Gatton College to Host One Year MBA Open House Feb. 1

Gatton MBA
The Gatton One Year MBA Open House will be held Feb. 1.

LEXINGTON, Ky(Jan. 17, 2018) — The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics will be hosting a One Year MBA Open House event beginning 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1st, in the new $65 million Gatton College of Business and Economics building on campus.

The event will be open to all students, majors and young professionals interested in learning more about the full-time accelerated One Year MBA program, along with each of the dual degree MBA options. Candidates will have the unique opportunity to meet other prospective students, current MBA students in the program, distinguished alumni, business partners and faculty/staff affiliated with the UK MBA.

In the One Year MBA program, the teaching philosophy and courses are positioned for both business and non-business students including academic backgrounds in areas such as engineering, communications, STEM, agriculture, arts and sciences, as well as business. The One Year MBA experience includes new elective course options, professional certifications, team competitions and the built-in internship program called Project Connect.

At 51 credit hours, the cross-disciplinary curriculum includes classes in marketing, management and finance; as well as more technical business courses such as quantitative analysis, operations management (supply chain), marketing research, global management and data analysis. Students will also obtain valuable soft skills in areas of critical thinking, negotiations, presentations, communications and problem-solving which are critical for career advancement and leadership.

Harvie Wilkinson, director of the Gatton MBA program, said, “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 from the University of Kentucky may be an attractive option for you.”

The One Year MBA Open House event will have limited spacing, so register early at