University of Kentucky- Gatton College of Business and Economics MBA

Location: USA
About University of Kentucky- Gatton College of Business and Economics
Gatton prepares graduates with the skills and knowledge they need to compete globally with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Through teaching, research, and outreach, we not only support economic growth, but have a direct, tangible influence on the lives of our citizens and people around the world. #35 Among employers nationwide (U.S. News & World Report, 2020) Top 25% Best Part Time MBA Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)  #9 Most productive research in accounting, BYU Accounting Research Rankings About Lexington, Kentucky: Welcome to a great city for working professionals and entrepreneurs The city of Lexington is a great place to live and learn. Serving as the healthcare, retail, financial, educational, cultural and entertainment center for both Central and Eastern Kentucky, Lexington features many of the advantages of a large city with the charm and hospitality of a small town. Reputable companies and employers such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Lexmark International, Big Ass Fans, Valvoline, Link Belt, LBX, Tempur Sealy, Amazon, Xerox, Hitachi, R.J. Corman Railroad Group, VA Medical Center, Baptist  Health and Lockheed Martin all have a major corporate presence in the area. A list of all the regional employers and companies in Lexington and Central Kentucky can be found here.  Lexington’s central location and excellent transportation system have been major factors in its growth and development. Lexington is 600 miles from 50% of the U.S. population and which includes cities such as Louisville, Cincinnati, Nashville, Indianapolis, Atlanta and more.  Lexington's strong economy is due in large part to its diversification of employment opportunities, which is dispersed among government, education and health care, retail trade, manufacturing, professional and business services, and construction. Along with a rapidly growing high-tech sector and a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, it's easy to see why Lexington is one of the best cites in the nation for entrepreneurs and professionals.
Programme Presentation
Bridging rigor and relevance. The University of Kentucky MBA is not your typical MBA. More than just a business education degree, our MBA is a redefining business experience geared to accelerate a candidate's career advancement, versatility, and entrepreneurship endeavors. The UK MBA offers a suite of competitive, nationally ranked programs designed to deliver a broader understanding of business strategies and insights through engaging real-world experiences, projects, and meaningful virtual applications. We want to prepare our graduates to be globally engaged professionals and servant leaders in their respective communities.
Programme Info

One Year MBA

The full-time One Year MBA is an immersive program designed for young professionals, recent graduates and emerging leaders across all academic backgrounds. Through the cross-disciplinary curriculum and broad choice of different electives, team competitions, group projects, professional certifications, workshops, networking events, and the built-in group internship experienced called Project Connect; our students get the versatility and virtual understanding to explore a myriad of careers.









Professional MBA

The part-time, Professional MBA is positioned for full-time working professionals all over Kentucky and beyond. The Professional MBA program allows candidates to engage in person, online or both with other local, regional and national business leaders representing different companies, industries and sectors. This program also includes a healthcare track which is tailored for healthcare professionals. Both the Professional MBA and the Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) also offers a Real-Time, Online MBA option giving candidates the ability to access the program 100% online in real-time.


Real-Time, Online MBA

The Real-Time, Online MBA option gives candidates enrolled in the Professional MBA, Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) and applicable dual degree programs the opportunity to engage 100% online in real-time from any location. The technology delivers a live, virtual classroom environment giving students the opportunity to learn, connect and participate with their faculty, classmates and project teams online in real-time. The Real-Time, Online program helps students interact and receive the flexibility, support, collaboration and convenience needed for a quality, high-touch online MBA experience.


Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare)

The part-time, Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) is tailored for current healthcare professionals in Kentucky (and beyond) such as physicians, residents, nurses, pharmacists, administrators and military who are seeking the business knowledge to meet today and tomorrow's healthcare management challenges. Graduates can pursue various managerial, technical and leadership roles inside or outside of healthcare. The Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) also offers a Real-Time, Online MBA option giving candidates the ability to access the program 100% online in real-time, in the classroom or a combination of both.

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Admission Requirements

2021 applications are now open for the One Year MBA and Professional MBA programs! Let us help you through the process with the following admissions requirements. For international applicants, please review the additional steps outlined in our international admissions requirements.


2020 – 2021 Tuition and Fees

  Kentucky Resident*** Non-Resident*** One Year MBA Tuition* $34,264 $40,798 Mandatory Fees $1,524 $1,524 Approximate Total Cost** $35,788 $42,322

Tuition will be billed in the following schedule:

  Kentucky Resident*** Non-Resident*** Summer Term $6,778 $6778 Fall Semester $14,504 $17,771 Spring Semester $14,504 $17,771 Approximate Total** $35,788 $42,322
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Christopher Carney
Director of MBA Recruitment and Interim Manager of Social Media

Yingnan Song
International Recruiter

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