Feb 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, MBA


Gatton’s One Year option is an intensive, cross-disciplinary, hands-on experience that will prepare you to be a leader in business and the community. Our curriculum incorporates a number of the core business processes, including marketing, management, and finance; as well as the more technical business courses such as accounting, quantitative analysis, operations management (supply chain), global management, and data analysis. Additionally, you will cover those critical areas that the corporate world values; including leadership, communication and presentation skills, ethics, and strategic thinking. All of this takes place in highly interactive, action-based courses and learning laboratories situated in the corporate setting through Project Connect a built-in internship in which MBA student teams consult with regional companies.   

The Professional Evening M.B.A. program is designed for working professionals seeking to improve their business acumen and expand their soft skills. Modeled by the more traditional learning environment, evening students will study with first-rate professors who are leaders in their fields. In as little as two years, a student in the Professional Evening M.B.A. program will graduate with an advanced degree designed to broaden and enhance their skill set in order to be more competitive in the business world. 

 

Options and Concentrations 

  • Dual Degrees 

B.S. in Engineering/M.B.A.   

https://gatton.uky.edu/programs/mba/programs/dual-degrees/engineeringmba  

An opportunity to study for an M.B.A. degree while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is offered to eligible students admitted to the College of Engineering.  

J.D./M.B.A.   

https://gatton.uky.edu/programs/mba/programs/dual-degrees/jdmba  

The College of Business and Economics and the College of Law offer the opportunity to obtain the Master of Business Administration(M.B.A.) and Juris Doctor(J.D.) degrees in a dual degree program. Because both schools recognize that some aspects of business and law are compatible and interrelated, students can obtain both degrees in less time than if the degrees were pursued separately. Students interested in the J.D./M.B.A. program must apply to both the College of Law and the Graduate School. These students may enroll in either the One Year or Professional Evening programs.  

M.D./M.B.A.  

https://gatton.uky.edu/programs/mba/programs/dual-degrees/mdmba  

Through an agreement with the College of Medicine, the Gatton College admits eligible students to pursue the M.B.A. degree jointly with the M.D. degree. Students interested in this program must apply to the College of Medicine and to the Graduate School. Students interested in the joint degree will enroll in the MBA program between their second and third year or third and fourth year of Medical School.  

Pharm.D./M.B.A.  

https://gatton.uky.edu/programs/mba/programs/dual-degrees/pharmdmba  

Through an agreement with the College of Pharmacy, the Gatton College admits eligible students to pursue the M.B.A. degree jointly with the Pharm.D. degree. Students interested in this program must apply to the College of Pharmacy and to the Graduate School. Students interested in the joint degree will enroll in the Professional Evening program between their first and second year of Pharmacy School.  

  • Concentrations 

Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) Concentration 

https://gatton.uky.edu/programs/mba/programs/professional-mba-leaders-healthcare  

Entrepreneurship and New venture Creation Concentration 

https://gatton.uky.edu/programs/mba/programs/one-year-mba/entrepreneurship-and-new-venture-creation-concentration  

 

Admission Requirements  

  • Application for Admission Students who wish to apply for admission to the M.B.A. program in the Gatton College of Business and Economics should submit an online application to the Graduate School. 

  • Prerequisites for the M.B.A. program include undergraduate accounting and economic courses. These prerequisites can be satisfied as listed below. Prerequisites may be satisfied by:  

1. Passing the required courses (ACC201 and ACC202, ECO201 and ECO202) at the University of Kentucky  

2. Passing the similar courses at another accredited university, including KCTCS 

3. Passing college-level proficiency (CLEP) examinations  

4. Any approved economics and accounting equivalent preparation that is approved by the MBA program.

In addition to satisfying required course prerequisites, applicants must also meet the Graduate School requirements, https://gradschool.uky.edu/admissions.  Meeting the minimum Graduate School requirements does not guarantee admission to the MBA program.  While submission of the GRE/GMAT is required, interested candidates for all MBA program may request a review of a potential test wavier from the MBA Admission Committee, https://gatton.uky.edu/programs/mba/admissions/gmatgre-waiver-policy .  

 

Degree Requirements  

  • One Year MBA Program: 51 credit hours 

DIS 651 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN BUSINESS DECISION MAKING  (3) 

ECO 610 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS  (3)  

MGT 697 LEADERSHIP, COMMUNICATIONS & ETHICS  (3)  

MBA 630 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  (1)  

MBA 640 PROJECT CONNECT I  (4)  

ACC 628 FINANCIAL/MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING  (3)  

MKT 600 MARKETING MANAGEMENT  (3)  

MGT 610 GLOBAL MANAGEMENT   (3)  

FIN 600 CORPORATE FINANCIAL POLICY  (3)  

MBA 642 PROJECT CONNECT II  (4)  

MBA 615 SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY  (3)  

MGT 611 MANAGING EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS   (3)  

MGT 699 BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY II  (Capstone) (3)  

Electives* (12)  

*A 600-level courses approved by the Director of Graduate Studies  

 

  • Professional Evening MBA Program: 36 credit hours 

Professional Evening MBA Program - 2- or 3-Year Part-time Program  

ACC 628 FINANCIAL/MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING  (3)  

ECO 610 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS   (3)  

MGT 611 MANAGING EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS   (3)  

FIN 600 CORPORATE FINANCIAL POLICY   (3)   

DIS 651 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN BUSINESS DECISION MAKING  (3)  

MKT 600 MARKETING MANAGEMENT  (3)  

MBA 615 SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY  (3)  

MGT 610 GLOBAL MANAGEMENT  (3) * 

MGT 699 BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY II  (3)  

Electives** (9)  

 

*CPH 600 Health Services and Systems Organizations is used for the Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) Concentration.  For the Entrepreneurship Concentration, MGT 610 is taken out and replaced with one of the entrepreneurship elective classes.  

**Any 600-level courses approved by the Director of Graduate Studies Students are required to have a minimum B grade average to graduate. Students receiving two grades of C or one grade of E may be subject to dismissal from the M.B.A. program.  

 

https://gatton.uky.edu/programs/mba