For over 95 years, students at the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics have learned key business strategies from both market-leading executives and world-renowned faculty. As a member of the AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) since 1926, Gatton is accredited to offer bachelor, MBA, masters, and PhD degrees. in the business disciplines.

Gatton students have the chance to experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as International Education, our Business Enterprise Living Learning Program, and our highly selective Honors Pathway Programs. We're also proud to offer comprehensive career development service to students through our Graham Office of Career Management. We invite you take a closer look at Gatton, by visiting campus and experiencing first-hand all the advantages that being a business student at the University of Kentucky has to offer.


The Gatton College of Business and Economics prepares principled leaders for the global economy, produces impactful research, and elevates economic growth in Kentucky and beyond. 

This mission is the foundation of everything we do in the Gatton College. We prepare our graduates with the skills and knowledge they need to compete globally with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Our research meets the highest standards of quality and demonstrably influences the thinking of scholars, business leaders, and policy makers. And through teaching, research, and outreach, we not only support economic growth, but have a direct, tangible influence on the lives of Kentucky’s citizens and people around the world.


In achieving our mission, we are guided by the core values of the University of Kentucky.

  • Integrity and honesty
  • Excellence
  • Mutual respect and human dignity
  • Diversity and inclusivity
  • Academic freedom
  • Personal and institutional responsibility and accountability
  • Shared governance
  • A sense of community
  • Work/life sensitivity
  • Civic engagement
  • Social responsibility
  • Transparency