Gatton's professional master's programs prepare leaders to make a difference in the world of business and beyond. Our entrepreneurial spirit, combined with a strong connection to business ethics and a global perspective, prepares our graduates to face the world's greatest challenges. Here, you will be challenged to learn by doing, to look beyond the bottom line, and to lead across cultures. Most of all, when you join our community you are joining a global network of accomplished leaders deeply invested in Gatton's success and yours.
Master of Business Administration
Professional MBA, For Leaders in Healthcare MBA and Real-Time Online MBA
This part-time, 36-credit hour evening program is designed for working professionals, executives and industry leaders all over Kentucky and beyond who are seeking additional leadership skills, business knowledge and advancement. Candidates will have the opportunity to interact with local, regional and national business leaders representing a wide variety of companies, industries and sectors. In addition, candidates will have the opportunity to engage and participate 100% online in real-time, in person or a combination of both.
One Year MBA
The full-time, accelerated One Year MBA is designed for young professionals, recent graduates or emerging leaders across all academic backgrounds. Utilizing a cross-disciplinary curriculum, this program provides several professional certifications, a built-in internship called Project Connect, a concentration option in Entrepreneurship, team competitions, professional development, workshops and access to an in-house career services team called Graham. This 51-credit hour program provides the versatility to explore a variety of career opportunities.
This partnership between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville offers the world-class expertise of Kentucky's two leading business schools. In this program, the focus is on successful business operations using innovative techniques and cutting-edge specialties, including data analytics and emerging digital technologies. Students can take advantage of a larger alumni base, faculty expertise and campus resources to help them assume strategic leadership roles within their organizations.
Specialized Masters Business Degrees
Master of Science in Accounting (MSACC)
Accounting is one of the world's leading professions, and Gatton's Von Allmen School of Accountancy students are a primary source of talent for CPA firms around the world. Numerous companies conduct on-campus interviews due to our graduates' excellent work ethic, knowledge base and willingness to contribute. In addition, our graduates enjoy an exceptionally high placement rate of 96 percent.
Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
Designed to prepare students for a professional career in the finance and banking industries, this program involves rigorous, focused training for the fast-paced and competitive world of modern finance. Job candidates with MSF degrees are highly desired in finance-specialized industries, particularly investment banking and asset management companies such as mutual funds, hedge funds and pension funds.