MBA Admissions Requirements and Checklist
Ready to apply? Let us help you through the process with the following steps. Please note that you do not have to complete all steps to begin your application process at the University of Kentucky.
Step 1: MBA Application - click link to fill out MBA portion of the application online
Step 2: Graduate School Application - click link, fill out on-line application, submit application fee directly to the Graduate School
Step 3: We are now accepting either the GMAT or GRE for admissions consideration.
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test): have official scores sent to the University of Kentucky (school code = 1837). Admission decisions may be based, in part, on unofficial scores, but official scores are required prior to full admitted status.
GRE (Graduate Records Exam): have official scores sent to the University of Kentucky (school code = 1837). Admission decisions may be based, in part, on unofficial scores, but official scores are required prior to full admitted status.
*NOTE- The GRE or GMAT exam may be waived by the MBA Admission Committee if the applicant has either been awarded a degree in Law, Medicine or Pharmacy Doctorate, or presently enrolled (in good standing) in such programs.
Step 4: Undergraduate Degree and Transcripts - Submit official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended; applicants should possess a four-year undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75/4.0.
Step 5: Letters of Recommendation - Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals (e.g., professors, current or former supervisors, etc.) who are able to objectively assess the quality of your character, your capabilities and accomplishments, and your overall potential as an MBA student and future business leader. No forms or particular letter formats are required. Letters may be submitted to MBA Center in two different ways:
Letter writers may mail letters directly to the MBA Center at address above or e-mail to Beverly Kemper
Applicants may include letters with the MBA application if they are in envelopes signed and sealed by the letter writers
Step 6: Current Resume - Send us your current resume.
English Language Proficiency : International students (with the exception of those who hold a degree from a U.S. institution of higher education) must submit the official results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with an overall minimum score of 550 (written exam) or 213 (computer exam), and the Test of Written English (TWE) with a score of 4.5 or higher. International students can also submit the official results of the IBT (Internet Based Test) for the TOEFL with a minimum score of 79 or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum total score of 6.5.
Evening MBA Program:
Pre-MBA Foundation Courses (Only for Professional Evening Option) : Our MBA curriculum is fast-paced and rigorous. The MBA faculty assumes that all new students possess a mastery of basic accounting, economics, business statistics, and calculus. After careful examination of each applicant's prior coursework, the MBA Admissions Committee will make specific recommendations about areas of deficiency, if any.
These pre-MBA foundation courses are NOT required for application and initial admission to the Evening MBA program. Indeed, students with pre-MBA foundation course deficiencies may be granted provisional admission status. However, students MUST complete the specified prerequisites PRIOR TO the beginning of the first day of MBA classes. Students will be granted full admission status and allowed to continue in the program ONLY after submitting documentation of successful completion of the required pre-MBA foundation courses.
Generally, it may be assumed that students who have earned an undergraduate degree in business administration (BBA or equivalent) possess a mastery of pre-MBA skills and material. However, applicants who have been out of school for a long period of time, have been working in non-business functions, or feel the need to 'brush up' on their basic skills are strongly encouraged to reacquaint themselves with the pre-MBA foundations.
Please submit all application materials to:
145 Gatton College of Business & Economics Building
University Of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0034
Phone: (859) 257-1306