Students Say

The University of Louisville has some unique opportunities. For example, if you are looking for a paid internship “with established businesses,” and one that “also includes an international trip,” then UL’s “accelerated” 13-month full-time MBA program may be for you. One student reports favorably on this, saying, “The internship pays for almost the entire tuition which is a big plus.” But don’t wait too long to apply because this “program seem[s] to be gaining in reputation.”

Overview

Applicants
341
Acceptance Rate
47%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.29
Years Work Experience
5.02
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT
540 - 630
GPA
2.98 - 3.64

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
July 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Interviews

Overall

Students Say

The University of Louisville has some unique opportunities. For example, if you are looking for a paid internship “with established businesses,” and one that “also includes an international trip,” then UL’s “accelerated” 13-month full-time MBA program may be for you. One student reports favorably on this, saying, “The internship pays for almost the entire tuition which is a big plus.” But don’t wait too long to apply because this “program seem[s] to be gaining in reputation.”

The progression of classes for the MBA program is “well thought out with early classes setting the stage for later courses and everything nesting into a coherent business education.” On the whole, students have a high opinion of their professors. “The faculty consists of many successful professionals turned educators. The program encourages strategic alignment and thinking across functions in a very creative way. The professors show what worked for them and what works for others all to arm students with a strong foundation of strategic thinking and creative solutions.” Although not every faculty member receives glowing praise, some “outstanding” professors were noted in the Entrepreneurship program, as they “blend real-world experience with academia. The results are exciting and realistic. It makes learning the theories more meaningful.” There is a genuine feeling of kinship among many since “the administration and faculty want us to succeed in the program and develop our business knowledge further. If we need to spend extra time to master a subject, we will, and it’s simply because everyone cares enough to take the extra time to ensure we build solid foundations of knowledge.”


Faculty Information

Total Faculty
37

91.9
Full-time
21.6
Female
18.9
Minority
8.1
Part-time


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
We offer a full day of professional development module for our MBA students which focuses on sustainability.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
The College continues to host the Midwest Regional Competition of the "Walmart Better Living Business Challenge" which is a competition that fosters sustainability endeavors and strengthens the next generation of entrepreneurs. We hosted the competition for the third time in Spring 2014. In addition, the University has a Sustainability Council, of which College faculty are committee members. The first undergraduate entrepreneurship class in our sequence works on a sustainability - related project.

School's environmental commitment 1:
The College fully participates in the University's green initiative, which includes reduced energy consumption, green/LEED certified construction projects, recycling, reduced printing and copying, etc. The College's new wing, which houses our Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship, has been awarded LEED certification and has been nominated for a new construction award.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The College participates in the University's Sustainability Council. The College continues to host the Walmart Better Living business plan competition.

School's environmental commitment 3:
New addition to the College of Business is LEED certified and incorporates a Green Roof.

Career overview

Career Rating
82
Average Starting Salary
$41,445

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
38%
Graduate Facilitated
34%
Unknown
20%
School Facilitiated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
38%
Graduate Facilitated
34%
Unknown
20%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

22%
Other
21%
Finance/Accounting
20%
Marketing
11%
General Management
8%
Operations/Logistics
9%
Consulting
5%
Human Resources
5%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

88%
South
9%
Midwest

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 22% $42,500 $53,047 $12,000 $99,000
Finance / Accounting 21% $42,000 $55,454 $12,000 $111,000
Marketing / Sales 20% $45,000 $52,624 $20,000 $99,000
General Management 11% $57,000 $54,591 $18,000 $80,000
Consulting 9% $40,000 $58,214 $22,500 $100,000
Operations / Logistics 8% $63,000 $57,961 $20,800 $82,000
Human Resources 5% $36,000 $38,500 $30,000 $48,000
Information Technology 5% $59,000 $70,000 $30,000 $113,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 12% $60,000 $68,800 $38,000 $110,000
Manufacturing 10% $74,000 $71,000 $40,000 $96,000
Financial Services 9% $24,000 $39,967 $20,000 $70,000
Consumer Products 8% $47,500 $64,429 $35,000 $99,000
Government 6% $60,000 $57,500 $12,000 $80,000
Media / Entertainment 6% $35,000 $36,640 $30,000 $43,200
Consulting 5% $31,000 $35,492 $22,500 $53,000
Non-profit 5%
Technology 4% $59,000 $74,250 $40,000 $113,000
Petroleum / Energy 3% $35,000 $37,033 $32,000 $42,000
Real Estate 1%

Prominent Alumni

David Jones
Founder/ Former Chairman, Humana

Terry Forcht
Owner, Forcht Group

James Patterson
Founder/Former Chairman, Long John Silver's, Rally's

David Moran
Executive Vice President, President & CEO, Heinz Europe

Ken Gardner
Executive Chairman, SOASTA

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$13,338

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$7,746

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
62%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
27%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
22%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
6%

New Students Receiving Loans
18%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$32,000
Tuition (Out-State)
$32,000
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$0
Tuition (Out-State)
$0
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$10,500
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,500
Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
213
Out of State
33%

In State
100%
Foreign Countries Represented
95

Demographics

11.11%
Minorities
2.20%
International

27% female
73% male

Campus Life

Students Say

At the University of Louisville, you will be surrounded by “lots of motivated individuals that aim to accomplish a lot in this life.” There is a “wide age range” and classmates “come from many different cultures and education backgrounds.” One student has the opinion that, “not a lot of people outside of Kentucky know about UL.” But not all students share this perspective. Although some students do come from the Kentucky area, one will also encounter students “from all over, including Germany, India, and Mongolia.” One Louisville native states, “It’s great to be a part of such an interesting group of people with different backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences.” Overall, students transcend a “high energy” with a “desire to learn, grow and develop.”

There is definitely a “sports atmosphere” here and students make good use of the “very nice facilities including the “state-of-the-art gym.” UL offers intramural programs and discounts to attend various campus sporting events. Taking advantage of these is not difficult. “Administration is helpful in providing opportunities to purchase tickets with ease.”

Louisville also provides a “very friendly and involving” campus in an urban environment. The “locked-cohort style” makes getting to know one’s classmates easy as it “ensures that students spend all two years with the same 26 individuals. This really bonds the class and leads to long-lasting friendships and networking opportunities.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Susan Hildebrand
Admissions & Recruiting Manager, Masters Programs

Address
College of Business
Louisville, KY 40292

Phone
502-852-7257

Email
mba@louisville.edu
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Key Stats

341
Applicants
213
Size
47%
Acceptance Rate

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