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Professional MBA (PMBA) TEST

This on-campus program is perfect for those who want in-person networking, live teamwork, and the personal experience of being in the classroom. The 20-month Professional MBA combines the challenge and opportunity of a top-ranked program with the convenience of an evening schedule, allowing you to advance your career without interrupting it.

Hands-on learning with your professional network, companies, and instructors.

Moreover, you can choose electives to specialize your degree. For example, earn online professional certificates or focused seated elective courses.

Program Highlights

  • No GMAT required
  • 20-Month/45 credit on-campus program
  • Campus-only capstone projects provide hands-on opportunities to work with a team, with real companies, on real problems
  • Convenient evening classes twice a week
  • Online electives that earn professional certificates include a Managerial Analytics Certificate, Franchise Management Certificate, Horse Racing Industry Business, or Distilled Spirits Business Certificate – at no additional cost
  • Seated electives build expertise across various business sectors such as healthcare, marketing, or analytics
  • 10-day international study trip or an online learning opportunity*
  • Cohort and team-based format creates a high-quality, diverse learning environment
  • Frequent guest speakers include prominent alumni as well as regional and national business leaders
  • Professional development modules build professional soft skills that transfer readily between careers
  • No pre-requisite courses required for enrollment
  • Tuition costs are the same, regardless of residency
  • World-class faculty includes teacher/scholars with extensive professional experience
  • Graduates enjoy the benefits of a highly respected degree and an international network of successful alumni
  • Professional career coaching with our Lifetime Career Support Promise

*Alternate non-travel course section must be taken if an optional 10-day international study trip is not undertaken. MBA program charge includes the cost of the trip minus airfare, most dinners, and personal incidentals. No refunds or discounts are applied if the student does not travel.


Develop Specialized Expertise

Prepare to stand out in today’s competitive business landscape with focused expertise, gained through an online graduate certificate or innovative electives. Graduate with your MBA and a business certificate, earned at no extra time or cost.

Online Distilled Spirits Certificate

The Online UofL Distilled Spirits Business Certificate blends an industry born of tradition with a university that fosters innovation.

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Online Horse Racing Industry Business Certificate

The Online UofL Distilled Spirits Business Certificate blends an industry born of tradition with a university that fosters innovation.

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Online Franchise Certificate

The online Franchise Management Certificate is designed to help current or future franchisees embrace their full potential and succeed as a business owner.

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Online Managerial Analytics Certificate

Gain the critical data management and data science expertise needed to make strategic business decisions.

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Expand Your Mindset

10-Day Business Study Trip (Optional)

Experience business firsthand during an optional 10-day study trip, included in the cost of the program.* During this hands-on learning experience, you will gain exposure to a variety of companies, industries, and business cultures through a mix of business visits, and immersion activities. You will also have the opportunity to expand your network by traveling with fellow UofL MBA students from the online, professional, full-time, and innovation programs, as well as College of Business faculty members. Trips occur in May and could include both international and domestic options such as San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and more. Examples of past international options include but are not limited to Argentina, Chile, China, Croatia, India, Romania, South Africa, and Taiwan. Note: Alternate non-travel course section must be taken if a study trip is not undertaken.

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.

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Advance Your Career

UofL’s MBA prepares you with the proven business knowledge needed to seek new positions and opportunities across a variety of industries, increase your earning potential, broaden your understanding of leadership best practices, and take your career in business to the next level.


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