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Course Registration

There are some great perks to being a graduate student at the University of Louisville College of Business, one of which is that you will never have to navigate through a confusing and time-consuming registration process.

Our enrollment coordinator will register you for your classes each semester. As soon as your registration is processed, you will be able to see your first semester courses in ULink.

The first registrations for Fall semester will happen around mid-July. After that point, your registration will be processed once your deposit is received. Just keep an eye on ULink.


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The curriculum is what we call “lock step,” which means that you and your cohort classmates will take your core courses together and in a particular order. Classes for Innovation MBA students take place each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening from 6:00-9:30 p.m.

Each semester is broken down into three academic mini-terms, and you will take three classes in each mini-term. 

Fall Term Breakdown

  • Term 1: August – Mid-September
  • Term 2: Mid-September – October
  • Term 3: November – December

You will receive additional information about the curriculum and order of courses at Orientation.

Visit the online course catalog for the complete Innovation MBA curriculum.

Professional Development Modules

Your MBA program is more than just the classes you take. You will also be building your knowledge, skills, and leadership through our required Professional Development Modules (PDMs). These all-day Saturday sessions are sprinkled throughout the program and are deep dives into special topics that will enhance you as a professional and differentiate you as a leader.

PDM Topics

  • Team Building
  • Strategic Communications
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Crisis Management
  • Negotiation
  • Business Etiquette

Fall 2024 Innovation MBA Cohorts – Professional Development Modules (PDMs)

Team Introduction and Contract DayN/ASeptember 14, 20241pm-5pm
Teams PDMSteven Von GerlachterSeptember 21, 20249am-5pm
Communication PDMBrandon HardyOctober 5, 20249am-5pm
Negotiations PDMShawn DawleyNovember 9, 20249am-5pm
Crisis Management PDMJeffrey RushtonJanuary 25, 20259am-5pm
Inclusive Leadership PDMRoderick PurdyFebruary 15, 20259am-5pm
Business Etiquette PDM (FTMBA-A)Christie Leigh WellsMarch 8, 20259:30am-4pm
Business Etiquette PDM (FTMBA-B/IMBA)Christie Leigh WellsMarch 22, 20259:30am-4pm

International Travel

Each of our students is required to enroll in a global learning course that includes study of international business, trade, and culture. This course also provides the option to travel internationally with classmates and faculty on a 10-day global residency to experience international business environments, and to learn from business leaders and MBA/MSAA students of different cultures as part of this course.   

International Study Trip