Business Administration, MBA and UNMC Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Department of Business Administration, College of Business Administration; UNMC College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP)
The health care industry is an ever-changing landscape, requiring those in leadership positions to navigate complex issues associated with patient care, operations, change management and public policy, to name a few. Allied health professionals comprise approximately 60 percent of the total health care workforce, and together provide the fundamental framework critical to the success of the American health care system. Students jointly pursuing education in an allied health profession and in business are uniquely prepared not only for health care practice, but also for taking on key decision-making roles in health care organizations.
Program Contact Information
Kristi Lynch, MBA Director
312 Mammel Hall (MH)
6708 Pine Street
Jessica Kampfe, MBA Advisor
311 Mammel Hall (MH)
6708 Pine Street
Application Deadlines (Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022)
- Spring: November 1
- Summer: April 1
- Fall: July 1 (June 1 for international students)
- Junior/senior GPA of at least 2.85 (on a 4.0 point scale)
- English Language Proficiency: 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 United States, OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a predetermined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.
- Paper-based TOEFL: 550, Internet-based TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 53, Duolingo: 105
- Resume: (employment and educational history)
- Applicants must be admitted to a graduate degree program in the CAHP and have completed no more than the first year of that program.
MBA Foundation Courses
|BSAD 8110||ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL FUNDAMENTALS||3|
|Or one year of Principles of Accounting at the undergraduate level:||6|
|PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I|
|PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II|
|ECON 1200||AN INTRODUCTION TO THE U.S. ECONOMY||3|
|Or Micro-economics and Macro-economics at the undergraduate level:||6|
|PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO)|
|PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO)|
|A required course for all international students entering the MBA program who are required to take the TOEFL:|
|ENGL 1150||ENGLISH COMPOSITION I||3|
|Foundation Courses cannot be used to meet the degree requirements for the MBA program.|
MBA Core Course Requirements (22 hours)
|BSAD 8060||PEOPLE: CULTIVATING SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP||2|
|BSAD 8000||BUSINESS ETHICS: ACHIEVING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY||2|
|BSAD 8040||BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: CONNECTING PEOPLE AND INFORMATION||2|
|BSAD 8150||ECONOMICS: ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS FOR MANAGERS||2|
|BSAD 8210||ACCOUNTING: DECISIONS & CONSEQUENCES||2|
|BSAD 8250||ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: ENHANCING HUMAN & ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITIES||2|
|BSAD 8420||MARKETING: UNDERSTANDING CONSUMERS AND MARKETS||2|
|BSAD 8630||FINANCE: UNDERSTANDING CAPITAL AND CASH 1||2|
|BSAD 8700||BUSINESS ANALYTICS: MAKING SENSE OF DATA||2|
|BSAD 8720||STRATEGIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 2||2|
|BSAD 8830||STRATEGY: DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE 3||2|
BSAD 8800-MBA Project-Focused Capstone (2 credits) The project-focused capstone course for the Master's of Business Administration (MBA) degree will focus on the students completing a health care-related project for a nonprofit 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 on 4.0 scale) grade required to complete the course successfully and qualify for graduation. Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete BSAD 8630, BSAD 8420, and BSAD 8830 before taking the Capstone course. Students must also complete this course in the final semester or within the last nine (9) hours of their MBA program. Not open to non-degree graduate students.
|BSAD 8800||MBA PROJECT-FOCUSED CAPSTONE||2|
Elective Courses (9 hours)
Students completing the MBA/MPAS program will transfer nine hours of coursework from the courses listed below to fulfill elective requirements for the MBA program. Minimum of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) grade required in each course to be transferred.
Transfer and application of the "professional" hours from UNMC to the UNO MBA program will take place upon completion of the MPAS degree. The courses are:
|PHAS 620||Physician Assistant Professional Issues||1|
|PHAS 632||Communication in Medicine I||2|
|PHAS 637||Communication in Medicine II||1|
|PHAS 660||Medical Ethics||1|
|PHAS 665||Systems in Health Care and Management||1|
|PHAS 670||Research Applications in Medicine||1|
|PHAS 707||Family Medicine Clerkship (Students must complete an applied organizational/managerial audit assignment after completing the Family Practice Clerkship. The details of this assignment will be provided upon admission to the MBA program.)||2|
MBA/MPAS students who have earned undergraduate or graduate degrees in accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, or marketing, the MBA core course(s) corresponding to the student's undergraduate major(s) or degree(s) will be waived and the student will complete a directed elective in the waived field in addition to the hours transferred from UNMC. The waived core course will not satisfy degree requirements. Please consult with your advisor for a complete list of approved directed electives.
MBA/MPAS students are not eligible to choose an MBA concentration because UNMC courses will comprise all electives.
Other MBA Requirements
Attendance at a minimum of two (2) MBA Leadership Seminars.