About the Course
The course has been designed for students of all ages, including:
- Berkshire Hathaway shareholders
- Senior managers
- Private investors
- Investment professionals
- Association executives
Lifelong Learners from across the globe, and students of any age and background with the desire to participate, learn, and study the life of Warren Buffett are welcome to take advantage of this special course.
No college requirement is required.
You will be assigned to a team with graduate and executive students for class discussion, projects, and a final presentation.
Lifelong Learners will receive a Certificate of Business Excellence.
MBA students will earn 4 credit hours toward their degree, upon completion of the course.
Representing six continents and over 25 countries, executives and Lifelong Learners come with a diversity of backgrounds and disciplines.
From project management, to nursing, sales, portfolio and wealth management, to bankers, our Lifelong Learners are as diverse as the occupations they hold.
UNO's College of Business Administration (UNO CBA)
UNO's CBA is the only university in the world that offers a seminar dedicated to the in-depth and comprehensive study of the Oracle of Omaha. The course explores far beyond his investment methods and examining his management philosophies, corporate governance, mistakes, and philanthropy.
Investment Challenge Contest
Executive MBA candidates will team up to present a two-minute investment idea that meets all of Berkshire's Acquisition Criteria, and other participants will challenge the presenting individual or team on their thesis.
A panel of independent judges will determine the winner and award a $1,000 merit scholarship or University of Nebraska Foundation honorary donation.
Contest participation is required for all Executive MBAs but is optional for Lifelong Learners.
Investment Research Report*
Executive MBA teams will be required to prepare and submit an in-depth Investment Research Report, which will be evaluated by CBA's Director of Finance and will determine most of the grade for the class.
Executive teams may choose to do a report on their Investment Challenge Contest pitch or another investment idea as long as it meets all of Berkshire’s Acquisition Criteria.
*This assignment is for Executive MBA candidates only
Benefits and Goals of the Course
- Better understand the unique characteristics of a business genius
- Realize the important difference between the price of a stock and the value of the business
- Become a more informed investor and allocator of capital
- Be a better manager of people by developing the right corporate culture
- Sharpen your communication skills both orally and in writing
- Explore mistakes made by Warren Buffett and learn how to avoid the same ones
- Uncover a business or stock that would fit into the Berkshire family of businesses