Business (MBA)


Business, MBA

Online 48 cr

MBA@Nebraska delivers an exceptional ROI with lower costs and higher post-graduation salaries. Ranked “#1 Value for the Money in the U.S.” by Financial Times, this program offers a Big Ten degree with substantial savings compared to similarly ranked programs.


At Nebraska, we know enrolling in an MBA program is a big commitment, so we work hard to make sure you receive a greater return on your investment of time and money. 

MBA@Nebraska allows you to advance your career while you work. Our flexible curriculum includes fully online courses offered in 8-week sessions, so you can either take multiple classes per semester or concentrate on one course at a time. Online courses typically include lectures, case studies, simulations, discussion boards, and optional synchronous webinars. If it's crunch time at work, you can easily take a session off and then jump right back into your coursework.

Our 48-credit hour program consists of 10 core classes and 6 electives. With your MBA elective courses, you can choose to earn a specialization in business analytics, finance, human resource management, international business, marketing, or supply chain management. The only prerequisite course is an undergraduate course in statistics.

All active duty or honorably discharged military personnel receive a 15% tuition discount for online graduate business courses used in their graduate business degree.

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  1. Business Analytics
    Courses List
    Number Name Credits
    GRBA 851 Business Analytics 3
    ECON 817 Introductory Econometrics 3
    Select One of the following:
    SCMA 851 Predictive Analytics 3
    SCMA 853 Business Data Mining and Descriptive Analytics 3
    Total 9
    Electives (select 2)
    Number Name Credits
    SCMA 837 Risk and Simulation Modeling 3
    SCMA 851 Predictive Analytics 3
    SCMA 852 Data Management and Organization 3
    SCMA 853 Business Data Mining and Descriptive Analytics 3
    SCMA 854 Advanced Analytics and Big Data 3
    SCMA 855 Prescriptive Analytics 3
    Total 6
  2. Finance
    Course List
    Number Name Credits
    Complete 3 of the following courses
    FINA 801 Quantitative Methods for Finance 3
    FINA 802 Fixed Income Analysis 3
    FINA 803 Case Studies in Financial 3
    FINA 804 Portfolio Management II and Ethics 3
    FINA 850 Multinational Financial Analysis FINA 855 - Capital Markets and Financial Institutions 3
    FINA 862 Security Valuation and the Buffett Investment Method 3
    FINA 863 Portfolio Management 3
    FINA 867 Options, Futures, & Derivative Securities 3
    FINA 871 Non-Profit Finance 3
    Total 9
  3. Human Resource Management
    • Online
    Course List
    Number Name Credits
    MNGT 863 Compensation Administration 3
    MNGT 864 Talent Acquisition and Staffing 3
    MNGT 866 The Regulatory Environment for Employment and Labor 3
    Total 48

    Students must be accepted and enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students earning the specialization will be required to take the 9 credits of courses (MNGT 864, 866, 863) within the 18 hours of electives allotted to students in the MBA program.

  4. International Business
    Course List
    Number Name Credits
    Complete 3 of the following courses
    GRBA 852 International Business 3
    ECON 822 International Finance 3
    FINA 850 Multinational Financial Analysis 3
    MNGT 828 Leadership in a Global Context 3
    MRKT 855 Marketing and Globalization 3
    SCMA 839 Global Supply Chain Management 3
    Total 9
  5. Marketing
    Course List
    Number Name Credits
    Complete 3 of the following courses
    MRKT 821 Applied Marketing Research 3
    MRKT 826 Services Marketing 3
    MRKT 830 Issues in Marketing Communications 3
    MRKT 845 Advanced Marketing 3
    MRKT 850 Data-Driven Marketing Strategy 3
    MRKT 855 Marketing and Globalization 3
    Total 9

    Graduate Chair

    Amit Saini

    Support Staff

    Michelle Jacobs

  6. Supply Chain Management
    Course List
    Number Name Credits
    Complete three of the following courses
    SCMA 831 Advanced Enterprise Systems 3
    SCMA 832 Planning and Controlling Supply Chain Systems 3
    SCMA 834 Advanced Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management 3
    SCMA 836 Project Management and Implementation 3
    SCMA 839 Global Supply Chain Management 3
    SCMA 844 Managing Logistics in the Supply Chain 3
    SCMA 847 Advanced Supply Chain Technology 3
    Total 12

Applying for Admission

Standard requirements for all graduate programs

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Transcripts (unofficial): Uploaded as part of application form.

    If International: Uploads must include all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    After admission: Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.

    When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Additional requirements specific to this program

  • Entrance exam(s): Applicants are not required to submit a GMAT/GRE test score. Any scores submitted in the application must be considered in the admission decision. It is recommended to submit a test score only if you believe it will strengthen your application. Applicants who submit a GMAT/GRE score of 650 or above will automatically be considered for graduate scholarships/fellowships.
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
  • Professional Resume: Your resume should include relevant work experience, education, skills, and involvement.
  • Personal Statement: The personal statement is evaluated on content, sentence structure, and grammar. It should be 750 words or less and should touch on the following: your past experience and relevant skills, what you would contribute to our program, your short and long term professional goals, and how this degree would assist you in achieving your goals.
  • Recommenders/References: Three references are required; all three must be former or current supervisors or professors. Nebraska will contact your references only if the committee deems it necessary. You do NOT need to include letters of recommendation.

Prospective students will be evaluated on the basis of work experience (including military service), personal statement, undergraduate degree, and performance (recommended minimum 3.0 GPA), prior graduate study, and standardized test scores (GMAT or GRE). These do not guarantee admission; they ensure that the application will be reviewed for admission. Applicants who are denied admission will need to submit a new application and application fee if they choose to reapply in future semesters.

Admission Application Deadlines

August 7 for Fall. January 5 for Spring. May 1 for Summer.

Applications may be accepted after these dates, but there is no guarantee they will be processed in time for the semester indicated. If you apply after these dates, you may be considered for a later semester.



Graduate Chair

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