Business Administration, MBA and Management Information Systems, MS (MBA/MIS)

Department of Business Administration, College of Business Administration

Department of Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis, College of Information Science & Technology

Vision Statement

In today's context of globally integrated and interdependent businesses, ubiquitous information technologies, and a mobile workforce, it is critical that graduate education provides students opportunities to develop integrated business and technology skills. The primary purpose of this dual degree program is to provide this integration by enabling students to complete the MBA and MS in MIS degrees simultaneously. This track is designed for dedicated students who are willing to take on the challenges related to graduate education from two perspectives—Business Administration and Management Information Systems. As such, this program involves intensive preparation in both business administration and information systems and a specialization in an area that combines both backgrounds. The dual degree program requires a minimum of 55 hours of course work beyond foundation requirements. Students who wish to pursue this option must work closely with an adviser to develop an integrated plan of study at an early stage. Students who complete the dual degree program will receive two degrees, two diplomas, and will have both degrees recorded on their transcript.

Program Contact Information

(Business Administration)

Ms. Lex Kaczmarek, Director
Mammel Hall (MH) 312
6708 Pine Street
402-554-4836
mba@unomaha.edu

Ms. Jessica Kampfe, MBA Advisor
Mammel Hall (MH) 311
6708 Pine Street
402-554-3010
mba@unomaha.edu

(Management Information Systems)

Dr. Martina Greiner, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 282B
402-554-2174
mgreiner@unomaha.edu

Ms. Leslie Planos, MIS Advisor
Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 176C
402-554-3819
lplanos@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April 1

Program-Specific Requirements

  • All applicants must have earned a minimum Junior/Senior GPA of 3.0 for both the MBA and the MS in MIS programs.
  • International applicants who do not have a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from an English-speaking institution of higher education in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, English-speaking Africa, Australia, Ireland or New Zealand are required to submit TOEFL scores. The minimum TOEFL scores required (internet-based):
    • 85 for the TOEFL for both the MBA and the MS in MIS programs
    • 6.5 IELTS for both the MBA and the MS in MIS programs
  • Entrance Exam
    • Official GMAT score: minimum GMAT score of 500 with a minimum 20th percentile for both the verbal and quantitative portions; or 299 on the GRE for a test date after July 1, 2015 with a minimum 20th percentile for both the verbal and quantitative portions.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (names and addresses submitted as part of the online application)
    • From individuals who can evaluate your work and/or academic achievement
  • Writing Sample
    • From work or previous academic experiences
    • If you do not have a writing sample, please submit a two-page double-spaced word-processed essay that addresses the following two topics:
      • Discussion of two accomplishments that demonstrate your potential for success in the dual-degree MBA/MIS program
      • Discussion of your unique personal qualities and life experiences that distinguish you from other applicants to the dual-degree MBA/MIS program
  • Resume
    • Include work experience and education.
  • Interview: optional
    • Although not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to arrange for an interview with one or more members of the Graduate Program Committees of the MBA and MIS programs by directly contacting the Committee Chairperson of the College of IS&T. Telephone interviews are highly recommended for applicants outside the local area.
  • Students qualifying for admission based on the standard outlined above, but lacking some foundation courses, will be granted provisional status until all foundation courses are completed with grades of “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

Degree Requirements

MBA Foundation Courses

Accounting
Select one of the following:3-6
ACCT & FINANCIAL FUNDAMENTALS
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
and PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
Or one year of Principles of Accounting at the undergraduate level
Economics
Select one of the following:3-6
ANALYTICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ECON
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO)
and PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO)
Or Micro- and Macro-Economics at the undergraduate level
College Algebra
MATH 1320COLLEGE ALGEBRA (or equivalent)3
English Composition
A required course for all international students entering the MBA program who are required to take the TOEFL:
ENGL 1150ENGLISH COMPOSITION I3

