Pre-MBA Foundation Courses (Prerequisites)
Professional evening curriculum is fast-paced and rigorous. The faculty assumes that all new Professional Evening students possess a mastery of basic accounting and economics. After careful examination of each applicant's prior coursework, the MBA Admissions Committee will make specific recommendations concerning any areas of deficiency. Certification of pre-MBA foundation courses may be satisfied in one of the following ways:
- Passing the required prerequisite courses at the University of Kentucky*:
- Passing equivalent courses at another accredited university*
- Successfully completing the required courses on-line or via equivalent correspondence courses at any accredited university*
- Passing college-level proficiency (CLEP) examinations
- Passing B&E 221, B&E 222 and B&E 223 through the Gatton College of Business and Economics
These pre-MBA foundation courses are NOT required for application and initial admission to the Professional Evening 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 by way of option 1 above.
* Please refer to MBA Admissions Requirements & Checklists for review of MBA Pre-Foundation courses.
Through my pursuit of a PharmD and MBA degree I am better prepared to serve the diverse patient care needs in the community. The network of faculty and students at Gatton has provided an immense source of guidance and motivation towards setting a pathway for success.
Furthermore, the MBA program has taught me a plethora of skills and knowledge that I can take into my new career with a goal to continuously improve the quality and value delivered to patients, while finding cost-saving measures for the firm.
Pharmacist, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
PharmD/MBA Graduate 2012 Professional Evening MBA