Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate programs offered
Earn a Graduate Degree
- MA in Business (36 cr, Option III only) with a specialization:
- Business Administration
- Intercollegiate Athletics Administration
- MBA in Business (48 cr)
- PhD in Business (90 cr) with a specialization:
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.
Online and Distance OpportunitiesOffered online:
Some online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
Contacts 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
- Students work with an advisor to create a plan of study and follow the Steps to Degree Completion. See all courses or jump to related subjects:
- Cost of attendance differs from one student to another. Try our Cost Estimator or see Tuition, Fees, and Funding for details.
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
Supply Chain Management; Business Analytics; Airline Operations; Logistics and Transportation
Organization; Career Development
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
International Management; Organizational Behavior
Management; Leadership; Minority Issues
Management; Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Antecedents and Consequences of Life Satisfaction and Job Satisfaction; Antecedents and Consequences of Organizational Dissent
Entrepreneurship and Strategy
MIS; Decision-Making; Data Mining
Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior
Leadership, Motivation, and Work-Life Balance
Agribusiness; Operations Management
Electronic Commerce Management; Information Systems; Systems Analysis and Design; Mobile Wireless Commerce
Board of Directors; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Corporate Governance; Strategic Leadership
Management; Law; and Organization Behavior
Application of Structural Equation Methods To Various Substantive and Methodological Concerns
Consumer Socialization; Environmental Advertising; Memory Measurement; Services Marketing
Consumer Behavior; Cross-Cultural Issues; Family Decision Making; International Consumerism; International-Asia
Positive Affect and Emotion, Moral Psychology, Persuasion and Consumer-Brand Relationships
Business-to-Business Marketing; Services Marketing; Marketing Management/Strategy
Distribution Systems; Business-to-Business Marketing; Supply Chain Relationships; Marketing Strategy; Marketing Channels Management
Gender, Social Class, Consumer Agency and Mechanisms of Market Growth
E-Commerce Marketing; Sales management; Customer Service; Direct Response Marketing; Event Planning
Sales Force Management; Advertising; Event Marketing; Marketing
Sales Force Management; Relationship Marketing; Marketing Management
Marketing Management; Business Ethics; Business-to-Business Marketing; E-Commerce Marketing
Marketing Research; Pricing; Retailing; Quantitative Models; Emerging Markets
Econometric Modeling in Marketing Decisions; Strategic Marketing Decisions; Marketing Analytics
Retail Management; Marketing Principles
Marketing Strategy; Interpersonal Influences in Sales; Managing Frontline Interactions in Service and Sales; Marketing Management; Sales Management; Services Marketing
Business-to-Business Marketing; E-Commerce Marketing; International Marketing; Marketing Channels Management; Sales Management