Accepting applications now for the 2018 cohort (which begins in June)
The full-time, accelerated One Year MBA option is an intensive, cross-disciplinary, hands-on experience designed for both recent graduates, young professionals and dual degree candidates. The teaching philosophy incorporates a number of core business processes positioned for both business and non-business students along with military. This program attracts academic backgrounds in areas such as engineering, communications, STEM, agriculture, arts and sciences, as well as business. The One Year MBA experience includes highly interactive, action-based courses situated in the corporate setting through the built-in internship program called Project Connect.
Admissions & Preparatory Courses
Before applying to the MBA program, please review the Admissions Requirements, MBA Preparatory Courses and updated GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy. Submitted applications are considered on a rolling admissions cycle, so it is strongly recommended to apply early to the program. Each year, the domestic application deadline for the One Year MBA program is May 11th and the international application deadline is January 15th (assuming there is still space in the program).
During the course of the year, MBA students at the University of Kentucky will have the opportunity to earn value-added professional certifications from one of several certifying institutions. The program offers certifications in Project Management, Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma and in Global Commerce and Strategy.
Project Connect Internship
The cornerstone of the One Year MBA is the unique internship program called Project Connect. For 32 weeks, student teams are paired with companies to work on projects of importance to the companies. These projects focus on core business processes such as: data analysis, marketing research, growth strategies, supply chain management, logistics and operations.
MBA students will have the opportunity to participate in various competitions such as business plan and business concept competitions as well as case competitions. This valuable extracurricular opportunity enables students to compete among the best MBA students from across the region at top-level competitions, including the Alltech Innovation Competition, the Southeastern Conference Case Competition and the Idea State U Competition, among others.
The Gatton College of Business and Economics has partnered with the Colleges of Engineering, Law and Medicine at the University of Kentucky to offer dual degree programs, coupled with the One Year MBA, which offer highly specialized employment opportunities for our graduates.
Program Description & Curriculum
One Year MBA, a redefining business education experience.
The full-time, accelerated One Year MBA program is shorter and more immersive than most comparable programs. Positioned for both business and non-business majors, the cross-disciplinary curriculum includes classes in marketing, management, and finance; as well as more technical business courses such as quantitative analysis, operations management (supply chain), marketing research, global management, and data analysis. Students will also obtain valuable soft skills in areas of critical thinking, negotiations, presentations, communications and problem-solving. This chart shows the complete One Year MBA track, including core classes (39 credits) and elective course options (12 credits).
|Total Program Hours||51|
*MBA Elective Courses Include:
Nithya Venugopal, DMD
Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives at Western University of Health Sciences
Area Manager at Amazon
Senior Manager, Advisory Services at EY
Assistant Trade Marketing Manager at Valvoline
Head of Consumer Operations at Google
Head of Brand Strategy at Fooji
Tuition & Financial Aid
2017 – 2018 Tuition and Fees
|One Year MBA Tuition*||$31,948||$36,948|
|Approximate Total Cost**||$33,486||$38,486|
Tuition will be billed in the following manner.
*Tuition will not change while continuously enrolled in program. Includes non-refundable $500 tuition deposit, which is required before the start of program and will be applied to the first semester's tuition.
** Total costs do not include books, certification fees, or any living expenses. Book Estimate for the One Year Program is $2,000 – $2,500.
All current rates are subject to change.
Note: If you are a non-resident candidate, please refer to the UK Graduate School to determine eligibility for Kentucky Graduate Scholarships and in-state tuition rates.
Information on Refunds for the Three Terms
Students who withdraw from the program are subject to the following refund policy.
Summer 2017 Start Date: June 8th
- By June 7th: 100%
- June 9th: 80%
- June 10th – June 22nd: 50%
- After June 22nd: No refund
Fall 2017 Start Date: August 23rd
- August 22nd: 100%
- August 23rd – August 29th: 80%
- August 30th –September 20th: 50%
- After September 20th: No refund
Spring 2018 Start Date: January 10th
- January 9th: 100%
- January 10th – January 17th: 80%
- January 18th – February 7th: 50%
- After February 7th: No refund
Financial Aid and Scholarships
For information regarding Student Financial Aid please visit UK Financial Aid.
Kentucky Scholars Program
The Gatton College of Business and Economics selects qualified students to receive Kentucky Scholars Awards, which are funded by a variety of private endowments. Students must attend full-time and maintain at least a 3.25 graduate GPA. These scholarships are limited, and are determined by the MBA Admissions Committee based on the overall competitiveness of a candidate’s application including GMAT/GRE scores and undergraduate academic achievement. Applicants are encouraged to apply by the first priority scholarship deadline which is February 15th. Scholarships can be considered by the MBA Admissions Committee up until the final scholarship deadline which is April 1st, if funds are still available. After April 1st, completed files can still be considered for scholarships, if funds are still available.