Gatton College of Business and Economics


If you have any questions about the MBA Program, or admission, please feel free to contact us at or call us at 859-257-1306.

Our mailing address is:
145 Gatton College of Business & Economics Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0034


One Year Accelerated MBA

In June of 2005, the University of Kentucky launched a totally redefined One Year Accelerated Track. Gatton's accelerated option, at 51 course hours, is shorter and more immersive than those found at other colleges and universitites. This cutting-edge,program takes place from early-June through early-May. It is positioned for both business and non-business graduates and there has been much success in the program with those students having an engineering, communications, education, political science as well as business degrees.

Gatton's accelerated option is an intensive, cross-disciplinary, hands-on experience that will make you world ready for a career in business. Our teaching philosophy incorporates a number of the core business processes, including marketing, management, and finance; as well as the more technical business courses such as quantitative analysis, operations management (supply chain), global management, and data analysis. Additionally, you will cover those critical areas that the corporate world values, including leadership, communication and presentation skills, ethics, and strategic thinking. All of this takes place in highly interactive, action-based courses and learning laboratories situated in the corporate setting through Project Connect.

With Gatton's One Year Accelerated MBA degree, you will be world-ready.

While in the accelerated track, you will complete five, eight-week sessions through a number of classes each day in addition to working on relevant and timely projects asigned and supervised by the Project connect corporate partners.

Students also have an opportunity to select two electives during the course of the program. The Capstone Module, which lasts eight weeks, completes the MBA Curriculum focusing on Business Policy & Strategy, with guest lecturers, workshops and/or case studies.


Why UK?

The Gatton One Year Accelerated MBA provided me with a diverse set of skills and challenges which have been critical in allowing me to look at and understand complex issues from multiple perspectives. The experience I gained via the Gatton MBA program proved to be an asset as I entered the job market and has provided me with a solid foundation that I have leveraged and built on throughout my career.

Eric Wolf
Senior Associate, dunnhumbyUSA
Cincinnati, Ohio
One Year Accelerated MBA Graduate 2008


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