The online Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed for working professionals who want to advance their career, broaden their global business mindset, and distinguish themselves in the workplace.
This is more than your typical MBA degree. Offered by the College of Business at the University of Louisville, this MBA delivers proven business theories, practices, and leadership skills, to make you a more engaged and effective business professional. With a 10-day international study trip, innovative electives, and certificate opportunities in areas like Franchise Management or Distilled Spirits Business, you can specialize your degree and stand out in today’s competitive market.
Complete your degree on your own time through fully online coursework.Learn More
The online MBA requires 36 core credit hours (12 courses) and 9 credit hours in electives (3 courses).Learn More
Expand your global business savvy with an international study trip (optional).Learn More
"This is a unique and exciting MBA program because it is built on what makes Louisville, Louisville. Our MBA students have the option to customize their degree with one of our industry-based certificates that focus on the unique expertise required by local industries. The online platform enables professionals working in those industries to access the program from wherever they are in the world."
$32,000 bundled tuition + fees (total program cost)
Program cost does not include textbooks or airfare for the international trip. Competitive scholarships are available.
You may be required to submit a request for tuition reimbursement. Download a Sample Request Letter [PDF] to get started.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
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If transcripts cannot be sent electronically (preferred) please mail to:
College of Business, MBA Office
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Complete application packet and waiver requests will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Candidates will be notified with a decision within 3-5 business days.
For more information on the admission and application process, please contact Tristan Boisseau, Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or email@example.com.
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 disciplines.
|Semester||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|1||Applied Microeconomics for Business||3.0|
|Introduction to Statistics and Data Analytics||3.0|
|Information Technology Management in a Digital Economy||3.0|
|3||Global Learning (International Study Trip)||1.5|
|Operations Design and Analysis||3.0|
|Leadership and Organizational Behavior||3.0|
|Strategic Managerial Communication||3.0|
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 cultural sites.
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 process improvement.
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.