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University of Louisville - College of Business

University of Louisville - College of Business

University of Louisville - College of Business

Introduction

About the College of Business

The College of Business at the University of Louisville enhances the intellectual and economic vitality of our city, the region, and the broader business world through our academic programs, research, and community outreach activities. We strongly believe that lives improve through entrepreneurship, innovation, critical and rigorous thinking, diverse ideas, and people.

Our Approach

We are educating tomorrow’s leaders. We are a diverse, inclusive, and supporting community. We value risk-taking, inquisitiveness, and practical experience. All tied together with a commitment to excellence. LEAP is an acronym that represents what is unique about the College of Business. These points of distinction define our intent and guide our activities as we LEAP forward.

LEAP: Our Points of Distinction

The spirit of entrepreneurship courses through everything we do at the College of Business at the University of Louisville. It is essential to community growth, job creation, and prosperity. We’re committed to students who are builders, creators, and doers. We give them the tools to take that entrepreneurial spirit and change the world. This commitment is codified by LEAP — an acronym (Louisville Entrepreneurial Accelerating Principled) for the College’s distinctive qualities that define the school’s intent and guides activities.

  • L (Louisville): The University of Louisville’s College of Business is deeply and deliberately “of Louisville.” We build upon the city’s strengths and we contribute to those strengths in purposeful and reciprocal ways. We are committed to making all of Louisville and all of its citizens better as, at the same time, the city defines us and grounds our strategies and programs. This is not a provincial vision; the College of Business is an essential part of what makes Louisville a vital global city.
  • E (Entrepreneurial):We have a demonstrated strength in developing entrepreneurial mindsets focused on possibilities and on the expert pursuit of opportunities. This entrepreneurial orientation is manifest in programs focused specifically on new venture creation and suffuses all our programs, providing all of our students with the optimistic mindsets of opportunity recognition and creative change.
  • A (Accelerating): We have a history of great success and an unending passion for creating access for all and accelerating lives in pursuit of principled ambitions. This emphasis on accelerating lives emphasizes the proactive inclusion of everyone – of all lives, regardless of differences, seen and unseen – and the embrace of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in a diverse, nurturing, and supportive organization.
  • P (Principled): We are committed to securing the College’s place as a global leader in producing principled citizens and business leaders who act ethically and with integrity, shaping sustainable, socially-responsible organizations that change the world consistent with their values and their aspirations.

Mission

The College of Business at the University of Louisville offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate business programs that prepare our students for responsible and rewarding careers. We enhance the intellectual and economic vitality of our city, the region, and the broader business community through our academic programs, research, and community outreach activities. We are building something that lasts.

Vision

The University of Louisville’s College of Business will be broadly recognized as the leading business school in this region and one of the leading metropolitan business schools in the United States. To accomplish these we will:

  • Build upon our national reputation in the area of entrepreneurship by offer programs that foster an entrepreneurial perspective among our students and offer opportunities for our students to demonstrate their capabilities in a competitive environment.
  • Offer masters and bachelors-level students an abundant variety of international learning experiences and provide faculty with opportunities to teach and research abroad.
  • Offer undergraduate students opportunities for functional specializations.
  • Develop an innovative menu of graduate business program offerings.
  • Create a supportive faculty research environment that is consistent with our university’s mission of being a premier metropolitan research university.
  • Enhance the economic vitality of the region through academic programs and community outreach activities.

College of Business Rankings

The University of Louisville is proud to be recognized as one of the top MBA programs in the world. Our focus on entrepreneurship and free enterprise creates one of the best colleges of business for students and faculty equipped who want to build something that lasts.

Best Masters 2019 Worldwide Rankings

  • 45 Full-time MBA
  • 56 Professional MBA
  • 63 Entrepreneurship MBA
  • 32 Master of Accountancy (MAC)
  • 37 Executive MBA.

Community Involvement

A thriving Louisville community sits at the heart of the College of Business mission. And it’s not a one-way street. We have programs, business contests, and resources for community members —including high school students — to take advantage of, but we also send students out to learn from and benefit the community.

The university and city are partners. Together, we can address the problems our community faces. Through high school outreach, our Thrivals speaker program, Project Build, and much more, we aim to transform the area. Learn more about the opportunities available to your school, business, family, or organization.

Statistics

  • Student to faculty ratio:

    28 to 1

Campus Features

The College of Business is located on UofL’s main campus, also known as the Belknap Campus, located south of downtown Louisville. At 274 acres, it is home to seven of the 12 academic colleges (and a cast of Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker statue). Belknap is also home to several of our athletic facilities including the football stadium (Cardinal Stadium), softball stadium (Owsley B. Frazier Cardinal Park), Cardinal Track and Soccer Stadium, Bass-Rudd Tennis Center, and the baseball stadium (Jim Patterson Stadium). Our basketball teams play downtown at the Yum! Center.

    Visa Requirements

    If you are currently an F1/J1 student in the U.S.

    Please obtain a Transfer Recommendation Form from the International Center. Send a copy of your current I-20 or DS2019, visa page, and I-94 card to the International Center-UofL. Form I-20 or DS2019 from UofL cannot be issued until the Recommendation Form; I-20, visa page, and I-94 card copies have been received. You will also need to be transferred electronically in SEVIS by your current school.

    Admission to UofL is for a specific level of study in a particular school. Admission for one level of study in a given subject does not mean that admission to a higher level, or to another subject, will follow. Admission as a nondegree, special, or conditional student does not imply that candidacy for a degree will result later; nor does study in pre-professional or undergraduate classes assure admission to a professional or graduate program. Successful completion of the Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) Program does not guarantee admission to an academic program unless such a written commitment has been made to you.

    Note: UofL does not usually admit international applicants as non-degree or special students.

    When you have met all requirements of the Office of Admissions and the International Center, UofL will issue the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 for Student F1 Visa or DS 2019 for Exchange Visitor J1). This certificate is necessary to obtain a U.S. visa. The form will verify your eligibility for admission as determined by your academic qualifications, level of English proficiency, and confirmation of financial support. The estimated cost of one academic year's study will also be included. You will need to pay the SEVIS fee prior to making a visa interview appointment. The certificate, along with a valid passport, proof of sufficient financial support for your studies, and receipt showing payment of the SEVIS fee should be taken to the U.S. Consulate or Embassy in your home country at the time of your visa interview. Questions concerning the I-20 or DS 2019 may be e-mailed to the International Center

    Your decision to study in the U.S. will require thoughtful planning. We recommend that you contact the local U.S. Consulate/ Embassy for advice and reference materials about U.S. colleges and universities.

    Scholarships and Funding

    AmountApplication Deadline
    College of Business Endowed Scholarships5,000 USDFebruary 15, 2021
    Young Professionals Association of Louisville0 USDFebruary 15, 2021

    Alumni Statistics

    Rankings

    College of Business Rankings

    The University of Louisville is proud to be recognized as one of the top MBA programs in the world. Our focus on entrepreneurship and free enterprise creates one of the best colleges of business for students and faculty equipped who want to build something that lasts.

    Best Masters 2019 Worldwide Rankings

    • 45 Full-time MBA
    • 56 Professional MBA
    • 63 Entrepreneurship MBA
    • 32 Master of Accountancy (MAC)
    • 37 Executive MBA.

    Accreditations

    AACSB Accredited

    Locations

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    • 110 W Brandeis Ave Louisville, KY 40208, , Louisville

    Questions