Gatton welcomes incoming 2019 Professional MBA class to the University of Kentucky

Posted: September 09, 2019

The University of Kentucky welcomes the incoming Professional MBA class to the Gatton College of Business and Economics. The collective class brings significant years of professional work experience along with a high standard of academic excellence and personal/professional accomplishments. This class will be the first to have "distance learners" enrolled in the new Real-Time, Online MBA option whereby candidates can attend classes in person, online from any location, or a combination of both. Compared to previous classes, this cohort bring more years of managerial and leadership experiences with an increased number of minority students, professional women, military and healthcare professionals enrolling in the Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) program. The complete class profile can be found here

"Our goal was to admit professionally and academically strong applicants who showed the greatest potential in expanding their skillset within their current leadership role or be better equipped to eventually advance into a leadership opportunity" said Harvie Wilkinson, MBA Program Director at the Gatton College of Business and Economics. "We looked for applicants with professional backgrounds and experiences that would bring significant value inside and outside of the classroom. We are very excited about the overall quality of this professional group and look forward to witnessing all of their great accomplishments throughout the year and beyond."

The Professional MBA is a part-time, evening program that brings together a diverse network of working professionals and young executives from various work experiences, companies, and industries. Candidates bring career experiences from industries such as engineering, law, healthcare, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, technology, banking/finance, government and military. The Professional MBA program is delivered in either a two-year or three-year track and gives students the opportunity to bring in their daily work experiences into the classroom and then immediately apply what they learn in the workplace the following day. Graduates and alumni of the UK MBA pursue various managerial, technical and leadership roles during their career trajectory. This program is also offered in some of the dual degree options for certain candidates. 

Please review this program's Admissions RequirementsMBA Preparatory Courses and updated GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy. For additional questions, please contact Christopher Carney, Director of MBA Recruitment at the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics.