Business Administration, MBA

Master of Business Administration, College of Business Administration

Mission Statement

The mission of the MBA program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is to prepare students to contribute significantly to organizational productivity through learning experiences emphasizing the application of sound and innovative business techniques. By acquiring the knowledge and abilities necessary to be a problem solver who is influential, innovative, and socially responsible, the graduate of the UNO MBA program will be an effective leader in enhancing organizational capabilities. The graduate will be well prepared for a responsible management position and will have an understanding of the technological and global business environment.

In addition to developing a strong background in the functional areas of business, the UNO MBA program focuses on developing essential leadership capabilities in its graduates.

Triple Bottom Line (TBL)

The TBL framework that has been incorporated into the curriculum provides a distinctive structure to the program that we can communicate to students, employers and others. TBL will help students see relationships between issues in a turbulent business environment. It compels students to understand the relationship between social, economic and environmental trends. A TBL framework for the MBA program will develop principled leaders who can effectively anticipate unfortunate surprises and uncover new opportunities. These leaders can position their firms to be a step ahead of competitors.

Program Contact Information

MBA Director
312 Mammel Hall (MH) 
6708 Pine Street
402.554.4836
mba@unomaha.edu

Ms. Jessica Kampfe, MBA Advisor
311 Mammel Hall (MH)
6708 Pince Street
402.554.3010
mba@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Other Program Related Information

Enrollment of Non-Degree Students

Students seeking enrollment in graduate-level MBA classes must complete the GMAT or GRE and qualify for admission to the MBA program. Following a review of their transcripts by the MBA advisor, non-degree students may be permitted to enroll in MBA Foundation Courses, BSAD 8110 and BSAD 8180 (3.0 Jr/Sr GPA required).

Admissions

Application Deadlines

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

Program-Specific Requirements which are more stringent than OGS

MBA Admission Requirements:

  • Unconditional Admission: may be granted to an applicant whose record includes at least the following:
    • 2.85 Junior/Senior GPA,
    • 500 GMAT (minimum 20th percentile for both the verbal and quantitative portions required) OR
    • 299 GRE (minimum 20th percentile for both the verbal and quantitative portions required) for a test date after July 1, 2015.
    • GMAT/GRE Waiver policy - Applicants who meet one of the following conditions may be eligible for a waiver:
      • Selected Professional Certification from the list on Certopedia or equivalent certification lists that include a qualifying exam and continuing education requirements
      • Confirmed Professional Engineer license
      • Graduate degree possession from any AACSB accredited college or university
      • Admission to any domestic or international dual-degree program approved by UNO College of Business Administration, including a 3.33 cumulative GPA
      • Bachelor's degree from any AACSB accredited college or university, with a 3.33 cumulative GPA
      • Bachelor's degree from non-AACSB accredited colleges or universities, with a 3.33 cumulative GPA, will be evaluated individually for a GMAT/GRE waiver
    • Resume (employment and educational history)
    • Applicants qualifying for Unconditional Admission, based on the standards outlined above, but lacking some foundation courses, will be granted provisional status until all foundation courses are completed with grades of “B” (3.0/4.0) or above.
  • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.  Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the U.S., OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a pre-determined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.
    • The minimum TOEFL score required for the MBA is 80 for the internet-based test, or 6.5 for the IELTS, or 53 for the PTE.
  • Provisional Admission: Applicants who do not meet the conditions for Unconditional Admission may be considered for Provisional Admission status for the Fall or Spring Semester. These applicants will be notified that the CBA Graduate Program Council (CBA GPC) will evaluate the files of all applicants being considered for Provisional Admission. Candidates being considered for admission on this basis will receive notification of the outcome by August 1 or December 1 for the Fall or Spring Semesters, respectively. If granted Provisional Admission, the student must earn minimum “B” (3.0/4.0) grades in each of the MBA courses completed in the first 12 hours of the program. Students not meeting this standard are subject to dismissal. There is no provisional admission for the Summer Term.
  • Foundation courses: A student must have completed basic courses in the following areas, either as an undergraduate student or prior to enrolling in the first MBA course:
    Accounting
    Select one of the following:3-6
    BSAD 8110ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL FUNDAMENTALS3
    Or one year of Principles of Accounting at the undergraduate level:
    ACCT 2010
    ACCT 2020
    PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
    and PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
    6
    Economics
    Select one of the following:3-6
    BSAD 8180ANALYTICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMICS3
    Or Micro and Macro Economics at the undergraduate level:
    ECON 2200
    ECON 2220
    PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO)
    and PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO)
    6
    Principles of Business Statistics
    Select one of the following:
    BSAD 2130PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS STATISTICS3
    Or one semester of statistics
    College Algebra
    Select one of the following:
    MATH 1320PRE-CALCULUS ALGEBRA3
    Or one semester of college algebra at the undergraduate level
    English Composition I
    ENGL 1150ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 13
    Total Credits33-39
  • Courses successfully completed with a grade of A, B, or C (2.0/4.0) in the student’s undergraduate program are considered as sufficient preparation. Otherwise, the student must complete foundation requirements prior to enrolling in the first MBA course with a minimum B (3.0/4.0) grade. Additional remediation may be identified as part of the BSAD 8060 – People: Cultivating Skills for Leadership evaluation. Foundation courses including BSAD 8110 and BSAD 8180, as well as additional, identified remediation, may not be used on a plan of study.

