The One Year MBA program is an immersive, cross-disciplinary, hands-on experience designed for recent graduates, young professionals, emerging leaders and rising entrepreneurs across all academic and professional backgrounds who are seeking versatility. Graduates and alumni of the program pursue a myriad of career outcomes in managerial, technical and leadership roles across different industries, sectors, organizations and companies.
Admissions & Preparatory Courses
Project Connect Internship
The cornerstone of the One Year MBA is the unique internship program called Project Connect. For 32 weeks, student teams are paired with companies to work on projects of importance to the companies and focus on core business processes such as data analytics, marketing research, growth strategies, supply chain management, logistics and operations.
Professional Development & Concentration
Students will have the opportunity to earn complete workshops in Project Management as well as Global Commerce and Strategy, and earn their Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma certification. Candidates also have the opportunity to take entrepreneurship electives or obtain the full concentration in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation.
The Gatton College of Business and Economics has partnered with the Colleges of Engineering, Law, Medicine and Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky to offer dual degree programs, coupled with the One Year MBA, which offer highly specialized employment opportunities for our graduates.
Core courses and electives
Cross-disciplinary core courses with customizable electives
The full-time, accelerated One Year MBA program is shorter and more immersive than most comparable programs. Positioned for both business and non-business majors, the cross-disciplinary curriculum includes courses 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.
|Total Program Hours||51|
*MBA Elective Courses Include:
Chief Revenue Officer at Allegiance Industries, Inc.
2021 – 2022 Tuition and Fees
|One Year MBA Tuition*||$34,607||$41,206|
|Approximate Total Cost**||$36,145||$42,744|
Tuition will be billed in the following schedule:
*Tuition will not change while continuously enrolled in program. Includes non-refundable $500 tuition deposit, which is required before the start of program and will be applied to the first semester's tuition.
** Total costs do not include books, online distance learning fees or living expenses. Book estimate is between $2,000 – $2,500. A distance learning fee of $10 per credit hour is charged per course (or elective) that has an online option. Please refer to UK's Registrars page for the most updated tuition/fees. All current rates are subject to change and typically increase each year.
***The policy for determining residency is established by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education. Students who are unsure of their residency status, should refer to the Registrar’s Office Residency Policy before applying for admission.
Funding Options & Scholarships
All scholarships will be based on information collected through the admissions application. No separate scholarship application is required. For additional funding options (including searchable databases, federal and specialized funding opportunities, external sources or additional resources for underrepresented minorities) please visit the University of Kentucky Graduate School's Funding Opportunities. 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. All accepted students and majors into the UK MBA are eligible for this scholarship consideration. These scholarships are limited, competitive and are offered as funds remain available.
The University of Kentucky Alumni Association is pleased to provide financial support to undergraduate and graduate students attending the University of Kentucky. The UK Alumni Association and Alumni Clubs provided 185 students with scholarships, ranging from $500 - $2,500. These awards are available through an application process that is independent of the need-based financial aid process.