Hughes Leadership and Career Program

Coles College is giving you the competitive edge with the brand new Hughes Leadership and Career Program! With only 27% of college graduates working in jobs related to their fields of study, the data is clear; You need guidance to choose the right academic path and help launch your career.

Only at the Coles College

The Hughes Leadership and Career Program prepares you to compete in today’s challenging job market and #TAKEFLIGHT in your career of choice.

Designed by a team of faculty using feedback directly from potential employers, this series of courses equips you for success before and after graduation. THE BEST NEWS? This program is INCLUDED in the Coles College undergraduate curriculum for all business students enrolling in KSU during or after Fall 2014.

This innovative and relevant program is made possible through a generous donation by Tom and Barbara Hughes.

View HLCP Resources and Frequently Asked Questions.

BUSA 2150 Priority Registration:

Students who are a semester away from being eligible to apply to Coles College will be given first priority to register for BUSA 2150. To be eligible for admission to Coles College, you must complete MATH 1160 or MATH 1190, ACCT 2100, ACCT 2200, BLAW 2200, ECON 2100, ECON 2200, ECON 2300, and IS 2200 with grades of C or higher and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in these eight courses and BUSA 2150 with a grade of S. If you are a semester away from meeting the requirements to apply for admission to Coles College and you have not completed BUSA 2150, you need to submit a Priority Registration Request Form. Those students who absolutely need the course WILL be granted priority registration for the course.

Priority Registration will open on May 15 and close on May 22nd. You will be notified within 3-5 business days of the status of your request.

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Contact Us

Visit the Hughes Leadership and Career Program Office, located in BB 431 or call 470-578-2301.


HLCP Courses

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One-on-One Coaching

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