Admission is open for the full-time, accelerated 1-Year MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics with the next batch scheduled to start classes in June 2018.
The Lexington, Kentucky-based school says the 1-year MBA option is “an intensive, cross-disciplinary, hands-on experience designed for both recent graduates, young professionals and dual degree candidates”.
Students come from diverse academic backgrounds such as engineering, communications, STEM, agriculture, arts and sciences, as well as business. The highly interactive, action-based courses are delivered in a corporate setting. The highlight of the program is a built-in internship program called Project Connect.
You should possess a four-year undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75/4.0. The official transcript should be mailed to the University of Kentucky Graduate School, 202 Gillis Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0033. Electronic transcripts through the major clearinghouses and by secure email, directly from the institution are acceptable.
GMAT/GRE score sent to the University of Kentucky (School code = 1837). Admission decisions may be based, in part, on unofficial scores, but official scores are required prior to full admitted status. The GRE or GMAT exam may be waived by the MBA Admission Committee if the applicant meets certain criteria.
One Letter of Recommendation from an individual (e.g., professors, current or former supervisors, etc.) who are able to objectively assess the quality of your character, capabilities and accomplishments as well as your overall potential as an MBA student and future business leader.
Professional Resume/CV highlighting professional experience, educational history, and accomplishments. Cover letters are not required. You are also required to submit a Personal Statement on the topic of “Servant Leadership”
MBA Preparatory Courses may be required for certain candidates to be completed before the start of the program.
Submitted applications are considered on a rolling admissions cycle, so it is strongly recommended to apply early to the program. Each year, the domestic application deadline for the One Year MBA program is May 11and the international application deadline is January 15 (assuming there is still space in the program).
Project Connect Internship
This 32-weeks-long internship program involves student teams paired with companies to work on projects of importance. These projects focus on core business processes such as data analysis, marketing research, growth strategies, supply chain management, logistics and operations.
During the course of the program, the students will have the opportunity to participate in various competitions such as business plan and business concept competitions as well as case competitions.
The students also get to interact with MBA students from across the region at top-level competitions, including the Alltech Innovation Competition, the Southeastern Conference Case Competition and the Idea State U Competition, among others.
The Gatton College has partnered with the Colleges of Engineering, Law and Medicine at the University of Kentucky to offer dual degree programs, coupled with the One Year MBA.
Positioned for both business and non-business majors, the cross-disciplinary curriculum includes classes in marketing, management, and finance as well as more technical business courses such as quantitative analysis and operations management (supply chain), marketing research, global management, and data analysis.
Students will also obtain valuable soft skills in areas of critical thinking, negotiations, presentations, communications and problem-solving. This chart shows the complete One Year MBA track, including core classes (39 credits) and elective course options (12 credits).
Tuition and Fees
Approximate total cost for Kentucky Resident will be $33,486 and $38,486 for Non-Resident. It includes non-refundable $500 tuition deposit, which is required before the start of the program and will be applied to the first semester’s tuition.
The total costs do not include books, certification fees, or any living expenses. Book Estimate for the One Year Program is $2,000 – $2,500.