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University of Louisville College of Business

Louisville, KY
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College of Business

Louisville, KY 40292

United States

Phone: 502-852-7257

Fax: 502-852-4901


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Year-round program
Degrees Offered: We have two part-time MBA programs (the Integrative MBA and the Professional MBA) and one full-time MBA program. The Full-time MBA program includes an internship option. The Integrative MBA can also be paired with an internship. The full time program is unique in that it competitively places students in a ten month paid internship during the day, and holds classes three evenings per week. The program duration is 13 months. The Professional MBA is a lock-step, cohort-based 20 month program. The fall cohort is offered in a two night per week format (with select "Professional Development" Saturdays each year). The professional MBA also has a weekend format with spring admission. The MBA programs include an international learning experience, six elective modules, and a two-term capstone consulting experience. The program duration is 20 months. Our award-winning Integrative MBA is a lock-step, cohort-based two evening per week (and occassional Saturdays) program with a focus on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking. This program offers a fall admission cycle and is 20 months in duration. Students choose a business consulting track or a business plan competition track within the program. This program also includes an international learning experience. All MBA programs run in a year-round format with breaks between modules as scheduling allows.
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: Joint degree oppurtunities are available with all graduate and professional programs at the University of Louisville including the Law, Engineering, and Medical schools. Program lengths vary in the partner schools but the program length of the MBA is not changed. Students must complete degree requirements of both programs to be awarded the joint degrees
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, MD/MBA -- Dual Degree, MS/MBA -- Dual Degree
Study Abroad Options: European Business School (Oesterich-Winkel, Germany);Audencia Nantes School of Management (Nantes, France); Bordeaux Ecole de Management (Bordeaux, France); University of Heilbronn (Heilbronn, Germany); HHL-Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany); Corvinus University (Budapest, Hungary); Norwegian School of Economics (Bergen, Norway); University of Seoul (Seoul, Korea).
Online Course Catalog: http://business.louisville.edu/mba
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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.
2: The College participates in the University's Sustainability Council. The College continues to host the Walmart Better Living business plan competition.
3: New addition to the College of Business is LEED certified and incorporates a Green Roof.
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:The University has an international center that provides services and support for international students. http://louisville.edu/provost/intcent/ http://business.louisville.edu/mbaassociation/default.htm and
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:The Association of Women MBAs empowers female business professionals and enhances the diversity of the workforce in the local community. The club provides an opportunity to discuss the challenges of women succeeding in the highly competitive professional business environment.
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:In addition, the University has several resources dedicated to diversity and support/services for minority students. These include CODRE (Commission on Diversity & Racial Equality) http://louisville.edu/diversity/, and other diversity - related resources, which can be viewed at http://louisville.edu/diversity/diversity.htm .
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:In addition to the MBAA, the University has several resources dedicated to diversity, including the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Services. It's website is http://louisville.edu/provost/diversity/LGBT_services.html . http://business.louisville.edu/mbaassociation/default.htm
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:The newly reformed MBA Alumni Network will be involved with the planning and organizing of networking, recruiting, and social events and activities.
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