MBA Admission and Foundation Course Requirements
Completed Application for Graduate Admission, and payment of the Graduate Application Fee.
One official transcript from each college or university attended (except UNO)
Official GMAT results
Resume uploaded with application to include employment and educational history
Deadline for Receipt of ALL Application Materials:
FALL Semester - July 1
SPRING Semester - November 1
SUMMER Semester - April 1
Unconditional AdmissionMay be granted to a student whose Application File includes at least the following:
- 2.85 Junior/Senior GPA; AND
- 500 GMAT (minimum 20th percentile for both the verbal and quantitative portions required)
Provisional AdmissionApplicants who do not meet the conditions for Unconditional Admission may be considered for Provisional Admission status. Applicants will be notified that the Graduate Program Council (GPC) will evaluate the files of applicants being considered for Provisional Admission. Candidates being considered for admission on this basis will receive notification of the outcome by August 1 and December 1 for the Fall and Spring semesters, respectively.
If granted provisional admission, the student must earn grades of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above in the first 12 hours of MBA coursework. Students not meeting this standard are subject to dismissal.
Ineligible for AdmissionAdmission will not be considered for any applicant whose record does not include at least a 2.75 Junior/Senior GPA AND a 470 GMAT.
Required Foundation CoursesStudents must complete the required courses listed below (or their equivalents) either as an undergraduate student or in the early part of their graduate program.
|Principles of Accounting I
(ACCT 2010 or equivalent)
Principles of Accounting II
(ACCT 2020 or equivalent)
|OR||Accounting and Financial Fundamentals|
|Principles of Economics - Micro
(ECON 2200 or equivalent)
Principles of Economics - Macro
(ECON 2220 or equivalent)
|OR||Analytical Foundations of Economics|
|Managerial Statistics for Business and Economics|
(BSAD 3160) or one semester of statistics course as verified on undergraduate transcript
|English Composition I|
(ENGL 1150) is required of all international students who are required to take the TOEFL
Note: The foundation courses may not be used to meet the 36 semester-hour requirement for the MBA degree. Foundation courses successfully completed with a grade of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above in the student’s undergraduate program are considered as sufficient preparation. Otherwise, the student must complete the foundation requirements with a grade of “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above.
Hour Requirement:The MBA degree requires a minimum of 36 semester hours for completion.
Required Core Courses 27 Electives 9 Total Credit Hours 36
Required Core Courses
|BSAD 8060||Essential Leadership Skills *|
|BSAD 8010||Legal, Ethical and Social Environment|
|BSAD 8030||Information Technology in Business|
|BSAD 8100||Managerial Economics|
|BSAD 8200||Managerial Accounting|
|BSAD 8310||Managing Performance in Organizations|
|BSAD 8400||Marketing Policies|
|BSAD 8500||Financial Management **|
|BSAD 8800||Policy, Planning and Strategy ***|
* BSAD 8060 Essential Leadership Skills must be completed during the first semester.
** BSAD 8500 prerequisites: Successful completing of BSAD 8100 and BSAD 8200
*** BSAD 8800 may not be taken prior to or concurrently with any other Core Courses
Required Core Course ExceptionsFor students with an undergraduate major or a graduate degree in accounting, economics, finance, law, management, management information systems, or marketing, the core course(s) corresponding to the student’s undergraduate major(s) or graduate degree(s) will be waived. The waived core course(s) will not satisfy degree requirements. Students will need to substitute a general elective on their plan of study for each core course waived.
Integrative Business Case RequirementUnder this program, MBA students select a company in their first year of studies and then utilize that firm in assignments in subsequent MBA courses. At the end of their studies, the students have developed a portfolio of information about the firm, its industry and competitors. In BSAD 8800: Policy, Planning and Strategy, students write a business case on their firm.
Elective CoursesThe 9 credit hours of electives must be selected from the listing of approved MBA electives. The listing (contained in the UNO Graduate Catalog) includes courses specifically designed for the MBA program, as well as courses from the following departments: Accounting, Economics, and Information Systems.
The MBA program offers concentrations in eBusiness, International Business, Human Resources Management and Healthcare Management. To earn a concentration, students must complete at least three courses from the list of approved courses for each concentration.
See the full list of MBA Electives for specific course offerings.
MBA Leadership Seminar SeriesUNOmaha MBA students have the opportunity to learn from and interact with the area’s top corporate executives through the MBA Leadership Seminar Series. Students are required to participate in at least three of these events (which are scheduled at convenient times throughout the semester) prior to graduation.
Academic PerformanceTwo Strikes Rule
Effective Fall 2012, a UNO MBA student may enroll only twice in each MBA course. If the class is not successfully completed on the second attempt then the student will be dismissed from the MBA program. An enrollment is defined as being enrolled in the course after the last day to withdraw via Mavlink and receive a 100% refund. The last day for withdrawl will be as stated in the current academic calendar: http://registrar.unomaha.edu/calendar/
Students earning a third grade of "C+" or lower (or any single grade below "C" (1.67 on a 4.0 scale)) will be automatically dismissed from the MBA program. Dismissed students will be immediately administratively withdrawn from all courses in which they are enrolled for MBA credit. Students who have been dismissed may not enroll in any courses for MBA credit in any subsequent semester or summer session until reinstatement has been granted by the College of Business Administration's Graduate Program Council (CBA GPC) and Graduate Dean.
Students who have been dismissed from the MBA program may submit a written petition for reinstatement to the CBA GPC. Students who have petitioned the CBA GPC for reinstatement may not enroll in any courses for MBA credit. Upon receiving a petition for reinstatement, the CBA GPC will evaluate the student's written petition for reinstatement. As part of the reinstatement petitioning process, the CBA GPC reserves the right to examine the student's academic record and reserves the right to speak to any previous instructor who has taught the student and this information may be used by the CBA GPC in the reinstatement decision. Information provided by previous instructors will not be shared with the student. Reinstatement is a privilege and not all students who are dismissed will be reinstated. Students who have been reinstated will serve a probationary period of the CBA GPC's discretion and must satisfy the probationary conditions specified by the CBA GPC. In addition to probationary conditions, reinstated students will be subject to additional reinstatement conditions as specified by the CBA GPC. These reinstatement conditions will include retaking one or more courses in which the student must earn a grade of "B” (3.0) or higher (the exact grade requirements for retaken courses may in fact be higher than "B" (3.0). Students not achieving the probationary or reinstatement conditions will be automatically dismissed.
GPC Will Consider Grades Earned in Repeated Courses.
When making decisions based on Quality of Work Standards issues, the Graduate Program Committee will consider the initial grade(s) received in a course as well as the most recent grade received for the course. This approach differs from the method used to calculate GPA in a student's E-BRUNO file, where the most recent grade replaces the grade received in the previous attempt.
Each student admitted to graduate studies is responsible for knowing the procedures and regulations of the Graduate College.
Each student also should consult with the MBA Director at least once each semester to assure continued progress toward the degree objective. Students must maintain a 3.0 ("B") average to fulfill the program and graduation requirements. No more than two "C's" or two "C+'s" in graduate courses are permitted.