Professional MBA

Designed to fit your schedule.

The Professional MBA brings together a diverse network of working professionals from various work experiences, companies, industries, sectors and business units. While studying and engaging each other in a more traditional environment, the professional students have the opportunity to bring in their daily work responsbilities into the classroom and then immediately apply what they learn in the workplace the following day. Learning from experienced professors and other working professionals, you will advance and hone your leadership and managerial skills. Register to attend the upcoming Professional MBA Open House event on Thursday, March 2nd. 


Prerequisites

The MBA faculty assumes that all new students possess a proficiency in basic accounting and economics. As a result, the following prerequisites must be satisfied before the start of the program: Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting. 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.

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Professional Certifications

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. 

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Program Description & Curriculum

Earn your degree at a pace that works best for you.

Designed around the busy schedule of the working professional, the part-time Professional MBA curriculum is offered in two different tracks: a two-year plan of study or a three-year plan of study. The Professional MBA consists of 12 core classes meeting just once a week in the evenings from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. All classes are offered between Monday and Wednesday of each week in the program. 

Two Year Plan of Study

  Year One Year Two
Fall Semester ACC 628 - Financial and Managerial Accounting MKT 600 - Marketing Management
ECO 610 - Managerial Economics DIS 612 - Supply Chain Management
MGT 611 - Managing Effective Organizations MGT 610 - Global Management
Spring Semester FIN 600 - Corporate Financial Policy DIS 620 - Management Information Systems in Decision Making
DIS 651 - Quantitative Analysis in Business Decision Making MKT 601 - Marketing Research
MGT 612 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution MGT 699 - Business Policy and Strategy II

Three Year Plan of Study

  Year One Year Two Year Three
Fall Semester ACC 628 - Financial and Managerial Accounting MKT 600 - Marketing Management MGT 611 - Managing Effective Organizations
ECO 610 - Managerial Economics DIS 612 - Supply Chain Management MGT 610 - Global Management
Spring Semester FIN 600 - Corporate Financial Policy DIS 620 - Management Information Systems in Decision Making MKT 601 - Marketing Research
DIS 651 - Quantitative Analysis in Business Decision Making MGT 612 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution MGT 699 - Business Policy and Strategy II

Tuition & Financial Aid

2016 – 2017 Tuition

Two Year Plan of Study (9 credit hours per semester) Kentucky Resident Non-Resident
MBA Tuition* $32,000 $37,000
Mandatory Fees (full-time)** $2,622 $2,622
Total Cost For Program*** $34,622 $39,622
Three Year Plan of Study (6 credit hours per semester) Kentucky Resident Non-Resident
MBA Tuition* $32,000 $37,000
Mandatory Fees (part-time)** $1,458 $1,458
Total Cost For Program*** $33,458 $38,458

*Includes mandatory registration fee. Tuition rate will not change while continuously enrolled in program. 
**Mandatory fees are subject to change while enrolled in program. 
*** Total costs do NOT include books, certification fees, or any living expense. Book Estimate 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 Two Terms

Students who withdraw from the program are subject to the following refund policy.

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

University of Kentucky's Employee Education Program (EEP) 

Employees may take advantage of tuition benefits at the University of Kentucky by receiving a tuition waiver for UK coursework in order to further their career development, pursue other academic interests or build coursework to enhance their foundation for career change or advancement. For more information, please contact the University of Kentucky's HR Education Benefits at edubenefits@uky.edu

Financial Aid 

For information regarding Student Financial Aid please visit UK Financial Aid.

Other Fellowships

The Graduate School also offers a limited number of highly competitive and specialized fellowships and scholarships. For more information, please visit the Graduate School's Fellowship page.