Frequently Asked Questions
How do I declare my concentration?
Make an advising appointment on MavTrack.
When do I receive my senior check?
Once you have completed 91 hours and have reached senior status, the advising office will complete your senior check. This is our official contract with you regarding exactly what courses remain in order for you to complete your degree. You will be notified by email to make a senior check appointment at that time.
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 semester. To graduate in four years a student must complete a minimum of 15 credits per semester and increase the credits taken to 18 for a minimum of two semesters. It is also possible to complete the additional credits needed during summer sessions.
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 visited with their academic advisor and attended an orientation session. Current students' registration dates and times will be available on Mavlink. Information will also be included in our semester newsletter, emailed to CBA students.
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 Aid Office (EAB 103) and through the College of Business Administration. Visit the CBA Scholarships website for more information.
Can I substitute a different class for a requirement?
No. The plan of study to complete a degree has been designed with specific goals in mind, and substituting classes would change the meaning of a degree. If there is a class you really want to take you can still take it and count it toward your electives.
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. Check back in late October for more details about the waitlist process. Instructors are not able to override the waitlist. The best way to ensure a spot in a class you need is to register early.
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.