University of Louisville - College of Business campus

Overview

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

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
540 - 630
GPA
2.98 - 3.64

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
May 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Interviews

SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
92

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


Students Say

The small MBA program at the University of Louisville College of Business is a gem that is “only getting brighter everyday.” Professional, Full-time, and Entrepreneurship MBAs are available, and all classes are held in the evenings or on weekends. Full-time MBAs have 3.5-hour classes held three evenings a week, and most students take advantage of the eleven-month competitive paid internship program, which provides significant exposure to local business contacts and features an international trip that “provides global perspective for concepts learned in class”—not to mention it practically pays for the cost of tuition. Lectures are often case-driven and geared towards application of concepts and ideas, and case reviews use current events. While professors are gracious, “they also have high expectations of the students.”
The cohort setup is “wonderful”: “To share all your classes with the same fifty people really allows for great team-building and collaboration,” testifies a student. Students come from all industry backgrounds and are “very outgoing and interactive in class debates,” which “adds to the conversations and provides diverse outlooks on situations.” “Each week has been very challenging, and I have learned material that I can immediately use at work,” says a student. Courses are designed so that fundamental topics are reinforced throughout the program, and this cohesive curriculum “congeals the concepts so that strategic and technical thinking will persist beyond graduation.”
The “fantastic administration” is “well-organized [with] good communication,” which is especially impressive since most classes meet in the evenings when administration is not typically present. Class schedules are handled by the administration and all students need to do “is let them know which classes we are interested in, and they do the rest. It is a very conducive environment to learn in.” That being said, “electives are somewhat limited.”


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

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
47%
School Facilitiated
38%
Graduate Facilitiated
16%
Unknown 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

Students Say

The alumni are very helpful and “willing to meet with anyone if they are interested in a career path and try to give them help, guidance, or contacts of how to pursue their future careers.” “I have had many meetings with different alumni and finally I landed a great job in wealth management because of the alumni,” says one student. A sizeable city like Louisville draws employers to campus, and there are similarly “great internship opportunities for MBA students.” The paid internship for full-time MBAs is one of the school’s greatest boons, and while this means almost everyone is already employed across all programs, the Ulmer Career Center is still available for résumé assistance, interview prep, career counseling, and recruiting events.

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
Other 31% $35,500 $45,700 $12,000 $99,000
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
Part Time
79%

In State
66.7%
Out of State
33.3%
Foreign Countries Represented
95

Demographics

11.11%
Minorities
2.20%
International

27% female
73% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The University of Louisville “has a fine campus” and the College of Business building “provides students with great resources,” though “the surrounding areas need work for students to feel safe after dark.” Students are given amenities such as “free food, access to Wi-Fi throughout campus and designated MBA-only study rooms, computer labs, and lounge areas.” As a whole, this is a relatively young group native to the area, and outside of class students “always invite anyone and everyone to come grab some food or drinks at local restaurants on/near campus.” “We try to have fun, but we also make sure we get our work done,” says a student of a cohort that is “very motivated to get as much out every class as possible, both individually and as a group.”

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
United States

Phone
502-852-7257

Fax
502-852-4901

Email
mba@louisville.edu