Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate programs offered

Earn a Graduate Degree

Note: MA in Business with specialization in Business Administration will be available in the online application soon. Contact the Business Graduate Advising Office for more information.

Complete MBA information is at Online MBA and MBA (all). MBA students will select MBA specializations with an advisor after their initial enrollment, rather than during the application process.

Earn a Graduate Certificate

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

Online and Distance Opportunities

Offered online:
The MBA may be completed entirely online.

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

Contacts for Business

Ask a question

Other Ways to Connect

On the Web

For questions about individual programs:
Use links above to contact specific programs.

For questions about the admission process:
Business Graduate Advising

Campus Address
201 CoB
Lincoln NE 68588-0405

Promo image for Business

Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

2. Required by Business

  • 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, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

Application Deadlines for Business
  • MA: February 1 for Fall. Accepting applications for fall only.
  • M.B.A. Domestic Applicants: April 1 for Fall priority. July 1 for Fall final. 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 Accounting: January 1 for Fall.
  • Ph.D. specialization in Finance: January 1 for Fall.
  • Ph.D. specialization in Management: January 1 for Fall.
  • Ph.D. specialization in Marketing: January 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. Our academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years.


The mission of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business 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 College of Business maintains accreditation and offers both master's and doctoral programs.

The College of Business 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 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; Gallup Leadership Institute; the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship; and Pan Pacific Business Association.

Tuition for online Business degree programs (MBA, MS in Business Analytics, MS in Finance) is $630 per credit hour for all students.

Courses and More

Faculty and research

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


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


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


Heng Chen

Supply Chain Management; Business Analytics; Airline Operations; Logistics and Transportation

Gwendolyn Combs

Organization; Career Development

Samantha Fairclough

Creation and Maintenance of Elite Organizational Groups; Factors Which Influence Clients' 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

Troy Smith

Leadership, Motivation, and Work-Life Balance

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

Kevin Wesley

Management; Law; and Organization Behavior

Larry Williams

Application of Structural Equation Methods To Various Substantive and Methodological Concerns


Les Carlson

Consumer Socialization; Environmental Advertising; Memory Measurement; Services Marketing

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

Imran Khan

Business-to-Business Marketing; Services Marketing; Marketing Management/Strategy

Alok Kumar

Distribution Systems; Business-to-Business Marketing; Supply Chain Relationships; Marketing Strategy; Marketing Channels Management

Andre Maciel

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

Chad Mardesen

E-Commerce Marketing; Sales management; Customer Service; Direct Response Marketing; Event Planning

Laura McLeod

Sales Force Management; Advertising; Event Marketing; Marketing

Blake Runnalls

Sales Force Management; Relationship Marketing; Marketing Management

Amit Saini

Marketing Management; Business Ethics; Business-to-Business Marketing; E-Commerce Marketing

S. Sajeesh

Marketing Research; Pricing; Retailing; Quantitative Models; Emerging Markets

Huanhuan Shi

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

Rob Simon

Retail Management; Marketing Principles

Sunil Singh

Marketing Strategy; Interpersonal Influences in Sales; Managing Frontline Interactions in Service and Sales; Marketing Management; Sales Management; Services Marketing

Ravi Sohi

Business-to-Business Marketing; E-Commerce Marketing; International Marketing; Marketing Channels Management; Sales Management

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 Kurt Mueller.