Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics

gatton college of business and economics

98. University of Kentucky

Gatton College of Business and Economics

550 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40506

Admissions: 859-257-1306



In June of 2005, the University of Kentucky launched a redefined, one-year MBA program. The program takes place over 43 weeks, starting from July through June.

In the first module, the Rapid Immersion Module, students learn the basics of business, leadership, and teamwork. The core of business education continues in the Business Fundamentals Module where students receive 130 hours in Finance, DIS, Marketing, Human Resources Management, and Economics.

The heart of the one-year MBA program is built around three key business processes, new product development, supply chain management, and mergers and acquisitions. Over a 25-week timeframe, students work alongside corporate firms on business projects identified by their Project Connect Executive.

The Advanced Learning Bundles give students an opportunity to select three electives over a five week timeframe in a finance or marketing track. Capstone Week completes the MBA curriculum focusing on a key current topic with guest lecturers and workshops.

Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:

Poets&Quants (2013): 98
BusinessWeek (2012): NR
Forbes (2013): NR
U.S. News & World Report (2014): 100
Financial Times (2014): NR
The Economist (2013): NR

Ranking Analysis:

Between 2012 and 2013, Kentucky rose from 99th place to 98 place in the Poets&Quants ranking. Still, it’s worth noting that in both rankings, the school was in last place. 

Tuition & Fees: $11,495 (resident) $23,560 (non-resident)
Average GMAT: 619
GMAT Range (mid-80%): 560-710
Average GPA: 3.33 
GPA Range (Mid-80%): 2.93-3.8
Acceptance Rate: 86.9%

Full-Time Enrollment: 67
International: 16.4%
Minority: 4.5%
Female: 29.9%
Average Age: 24

Average Base Salary: $51,167
Average Signing Bonus: $5,750
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 36.2%
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 69.0%

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