MS in MIS Foundation Courses

Six (6) hours of programming coursework or equivalent experience:
CIST 1400INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I3
ISQA 4900INTERNET SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT3
Or equivalent
Select one of the following:
ISQA 8030INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND ETHICS3
Or equivalent
Select one of the following:3-6
AN OVERVIEW OF SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
and SYSTEM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
Or equivalent
Select one of the following:3-6
DATA ORGANIZATION AND STORAGE
FILE STRUCTURES FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS
and MANAGING THE DATABASE ENVIRONMENT
Or equivalent

Joint Foundation Course

Statistics can be satisfied by either one of the following or one semester of undergraduate statistics:3
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS STATISTICS
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS FOR IS&T

MBA/MIS Required Courses (38 hours)

MBA Program (20 hours)

BSAD 8000BUSINESS ETHICS: ACHIEVING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY2
BSAD 8060PEOPLE: CULTIVATING SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP 12
BSAD 8150ECONOMICS: ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS FOR MANAGERS2
BSAD 8210ACCOUNTING: DECISIONS & CONSEQUENCES2
BSAD 8250ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: ENHANCING HUMAN & ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITIES2
BSAD 8420MARKETING: UNDERSTANDING CONSUMERS AND MARKETS2
BSAD 8630FINANCE: UNDERSTANDING CAPITAL AND CASH 22
BSAD 8700BUSINESS ANALYTICS: MAKING SENSE OF DATA2
BSAD 8720STRATEGIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 32
BSAD 8830STRATEGY: DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE 42
Total Credits20
1

BSAD 8060: this is the first graduate-level course MBA students are to complete.

2

BSAD 8630 (prereq: BSAD 8150 and BSAD 8210)

3

BSAD 8720 (prereq: BSAD 8630)

4

BSAD 8830 must complete within the first 20 hours in the MBA program. (prereq: BSAD 8150 and BSAD 8210)

MBA Directed Elective Requirements

Directed Elective Requirement

For students who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degrees in accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing, the core course(s) corresponding to the student’s previously earned degree(s) will be waived. To satisfy degree requirements, the student must complete a directed elective in the waived field as indicated.