Degree Requirements

Directed Elective Requirement

For students who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degrees in accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, 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 8080DATABASE DEVELOPMENT AND USE IN AIS3
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 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 8600HEALTH ECONOMICS3
ECON 8616INTERNATIONAL TRADE3
ECON 8626INTERNATIONAL MONETARY ECONOMICS3
ECON 8650SEMINAR INTERNATIONL 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 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
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 REAL ESTATE AND LAND USE ECONOMICS3
HSRA 872Health Care Finance3
PA 8720HEALTH CARE FINANCE3

Information Systems Directed Electives

ISQA 8106INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANIZATION3
ISQA 8180ELECTRONIC COMMERCE3
ISQA 8196PROCESS REENGINEERING WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY3
ISQA 8206INFORMATION AND DATA QUALITY MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 8210MANAGEMENT OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT3
ISQA 8220ADVANCED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN3
ISQA 8230TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 8250FACILITATION OF COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING3
ISQA 8310DATA COMMUNICATIONS3
ISQA 8340APPLIED REGRESSION ANALYSIS3
ISQA 8380ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE AND SYSTEMS INTEGRATION3
ISQA 8400CLINICAL SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE AND FUNCTION3
ISQA 8410DATA MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 8420MANAGING THE I.S. FUNCTION3
ISQA 8525GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DESIGN3
ISQA 8530E-COMMERCE SECURITY3
ISQA 8546COMPUTER SECURITY MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 8560INFORMATION WARFARE AND SECURITY3
ISQA/CYBR 8570INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS3
ISQA 8580SECURITY RISK MANAGEMENTAND& ASSESSMENT3
ISQA 8596I.T. AUDIT AND CONTROL3
ISQA 8700DATA MINING: THEORY AND PRACTICE3
ISQA 8736DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS3
ISQA 8810INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT FUNDAMENTALS3
ISQA 8820PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 9120APPLIED EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS3

Management Directed Electives

BSAD 8096PRINCIPLES OF COLLABORATION3
BSAD 8300ORGANIZATION THEORY & DESIGN3
BSAD 8320SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT3
BSAD 8326SALES MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8336PROJECT MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8340INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 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

Required Courses (24 hours)

For students who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degrees in accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, 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. 

BSAD 8000BUSINESS ETHICS: ACHIEVING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY2
BSAD 8040BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: CONNECTING PEOPLE AND INFORMATION2
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 Credits22

Project Capstone Course (2-3 hours)

BSAD 8800 -MBA Project-Focused Capstone.  As the project-focused capstone course for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, 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 the MBA program.  A minimum B (3.0/4.0) grade required to complete the course successfully and qualify for graduation.  Prerequisite:  Students must complete this course in the final semester or within the last nine (9) hours of their MBA program courses.  Not open to non-degree graduate students. 

MBA Electives (9 hours)

Electives (8000-level) may be chosen from MBA, master’s level Accounting and Economics, as well as in other departments as listed below.

A directed elective, if required, is part of the 9 hours of electives required for degree completion.

A maximum of nine (9) hours of dual-level (graduate/undergraduate) electives may be included in the plan of study for an MBA degree.

MBA policy limits the number of Special Topics/Special Studies (BSAD 8910/BSAD 8916) electives to a maximum of 9 hours, which may be applied to the MBA program as electives.

Not all elective courses are offered each semester.

