How Much Will I Pay?
$32,000 bundled tuition + fees (total program cost)
Tuition & Aid
Program cost does not include textbooks or airfare for the international
trip. Competitive scholarships are available.
- Develop vital business skills needed to lead teams and improve the bottom line.
- Expand your global business savvy with an international study trip.
- Engage with world-class faculty who have extensive industry background and leadership experience.
- Learn from business leaders, guest speakers, and successful alumni.
- Network with other business professionals across the globe.
- Access your coursework from anywhere with 100% online classes.
- Complete the program in 20 months (5 semesters), or faster if dual-status.
- Skip the GMAT/GRE – visit the Apply Now page to see if you qualify for a waiver.
Does your business or employer offer tuition reimbursement?
You may be required to submit a request for tuition reimbursement. Download a Sample Request Letter [PDF] to get started.
Expand Your Global Mindset
International Study Trip
Experience global business firsthand during a 10-day international study trip, which is included* in
the cost of the program. On the trip, you will gain exposure to a variety of companies, industries, and
cultures through a mix of business visits, service learning projects, and cultural immersion activities.
You will expand your network by traveling with UofL students from the online, professional, full-time,
and entrepreneurship MBA programs, as well as College of Business faculty members.
Trips occur in May and often span two countries. There are several concurrent trips, which means you
will have several options to choose from. Past locations for international study trips include Argentina
and Chile, Romania and Croatia, China and Taiwan, Bulgaria and Czech Republic, India and United Arab
Emirates, and South Africa.
* The international study trip benefit includes programming costs, hotels, most
meals, visa fees, cultural immersion admissions, in-country guides and transportation, and
between-country transportation. Airfare to the destination and some incidentals are excluded. Contact
Tristan Boisseau, Online Learning Enrollment Counselor, at 502.852.5221 or
Develop Specialized Expertise
Graduate Certificates & Innovative Electives
Gain expertise and differentiate yourself in the market with specialized electives. You can complete a
certificate in a focused business area or mix-and-match electives to fit your business interests.
Franchise Management Certificate – learn critical insights and
practical knowledge needed to acquire, run, and grow a franchise business.
Distilled Spirits Business Certificate – gain broad-based
understanding of the knowledge needed to manage business operations in the distilled spirits industry,
including finance, operations, branding, and more.
- Other electives are available online and on-campus across various disciplines.
- One-day on-campus professional development (PD) courses are available in inclusive leadership,
crisis management, negotiation, and business etiquette. Complete three PD courses and earn 1.5 credit
hours of electives.
Utilize Your Military Experience
The University of Louisville is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program. As a
military-friendly institution, the College of Business offers several features to assist service members
pursuing their MBA:
- Skip the GMAT – waivers are available for military officers with 5+ years of experience and
Non-Commissioned Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers with 10+ years of experience.
- Get credit for the work you’ve already completed – up to 6 credits of graduate-level ACE credits can
be applied to your MBA elective requirements.
- Defray the cost of the program – competitive, merit-based scholarships are available for active duty
military and veterans.
- Stay on track – if you deploy during the program, an academic advisor will work with you to map a
personalized plan to get you on the fastest route to graduation.
The online MBA is a 45 credit hour program that requires 36 credit hours in core courses and 9 credit
hours in electives. You can use your electives to earn a certificate in a specialized business
area or select from a variety of innovative online and on-campus courses available across various
||Applied Microeconomics for Business
|Introduction to Statistics and Data Analytics
|Information Technology Management in a Digital Economy
||Global Learning (International Study Trip)
|Operations Design and Analysis
|Leadership and Organizational Behavior
|Strategic Managerial Communication
Online Certificate Courses
MBA 626 Applied Microeconomics for Business
This course applies economic concepts to decisions affecting a firm's profit. Topics may include supply
and demand, elasticity and market power, competition, pricing strategies, boundaries of the firm,
economies of scale and scope, make versus buy decisions, transaction costs, information asymmetry, entry
and exit strategies, and competitive analysis.
MBA 631 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analytics
This course covers the fundamental topics and subject matter related to statistics up through multiple
regression modeling. A strong emphasis will be placed on how to use statistics, accomplished through
student analysis of real world data sets during class periods and in the homework assignment.
MBA 668 Information Technology Management in a Digital Economy
This course provides students with an understanding of the effects of the digital environment on
business models and how firms have to adapt to be competitive in a digital economy. Focuses on the
management of technology in such an environment, with emphasis on management activities (e.g., planning,
organizing, coordinating, assimilating new technologies, evaluating information technology investments,
etc.) that will enable firms to make the most effective use of their information technology resources.
MBA 628 Financial Accounting
This course studies how firms collect important information & report it to outside parties
(investors & creditors, primarily). Another course in the MBA program studies the collection/reporting
of information within a firm, this course will examine the process of collecting/recording/summarizing
data about the effects of transactions and events on the firm. The primary objective of this class is to
develop the ability to read, understand, and (most importantly) interpret financial statements & related
materials. If you have prior accounting experience, either through education or work, keep in mind this
course is intended a range of MBA students, including those with no prior exposure to accounting.
MBA 635 Contemporary Financial Management (Managerial Finance)
This course examines tools and concepts in financial management, focusing on the concerns and methods of
analysis employed by corporate financial managers. Topics include time value of money mathematics, net
present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR); basic stock and bond valuation; capital budgeting
decisions and project evaluation; the principals of risk and return; the use of asset pricing models to
estimate the cost of capital; and the determination of a firm's weighted average cost of capital (WACC).
MBA 625 Managerial Accounting
This course is devoted to structuring accounting information for use by managers in making decisions.
Topics may include cost-volume-profit analysis, product costing, capital budgeting, activity-based
costing, theory of constraints, balanced scorecard, and economic value added.
MBA 623 Global Learning
This course addresses the study of businesses, practices, cultures and experiences in foreign domains.
The course includes an international research trip visiting foreign businesses, operating plants and
MBA 621 Global Business
This course studies foundations of the global economy, current trends in the global business environment
and issues facing international organizations.
MBA 630 Operations: Design and Analysis
This course introduces standard terminology, basic models, and new concepts of operations management as
applied to manufacturing and service firms. Topics may include systems planning, product quality and
process capability, capacity planning, facility location and layout, material management, scheduling and
MBA 640 Marketing Management
This course covers the fundamental topic and subject matter related to marketing management.
MBA 655 Strategic Management
This MBA capstone course is broad in scope and integrative of all required courses. The focus is on the
strategic analysis, formulation, and implementation issues facing top management. Topics may include
competition, core competencies, gaining and sustaining a competitive advantage at the business,
corporate, and international levels, and corporate governance, structure, and entrepreneurship.
MBA 656 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
This course helps you develop knowledge and skills for managing and for leading that will help you begin
to unleash that potential, even after the course is over. For managing, topics include organizational
design, team design, job design, reward systems, hiring, firing, and employee assessment and
development. For leading, topics include organizational entropy, organizational culture, transformation,
moral insight, ambitious virtues, purpose, integrity, empathy, learning, inspiration, and change.
MBA 632 Strategic Managerial Communication
This course focuses on the intellectual tools needed to assume leadership positions and effectively
communicate and influence others in professional contexts. Students will build upon proven competencies
and constituent frameworks to improve their written and oral communication. Students will also develop
an advanced understanding of instrumental, relational, and identity goals in communicative situations to
enhance their message around diverse receivers and conditions.