Business

Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate programs offered

Earn a Graduate Degree

Note: M.B.A. Specializations: Selection of a specialization is not required at the time of M.B.A. application. Instead, enrolled students may work with advisors to select specializations as they progress through their programs.

Earn a Graduate Certificate

Certificates have their own deadlines and checklists; select one for details.

Online and Distance Opportunities

Offered online:
The M.B.A. degree may be completed entirely online.

Other programs:
Some online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.

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402-472-2338

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Lincoln NE 68588-0405


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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.

2. Required by Business

After you apply, allow one business day for us to set up your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these requirements.

  • Entrance exam(s): GMAT or GRE. For the M.B.A. program, a score of 600 on GMAT (or equivalent on the GRE) is strongly recommended.
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
  • Three recommendation letters (Ph.D. only)
  • Three references (M.B.A. and M.A. only)
  • Professional Resume
  • Personal Statement

When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.


Application Deadlines for Business
  • MA: Fall only: February 1.
  • M.B.A. Domestic Applicants: Fall: April 1 priority; July 1 final deadline. November 1 for Spring. April 1 for Summer.
  • M.B.A. International Applicants: April 1 for Fall. October 1 for Spring. February 1 for Summer.
  • Online M.B.A. Program: July 1 for Fall. November 1 for Spring. April 1 for Summer.
  • Ph.D. specialization in Accountancy: March 1 for Fall.
  • Ph.D. specialization in Finance: Accepting applications for 2017.
  • Ph.D. specialization in Management: March 1 for Fall.
  • Ph.D. specialization in Marketing: March 1 for Fall.
  • Note: 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.

Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. UNL's academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some UNL programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years; if your desired entry term isn't mentioned here, you may want to consult the department for clarification.

Description

The mission of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration is to foster intellectual curiosity, business insight, and effective leadership. The faculty and staff are dedicated to educating the next generation of ethical global business leaders. As a charter member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration maintains accreditation and offers both master's and doctoral programs.

The College of Business Administration retains close ties with professional and business leaders who are involved in the classrooms and student organizations. Companies visit the college regularly to meet with faculty, attend job fairs, and forge closer ties with the students.

Housed within the College of Business Administration are centers and programs that receive national acclaim. Several of these include the Bureau of Business Research; the Nebraska Council on Economic Education and the National Center for Research in Economic Education; UNL-Gallup Leadership Institute; the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship; and Pan Pacific Business Association.

Cost of attendance

Cost differs from one student to another. For details see Tuition, Fees, and Funding or try our Cost Estimator.

Courses and More

Admitted students will choose courses from the Course Catalog, typically in: During the first half of their coursework, students will work with an advisor to create a plan of study — one of the essential Steps to Degree Completion.

Faculty and research

Where available, faculty names link to bios or homepages and conversation icons () link to directory listings with address, phone, and email.

Accountancy

Arthur Allen

Bonds; Audit Fees; Financial and Governmental Accounting

James Brown, Jr.

Managerial AccountingEmeritus

Aaron Crabtree

Impact of Taxes and Audits on Capital Markets; Federal Tax Accounting

Linda Ruchala

Managerial Accounting; Control Systems; Public Interest; Accounting Theory; Accounting Control and Disclosure

Paul Shoemaker

Taxation and Public Policy

David Smith

Financial Accounting; Regulation; Securities MarketDirector of Ph.D. Program

Finance

Richard DeFusco

Investments; Business and International Finance

Donna Dudney

Financial Institutions; Financial Markets and Investing

Kathleen Farrell

Corporate Governance; Executive Turnover

Geoffery Friesen

Investments; Behavorial Finance; Insurance and Risk Management

John Geppert

Investments; Monetary Macroeconomics

Gordon Karels

Banking; Managerial Economics; Corporate Finance

Yijia Lin

Risk Management, Insurance and Catastrophe Securitization

Mostafa Mashayekhi

Bayes Decision Theory; Credibility Theory; Survival Models; Stochastic Calculus in Actuarial Mathematics

Manferd Peterson

Banking; Finance; Real Estate

Colin Ramsay

Risk Theory; Pensions; Health and Disability Insurance; and Micro-Insurance

Emre Unlu

Corporate Finance; Payout Policy; International Finance and Analysts; Capital Markets

Susan Vagts

Theory of Interest; Principles of Insurance

Management

Gwendolyn Combs

Organization; Career Development

Samantha Fairclough

Creation and Maintenance of Elite Organizational Groups; Factors Which Influence ClientsÂ’ Choice of Professional Service Provider; Cultural and Social Factors that Enable or Constrain Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Elina Ibrayeva

International Management; Organizational Behavior

Colleen Jones

Management; Leadership; Minority Issues

Fred Luthans

Management; Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Janet Near

Antecedents and Consequences of Life Satisfaction and Job Satisfaction; Antecedents and Consequences of Organizational Dissent

Sam Nelson

Entrepreneurship and Strategy

David Olson

MIS; Decision-Making; Data Mining

Jenna Pieper

Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior

Marc Schniederjans

Electronic Operations Management

Scott Swenseth

Agribusiness; Operations Management

Silvana Trimi

Electronic Commerce Management; Information Systems; Systems Analysis and Design; Mobile Wireless Commerce

Christopher Tuggle

Board of Directors; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Corporate Governance; Strategic Leadership

Larry Williams

Application of Structural Equation Methods To Various Substantive and Methodological Concerns

Marketing

Dwayne Ball

Database Marketing; Market Research; New Product Development; Customer Relationship Marketing; Human Trafficking; Services Marketing and CRM; Database Marketing; Measurement and Problems of Measuring Difficult Constructs and Phenomena

Les Carlson

Consumer Socialization; Environmental Advertising; Memory Measurement; Services Marketing

Anne (Meike) Eilert

Marketing Strategy; Branding; Corporate Social Responsibility

James Gentry

Consumer Behavior; Cross-Cultural Issues; Family Decision Making; International Consumerism; International-Asia

Jamie Hyodo

Positive Affect and Emotion, Moral Psychology, Persuasion and Consumer-Brand Relationships

Alok Kumar

Distribution Systems; Business-to-Business Marketing; Business Ethics

Andre Maciel

Gender, Social Class, Consumer Agency and Mechanisms of Market Growth

Amit Saini

Marketing Management; Marketing Strategy; Business-to-Business Marketing; Business Ethics

Huanhuan Shi

Econometric Modeling in Marketing Decisions; Strategic Marketing Decisions; Marketing Analytics

Robert Simon

Retail Management; Marketing Principles

Ravi Sohi

Channels Management; Sales Management; Business-to-Business Marketing; Marketing Strategy

Steven Welton

Marketing Principles; Marketing Communications; Services Marketing

This summary page is maintained by Graduate Studies.
For additional details check out the dept./program website: Business.

Departments: Have an update for this summary? Contact Stacy Dam.