Gatton College of Business & Economics

Business Administration - MBA


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The Gatton College MBA puts you on a path to success regardless of which program fits your needs. Young professionals seeking to accelerate their careers will find our One-Year MBA program ideal by incorporating real-world consulting projects with leading regional companies into the curriculum. Our Evening/Online MBA and Professional MBA for Leaders in Healthcare MBA programs accommodates the demands of  working professionals wishing to enhance their careers by offering synchronous in person and/or online instruction.




Master of Business Administration

An MBA from the University of Kentucky offers more than just a business education. Our program offers extensive networking opportunities through a loyal university alumni base of more than 300,000 in all 50 states and many countries around the world. The alumni connection here at the University of Kentucky is proven and we will help our students build relationships with this established community of friends and business partners. Our modern business education complex, opened in 2016, places the Gatton College of Business and Economics building at the top of the best business facilities in the country. Outfitted with high-tech classrooms and laboratories, the building transforms and modernizes the way students learn and conduct research. MBA students have the ability to conduct cutting-edge research and network with leading business executives and academic scholars, along with exclusive collaboration with regional, national and international companies. 

Our Professional MBA and Professional MBA for Leaders in Healthcare programs are also available online in a unique, real time format accessible from anywhere you are. Find out more at

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: November 30
  • Summer: April 15
  • Fall: July 21

Applicants must meet the Graduate School admission requirements.

Application Requirements

  1. Resume
    • Submit your resume highlighting professional experience, educational history, and accomplishments. Cover letters are not required.
  2. Personal Statement on the topic of "Personal and Professional Growth" answering the following prompt:
    • Write a personal statement (500 words or less) about your career goals. Include how you anticipate you will grow and change as a person, a professional, and a leader in your time as an MBA student in order to help you achieve your career goals. Consider: What mindset will you need to succeed during your MBA experience? How will you contribute to the Gatton College as a student and alumni? How will you contribute to your future employer, community, and society?
  3. Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions.
    • Applicants should possess a four-year undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75/4.0. For more information on sending/mailing transcripts, please refer to the Graduate School's Transcripts site.
  4. GRE or GMAT scores are required, however:
    • GRE/GMAT waivers are offered to applicants who satisfy certain criteria.
  5. One letter of recommendation
    • ​One letter of recommendation from an individual (e.g., professors, current or former supervisors, etc.) who is 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.

Program Contact Information

Connect with Us:
Jacob Westover

MBA Recruitment Director
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.9127(office) |