STEM/MBA

A Dual Degree of the University of Kentucky's College of Arts & Sciences and Gatton College of Business and Economics

The University of Kentucky's STEM/MBA dual degree is a unique program that intersects science, technology, engineering and mathematics with a versatile business knowledge needed to successfully manage within the high-tech business environment. Awarding both the Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees in just five years, candidates will build upon their technical expertise with the practical business knowledge of an MBA. Graduates of this program will emerge with unique skills giving them increased marketability when navigating in today's competitive job market. Read more about our career outcomes, along with our comittment to diversity.


Admissions & Preparatory Courses

Only STEM majors at the University of Kentucky qualify for this dual degree option, however other A&S majors from the University of Kentucky (and other institutions) can still apply for consideration into the One Year MBA program. Submitted applications are considered on a rolling admissions cycle, so it is strongly recommended to apply early. Before applying, please review the Admissions Requirements, MBA Preparatory CoursesGMAT/GRE Waiver Policy and FAQ's.

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Diversity

Diversity builds better leaders. At the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics, we believe that the opportunities to grow professionally are enhanced when the learning environment includes a variety of perspectives. That’s why the UK MBA program seeks to enroll students with a wide range of backgrounds, along with personal, professional and cultural experiences.

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Program Description & Curriculum

Combine your technical expertise with a strong business knowledge.

In recognition of the increasing need for the integration of technology and business skills, the STEM/MBA dual degree program was established to give students with technical backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics additional leadership, critical thinking, communication, problem solving and team-building skills. While increasing their knowledge in areas such as economics, finance, marketing, management, supply chain, operations, and more. We believe STEM graduates equipped with an MBA will have the technical, analytical and business skills necessary to lead strategic initiatives in the high-tech, global business environment. 

Program Overview

Dual Degree Program with One Year MBA

Year 1: Take courses in the College of Arts & Sciences as scheduled.
Year 2: Take courses in the College of Arts & Sciences as scheduled.
Year 3: Take courses in the College of Arts & Sciences as scheduled.
Year 4: Take courses in the College of Arts & Sciences as scheduled. By May 11th, submit graduate school application to the MBA program and satisfy the MBA Admissions Requirements.
Year 5: Start the One Year MBA program, which includes the Project Connect internship experience. 

Please Note: 

  • For the STEM/MBA dual degree program, the MBA Admissions Committee reserves a certain number of seats each year into the One Year MBA. Admissions decisions are considered on a rolling admissions, so it's strongly recommended to apply early. 
  • Only STEM majors at the University of Kentucky qualify for this dual degree option, however other A&S majors from the University of Kentucky (and other institutions) can still apply for consideration into the One Year MBA program. 
  • Each candidate's submitted application is automatically considered for scholarship consideration (as funds are available).

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Contact Us

College of Arts & Science

Dr. Anna Bosch
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor, Linguistics
41 Patterson Office Tower
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.1584 (office) | bosch@uky.edu

Gatton College of Business and Economics

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

Harvie Wilkinson
Director, MBA Programs
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.1924 (office) | harviewilkinson@uky.edu