Business Administration (MBA)

35 MBA

Master of Business Administration (BA_MBA)
Unit: College of Business (GB)
Department: Business
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Program Information

This program can be completed in a traditional classroom format or entirely online.

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
  • Innovative (Entrepreneurship) MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • Global MBA
  • Online MBA

Admission to MBA programs is highly competitive. All Master of Business Administration programs require completion of an undergraduate degree. GMATs are required; however, GMAT waivers are available. Letters of reference requirements vary by program.

All programs are cohort-based, vary in duration between 13 and 20 months, and vary in credit hour requirements between 45 and 48.

Admission Requirements

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.

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): GMAT waivers are available; please contact mba@louisville.edu for additional details. 

The admissions application includes a field in which you may provide your GMAT test date and/or scores. If you have not scheduled the GMAT, please visit www.mba.com for details or to inquire about a possible GMAT waiver. 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/academics-programs/graduate-programs/apply/ 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 and a non-internship track (both are 45 credit hours in duration).

The program fee is $32,000. Application requirements include: an undergraduate degree (with official university transcripts); a GMAT or GRE test result (waivers are available), two letters of reference, and a $50 application fee. Please contact the College of Business if you are seeking a dual degree with another University of Louisville college including the School Law, Dentistry, or Medicine.

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
MBA 641 Professional Development Module-Team Building 0.5
MBA 649 Professional Development Module-Inclusive Leadership 0.5
MBA 642 Communications 0.5
 Hours15
Spring
MBA 616 Finance II 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
MBA 695 PDM-Crisis Management 0.5
MBA 696 PDM-Negotiation 0.5
MBA 651 Introduction to Business Analytics 1.5
MBA 644 Professional Development Module-Business Etiquette 0.5
 Hours16.5
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 699 MBA Internship (spread across multiple semesters or three (3) credit hours in special topics if MBA 699 not completed) 3.0
 Hours13.5
 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 fee is $32,000. Application requirements include an undergraduate degree (with official university transcripts), a GMAT or GRE test result (waivers are available), two letters of reference, and a $50 application fee. Please contact the College of Business if you are seeking a dual degree with another University of Louisville college including the School Law, Dentistry, or Medicine.

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
MBA 641 Professional Development Module-Team Building 0.5
MBA 642 Communications 0.5
MBA 649 Professional Development Module-Inclusive Leadership 0.5
 Hours10.5
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 603 Organizational Behavior 1.5
MBA 606 Leadership 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 622 Project Management 1.5
MBA 624 Strategic Management 1.5
MBA 651 Introduction to Business Analytics 1.5
MBA 696 PDM-Negotiation 0.5
MBA 695 PDM-Crisis Management 0.5
MBA 644 Professional Development Module-Business Etiquette 0.5
MBA 670 Capstone Project I 1.5
MBA 671 Capstone Project II 1.5
 Hours9
Spring
MBA 680 Special Topics in Business (requires total of nine (9) credit hours.) 1-6
 Hours9
 Minimum Total Hours45

Sequence of courses are subject to change.


