Our MBA program equips future business leaders with the qualitative and quantitative skills required to excel in the business world.
The first-year curriculum focuses on the basics of business.
Cross functional classes apply skills learned in one class to develop solutions in another class.
Business skills are honed.
Electives allow you to tailor a program to your career interests.
A total of 48 hours are required to complete the MBA degree. Depending if you are a full- or part-time student, our program typically takes between 2-4 years to complete.Ranked Among The Best
2014 U.S. News and World Report rankings place this program 6th on the list of "Best Online MBA Programs."
The ONLY Big 10 MBA program ranked among the best in online offerings for U.S. Veterans.
AC Online ranked UNL #11 on their top 30 list of affordable colleges online.
The Financial Times ranked UNL's MBA 12th in its 2014 ranking of business schools. The program also placed 2nd for its value.
Each degree program within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.
The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.
If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major.
The first-year curriculum focuses on the basics of business. Cross functional classes apply skills learned in one class to develop solutions in another class. Business skills are honed, and electives allow students to tailor a program to their career interest. A total of 48 hours are required to complete the MBA degree. Full-time students can complete the program in less than two years. Students who work full-time and take classes part-time can finish the program in 3-4 years.
Prerequisites must be completed no later than within the first semester of the MBA program with a grade of C or better. Students cannot take GRBA811, 812 or 851 until the pre-requisites are satisfactorily completed.
Calculus MATH104 or MATH106 or equivalent course
Statistics ECON215 or STAT218 or equivalent course
For students who are not in Lincoln, equivalent courses can be taken at a college or university in your local area. Refer to UNL's transfer equivalency website to make sure the courses have been evaluated as being equivalent to the UNL courses indicated above.
New Curriculum Effective Fall 2014
The Core (30 Hours)
All core courses, with the exception of GRBA853, should be taken before any electives.
View course descriptions in the UNL Graduate Studies Course Bulletin
GRBA808 Intro to Business Strategy
GRBA809 Financial Accounting
GRBA811 - Managerial Finance
GRBA812 - Managerial Economics
GRBA813 - Managerial Marketing
GRBA814 - Applied Organizational Behavior
GRBA815 - Supply Chain Management
GRBA816 - Human Resource Management
GRBA851 Business Analytics
GRBA853 Strategic Management and Business Policy
This course is to be taken in the last semester of classes.
Breadth Electives (9 Hours)
Must be taken from three of the five interdepartmental business areas-accounting, economics, finance, marketing or management.
At least 6 of the 9 hours must be graduate-level only courses (800 or 900 level).
Electives (9 Hours)
May be taken from any of the five interdepartmental business areas or can be taken from outside CBA if pre-approved by your advisor.
At least 3 of the 9 hours must be graduate-level only courses (800 or 900 level).
When choosing your elective courses, one of them must come from the list of approved international overlay courses.
ECON821 - International Trade
ECON822 - International Finance
ECON996 - Directed Readings: Single Market and Beyond (offered in the online program only)
FINA850 - Multinational Financial Analysis
GRBA852 International Business
MRKT855 - Marketing and Globalization (offered in the online program only)
MNGT828 - Leadership in a Global Context (offered in the online program only)
GRBA 98 MBA Assessment (0 Credit Hours)
Required of graduating MBA students for assessment purposes. Comprised of a nationally normed exit exam, the MBA exit survey, an employment survey and other activities related to assessment.
Students with little full-time work experience are expected to participate in an internship. With faculty guidance, internships are designed to give students practical experience in managerial and/or administrative situations. A performance evaluation is given by the employer and faculty sponsor. The student will be required to summarize the learning experience by delivering a PowerPoint presentation to faculty and invited guests. Students can participate in a maximum of two internships and earn 3 hours of elective credit for each internship, for a maximum of 6 hours. The internship course (GRBA890) can be taken for a letter grade or as pass/no pass. For more information, please contact Jeannine Berge, CBA Career Coach.Specialization : Finance
Students interested in a finance specialization must complete three of the following elective courses.
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid provides information on loans and need-based funds.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913. The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for coordinating University efforts to prepare for the accrediting agencys periodic site visits and reviews. The university last underwent a comprehensive self-study and site visit during the 2006-07 academic year. The next comprehensive evaluation will be in 2016-17.
UNLs Statement of Affiliation Status (confirmation of accreditation) can be accessed on the Higher Learning Commissions website.