Business Administration, MBA and Economics, MS (MBA/ECON)

Departments of Business Administration and Economics, College of Business Administration

Vision Statement

In a world with increasingly more data, the quantitative focus of the graduate Economics degree is increasingly attractive to students and employers.   Businesses generate data at an unprecedented rate, and the econometric and modeling skills of an applied economics degree allows graduates to make sense of business data in a systematic and scientific way.  This specialization is enhanced with the broad knowledge provided by an MBA degree. Students in the MBA program demonstrate basic proficiency in a number of business-related disciplines, including marketing, management, accounting, and finance.  This wide domain of knowledge allows students to apply the analytical skills learned in economics courses to a wider set of business problems, thereby adding value to their organizations. Students who wish to pursue this option must work closely with an advisor 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)

Kristi Lynch, 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 Pine Street
402.554.3010
mba@unomaha.edu

(Economics)

Catherine Yap Co, PhD, Graduate Program Chair and Advisor
332R Mammel Hall (MH) 
6708 Pine Street
402.554.2805
cco@unomaha.edu

Admissions

General Application Requirements and Admission Criteria

Program-Specific Requirements

Application Deadlines (Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022)

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April 1
  • Fall: July 1 (June 1 for international students)

Other Requirements 

  • 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)

Degree Requirements

MBA Foundation Courses

Accounting
Select one of the following:3-6
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL FUNDAMENTALS
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
and PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
Economics
ECON 2200PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO)3
ECON 2220PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO)3
ECON 3200ECONOMIC THEORY: MICRO3
ECON 3220ECONOMIC THEORY: MACRO3
Other Foundation Courses
BSAD 2130PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS STATISTICS3
ENGL 1150ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (A required course for all students entering this program who are required to take the English proficiency exam)3

MBA/Economics Required Courses

ECON 8290RESEARCH METHODS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS3
ECON 8306QUANTITATIVE APPLICATIONS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS (ECON 8306 is not required for students demonstrating satisfactory mathematical skills. If it is not taken, three additional hours of economics approved elective will be required.)3
ECON 8200SEMINAR IN MICRO ECONOMIC THEORY3
ECON 8220SEMINAR IN MACRO THEORY3
ECON 8300ECONOMETRICS3
BSAD 8060PEOPLE: CULTIVATING SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP2
BSAD 8000BUSINESS ETHICS: ACHIEVING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY2
BSAD 8040BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: CONNECTING PEOPLE AND INFORMATION2
BSAD 8210ACCOUNTING: DECISIONS & CONSEQUENCES2
BSAD 8250ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: ENHANCING HUMAN & ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITIES2
BSAD 8420MARKETING: UNDERSTANDING CONSUMERS AND MARKETS2
BSAD 8630FINANCE: UNDERSTANDING CAPITAL AND CASH2
BSAD 8700BUSINESS ANALYTICS: MAKING SENSE OF DATA2
BSAD 8720STRATEGIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT2
BSAD 8830STRATEGY: DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE2
BSAD 8800MBA PROJECT-FOCUSED CAPSTONE2
Electives21
Electives must contain 9 from the approved MBA elective list, 9 credits from the Economics approved elective list, and 3 credits from from courses common to both lists.
Total Credits58

Exit Requirements

MBA Exit Requirement

BSAD 8800 MBA Project-Focused Capstone (2 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 nonprofit or other organization.  This consulting project will focus on the application of the knowledge and skills learned in this 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.  Not open to non-degree graduate students. 

Economics Exit Requirement

Comprehensive Examination

Concentrations

Business Analytics

Required and taken in the following order:15
QUANTITATIVE APPLICATIONS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
ECONOMETRICS
and TOOLS FOR DATA ANALYSIS 1
BUSINESS FORECASTING
and DATA ANALYSIS FROM SCRATCH 2
Total Credits15

Business Economics

Select three of the following:
ECON/BSAD 8020ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT3
ECON 8210/BSAD 8100MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS3
ECON 8216INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION3
ECON 8230BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS3
ECON 8310/BSAD 8080BUSINESS FORECASTING3
ECON 8346ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGY3
ECON 8456DOMESTIC MONETARY THEORY AND POLICY3
ECON 8616INTERNATIONAL TRADE3
ECON 8626INTERNATIONAL MONETARY THEORY3
ECON/BSAD 8736ECONOMICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
ECON 8940ECONOMIC INTERNSHIP3
Total Credits:9

