Real-Time, Online MBA

Engage and learn 100% online in real-time.

Unlike many standard asynchronous MBA programs, the University of Kentucky's Real-Time, Online MBA is a synchronous experience. Our technology delivers a live and virtual classroom environment in which students can learn, connect and participate with our faculty, classmates and project teams in real-time.

How does it work?

Through our interactive, participatory in-classroom experience, online candidates receive the same benefits traditional MBA students enjoy, including program customization through elective MBA courses, professional development workshops, and access to the in-house Graham Office of Career Management.


Students can attend class in person, online, or a combination of both. This allows distance learners to participate fully in the classroom experience.


Classes are broadcasted live, with a professor addressing in-class and online students simultaneously. Online students interact with the professor, in-class students and other online students.


All faculty and support teams have the knowledge and training to deliver a high-level of learning in an online environment. Gatton recognized that real-time, online learning was an ideal solution for many students and invested the necessary resources to provide a quality experience.


Online and in-class students can collaborate in groups to complete projects. All students complete the same assignments and exams. A dedicated teaching assistant is available to help with any technical issues.


All students have access to a learning management system, which contains everything associated with the course, including videos of past classes, a discussion board, office hours, class notes and more.

Technology Requirements

Classes are conducted using the live video and web conferencing platform, Zoom. The only requirements are Wi-Fi, a computer and a webcam. Once enrolled in the program, a link will be provided to join the class. It's that simple.

Admissions & Preparatory Courses

Submitted applications are considered on a rolling admissions cycle, so early application is strongly recommended. Before applying, please review the Admissions Requirements, Preparatory Courses, GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy and FAQ's.

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Program Description & Curriculum

Customize your MBA for your goals and schedule.

While designed around the full schedules of working professionals, predetermined class times provide the structure and accountability needed for successful degree completion. Offered in both two-year (20 months) and three-year (32 months) plans of study, all classes meet weekly from 6-8:30 p.m. (EST). Throughout the program, students can attend class in person, take the class 100% online, or any combination of both.

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Tuition & Funding

Investing in Gatton’s Professional MBA program can help professionals enhance their career opportunities and receive increased compensation and job promotions. Our tuition is competitive and financial aid opportunities is available to those who qualify.

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Culture & Careers

On-campus and distance online learners in Gatton's MBA programs can take advantage of the same campus resources, student benefits and program opportunities. At each step of the way, we provide ways for you to make lasting connections and build your professional business network inside and outside of the classroom. In addition, all students will have access to the in-house career team called the Graham Office of Career Management.

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State Authorization and Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.