UK MBA Announces New Prerequisite Option

Posted: April 18, 2016

The Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky is making it easier for regional businesspeople to pursue an MBA with a new, more convenient online prerequisite option. Prospective students interested in both the One Year Accelerated MBA and Professional Evening MBA programs can now fulfill their prerequisites through IVY Software, an interactive online educational software that helps prospective business candidates obtain the required foundational knowledge to prepare for an MBA program.

Students can conveniently access IVY online and complete the coursework at their own pace. Each of the required UK MBA prerequisites is just $60 per course.

In addition, IVY is used by many other AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited schools, and is a proven provider in helping business candidates obtain the basic fundamentals to enter into MBA graduate programs.

“We are pleased to introduce IVY as an additional option for our students to satisfy the required MBA prerequisites,” said Harvie Wilkinson, UK’s MBA program director. “Students can obtain the fundamental principles in economics and accounting at their own pace and through the flexibility of online learning.”

The One Year Accelerated MBA and Professional Evening MBA programs currently require four prerequisites: "Micro/Macro economics," "Financial Accounting" and "Managerial Accounting." Students can easily purchase the required courses that they need from the University of Kentucky’s E-commerce site on IVY.

In addition to taking the required economic and accounting courses for the UK MBA, students can also purchase optional courses through IVY in "Business Math & Statistics" and "Excel for MBA Students." “We want our prospective candidates, regardless of their academic or professional background, to be fully prepared to enter our MBA programs,” Wilkinson said.

Students may also continue to fulfill UK MBA prerequisite requirements through college coursework. More information on prerequisites for the MBA Program is available online.

The UK MBA program is still accepting applications for both the One Year Accelerated and Professional Evening MBA programs. For more information on how to apply and admissions requirements, please contact Christopher Carney, director of MBA Recruitment at