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WKU-Professional MBA (PMBA) Fall 2014 Owensboro Cohort Now Forming!!


TOP 5% - WKU's Professional MBA (PMBA) program is
now ranked in the top 5% among US MBA programs.
In 2 of the last 3 years WKU PMBA graduates scored in the top 5% on the
standardized exit exam given by the same company that also gives the SAT and
GRE exams.


“Executive format”

• Graduate in two years(starts only in Fall, includes Spring and Summer terms)

• Classes only meet 2/3 of the normal class time

• Meets every other Saturday

• 8 meeting dates per semester/ 2 classes per semester

• Set Class Schedule(9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm with 1 hour lunch break)


Team-based and “Lock-step”

• Students work in a multi-skilled team within their cohort throughout lock-step program

• Meets outside of class to work on cases and other team assignments

• Study with your peers; enhance networking connections in region

Fully Accredited

• AACSB assures qualified faculty; complete and updated business curriculum

• 11 total MBA courses:

Advanced Organizational Behavior, Applied Microeconomics, Business Analysis Methods, Information Technology, Managerial Accounting, Advanced Marketing, Advanced Managerial Finance, and Strategic Business (Capstone) AND 3 current electives: International Business, Ethics, and Coaching


• Most PMBAs have not completed a business degree in the last 5 years or they have a non-business degree. If so, we have the MBA Foundation Modules required “prep-class” that is on-demand and online.

International Experience

• International study opportunity in Lyon, France


• Classes meet using Telepresence , an advanced teleconferencing “immersive” technology


PMBA ADMISSION QUICK FACTS (minimum requirements)

• 5 or more years of mid-upper management and/or professional work experience

Engineers, accountants, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals OR

Managers with 5 years experience beyond the front line in all industries

• Detailed resume showing years of work history and job levels

• GMAT score taken within the last 5 years (GMAT required of all students)

GMATs are offered daily in many locations – we suggest buying a review book

• Official transcript(s) from an accredited college(s) verifying a 4-year degree and GPA

• No expressed minimum requirements on GMAT and GPA

Experience substitutes for some of standard GMAT/GPA expectations



WKU MBA program details 

WKU PMBA Tuitions & Fees

MBA Application (Apply Here)

GMAT Information (Schedule Test Here) 

PMBA Contact Information:

Bob Hatfield, Ph.D., J.D., MBA Coordinator


Phone:  (270) 792-6750

April Schleig, MBA, MBA Director/Advisor


Phone: (270) 745-5458


Information Session Dates:

April 3    11:30 am Colby's Restaurant

April 14  11:30 am Colby's Restaurant
               5:00 pm  WKU-O

May 12   11:30 am Colby's Restaurant 
                5:00 pm  WKU-O


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 Last Modified 9/24/14