University of Kentucky MBA

Equipping world-ready leaders for tomorrow's business world

Bridging rigor and relevance.

The University of Kentucky MBA is not your typical MBA. More than just a business education degree, our MBA is a redefining business experience geared to help candidates accelerate their career advancement, be more professionally nimble or further explore their entrepreneurship endeavors. We offer a suite of competitive, nationally-ranked MBA programs designed to give candidates a broader understanding of business strategies and insights through engaging real-world experiences, projects and meaningful application. We want to prepare our graduates to be globally-engaged professionals and servant leaders in their respective communities. Read more about our committment to diversity.


One Year MBA

The One Year MBA is a full-time, accelerated program designed for young professionals or recent graduates. At 51 credit hours, the One Year MBA is shorter and more immersive than those found at other colleges and universities. Through the cross-disciplinary curriculum, professional certifications and the built-in internship called Project Connect, our students get the versatility to explore many different career opportunities and outcomes.

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Professional MBA

The Professional MBA is a part-time, evening program positioned for working professionals seeking additional leadership skills, business knowledge or advancement. At 36 credit hours, the Professional MBA program will allow you to engage with other local and regional business leaders representing different companies, industries and sectors. The program also includes a healthcare specific option which is tailored for healthcare professionals. Both the Professional MBA and the Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) now offer a Real-Time, Online MBA option whereby candidtes can experience the program 100% online, in the classroom or both. 

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Executive MBA

The University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville have partnered to create an Executive MBA program. With the world-class expertise of Kentucky's two leading business schools, students can take advantage of a larger Alumni base, faculty expertise and campus resources to help them assume strategic leadership roles within their organization.

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Dual Degree MBA Programs

The Gatton College of Business and Economics has partnered with the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky to offer highly specialized dual degree programs which offer highly specialized employment opportunities for our graduates.