The W. Frank Barton School of Business is committed to providing high quality programs for all our constituents.We offer bachelors and masters programs in business and accounting that are fully accredited by AACSB – International, the premier business accreditation agency worldwide. The Barton School is one of only 165 schools globally to hold both business and accounting accreditation from the AACSB. This places us in the top 12% of all U.S. business schools.We have more business majors than any other Kansas business school and offer the broadest choice of majors within business.Being located in Kansas' business center, we provide students with the greatest opportunity for internships and cooperative education available in the State of Kansas.
We are proud of our many successful alumni who have gone on to distinguish themselves and to make a difference in business and society.Many of these alumni are entrepreneurs.The Barton School has a long heritage in entrepreneurship.Professor Fran Jabara started our Center for Entrepreneurship in 1977 and it is still going strong.Our entrepreneurship program continues to be nationally ranked.Our namesake, W. Frank Barton, was an entrepreneur.He started Rent-A-Center with alumnus Tom Devlin, entrepreneur and golf enthusiast.Both Mr. Barton and Mr. Devlin have been very generous to our business school and our university.Our Center for Entrepreneurship building, Devlin Hall, is named after Tom Devlin.The start of Pizza Hut in Wichita is legendary.WSU alumni Dan and Frank Carney started Pizza Hut while students at WSU and the rest is history.The original Pizza Hut building has been moved to our campus as a reminder of our entrepreneurial heritage.
The Barton School's major strength is in our faculty.Alumni surveys indicate that the quality of our faculty and teaching are the main factors that make the Barton School experience special.Our dedicated faculty strive to enhance the learning experience of our students while keeping current with cutting-edge research and experience in their fields.We continue to build on this strength as quality new faculty are added to our ranks.
The Barton School Connection between our faculty, students and the business community is the key to our formula for success.Our outreach centers allow our faculty and students to be connected with area businesses in many ways including executive and management training, economic forecasting, international trade, economic education, real estate and consulting.This clearly adds to our competitive advantage.It is through our continued connection with our constituents that we are able to distinguish ourselves in teaching, research and service.