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'Blue Means Business' at Gatton MBA Open House Oct. 20

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2015) — The history of the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics dates back 90 years, yet in many ways the school is brand new. A number of state-of-the-art classrooms, the sparkling Kincaid Auditorium, offices and other features of the college's new building already have come on line, with more to follow with its ultimate completion in 2016.

Yet, just as exciting is the vitality of the Gatton College's program offerings, including its One Year Accelerated MBA and Professional Evening MBA. The ever-evolving, always-improving MBA programs are designed to equip future leaders with expanded business knowledge, leadership skills and personal development.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Gatton MBA programs will hold a Fall MBA Open House, "Blue Means Business," from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 307 (Woodward Hall) in the Gatton College building, where students can explore their options.

The full-time, One Year Accelerated MBA is designed to leverage the college's first-rate teaching with real-world experience gained through Project Connect. Partnering with esteemed faculty and successful businesses, Gatton MBA students attain an MBA degree that prepares them for the business challenges they will face. This program provides students with 51 credit hours.

The Professional Evening MBA is designed for the working individual seeking to improve his or her business acumen. Modeled by the more traditional learning environment, evening students will study with first-rate professors who are leaders in their fields. In as little as two years, a student in the Professional Evening MBA Track will graduate with an advanced degree designed to sharpen their skill set.

Harvie Wilkinson serves as director of the Gatton MBA programs.

"If you want to make yourself more marketable in today's competitive job market, or if you want to expand your skill set so that you can be successful in your career, then acquiring an MBA may be an attractive option for you," Wilkinson said.

While admission to the Oct. 20 event is free, persons interested in attending are asked to register in advance at


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