Accounting 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 8080DATABASE DEVELOPMENT AND USE IN AIS3
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

Business Administration Electives

BSAD/ECON 8020ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8026RESEARCH METHODS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS3
BSAD 8080/ECON 8310BUSINESS FORECASTING3
BSAD 8096PRINCIPLES OF COLLABORATION3
BSAD 8206CONSULTATIVE SELLING PRINCIPLES3
BSAD 8216SELLING FINANCIAL SERVICES3
BSAD 8300ORGANIZATION THEORY & DESIGN3
BSAD 8320SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT3
BSAD 8326SALES MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8336PROJECT MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8340INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDY ABROAD3
BSAD 8350SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8356GLOBAL SOURCING AND INNOVATION3
BSAD 8376SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS3
BSAD 8386INDUSTRIAL PURCHASING AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8426BUSINESS DEMOGRAPHICS3
BSAD 8430STRATEGIC BRAND MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8450SEMINAR IN MARKETING3
BSAD 8456MANAGERIAL NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES3
BSAD 8510SECURITY ANALYSIS3
BSAD 8520SEMINAR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT3
BSAD 8530BANK & FINANCIAL MARKETS3
BSAD 8540MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
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 REAL ESTATE AND LAND USE ECONOMICS3
BSAD 8710SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT3
BSAD/ECON 8736ECONOMICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
BSAD 8766SELLING IN AN ENTREPRENEURIAL CONTEXT3
BSAD 8900INDEPENDENT STUDY1-6
BSAD 8910SPECIAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS1-3
BSAD/ECON 8916SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS1-3

Economics Electives

ECON 8010SEMINAR PUBLIC FINANCE3
ECON/BSAD 8020ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT3
ECON 8160SEMINAR IN LABOR ECONOMICS3
ECON 8200SEMINAR IN MICRO THEORY3
ECON 8210/BSAD 8100MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS3
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 8600HEALTH ECONOMICS3
ECON 8616INTERNATIONAL TRADE3
ECON 8626INTERNATIONAL MONETARY ECONOMICS3
ECON 8650SEMINAR INTERNATIONL 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
ECON 8910SPECIAL STUDIES IN ECONOMICS1-3
ECON/BSAD 8916SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS1-3

Aviation Electives

AVN 8360TRANSPORTATION SAFETY3
AVN 8605INTERNATIONAL AVIATION3

Biology Electives

BIOL/PA/GEOG 8826INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & REGULATIONS3

Communication Studies Electives

CMST 8156CORPORATE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT3
CMST 8166COMMUNICATION FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SETTINGS3
CMST 8176ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION3
CMST 8186COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP AND POWER AND ORGANIZATIONS3
CMST 8196COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION3
CMST 8516PERSUASION AND SOCIAL INFLUENCE3
CMST 8536INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION-US3
CMST 8556NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION3
CMST 8566COMMUNICATION, TEAMWORK, & FACILITATION3
CMST 8806CONFLICT MEDIATION3

Critical and Creative Thinking Electives

CACT 8326ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY AND HUMAN HEALTH3

Engineering Electives

AE 8090SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN3
CONE 8506SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION3

Environmental Studies Electives

ENVN 8316OUR ENERGY FUTURE: SOCIETY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY3

Geography Electives

GEOG 8016CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES3
GEOG 8130SEMINAR IN ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY3
GEOG 8166URBAN SUSTAINABILITY3
GEOG/GEOL 8616ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT3

Gerontology Electives

GERO/PA 8516LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION3

Health Education Electives

HED 8600HEALTH BEHAVIOR3
HED 8950PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY3

Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis Electives

ISQA 8016BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE3
ISQA 8106INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANIZATION3
ISQA 8156ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS FOR IS&T3
ISQA 8160APPLIED DISTRIBUTION FREE STATISTICS3
ISQA 8180ELECTRONIC COMMERCE3
ISQA 8196PROCESS REENGINEERING WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY3
ISQA 8206INFORMATION AND DATA QUALITY MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 8210MANAGEMENT OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT3
ISQA 8220ADVANCED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN3
ISQA 8230TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 8250FACILITATION OF COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING3
ISQA 8310DATA COMMUNICATIONS3
ISQA 8340APPLIED REGRESSION ANALYSIS3
ISQA 8380ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE AND SYSTEMS INTEGRATION3
ISQA 8400CLINICAL SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE AND FUNCTION3
ISQA 8410DATA MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 8420MANAGING THE I.S. FUNCTION3
ISQA 8525GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DESIGN3
ISQA 8530E-COMMERCE SECURITY3
ISQA 8546COMPUTER SECURITY MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 8560INFORMATION WARFARE AND SECURITY3
ISQA 8570INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS3
ISQA 8580SECURITY RISK MANAGEMENTAND& ASSESSMENT3
ISQA 8596I.T. AUDIT AND CONTROL3
ISQA 8700DATA MINING: THEORY AND PRACTICE3
ISQA 8736DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS3
ISQA 8810INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT FUNDAMENTALS3
ISQA 8820PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 9120APPLIED EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS3
ISQA 9130APPLIED MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS3

