Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.M.A. Specializationsdistance M.B.A. specializations.
Distance Education OpportunitiesThe M.B.A. degree may be completed entirely online.
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Business in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental 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
|M.A. and M.B.A. Domestic Applicants||Fall: April 1 priority; July 1 final deadline. Spring: December 1 Summer: May 1|
|M.A. and M.B.A. International Applicants||Fall: April 1 Spring: October 1 Summer: March 15|
|Online M.B.A. Program||Rolling admission, 45 days prior to the start of the term is recommended.|
|Ph.D. specialization in Accountancy||Fall: March 1|
|Ph.D. specialization in Finance||Accepting applications for 2017|
|Ph.D. specialization in Management||Fall: March 1|
|Ph.D. specialization in Marketing||Fall: March 1|
|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.|
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.
Courses and MoreStudents in Business are most likely to take courses in:
- Graduate Business Administration (GRBA)
- Accounting (ACCT)
- Finance (FINA)
- Management (MNGT)
- Marketing (MRKT)
- Entrepreneurship (ENTR)
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and research
Director of Ph.D. Program
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