MBA programs fill in record time


    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—It could be because the University of Louisville’s College of Business has moved up in national rankings over the past several years. Or it could be a result of the increasing quality of the faculty or a series of improvements in physical facilities.

    Although no one can say exactly why, one thing is certain—UofL’s master of business administration (MBA) degree programs have filled up more quickly than anyone can remember and the entering students are exceptionally qualified, said Charles Moyer, the college’s dean.

    Forty-four students have signed up for the college’s full-time MBA program, the most it can handle. Its entrepreneurship MBA program has reached capacity at 26.

    The college’s professional MBA program, which offers classes on nights and weekends to allow students to keep their jobs, has admitted 47 students and has four more applications pending, raising the total to a record 51.

    Demand has been so high that UofL’s business school is now referring applicants to other schools.

    “I’m excited but not surprised to see that our MBA program enrollments for this fall are at an all-time high and that we’re getting such first-rate students,” Moyer said. “I think it’s pretty strong evidence that we’re doing things right.”

    About 250 students at UofL are now pursuing an MBA degree.

    On July 22, UofL announced plans to offer a joint executive MBA degree with the University of Kentucky, the first program of its kind in the state. Classes in that program are expected to begin next fall.

    For more details on UofL’s MBA programs, call Moyer at 502-852-6443.