Accounting Directed Electives
ACCT 8016ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING3
ACCT 8046ADVANCED FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION3
ACCT 8050FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS3
ACCT 8066ADVANCED MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING3
ACCT 8076GOVERNMENTAL/NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING3
ACCT 8080ADVANCED ACCOUNTING TOOLS & DATA ANALYTICS3
ACCT 8090INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITING3
ACCT 8210FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY3
ACCT 8220GRADUATE TOPICS IN INCOME TAXATION3
ACCT 8230MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING ISSUES3
ACCT 8250SEMINAR IN ACCOUNTING3
ACCT 8260FEDERAL TAX RESEARCH AND PLANNING3
ACCT 8280SEMINAR IN ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
ACCT 8290ADVANCED FINANCIAL AUDITING3
Economics Directed Electives
ECON 8010SEMINAR PUBLIC FINANCE3
ECON/BSAD 8020ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT3
ECON 8160SEMINAR IN LABOR ECONOMICS3
ECON 8200SEMINAR IN MICRO THEORY3
ECON 8216INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION3
ECON 8220SEMINAR IN MACRO THEORY3
ECON 8230BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS3
ECON 8290RESEARCH METHODS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS3
ECON 8300ECONOMETRICS3
ECON 8306QUANTITATIVE APPLICATIONS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS3
ECON 8310/BSAD 8080BUSINESS FORECASTING3
ECON 8320TOOLS FOR DATA ANALYSIS3
ECON 8326NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS3
ECON 8330DATA ANALYSIS FROM SCRATCH3
ECON 8346ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGY3
ECON 8450SEMINAR IN MONEY & BANKING3
ECON 8456MONETARY THEORY AND POLICY3
ECON 8500INFORMATION ECONOMICS3
ECON 8600HEALTH ECONOMICS3
ECON 8616INTERNATIONAL TRADE3
ECON 8626INTERNATIONAL MONETARY ECONOMICS3
ECON 8650SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS3
ECON 8666INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT3
ECON/BSAD 8736ECONOMICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
ECON 8850SEMINAR IN URBAN ECONOMICS3
ECON 8856ECONOMICS OF URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT3
ECON 8870SEMINAR IN REGIONAL ECONOMICS3
Finance Directed Electives
BSAD 8510SECURITY ANALYSIS3
BSAD 8520SEMINAR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8530BANK & FINANCIAL MARKETS3
BSAD 8540MULTINATIONAL FIN MGMT3
BSAD 8550SEMINAR IN FINANCE1-3
BSAD 8566STATE & LOCAL FINANCE3
BSAD 8576INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FOR FINANCIAL ANALYSTS3
BSAD 8596RISK MANAGEMENT FOR BUSINESS MANAGERS3
BSAD 8600REAL ESTATE & LAND USE THEORY3
BSAD 8606FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8610CURRENT PROBLEMS IN RELU3
HSRA 872 Health Care Finance3
PA 8720HEALTH CARE FINANCE3
Management Directed Electives
BSAD 8096PRINCIPLES OF COLLABORATION3
BSAD 8300ORGANIZATION THEORY & DESIGN3
BSAD 8320SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT3
BSAD 8326SALES MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8336PROJECT MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8340INTL BUS STUDY ABROAD3
BSAD 8350SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8356GLOBAL SOURCING AND INNOVATION3
BSAD 8376SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS3
BSAD 8386INDUSTRIAL PURCHASING AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8456MANAGERIAL NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES3
BSAD 8710SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT3
CMST 8176ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION3
CMST 8186COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP AND POWER AND ORGANIZATIONS3
CMST 8566COMMUNICATION, TEAMWORK, & FACILITATION3
CMST 8806CONFLICT MEDIATION3
PSYC 8636ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 8646PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 9620INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT3
PSYC 9630LEADERSHIP THEORIES AND RESEARCH3
PSYC 9660CRITERION DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL3
Marketing Directed Electives
BSAD 8206CONSULTATIVE SELLING PRINCIPLES3
BSAD 8216SELLING FINANCIAL SERVICES3
BSAD 8326SALES MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8386INDUSTRIAL PURCHASING AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8426BUSINESS DEMOGRAPHICS3
BSAD 8430STRATEGIC BRAND MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8450SEMINAR IN MARKETING3
BSAD 8710SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8766SELLING IN AN ENTREPRENEURIAL CONTEXT3

MS in MIS Program (18 hours)

ISQA 8210MANAGEMENT OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT3
ISQA 8220ADVANCED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN3
ISQA 8310DATA COMMUNICATIONS3
ISQA 8380ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE AND SYSTEMS INTEGRATION3
ISQA 8410DATA MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 8420MANAGING THE IS FUNCTION3
Total Credits18

MBA/MIS Electives

12 hours from one of the areas of focus listed below

Students must take a minimum of 3 credit hours of the ISQA 8000-level elective courses and a minimum of 3 credit hours of the BSAD or ECON 8000-level elective courses

Students may enroll in a maximum of 6 credit hours of dual-level (8—6) elective courses

Students may pursue an alternate area of focus with the approval of the Graduate Program Committee

Technology Entrepreneurship Focus

BSAD 8080/ECON 8310BUSINESS FORECASTING3
ECON 8346ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGY3
ECON/BSAD 8736ECONOMICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
ISQA 8180ELECTRONIC COMMERCE3
ISQA/CYBR 8570INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS3

Business Process Transformation Focus

BSAD 8300ORGANIZATION THEORY & DESIGN3
ECON 8346ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGY3
ISQA 8196PROCESS REENGINEERING WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY3
ISQA 8736DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS3
ISQA/CYBR 8570INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS3
ISQA 8810INFORM TECHNOLOGY PROJECT FUNDAMENTALS3
ISQA 8820PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT3

Applied Quantitative Techniques Focus

BSAD 8080/ECON 8310BUSINESS FORECASTING3
ISQA 8156ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS FOR IS&T3
ISQA 8736DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS3
Select one of the following:3
ECONOMETRICS
APPLIED REGRESSION ANALYSIS
APPLIED DISTRIBUTN FREE STATS

Health Care Information Systems Focus

ECON 8600HEALTH ECONOMICS3
ISQA/CYBR 8570INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS3
PA 8760THE U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM3
ISQA 8400CLINICAL SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE AND FUNCTION3
ISQA 8500READINGS IN CLINICAL INFORMATICS3

MBA/MIS Non-Course Requirements

Each student admitted to the dual degree option will, within the first semester of their enrollment, file a plan of study in close consultation with a graduate advisor.

