The full-time, accelerated One Year MBA option is an intensive, cross-disciplinary, hands-on experience. The teaching philosophy incorporates a number of core business processes positioned for both business and non-business graduates with students in the program having diverse academic backgrounds in areas such as engineering, communications, STEM, psychology, agriculture and political science, as well as business. All of this takes place in highly interactive, action-based courses and learning laboratories situated in the corporate setting through the built-in internship program called Project Connect.
Admissions & Preparatory Courses
Before applying into the MBA program, please review the Admissions Requirements and updated GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy. Submitted applications are considered on a rollling admissions cycle, so it is strongly recommended in applying early into the program. 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.
The MBA faculty assumes that all new students possess a profiency in basic accounting and economics. As a result, the following MBA Preparatory courses are required to be completed: Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting. For all majors (except for Engineering, Finance and Mathematics) the following courses are also strongly recommended: Business Math & Statistics and Excel for MBA. After careful examination of each applicant's prior coursework, the MBA Admissions Committee will make specific recommendations concerning which courses (if any) will be required. The program recommends that all required MBA preparatory courses be satisfied by the application deadlines.
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 the Global Commerce and Strategy.
The cornerstone of the One Year MBA is the unique internship program called Project Connect. We’ve redefined the traditional internship experience by integrating it into the core curriculum, so students can apply what they are learning in classes to real-world projects. For 32 weeks, student teams are paired with high-ranking corporate executives at reputable companies to work on projects of importance to the executives’ corporation. These projects focus on core business processes such as: data analysis, marketing research, supply chain management, logistics and business finance strategies.
Program Description & Curriculum
One Year MBA, an immersive and versatile experience
The full-time, accelerated One Year MBA program is shorter and more immersive than 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 elective course options:
Tuition & Financial Aid
2016 – 2017 Tuition
|Total Cost For Program**||$33,486||$38,486|
Tuition will be billed in the following manner.
*Includes mandatory registration fee. Tuition will not change while continuously enrolled in program.
** Total costs do NOT include books, certification fees, or any living expenses. Book Estimate for the One Year Program is $2500 - $3000
All 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 2016 Start Date: June 9th
(1) By June 8th: 100%
(2) June 10th: 80%
(3) June 11th – June 23rd: 50%
(4) After June 23rd: No refund
Fall 2016 Start Date: August 24th
(1) August 23rd: 100%
(2) August 24th – August 30th: 80%
(3) August 31st–September 21st: 50%
(4) After September 21st: No refund
Spring 2017 Start Date: January 11th
(1) January 10th: 100%
(2) January 11th – January 18th 80%
(3) January 19th – February 8th: 50%
(4) After February 8th: 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. Scholarships can be considered by the MBA Admissions Committee up until the 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.