Business Technology

Select three of the following:9
ECONOMICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGY
ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
PROCESS REENGINEERING WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
INFORMATION AND DATA QUALITY MANAGEMENT
MANAGEMENT OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
ADVANCED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
IT INFRASTRUCTURE & CLOUD COMPUTING
DATA MANAGEMENT
MANAGING THE I.S. FUNCTION
GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DESIGN
E-COMMERCE SECURITY
INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS
SECURITY RISK MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT
IT AUDIT AND CONTROL
DATA MINING: THEORY AND PRACTICE
DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT FUNDAMENTALS
PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT
Total Credits:9

Collaboration Science

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

Econometrics and Data Analytics

Required Courses
ECON 8320TOOLS FOR DATA ANALYSIS3
ECON 8310/BSAD 8080BUSINESS FORECASTING3
ECON 8330DATA ANALYSIS FROM SCRATCH3
Total Credits:9

Growth and Innovation Economics

Select three of the following:
ECON 8216INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION3
ECON 8346ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGY3
ECON 8666INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT3
ECON/BSAD 8736ECONOMICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
BSAD 8356GLOBAL SOURCING AND INNOVATION3
Total Credits:9

Health Care Management

Select three of the following:9
HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS FOR BUSINESS
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
HEALTH ECONOMICS
LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION
HEALTH BEHAVIOR
PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY
INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS
HEALTH CARE POLICY (HSRA 874)
Total Credits9

Human Resource Management

Select three of the following:9
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
TOTAL REWARDS
TALENT DEVELOPMENT
STAFFING THE ORGANIZATION
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
GLOBAL SOURCING AND INNOVATION
MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION-US
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN THE GLOBAL WORKPLACE
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY THEORY
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
GEOGRAPHY OF ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION
No more than one PSCI course may be taken:
SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
SEMINAR IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Total Credits9

International Economics

Select three of the following:
ECON 8616INTERNATIONAL TRADE3
ECON 8626INTERNATIONAL MONETARY THEORY3
ECON 8666INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT3
BSAD 8356GLOBAL SOURCING AND INNOVATION3
BSAD 8540MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
Total Credits:9

Investment Science

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

Logistics & 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
MANAGERIAL NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES
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

Monetary and Financial Economics

Select three of the following:
ECON 8010SEMINAR IN PUBLIC FINANCE3
ECON 8626INTERNATIONAL MONETARY THEORY3
ECON 8456DOMESTIC MONETARY THEORY AND POLICY3
BSAD 8510SECURITY ANALYSIS3
Total Credits:9

PhD Preparatory

Select three of the following:
ECON 8010SEMINAR IN PUBLIC FINANCE3
ECON/BSAD 8020ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT3
ECON 8216INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION3
ECON 8310/BSAD 8080BUSINESS FORECASTING3
ECON 8346ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGY3
ECON 8456DOMESTIC MONETARY THEORY AND POLICY3
ECON 8600HEALTH ECONOMICS3
ECON 8616INTERNATIONAL TRADE3
ECON 8626INTERNATIONAL MONETARY THEORY3
ECON/BSAD 8736ECONOMICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
MATH 8056LINEAR ALGEBRA3
MATH 8235INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS3
MATH 8236MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS I3
MATH 8746INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I3
Total Credits:9

Public Policy Economics

Select three of the following:
ECON 8010SEMINAR IN PUBLIC FINANCE3
ECON/BSAD 8020ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT3
ECON 8210/BSAD 8100MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS3
ECON 8216INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION3
ECON 8230BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS3
ECON 8326NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS3
ECON 8346ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGY3
ECON 8456DOMESTIC MONETARY THEORY AND POLICY3
ECON 8600HEALTH ECONOMICS3
ECON/BSAD 8736ECONOMICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
ECON 8856ECONOMICS OF URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT3
PA 8300POLICY DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION3
Total Credits:9

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 MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT
PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT
Total Credits9

Sustainability

Required3
NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
Electives6
Select two of the following:
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & REGULATIONS
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
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

Trade and Global Value Chains

Required Courses6
ECON 8616INTERNATIONAL TRADE3
BSAD 8710SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT3
Electives3
To be selected in consultation with the Graduate Program Chair
ECON 8216INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION3
ECON 8230BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS3
ECON 8310/BSAD 8080BUSINESS FORECASTING3
BSAD 8356GLOBAL SOURCING AND INNOVATION3
Total Credits:9

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.