MBA/MIS Exit Requirements

Capstone Courses (5-6 hours)

BSAD 8800 MBA Project-Focused Capstone (2-3 credits) (taken within the last 9 hours or the final semester of the program). This course will focus on students completing a service-learning consulting project for a non-profit or other organization.  This consulting project will focus on the application of the knowledge and skills learned in this program.  Minimum B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) grade required to complete the course successfully and qualify for graduation.  Not open to non-degree graduate students. 

ISQA 8950 MIS Capstone (3 credits) (taken within the last 6 hours or the final semester of the program, and all core courses have been completed). Minimum grade of "B-" grade is required to complete the course successfully and qualify for graduation. 

BSAD 8800MBA PROJECT-FOCUSED CAPSTONE2-3
ISQA 8950CAPSTONE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS3

Six (6) credit hours or fewer may be left in the student’s program

All other core classes must have been completed except for ISQA 8380.

Thesis Option

To take this option, a student will be required to enroll in six (6) hours of thesis credit:

MBA Program

BSAD 8990THESIS1-6
MS-MIS Program
ISQA 8990THESIS3

The thesis must be in an area that relates to both the business administration and information systems domains. The Supervisory Committee must include at least one CBA faculty member and one ISQA faculty member.

Other Program-Related Information

Transfer Credits

A student may transfer credits into the MBA/MIS dual-degree program subject to the following conditions:

  • No more than 1/3 of the credits for the dual-degree program may be transfer credits
  • No more than 1/3 of the business credits for the dual-degree program may be transfer credits
  • No more than 1/3 of the MIS credits for the dual-degree program may be transfer credits
  • The transfer credits must conform to the transfer policies of the individual programs that make up the dual-degree program

Other Requirements to Complete the Program

Attendance at a minimum of 2 MBA leadership seminars

Total Credit Hours: 55

Academic Performance

In addition to UNO Graduate College Quality of Work Standards, Dual Degree (DD) students may repeat only once a BSAD 8-0-level course in which they receive any grade, including "W" or "I". Students earning three "C/C+" grades, or a grade of "C-" or below, will be automatically dismissed from the DD program. Dismissed students will be immediately administratively withdrawn from all courses in which they are enrolled for DD credit.

Students who have been dismissed may not enroll in any courses for DD credit in any subsequent semester or summer session until reinstatement has been granted by the Dual-Degree Program Academic Standards Committee (DDPASC) comprised of the 2 GPC Chairs and 1 faculty member from each GPC.

Students who have been dismissed from the DD program may submit a written petition for reinstatement to the DDPASC. Students petitioning the DDPASC for reinstatement may not enroll in any course for DD credit until after the DDPASC has ruled on the petition. Upon receiving a petition for reinstatement, the DDPASC will evaluate the student's written petition for reinstatement. As part of the reinstatement petitioning process, the DDPASC 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; this information may be used by the DDPASC 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 at the DDPASC's discretion and must satisfy the probationary conditions specified by the DDPASC. In addition to probationary conditions, reinstated students will be subject to additional reinstatement conditions as specified by the DDPASC. 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 satisfying the probationary or reinstatement conditions will be automatically dismissed.

Grades Earned in Repeated Courses

When making decisions related to the Quality of Work Standards issues outlined in the UNO Graduate Catalog, the Dual-Degree Program Academic Standards Committee (DDPASC) 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 MavLINK/DegreeWorks file, where the most recent grade replaces the grade received in the previous course attempt.