Frequently Asked Questions
How do I declare my concentration?
Make an advising appointment on MavTrack.
If you are not a current College of Business Administration student, please call 402.554.3419 to schedule an appointment.
When do I complete the Application for Degree?
The Application for Degree is completed during the semester in which you plan to graduate. Log in to MavLINK and complete the application prior to the semester deadline. There is a $35 fee assessed at the time of the application. For more details, check out UNO's Graduation Procedures and Time Lines.
How many years will it take to graduate?
On average, students graduate in four to five years depending upon the number of credits they take per year. To graduate in four years a student must complete a minimum of 30 credits per academic year (Fall, Spring & Summer).
What math class is required for business?
MATH 1370 or MATH 1930 are required.
How many credit hours do freshmen typically take per semester?
A freshman typically takes between 12 to 15 credit hours per semester.
How large are the classes?
Class size ranges between 20 to 150 students depending on the class. CBA's average class size is around 40 students.
Do Graduate Assistants (GAs) teach courses?
In CBA, only professors or part-time instructors will teach courses. In some of your classes outside CBA it is possible that a GA will assist the professor in the classroom, help lead discussion groups, or be an instructor.
When do I get to register for classes?
Freshmen will be able to register for courses once they have attended an orientation session and visited with their academic advisor. Current students' registration dates and times will be available on MavLINK.
By the time I register will there be any courses left?
As a freshman there will be plenty of courses for you to choose from that will apply toward your degree. As you move along in your program, the classes become more specialized and are taken only by students seeking a similar degree, so you should not have problems getting into classes. However, because some classes do fill up quickly, you should always set aside time to register as soon as your registration window opens.
Can I take an Accounting or Management course as a freshman?
Freshmen can take an Accounting or Management course as long as they meet the prerequisites; however, these classes are normally taken during the sophomore level.
Are there any scholarships available?
There are scholarships available through the Financial Support Office (103 EAB) and through the College of Business Administration. Visit the CBA Scholarships website for more information.
The class I want is full, how do I get in?
CBA uses automated waitlists. If a class is full, and you want that class/section, you should get on the waitlist. Instructors are not able to override the waitlist. The best way to ensure a spot in a class you need is to register early.
Learn more about the waitlist policy
What will help me get the job I want after graduation?
Good grades are the first step in your future career. It is also important to be active during college. This could include playing sports, being in a student group, joining a charitable organization or holding a job. Taking part in an internship is another good way to gain experience and show employers your capabilities. Anything that you can do to show a potential employer that you are hard working and have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills will help you get a job. Our CBA Career Center can help you with your job search process.