart of America


Dean of Kelce College of Business, Dr. Paul Grimes

As one of only five percent of business schools around the world that has earned AACSB accreditation, Pittsburg State University’s Kelce College of Business has made a long­term commitment to providing its students the best in business management education.

Pitt State’s Kelce College of Business prepares future business professionals within a student­ focused environment, empowering students from diverse backgrounds to succeed in the global business community.

“We provide a foundation for life­long learning and a spirit of engagement by delivering affordable, high­-value business education programs,” shared Dean of Kelce College of Business, Dr. Paul Grimes. “We accomplish this through small classes, committed faculty, scholarship, and community outreach.”

In addition to its AACSB accreditation, the hallmark of excellence in business education, the Kelce College of Business was named in the Princeton Review’s annual list of top business programs. This list is selected based on academic program offerings as well as the approval ratings of students.

The satisfaction of Kelce students is particularly notable in its significant international student body. About 50% of MBA students come to Kelce from over 20 different countries. “One can experience the entire world here, meeting people from China, India, and various other places, all within the context of our safe Midwestern American town,” explained Dr. Grimes.

The town of Pittsburg, Kansas and Kelce’s hands-­on approach to learning has been a significant draw for students from Brazil in particular, with 72 graduate and undergraduate students coming to “learn by doing” here in the United States. The Science without Borders program has been a major connector for Brazilian students to Kelce College of Business with 36 students participating and more expected in the years to come.

Kelce College looks forward to expanding its international student programs and collaborations even further through several existing partner school relationships including Universidade de Sorocaba, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, and Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie­ all in São Paulo, Brazil.

With relatively small class sizes, engaged faculty, and a family-­friendly campus community, there is no doubt Pitt State’s Kelce College of Business will continue to attract students from all over the world to take part in this international learning experience.


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