Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (BA_MBA)
Unit: College of Business (GB)
Department: Business
Program Webpage: business.louisville.edu/uoflmba

Program Information

The College of Business Master of Business Administration at the University of Louisville is offered in multiple formats:

  • Full-time MBA
  • Professional (Part-time) MBA
  • Integrative (Entrepreneurship) MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • Global MBA

Admission to MBA programs is highly competitive. All Master of Business Administration programs require completion of an undergraduate degree. GMAT scores and letters of reference requirements vary by program.

All programs are cohort-based vary in duration between 13 and 20 months, and in credit hour requirements between 42 and 48.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are more than their paperwork—which is why qualified candidates are invited for in-person interviews after all materials are received. Below is a checklist intended to help with the admissions process. It is recommended that your application be submitted within 30 days of creating your account, thereby providing you sufficient time to focus on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Contact the University of Louisville MBA Office with any questions via telephone (502) 852-7257 or email mba@louisville.edu.

Application Checklist

  • Create application account

Visit UofLMBA.com and click “APPLY NOW.”

  • Two letters of recommendation

Within the application, submit names and email addresses of your recommenders. They will receive an email invitation on your behalf. Your recommenders 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 application fee
     
  • Official college transcript(s)

Order an official college transcript from all colleges attended, including the degree granting institution.

Mail transcripts to:

College of Business, MBA Office
University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40292

E-Transcripts will be accepted from the institution only. Have these sent to mba@louisville.edu.

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

The admissions application includes a field in which you can provide your GMAT test date and/or scores. If you have not scheduled the GMAT, please visit www.mba.com for details. Once registered, notify the University of Louisville MBA office by sending an email to mba@louisville.edu with Subject Line: GMAT Test Date.
We recommend allocating 6-8 weeks of preparatory time and encourage you to attend the Free GMAT workshops offered monthly at the College of Business.
Note: We will accept the GRE in lieu of the GMAT.

International Applicants

We welcome all international applicants. Please be aware that there are documents required from international applicants that are in addition to the above list.

Visit business.louisville.edu/graduate-programs/grad-admissions/ and open the International Applicant Checklist

Full-time Master of Business Administration

The Full-time MBA is a 13-month cohort based program with two tracks: an internship track (48 credit hours); and a non-internship track (45 credit hours).

The program fee is $32,000. Application requirements include an undergraduate degree (with official university transcripts), a GMAT or GRE test result, two letters of reference, an interview, and a $50 application fee. Dual degree students in the University of Louisville School Law, Dentistry, or Medicine may be provided with a GMAT or GRE waiver.

Program Webpage: business.louisville.edu/uoflmba/

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
MBA 601 Strategic Analysis 1.5
MBA 602 Decision Analysis 1.5
MBA 604 Economics I 1.5
MBA 607 Economics II 1.5
MBA 609 Financial Accounting 1.5
MBA 611 Managerial Accounting I 1.5
MBA 613 Managerial Accounting II 1.5
MBA 612 Finance I 1.5
MBA 608 Technology Management 1.5
 Hours13.5
Spring
MBA 616 Finance II 1.5
MBA 618 Finance III 1.5
MBA 603 Organizational Behavior 1.5
MBA 617 Marketing I 1.5
MBA 619 Marketing II 1.5
MBA 621 Global Business 1.5
MBA 622 Project Management 1.5
MBA 606 Leadership 1.5
MBA 614 Operations Management 1.5
MBA 624 Strategic Management 1.5
 Hours15
Summer
MBA 623 Global Learning 1.5
MBA 670 Capstone Project I 1.5
MBA 671 Capstone Project II 1.5
MBA 680 Special Topics in Business 6.0
MBA 644 Professional Development Module-Business Etiquette (spread across multiple semesters) 3
MBA 699 MBA Internship (spread across multiple semesters or 3.0 credit hours in special topics if MBA 699 not completed) 3.0
 Hours16.5
 Minimum Total Hours45

Sequence of courses are subject to change.


Professional (Part-time) Master of Business Administration

The Part-time MBA is a 20-month cohort based 45 credit hour program. The program is delivered in two formats: a weekday evening format and a weekend format.

The program fee is $32,000. Application requirements include an undergraduate degree (with official university transcripts), a GMAT or GRE test result, two letters of reference, an interview, and a $50 application fee. Dual degree students in the University of Louisville School Law, Dentistry, or Medicine may be provided with a GMAT or GRE waiver.

Program Webpage: business.louisville.edu/uoflmba/

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
MBA 601 Strategic Analysis 1.5
MBA 602 Decision Analysis 1.5
MBA 604 Economics I 1.5
MBA 607 Economics II 1.5
MBA 609 Financial Accounting 1.5
MBA 621 Global Business 1.5
 Hours9
Spring
MBA 611 Managerial Accounting I 1.5
MBA 612 Finance I 1.5
MBA 613 Managerial Accounting II 1.5
MBA 616 Finance II 1.5
MBA 618 Finance III 1.5
MBA 603 Organizational Behavior 1.5
 Hours9
Summer
MBA 617 Marketing I 1.5
MBA 619 Marketing II 1.5
MBA 623 Global Learning 1.5
MBA 614 Operations Management 1.5
MBA 608 Technology Management 1.5
 Hours7.5
Year 2
Fall
MBA 606 Leadership 1.5
MBA 622 Project Management 1.5
MBA 624 Strategic Management 1.5
MBA 680 Special Topics in Business 4.5
 Hours9
Spring
MBA 670 Capstone Project I 1.5
MBA 671 Capstone Project II 1.5
MBA 680 Special Topics in Business 4.5
MBA 644 Professional Development Module-Business Etiquette (Spread across multiple semesters) 0.5
 Hours10.5
 Minimum Total Hours45

Sequence of courses are subject to change.


