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. Students are provided with broad preparation in business administration while being allowed to focus on a variety of concentrations in specific business areas. A student can pursue an MBA Degree on a full-time basis or a part-time basis.
Master of Business Administration Curriculum
The MBA Program is designed to satisfy the needs of students with or without undergraduate degrees in business administration. For those with an undergraduate degree in business administration, the MBA program curriculum is composed of 33 hours of advanced core courses (6000 level).
Foundation (preparatory) courses are required for those students without an undergraduate degree in business administration. These foundation courses, consisting of 9 additional credit hours, are intended to provide the background needed by students with degrees in areas other than business for successful study at the graduate level. All foundation (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.
Throughout the MBA Program, the 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.
Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes specify what students will know, be able to do, or be able to demonstrate when they have completed a program of study.
The Core Courses are:
- ACCT 6130 - Advanced Accounting
- BA 6780 - Survey of Decision Making Tools
- ECON 6200 - Managerial Economics
- FIN 6300 - Financial Administration
- MANG 6401 - Seminar in Organizational Behavior
- MANG 6476 - Operations Management
- MANG 6480 - Seminar in Business Policies
- MKT 6503 - Strategic Marketing Management
- 3 Approved Electives**
**The balance of 9 credit hours or 3 courses will be taken from approved MBA electives at UNO.
MBA Program Learning Goals and Assessments