Serving business research needs
Through Jayhawk Consulting, top KU business school students have provided analysis and project development assistance to more than 72 organizations and companies working in Kansas and the region. One example is Google, for which students conducted primary market research for the company’s Google Fiber high-speed internet services. The program helps KU students get real-world experience while providing direct services to Kansas businesses.
Preserving businesses and jobs
As rural Kansas business owners retire, it can be difficult to find new owners to keep companies’ doors open. The RedTire program at the KU School of Business seeks to match highly qualified graduates from KU with retiring business owners to ensure successful transitions. The program is assisting 82 businesses and has completed 25 transactions, helping to preserve 201 jobs in Kansas.