Integrative (Entrepreneurship) Master of Business Administration

The Integrative (Entrepreneurship) MBA is a part-time program that is 20 months long. It is a cohort based, 45-credit hour program.

The program fee is $32,000. Application requirements include an undergraduate degree (with official university transcripts), a GMAT or GRE test result, two letters of reference, an interview, and a $50 application fee. Dual degree students in the University of Louisville School Law, Dentistry, or Medicine may be provided with a GMAT or GRE waiver.

Program Webpage: business.louisville.edu/uoflmba/

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
IMBA 615 Opportunity Discovery 1.5
IMBA 612 Economics of Strategy 3
IMBA 611 Accounting 1.5
IMBA 613 Finance 1.5
IMBA 621 Lean Launchpad I 1.5
IMBA 622 Venture Strategic Analysis 1.5
IMBA 614 Marketing 1.5
IMBA 658 Brand Building 1.5
IMBA 626 Team Dynamics I 1.5
 Hours15
Spring
IMBA 631 Lean LaunchPad ll 1.5
IMBA 632 Venture Finance 1.5
IMBA 634 Financial Strategy 3
IMBA 630 Project Management 1.5
 Hours7.5
Summer
MBA 623 Global Learning 1.5
IMBA 620 Leadership 1.5
IMBA 624 Organizational Behavior 1.5
IMBA 652 Venture Accelerator I (or 3 credit hours of MBA electives during Year 2) 3
IMBA 657 Venture Sales Management 1.5
IMBA 646 Operations Management 1.5
 Hours10.5
Year 2
Fall
IMBA 656 Managerial Accounting 1.5
IMBA 654 Venture Accelerator II (or 3 credit hours of MBA electives) 3
IMBA 644 Information Technology Strategy 1.5
IMBA 660 Corporate Entrepreneurship 1.5
 Hours7.5
Spring
IMBA 662 Corporate and Global Strategy 1.5
IMBA 664 Venture Accelerator III (or 3 credit hours in MBA Business Consulting) 3
 Hours4.5
 Minimum Total Hours45

Sequence of courses are subject to change.


Executive Master of Business Administration

The Executive MBA is a 20-month, cohort-based, 46-credit hour program.
It is a joint degree delivered in conjunction with the University of Kentucky. One-half of the courses are physically taught at each of the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.
The program fee is $67,500. Application requirements include an undergraduate degree (with official university transcripts), two letters of reference, an employer letter of support (required due to program scheduling), an interview, and a $100 application fee.

Program Webpage: business.louisville.edu/uoflmba/

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
EMBA 602 Business Models for Quantitative Analysis 2
EMBA 604 Strategic Analysis 2
EMBA 603 Economics I 2
EMBA 605 Economics II 2
EMBA 610 Marketing Management I 2
EMBA 613 Leading Organizations 2
 Hours12
Spring
EMBA 606 Financial Accounting 2
EMBA 607 Business Intelligence 2
EMBA 608 Managerial Accounting 2
EMBA 609 Financial Management I 2
EMBA 612 Marketing Management II 2
EMBA 614 Managing Global Challenges 2
 Hours12
Summer
EMBA 617 Business Strategy and Public Policy 2
 Hours2
Year 2
Fall
EMBA 601 Managing People 2
EMBA 611 Financial Management II 2
EMBA 615 Operations Management 2
EMBA 616 Corporate Entrepreneurship 2
EMBA 620 Strategic Management 2
EMBA 650 Special Topics 2
 Hours12
Spring
EMBA 618 Complex Organizational Change 2
EMBA 619 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution 2
EMBA 650 Special Topics 2
EMBA 650 Special Topics 2
 Hours8
 Minimum Total Hours46

Sequence of courses are subject to change.


Global Master of Business Administration

The Global MBA is a 14-month, cohort-based, 42-credit hour program. The first semester consists of a one-month residency at the University of Louisville. Students study during the fall and spring semesters with our partner Adolf Würth at the Akademie Würth Business School in Germany. Students return to the University of Louisville for a final one-month summer residency.
The program fee is EUR 18,950. Application requirements include three years of business experience, a completed undergraduate degree, a TOEFL test score (a minimum is applied), two letters of reference, and health insurance covering instructional periods in the United States.

Program Webpage: business.louisville.edu/uoflmba/

Summer I
University of Louisville (United States)
MBA 690MBA Fundamentals (MBA Fundamentals)3.0
MBA 604Economics I1.5
MBA 607Economics II1.5
MBA 609Financial Accounting1.5
MBA 611Managerial Accounting I1.5
MBA 613Managerial Accounting II1.5
MBA 680Special Topics in Business (Digital Disruption in Modern Media)1.5
MBA 680Special Topics in Business (Design Thinking and Management of Innovation I)1.5
MBA 680Special Topics in Business (Big Data and Data Analytics for Managers I)1.5
Fall/Spring
Akademie Würth Business School (Germany)
MBA 655Strategic Management3
MBA 640Marketing and Distribution Management3
MBA 680Special Topics in Business (Design Thinking and Innovation of Management II)1.5
MBA 680Special Topics in Business (Design Thinking and Management of Innovation III)1.5
MBA 630Operations: Design and Analysis3
MBA 650Global Business3
MBA 635Managerial Finance3
Summer II
University of Lousiville (United States)
MBA 603Organizational Behavior1.5
MBA 645Leadership & Ethics3
MBA 680Special Topics in Business (Big Data and Data Analytics for Managers II)1.5
IMBA 621Lean Launchpad I1.5
IMBA 622Venture Strategic Analysis1.5
IMBA 631Lean LaunchPad ll1.5
IMBA 632Venture Finance1.5
Minimum Total Hours45

Sequence of courses are subject to change.