Success Stories

Brett Evans, recent graduate of the University of Kentucky's Professional MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics, joins 84.51° in Cincinnati as a Strategy & Activation Consultant. 84.51° brings together customer data, predictive analytics and marketing strategy to drive sales growth and customer loyalty for Kroger and more than 300 consumer-packaged-goods companies in the U.S.

The Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute (PLEI) will be presenting Dr. Joseph “Joey” Mattingly II, alum of the PharmD/MBA Dual Degree program at the University of Kentucky's College of Pharmacy and the Gatton College of Business and Economics, with the 2019 Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award during the Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics is partnering with Transylvania University on a new 4+1 Master of Business Administration (MBA) pathway program. The partnership allows more qualified Transylvania graduates into the full-time, One Year MBA option and with additional scholarship opportunities. 

University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics would like to spotlight Deloitte Consulting for their continuous support in hiring many graduates from Gatton's One Year MBA program. Deloitte, among many other companies and organizations, partners with Gatton's Graham Office of Career Management team. Graham us dedicated to assisting students in their career development process and employment success by working closely with employers who seek to hire Gatton's talent.

Executives and University of Kentucky MBA alumni from Tempur-Sealy International, Messer Construction, PepsiCo and UK Healthcare lead a stellar panel of speakers at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics on Thursday, December 13th, 5:30 PM at UK’s Gatton College building on campus. This professional panel will include Jill Johnson, Marketing Director at Tempur Sealy International; Mary Beth Wright, Business Development Executive at Messer Construction Co.; Sarah Rediford, Sales Senior Zone Supervisor at PepsiCo and Dr. Zaki Hassan, Medical Director of Clinical Simulation and Professor of Anesthesiology & Surgery at UK Healthcare.

The One Year MBA program at the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics would like to recognize Alltech, Inc. for their continuous support of experiential learning through the built-internship experience called Project Connect. For 32 weeks, One Year MBA student teams are paired with companies to work on projects of importance to their corporation or organization. These projects focus on core business processes such as: data analysis, marketing, research, growth strategy, supply chain management, logistics and operations.

The Gatton College of Business and Economics would like to recognize faculty member, Randy Siever, for his significant contributions to the MBA program at the University of Kentucky. Randy has been instrumental in the growth and development of the MBA programs at Gatton in recent years and always receives high marks as an instructor from students by bring a lot of valuable real-world expertise to the classroom as well as making a technical course interesting and interactive.

Current Engineering/MBA dual degree student at the University of Kentucky, Senait Nuguse, recently accepted a position in Chicago with United Airlines in their Pricing/Revenue Management department. In her new role at United Airlines, Senait will be analyzing large data sets to determine airplane ticket prices and how best to change them over time. When UK MBA students secure their position, they are invited to the Graham Office of Career Management to “ring the bell”, which is a tradition signifying a great career offer to a current student at Gatton.

University of Kentucky JD/MBA dual degree alum, Chris Johnson, is now a licensed Associate at the prestigious Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Bass, Berry & Sims is a Tennessee-based law firm with more than 270 attorneys representing and advising Fortune 500 companies as well as regional and local businesses, including acting as the principle corporate counsel for approximately 30 public companies. Their attorneys have been involved in some of the largest and most important business and litigation matters in the country.

A group of University of Kentucky MBA students, in coordination with their Entrepreneurship and Business Start-Ups course offered in the One Year MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics, are applying what they are learning in class to help The Welcome Card. The Welcome Card’s pain point is simple to identify, yet complex to solve, which is to address the incredibly long wait times associated with the processing of the growing number of refugee and asylum applications around the world.