Military Student Success

Join a Military-Friendly MBA program.

Thank you for your service!

The University of Kentucky is extremely proud of its long standing relationship with the men and women in uniform that bravely serve this country. From its founding as a Land Grant University in 1865, charged with teaching agriculture, mechanics, and military tactics, to its continuing production of leaders for the Army and Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, UK has consistently contributed to the defense of freedom. It has also consistently honored its veterans through such notable campus landmarks as the iconic Memorial Hall and Memorial Coliseum. Recently named to the 2017 Military Friendly Schools and 2017 Best for Vets Colleges, the University of Kentucky and the Gatton College of Business and Economics thank you for your service and are excited that you are considering one of our MBA programs.

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center was established to continue that tradition of support by providing UK's military and veteran populations with the service and assistance they deserve. Their goal is to ensure that your transition to college is as smooth as possible whether you are entering college for the first time, transferring from another school or returning after a deployment. Feel free to visit the Veterans Resource Center at www.uky.edu/veterans.

Some of our UK MBA military alumni include:

Albert Gomez

Albert J. Gomez, III
Major in the United States Army

Savanna Whittaker

Savanna Whitaker
Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force

Dean Durbin

Dean Durbin
Project Engineer/Principal at Consulting Services Inc. and United States Army/Reserves (1988 - 2001)

Thomas Dunlap

Thomas Dunlap
Naval Officer and Student Naval Aviator in the United States Navy

Elliott House

Elliott House
Captain,Tricare Operations & Patient Administration (TOPA) Flight Commander in the United States Air Force

Chris Fitzwater

Chris Fitzwater
Advisor in the United States Army

Nathalya Zarth

Nathalya Zarth
Senior Decision Support Analyst at University of Mississippi Medical Center and Health Services Administrator in the United States Army Reserve

Mike Moynahan

Mike Moynahan
Infantry Company Commander in the Kentucky National Guard (2006 - present)

Jeffrey Scott Shorrock

Jeffrey Scott Shorrock
Vice President of Operations at voestalpine Automotive Components and Staff Sergent in the United States Army (1985 - 1992)

Terry Horn

Terry Horn
Specialist Master Federal Advisory at Deloitte and Captain, Commander, Pilot in Command in the Army National Guard (1999 - present)

Chris Shoemaker

Chris Shoemaker
Product Lifecycle Management at Tempur Sealy International and Logistics in the United States Army (2010 - present)

James Brookfield

James Brookfield
Project Manager at EDC and Sergeant, Artillery Survey Team Chief in the United States Marine Corps (1996 - 2001)


Applying into the MBA program

Before applying into the MBA program please review the Admissions Requirements, MBA Preparatory Courses and updated GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy (which includes leadership gained through military experience and service). For any questions about the UK MBA, please contact:

Christopher Carney
Director of MBA Recruitment
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.7645 (office) | christopher.carney@uky.edu