At age 34, Oscar Portillo is not your "typical" undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky. In fact, there is nothing very typical about this native of Mexico who walked across the stage at Rupp Arena Sunday, May 8, and received his marketing degree from the Gatton College of Business and Economics.
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 preparatory ("prerequisite") option. Prospective students interested in both the One Year MBA and Professional 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 UK MBA program.
University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Dean David W. Blackwell today announced the appointment of Warren O. Nash III as the new executive director of the college's Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship.
The University of Kentucky’s top four student entrepreneur teams placed in the money at the Idea State U (ISU) regional this past weekend, earning them spots at ISU state finals at the end of April.
The undergraduate and graduate students, who presented either a business concept or business plan to a panel of judges, set up a marketing display, produced a 60-second marketing video, and submitted a detailed written concept or plan, won a total $2,250 in cash prizes.
University of Kentucky Gatton School of Business and Economics Professor Urton Anderson has been inducted into the American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners.
The University of Kentucky Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting the SPARK Ignite Pitch Competition for local residents that have an idea and/or technology/product in its early stages. Up to 10 companies/individuals from the Bluegrass region will be selected to make five-minute pitches about their concept to a panel of experienced judges. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners.
The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics presented the second annual Commonwealth Supply Chain Innovation Award, sponsored by SAS, to Elizabeth Fox, senior supply planner at Tempur-Pedic North America LLC, part of Tempur Sealy, which has its world headquarters here in Lexington.
Alex Tabarrok, professor of economics at George Mason University, will deliver a talk titled, "Democracy and Voting in a Free Society: Some Economics of Politics," from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Kincaid Auditorium of the new Gatton College of Business and Economics building at the University of Kentucky. Tabarrok, who holds the Bartley J.
Dean Karlan, professor of economics at Yale University and founder and president of Innovations for Poverty Action, will speak at the Kincaid Auditorium in the University of Kentucky's new Gatton College of Business and Economics building on Friday, April 1. His presentation, "Pragmatic Optimism in the Fight Against Poverty," is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. and is expected to include a question and answer session.
With its first class graduating just three months ago (December 2015), the joint University of Kentucky-University of Louisville Executive MBA program is already being ranked in the top tier. Recently, the UK-UofL EMBA became the only program in the region ranked in CEO Magazine's Tier One Global EMBA programs for 2016.