Political Science Electives

(Select only one)

PSCI 8250SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS3
PSCI 8276GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS3
PSCI 8296/CACT 8306INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY3
PSCI 8500SEMINAR IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS3
PSCI 8705GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST3

Psychology Electives

PSYC 8316PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL TESTING3
PSYC 8636ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 8646PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 8656CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN ORGANIZATIONS3
PSYC 9320SEMINAR IN PROGRAM EVALUATION3
PSYC 9620INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT3
PSYC 9630LEADERSHIP THEORIES AND RESEARCH3
PSYC 9660CRITERION DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL3

Public Administrative Electives

PA 8720HEALTH CARE FINANCE3
PA 8740HEALTH CARE POLICY3
PA 8760THE U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM3

Statistics Electives

STAT 8426EXPLORATORY DATA VISUALIZATION AND QUANTIFICATION3

UNMC Electives

ENV 840 Climate Change, Sustainability & Public Health3
ENV 892 Public Health, Environment & Society3
HSRA 810 The U.S. Health Care System: An Overview3
HSRA 872 Health Care Finance3
HSRA 874 Health Policy3

Transfer of Graduate Credit

Students, who have completed graduate courses at other approved AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) graduate schools may request permission to transfer as many as nine (9) semester hours of credit, provided the courses are pertinent to the student's graduate program. Grades in courses for transfer credit must be equivalent to "B" (3.0/4.0) or higher. All work for transfer of credit must have been taken within the ten-year period allowed for the master's degree. Petitions for the transfer of credit are submitted by the student to the MBA advisor who forwards the petition with a recommendation to the Dean for Graduate Studies for approval. Visit the AACSB website for the listing of AACSB accredited institutions

MBA Exit Requirements

Comprehensive Examination

All students earning an MBA degree must complete a comprehensive examination or a comprehensive examination equivalent. The comprehensive examination requires the student to demonstrate the knowledge gained from the core courses and the ability to synthesize that knowledge in the analysis of questions involving more than one concept. Completion of the project focused capstone course (BSAD 8800) with a grade of “B” (3.0/4.0 scale) or better is equivalent to completion of the comprehensive examination.  If a student transfers in credit for the non-comprehensive examination components of the project focused capstone course, then the student must pass a written comprehensive examination prepared by and graded by the graduate program council.

Thesis Option

MBA students may elect to complete a 6-hour thesis under the guidance of a supervisory committee. The student is responsible for compliance with all Graduate College and MBA graduate program council rules and procedures with respect to formation of a supervisory committee and completion of a thesis. The student shall submit to the supervisory committee a document including: 1) a proposed plan of study; 2) a description of the student’s research topic; and 3) the student’s research methodology. The student shall make an oral defense of the document to the supervisory committee. The supervisory committee’s approval shall be in writing. A supervisory committee’s approval should be obtained at least seven months before the intended graduation date.  If a student elects to complete a thesis, then the supervisory committee of the thesis shall decide how the student will satisfy the comprehensive examination requirement and the business case requirement. The supervisory committee’s written approval of the plan of study shall require either the student’s completion of the project focused capstone course or a comprehensive examination (either written or oral) prepared by and graded by the supervisory committee.

Other Requirements to Complete the Program

Participation in a minimum of two (2) MBA Leadership Seminars prior to graduation.

Total Credit Hours: 33

Concentrations

The MBA Program offers concentrations in the areas listed below. A concentration shall include at least nine (9) credit hours. Completion of the concentration requires students to complete courses (8000-level) from at least two academic departments.

With the prior, written approval of the College of Business Administration graduate program council and the dean for Graduate Studies, an independent research, special studies, or special topics graduate-level course from Accounting, Business Administration or Economics, when such course has as its principal focus issues relevant to business administration or the concentration, may be substituted.

