Our Culture

Our culture at the University of Kentucky and the Gatton College of Business and Economics is to support improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and healthcare. As Kentucky’s flagship institution and premier business college, we play a critical leadership role in promoting diversity and inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The University and Gatton contributes to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky's borders and beyond, nurturing a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity. The UK MBA specifically supports the University's strategic vision of transforming lives of students through teaching and learning, diversity and inclusion, discovery, research and creativity, promotion of health and deep community engagement through the following:


Diversity Commitment

The Gatton College of Business and Economics and the UK MBA fosters a welcoming environment where all members of the community come together to collaborate, learn, create and innovate while respecting and celebrating our differences in background, identity and perspective. We also welcome our military service men and women to bring their leadership talents into our program. We believe that diversity builds better leaders.

Diversity Military Student Success


Professional Development

When you join the MBA program at Gatton, you’ll be connected to a network of approximately 300,000 alumni. Our onsite career team, the Graham Office of Career Management, offers comprehensive career development services exclusively for business students at the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Graham is dedicated to assisting students in their career development process and employment success by working closely with employers who actively seek our MBA talent.

Graham Office of Career Management


Celebrating Success Stories

The University of Kentucky MBA and the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky believes in continuously celebrating the program's success stories with our students, alumni, partners, faculty, staff and other members of our community.

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Strong Partnerships

The University of Kentucky MBA Advisory Council provides candidates with the tools needed to excel in the workplace, and offers mentoring and development through career advice, support and networking opportunities. The MBA Student Association (MBASA) is a group of current University of Kentucky MBA students who represent the entire MBA class. Their mission is to enrich the quality of student life by building relationships among fellow students, faculty, administration, alumni, prospective students and the business community. The UK MBA continuously builds strong partnerships with reputable employers that eventually hires our talent along with producing successful alumni and servant leaders in their communities.

MBA Advisory Council MBA Student Association (MBASA) Project Connect Sponsors Alumni Success (One Year MBA) Alumni Success (Professional MBA) Gatton Emerging Leaders Board


Embracing Our City

One of the top cities in the nation for entrepreneurs, the city of Lexington Kentucky is a great place to live and learn. Serving as the healthcare, retail, financial, educational, cultural and entertainment center for both Central and Eastern Kentucky, Lexington features many of the advantages of a large city with the charm and hospitality of a small town.

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Online Communities

Build engaging relationships with current students, alumni, faculty and staff through the UK MBA's official social media channels. It’s a great way to stay in touch, share helpful information and celebrate accomplishments & success stories with our community.

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