Innovation Master of Business Administration

The Innovation (Entrepreneurship) MBA is a full-time program that is 13 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 (waivers are available), two letters of reference, an interview, and a $50 application fee. Please contact the College of Business if you are seeking a dual degree with another University of Louisville college including the School Law, Dentistry, or Medicine.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
MBA 601 Strategic Analysis 1.5
MBA 604 Economics I 1.5
MBA 607 Economics II 1.5
MBA 609 Financial Accounting 1.5
IMBA 615 Opportunity Discovery 1.5
MBA 611 Managerial Accounting I 1.5
MBA 602 Decision Analysis 1.5
MBA 613 Managerial Accounting II 1.5
MBA 612 Finance I 1.5
MBA 641 Professional Development Module-Team Building 0.5
MBA 649 Professional Development Module-Inclusive Leadership 0.5
MBA 642 Communications 0.5
 Hours15
Spring
MBA 617 Marketing I 1.5
MBA 619 Marketing II 1.5
MBA 616 Finance II 1.5
MBA 622 Project Management 1.5
MBA 603 Organizational Behavior 1.5
IMBA 621 Venture Launch I 1.5
IMBA 631 Venture Launch ll 1.5
MBA 606 Leadership 1.5
MBA 651 Introduction to Business Analytics 1.5
MBA 695 PDM-Crisis Management 0.5
MBA 696 PDM-Negotiation 0.5
MBA 644 Professional Development Module-Business Etiquette 0.5
MBA 621 Global Business 1.5
 Hours16.5
Summer
MBA 623 Global Learning 1.5
IMBA 652 Venture Accelerator I 1.5
IMBA 654 Venture Accelerator II 1.5
MBA 680 Special Topics in Business 6
MBA 699 MBA Internship (Spread across three semesters (optional); may be replaced with three (3) credit hours of elective courses) 3
 Hours13.5
 Minimum Total Hours45

Sequence of courses are subject to change.


Executive Master of Business Administration

The Executive MBA is undergoing a major revision and will be suspended for one year.

Global Master of Business Administration

The Global MBA is a 14-month, cohort-based, 45-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 and at Heilbronn University of Applied Science in Germany. Students return to the University of Louisville the following summer for a final one-month residency.

While in Germany, American and non-German residency students are required to enroll in the Master of Science in Business Management degree at Heilbronn University of Applied Science and complete an additional nine credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Optional paid internships are available. For American and non-German residency students, the University of Louisville program charge is $37,000. Students are also required to pay 1,135 EUR in tuition and fees to Heilbronn University of Applied Science. Students will be awarded both a University of Louisville MBA and a University of Heilbronn Master of Science in Business Management degree. Admission requirements for the University of Louisville degree include an undergraduate degree, German language skills at the B1 level, transcripts, and two letters of reference.

For German residents, the program charge is 18,950 EUR. Internships in Germany are not available for German residents and these students are not required to enroll at Heilbronn University of Applied Science. Application requirements for residents of Germany include 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.

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 Management3.0
MBA 640Marketing Management3.0
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 Analysis3.0
MBA 650Global Business3.0
MBA 635Contemporary Financial Management3.0
Summer II
University of Lousiville (United States)
MBA 603Organizational Behavior1.5
MBA 645Leadership & Ethics3.0
MBA 680Special Topics in Business (Big Data and Data Analytics for Managers II)1.5
IMBA 621Venture Launch I1.5
IMBA 622Venture Strategic Analysis1.5
IMBA 631Venture Launch ll1.5
IMBA 632Venture Finance1.5
Minimum Total Hours45

Sequence of courses are subject to change.


Online MBA

The online MBA is comprised of 45 credit hours. Of these, 36 are core (or required) credit hours and nine (9) are elective credit hours. The sequence of courses will vary depending on semester of intake. Please contact the College of Business if you are seeking a dual degree with another University of Louisville college including the School Law, Dentistry, or Medicine.

Sequence of courses is subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
MBA 626 Applied Microeconomics for Business 3.0
MBA 631 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analytics 3.0
MBA 668 Information Technology Management in a Digital Economy 3.0
 Hours9
Spring
MBA 628 Financial Accounting 3.0
MBA 635 Contemporary Financial Management 3.0
MBA 625 Managerial Accounting 3.0
 Hours9
Summer
MBA 623 Global Learning 1.5
MBA 621 Global Business 1.5
MBA 630 Operations: Design and Analysis 3.0
MBA 640 Marketing Management 3.0
 Hours9
Year 2
Fall
MBA 655 Strategic Management 3.0
MBA 656 Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3.0
MBA 632 Strategic Managerial Communication 3.0
 Hours9
Spring
Electives 9
Both MBA electives and College of Business graduate certificate courses count toward the nine (9) credit hours of required electives
 
 Hours9
 Minimum Total Hours45

 Sequence of courses are subject to change.