Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate programs offered
Earn a Graduate Degree
- MA in Business with a specialization:
- MBA in Business
- PhD in Business with a specialization:
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.
Online and Distance OpportunitiesOffered online:
Some online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
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
- M.A. and M.B.A. Domestic Applicants: Fall: April 1 priority; July 1 final deadline. November 1 for Spring. April 1 for Summer.
- M.A. and 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.
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 attendanceCost differs from one student to another. For details see Tuition, Fees, and Funding or try our Cost Estimator.
Courses and MoreAdmitted students will choose courses from the Course Catalog, typically in:
- Graduate Business Administration (GRBA)
- Accounting (ACCT)
- Finance (FINA)
- Management (MNGT)
- Marketing (MRKT)
- Entrepreneurship (ENTR)
Faculty and research
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Bonds; Audit Fees; Financial and Governmental Accounting
Impact of Taxes and Audits on Capital Markets; Federal Tax Accounting
Managerial Accounting; Control Systems; Public Interest; Accounting Theory; Accounting Control and Disclosure
Taxation and Public Policy
Financial Accounting; Regulation; Securities MarketDirector of Ph.D. Program
Investments; Business and International Finance
Financial Institutions; Financial Markets and Investing
Corporate Governance; Executive Turnover
Investments; Behavorial Finance; Insurance and Risk Management
Investments; Monetary Macroeconomics
Banking; Managerial Economics; Corporate Finance
Risk Management, Insurance and Catastrophe Securitization
Bayes Decision Theory; Credibility Theory; Survival Models; Stochastic Calculus in Actuarial Mathematics
Banking; Finance; Real Estate
Risk Theory; Pensions; Health and Disability Insurance; and Micro-Insurance
Corporate Finance; Payout Policy; International Finance and Analysts; Capital Markets
Theory of Interest; Principles of Insurance
Organization; Career Development
International Management; Organizational Behavior
Management; Leadership; Minority Issues
Management; Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MIS; Decision-Making; Data Mining
Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior
Electronic Operations Management
Entrepreneurship; Strategic Management
Agribusiness; Operations Management
Electronic Commerce Management; Information Systems; Systems Analysis and Design; Mobile Wireless Commerce
Board of Directors; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Corporate Governance; Strategic Leadership
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
Consumer Socialization; Environmental Advertising; Memory Measurement; Services Marketing
Marketing Strategy; Branding; Corporate Social Responsibility
Consumer Behavior; Cross-Cultural Issues; Family Decision Making; International Consumerism; International-Asia
Distribution Systems; Business-to-Business Marketing; Business Ethics
Marketing Management; Marketing Strategy; Business-to-Business Marketing; Business Ethics
Retail Management; Marketing Principles
Channels Management; Sales Management; Business-to-Business Marketing; Marketing Strategy
Consumer Culture Theory; Politicized Consumption & Branding; Marketing Development in Emerging Economies