Business Technology (formerly E-Business)

Select three of the following which must be selected from at least two different academic departments:
BSAD 8736ECONOMICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
ECON 8346ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGY3
ISQA 8180ELECTRONIC COMMERCE3
ISQA 8310DATA COMMUNICATIONS3
ISQA 8525GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DESIGN3
ISQA 8530E-COMMERCE SECURITY3
ISQA/CYBR 8570INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS3
Total Credits:9

Collaboration Science

Required3
PRINCIPLES OF COLLABORATION
Electives6
Select two of the following:
MANAGERIAL NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES
COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICATION, TEAMWORK, & FACILITATION
CONFLICT MEDIATION
Total Credits9

Business Analytics

Required6
BSAD 8080BUSINESS FORECASTING3
ECON 8320TOOLS FOR DATA ANALYSIS3
Electives3
Select one course from the following:
BSAD 8376SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS3
ECON 8330DATA ANALYSIS FROM SCRATCH3
STAT 8426EXPLORATORY DATA VISUALIZATION AND QUANTIFICATION3
Total Credits9

Health Care Management

Select three of the following which must be selected from at least two different academic departments:9
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
HEALTH ECONOMICS
LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION
HEALTH BEHAVIOR
PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY
CLINICAL SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE AND FUNCTION
INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS
HEALTH CARE FINANCE (;;HSRA 872)
HEALTH CARE POLICY
THE U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Total Credits9

Human Resource Management

Required3
SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT
Electives
Select two of the following which must be selected from two different academic departments:6
ORGANIZATION THEORY & DESIGN
CORPORATE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL TESTING
ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN ORGANIZATIONS
LEADERSHIP THEORIES AND RESEARCH
Total Credits9

International Business

Select three of the following with a minimum of one course from BSAD or ECON:9
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDY ABROAD
MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION-US
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN THE GLOBAL WORKPLACE
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY ECONOMICS
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Select only one PSCI course:
SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
SEMINAR IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Total Credits9

Investment Science

Required6
SECURITY ANALYSIS
MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Select one of the following:3
BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS
ECONOMETRICS
BUSINESS FORECASTING
MONETARY THEORY AND POLICY
APPLIED REGRESSION ANALYSIS
Total Credits9

Risk Management

Required6
MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FOR FINANCIAL ANALYSTS
Select one of the following:3
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY
MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING ISSUES
SEMINAR IN ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
E-COMMERCE SECURITY
SECURITY RISK MANAGEMENTAND& ASSESSMENT
PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT
Total Credits9

Sustainability

Required3
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Electives6
Select two of the following:
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & REGULATIONS
NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ENV 840
Climate Change, Sustainability & Public Health
ENV 892
Public Health, Environment & Society
OUR ENERGY FUTURE: SOCIETY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
Total Credits9

Supply Chain Management

Required3
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Select one of the following (after completing the above course):3
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
GLOBAL SOURCING AND INNOVATION
SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS
INDUSTRIAL PURCHASING AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
Elective Courses3
Select one of the following:
ADVANCED MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING ISSUES
TRANSPORTATION SAFETY
INTERNATIONAL AVIATION
MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS
BUSINESS FORECASTING
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Total Credits9

Academic Performance

MBA Program Two Strikes Rule

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 withdrawal will be as stated in the current academic calendar for a full semester course (3 credits) http://registrar.unomaha.edu/calendar/; for an eight-week graduate course (2 credits) the last day for withdrawal will be the third day (including the start date) of the course as designated in MavLINK.

In addition to the Quality of Work Standards established by the Graduate College, MBA students may repeat only once a BSAD 8xx0 level course in which they receive any grade, including "W" or "I."

Each semester, student files will be reviewed where a student received a grade lower than a “B” (3.0 out of 4.0). Following this review, the College of Business Administration's Graduate Program Council (CBA GPC) may place conditions or restrictions on the student. Following notification to the student, the student may petition the CBA GPC for a review of the conditions or restrictions imposed.

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 CBA GPC and the 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 CBA GPC 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/Degree Works file, where the most recent grade replaces the grade received in the previous attempt.

Student Responsibilities

Each student admitted to graduate studies is responsible for knowing the procedures and regulations of the Graduate College.

Each student should consult with the MBA advisor 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.