Online MBA Academics Preview
The Online MBA program utilizes a cohort model, meaning that you and your classmates will take all of your core courses together in the same sequence. It is amazing the meaningful experiences that you will have as a cohort because you will be traveling the OMBA journey together. You’ll also be assigned teams based on your experiences and the Predictive Index assessment. Your team will be your support system throughout the program.
The Online MBA is an 18-month, four semester program. Each semester is broken down into three academic terms, and you will take three classes in each term. Each class lasts five weeks. In your last semester you will get to choose your electives or specialize by getting a certificate.
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.
You will receive additional information about the curriculum and order of courses at Orientation.View the Online MBA curriculum
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Additional Initiatives (Electives, Certificates, and International Travel)
You may utilize your elective courses to apply toward one of our graduate certificates in Distilled Spirits, Franchise Management, or Managerial Analytics. As long as you complete the certificate requirements while you are enrolled in your MBA program, there will be no additional charge to you for the certificate credential. Again, once the Fall semester begins, you will receive all of the information you need to apply for a certificate credential.
In the Spring semester, all students take Foundations of the Global Economy and have the option to travel on a 10-day global immersion with fellow graduate students and faculty.
Gain unique skills and enhance your experience with specialty certificates from the College of Business.Learn More
MBA/MSAA International Study Trip
Our students are 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 as a class on a 10-day global residency to experience international business environments, and to learn from business leaders and MBA/MSAA students of different cultures.Learn More
Cardinal Choice Assignment
The University of Louisville’s Online MBA program is committed to offering students an integrated curriculum where each learner can make meaningful choices throughout their core classes to consistently apply course content to their interests and professional aspirations. Therefore, beginning in the 2022-23 academic year, the Cardinal Choice assignment will be implemented into the Online MBA curriculum for all incoming cohorts with the purpose of integrating individual Online MBA courses into a large-scale, student-centered assignment that provides meaningful and consistent opportunities to apply course concepts to an area of student interest.
To begin the Cardinal Choice Assignment, students will first select their focal area: Career, Industry, or Issue. These tracks will subsequently influence and guide the assignments students will complete in each of their core classes and allow them to apply a portion of every core course toward their career, industry, or specific issue they or their organization may encounter.