Professional MBA


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Program Description

Nationally ranked and globally recognized, the 20-month Professional MBA combines the challenge and opportunity of a top-rated program with the convenience of an evening schedule, allowing you to advance your career without interrupting it. Competitive admissions – cohort limited to 50 students.

Program Highlights

  • Cohort and team-based format creates a high-quality, diverse learning environment
  • Focused electives build expertise and include Marketing or Analytics
  • Electives in Franchise Management or Distilled Spirits Business earn added graduate certification at no extra cost
  • Frequent guest speakers include prominent alumni as well as regional and national business leaders
  • Professional development modules build expertise in skills that transfer readily between careers
  • Graduates enjoy the benefits of a highly respected degree and an international network of successful alumni
  • No pre-requisite courses
  • Tuition costs are the same, regardless of residency
  • World-class faculty includes teacher/scholars with extensive professional experience
  • An immersive international study trip — included with tuition (excluding airfare)
  • Lifetime access to Ulmer Career Management Center services


Degree Requirements


  • MBA 601 Strategic Analysis
  • MBA 602 Decision Analysis
  • MBA 604 Economics I
  • MBA 607 Economics II
  • MBA 609 Financial Accounting
  • MBA 621 Global Business
  • MBA 641 Professional Development Module-Team Building
  • MBA 649 Professional Development Module-Inclusive Leadership
  • MBA 611 Managerial Accounting I
  • MBA 612 Finance I
  • MBA 613 Managerial Accounting II
  • MBA 616 Finance II
  • MBA 603 Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 606 Leadership
  • MBA 696 PDM-Negotiation
  • MBA 695 PDM-Crisis Management
  • MBA 644 Professional Development Module-Business Etiquette
  • MBA 617 Marketing I
  • MBA 619 Marketing II
  • MBA 623 Global Learning
  • MBA 614 Operations Management
  • MBA 608 Technology Management
  • MBA 642 Managerial Communications
  • MBA 622 Project Management
  • MBA 624 Strategic Management
  • MBA 680 Special Topics in Business
  • MBA 651 Introduction to Business Analytics
  • MBA 670 Capstone Project I
  • MBA 671 Capstone Project II
  • MBA 680 Special Topics in Business

The sequence of courses is subject to change.

Admission Requirements

It is recommended that your application be submitted within 30 days of creating your account.

Application Checklist

  • Create an application account
  • One letter of recommendation: Within the application, submit the name and email address of your recommender. They will receive an email invitation on your behalf. Your recommender should speak to your character, academic aptitude, etc.
  • Professional resume: Within the application, upload your resume.
  • Personal statement: Within the application, attach a 1-2 page Word document describing your interest in the UofL MBA program, why you selected the University of Louisville, your short and long term goals and any additional information you feel is relevant.
  • Submit and pay the application fee
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) (GRE scores can be considered in lieu of the GMAT. *)

    International Applicants – Additional Requirements

    • WES or ECE formal transcript evaluation – if you studied outside of the United States, you are required to submit your academic records for a formal evaluation
    • TOEFL scores – score of 79 and higher on the internet-based test required; scores must be 2 years old or less at the time of application
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5 or higher on the computer-based test. Scores must be less than 2 years old at the time of application
    • Financial Statement: You will be asked to demonstrate that you have adequate financial resources to support your educational and living expenses for the duration of your studies in the U.S. Every applicant must submit appropriate official financial documents

Last updated Aug 2020

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