University of Pikeville

Coleman College of Business
Graduate Admissions
(606) 218-5251


MBA Program Requirements

The UPIKE MBA program admission standards meet or exceed the general requirements for graduate programs. In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants to the MBA program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete the MBA application and submit the nonrefundable $50 application fee
  2. Have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  3. Have obtained a recommended GPA of 3.00 in undergraduate coursework
  4. Have completed a recommended three years of work experience since receiving an undergraduate degree
  5. Submit a minimum of two professional recommendations. One should be from the applicant’s current employer addressing career potential and the ability to complete graduate-level work.

Applications, letters of recommendation and transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work should be sent to:
MBA Admissions
University of Pikeville
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, KY 41501-1194

All MBA program applicants will be reviewed by the MBA Graduate Program Review Committee for final admissions determination. A personal interview may be recommended prior to enrollment.

International Applicants

Thank you for your application and  interest.  Our MBA program has transitioned to an all-on line program and therefore, international students in certain visa categories have restrictions regarding on-line courses and cannot be issued a student visa to enrolled in an all on-line program. 

If an international student wishes to be enrolled in an on-line program, the student may do so only if the student participates in the program of study outside of the U.S.A.

If you wish to enroll in our MBA program and participate on line, please provide the following documents to complete your MBA file:

Because our MBA program is on line, a student visa cannot be issued.  An F-1 student visa requires physical classroom attendance to maintain F-1 student status.

  • Our school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant, alien students. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security and its college admission rules are strict. 
  • A student visa will not be issued an on-line master’s degree program.  
  • International students who wish to be admitted to any for-credit program must be 18 years or older, and must complete the entire admissions requirements and provide evidence of adequate financial resources.
  • To ensure that international students are prepared to complete college-level coursework, they must demonstrate a command of oral and written English skills. TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  • Transcripts from foreign institutions must meet the same requirements as domestic institutions and must be translated and evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to enrollment. The University does not guarantee the transferability of credits from other educational institutions.

Technology Requirements

Due to the online format of this program, students will need reliable access to the internet.

Tuition & Aid

The UPIKE MBA program is priced affordably to allow students with a busy schedule to complete their degree.

Hours: 30

After you’ve completed the application process, apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA. UPIKE’s code is: 001980. Click the button below to view the full Cost of Attendance information:

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