Designed for students in our European partner schools

UofL’s Global MBA reflects the university’s commitment to understanding and helping shape the global economy. This general management MBA focuses on international business and entrepreneurship. It equips students with contemporary management and critical thinking skills, and instills in them an enterprising spirit grounded in solid business practices. Our goal is to develop action-oriented managers with the leadership qualities and global orientation required for success in today’s business environment. Students come from around the globe through UofL’s partners:  Akademie Wuerth  Business School (Germany) and Perm State National Research University (Russia). They enter a 12-course program that takes 15 months to complete. Students study at UofL for four weeks each during two consecutive summers (three courses per summer). They take the remaining six courses during the intervening academic year at our partner sites.

With the Global MBA, we are increasing the credibility and visibility of the University of Louisville by providing high quality MBA education throughout the world. This includes name recognition, global advocacy of the university, and an opportunity to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

The Program

The Global MBA is a cohort base, lock-step 15-month program without elective courses. It has a separate admission/registration process, different time schedules and different tuition rates. Students completing the program enjoy the following:

  • Designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals
  • Duration of 15 months
  • Web-based conferencing and MBA foundations program supplement classroom instruction
  • Full access to the benefits of UofL’s College of Business
  • Accredited by AACSB International
  • Accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)

For information about the courses, tuition, faculty and admissions process, visit the the pages of our European partners:

Photo of Global MBA students visiting Zappos on June 11, 2012The second summer 2012 Global MBA students were invited to Louisville three days prior to the formal start of classes to participate in optional / non graded corporate site visits.

This photo is from Zappos on June 11, 2012 — the students really enjoyed the tour!  Corporate site visits are an annual addition to the academic program.


University of Louisville
College of Business
Harry Frazier Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-6440
Fax: (502) 852-7557


The UofL College of Business is separately accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Visit our Accreditation page for details.

University Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)


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