Master of Business Administration
The MBA Program, fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), is designed to prepare students for superior managerial positions in both the private and public sectors. Emphasis is placed on the development of analytical abilities and written and oral communication skills. Students are provided with a broad preparation in business administration while being allowed to focus on a variety of concentrations in specific business areas. A student can pursue their MBA Degree on a full-time basis or a part-time basis.
The MBA Program is designed to satisfy the needs of students with undergraduate degrees in business administration, as well as those without undergraduate degrees in business administration. The MBA Program curriculum is generally composed of 42 credit hours: 3 hours of foundation courses (5400-level) and 33 hours of advanced core courses (6000-level).
All 5400-level courses may be waived for accredited school undergraduates, with a grade of “C” or better. These foundation courses are not counted for graduate credit and must be taken before any of the advanced core courses may be taken. We suggest you contact the curriculum/scheduling advisors for the most accurate foundation course requirements for your individual needs.
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Master of Business Administration Curriculum
The UNO MBA is designed to satisfy the needs of students with degrees in areas other than business administration, as well as those with business administration degrees. Our MBA students come from various backgrounds, such as pharmacy, nursing, law, English, history, psychology, health care, engineering, banking and philosophy, as well as the traditional business disciplines. Such an array of backgrounds enhances the learning environment for all students.
The MBA Program consists of 42 credit hours; 9 credit hours of Foundation Courses and 33 credit hours of Advanced Core Courses. The foundation (preparatory) courses are intended to provide the background needed by students with degrees in areas other than business for successful study at the graduate level. All 5400-level courses may be waived for AACSB business undergraduates, with a grade of “C” or better. The 5400-level foundation courses are not counted as graduate credit and must be taken before any of the graduate-level courses.
The Advanced Core courses ensure that students receive a breadth of training in all important business areas, while the elective courses offer the student flexibility of choice consistent with career objectives.
Throughout the MBA Program, emphasis is placed on the development of problem-solving and decision-making abilities. To that end, illustrative cases and business simulation are utilized in the classroom in conjunction with traditional lecture techniques. The MBA Program capstone, “Seminar in Business Policies,” integrates the functions of all fields of business administration. Taken in a student’s final semester, the course emphasizes strategy development and implementation and is designed to give students the top management viewpoint of the operation of a business enterprise. Students may choose from a variety of concentrations.