Why University of Louisville?
An online Master of Business Administration degree program is offered by this large public research university located in Louisville, Kentucky. The program is under the direction of the university’s College of Business.
While standardized test scores are not required, applicants may choose to submit them if they wish. An undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 is required. Students are expected to have a certain level of quantitative skills when they enter the program. They may choose to demonstrate these skills by completion of an approved MBA Statistics module, or through equivalent education and/or experience.
|University Name||University of Louisville|
|Name of Degree||Master of Business Administration|
|School or Department Administering Program||College of Business|
|Cost per credit||711|
|Tuition for Entire Program||$31,995.00|
|Prerequisite Courses and Skills||MBA Statistics Prework Module|
|Campus Visit Required?||no|
|Typical Time to Complete||20 months|
|When Can Students Start the Program?||Spring, Fall|
|Does the Program Include a Capstone?||yes|
|Does the program include a practicum or internship?||no|
|Other Features that Make the Program Unique||distinctive concentrations in distilled spirits, horse racing industry, family business and franchising; optional 10-day business study trip to a domestic or international destination; innovative electives; cohort structure with ample co-curricular activities and career support; distinctive Cardinal Choice assignment structure|
|Program Description||The program’s 45 credits can be completed within 20 months. A capstone is required but there is no required internship or practicum. Students can specialize within 5 concentration areas: Distilled Spirits Business, Managerial Analytics, Horse Racing Industry Business, Family Business Management & Advising or Franchise Management. An international study trip is offered.|
What will I Learn?
The University of Louisville’s required courses include Applied Microeconomics for Business, Information Technology Management in a Digital Economy and Introduction to Statistics and Data Analytics. Students also take courses in Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Contemporary Financial Management. They also learn more about the daily activities of the managerial role in Operations: Design and Analysis, Marketing Management, and Strategic Managerial Communication. They address big-picture topics during courses in Leadership and Organizational Behavior and Strategic Management.
Students must also take a course entitled Global Business, or they can replace this course with a business study trip called Global Learning.
Students can choose to specialize in one of the following concentrations: Distilled Spirits Business, Managerial Analytics, Horse Racing Industry Business, Family Business Management & Advising or Franchise Management.
How much will the program cost?
Students finish their degree within 20 months and pay $711 per credit for a total of 45 credits, or just under $32,000.00 for the entire degree.
How does the program fit into my life?
All courses are taught asynchronously, meaning that students are not required to attend online class at a set time. Instead, students are required to complete certain online activities each week and receive regular opportunities to interact with their instructor and classmates. Online activities can include, but are not limited to, watching online lectures, completing interactive practice exercises, and participating in online group discussion.
No campus visit is required. Students complete the program within 20 months if they follow an accelerated study schedule. Students can start the program in Spring or Fall.
Students may choose to participate in an optional study trip, and will need to account for this option in their scheduling decisions.
The University of Louisville is an accessible program with a low barrier to admission and a reasonable price point. The program also stands out because of several distinctive concentrations shaped by the context of the Kentucky and Appalachian economies: distilled spirits, horse racing industry, family business and franchising.
Applicants may also be attracted by the optional 10-day business study trip to a domestic or international destination, and by other innovative electives. The curriculum has a cohort structure with ample co-curricular activities and career support. Courses all include a Cardinal Choice assignment structure, allowing students to personalize their assignments to meet their career and educational goals.