Professional MBA

Learn and engage with other working professionals

Application deadline for Fall 2017 is July 1st.
The Professional MBA is a part-time, evening program that brings together a diverse network of working professionals from various work experiences, companies, sectors and business units. Our students bring career experiences from industries such as engineering, law, healthcare, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, technology, banking/finance, government and military

While studying and engaging each other in a more traditional environment, the professional students have the opportunity to bring in their daily work responsibilities into the classroom and then immediately apply what they learn in the workplace the following day. Learning from experienced professors and your professional peers, you will advance and hone your leadership and managerial skills.


Admissions & Preparatory Courses

Before applying into 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 in applying early into the program. The Fall application deadline for the Professional MBA program is July 1st (domestic candidates) and March 15th (international candidates). The Spring application deadline for the Professional MBA program is December 7th (domestic candidates) and August 15th (international candidates).

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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. The program offers certifications in Project Management, Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma and the Global Commerce and Strategy.

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Program Description & Curriculum

Designed to fit your schedule.

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 is 36 credits, and consists of 9 core business classes along with three electives. All classes meet just once a week in the evenings from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

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

Alumni Spotlight

Sara Hodgson

Sara Hodgson
Finance and Administration Manager at Valvoline

Carol Steltenkamp

Carol Steltenkamp
Chief Medical Information Officer at UK Healthcare

Brad Savoie

Brad Savoie
Manufacturing Product Lead at Lockheed Martin

Jorge Gotuzzo

Jorge Gotuzzo
Global Marketing Director at Pace International LLC

Jessica Heavrin

Jessica Heavrin
Project Manager at Lexmark International, Inc.

Greg Mullins

Greg Mullins
Vice President, Government Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Candice Rogers

Candace Rogers
President at Paladin, Inc.

John Brown

John Brown
COO at Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc.

Kristel Smith

Kristel Smith
Director, Kentucky Innovation Network at Eastern Kentucky University


Tuition & Financial Aid

2016 – 2017 Tuition

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

*Includes mandatory registration fee. Tuition rate will not change while continuously enrolled in the program.
**Mandatory fees are subject to change while continuously enrolled in the program.
*** Total costs do not include books, certification fees, or any living expense. Book Estimate is $2500 - $3000 for the entire program.

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

Fall 2017 Start Date: August 23rd

(1) August 23: 100%

(2) August 24 – August 30: 80%

(3) August 31 – September 21: 50%

(4) After September 21: No refund

Spring 2017 Start Date: January 11th

(1) January 11: 100%

(2) January 12 – January 18: 80%

(3) January 19 – February 8: 50%

(4) After February 8: 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.


Contact Us

For any questions about the Professional MBA program, please contact:

Christopher Carney
Director of MBA Recruitment
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.7645 (office) | christopher.carney@uky.edu