Frequently Asked Questions
All applications for graduate school at UNO start with the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS). Once your application, filing fee, official transcripts, resume and GMAT/GRE scores have been received by OGS, your application is forwarded to the program you specified on your application. Click here for a complete list of all the application requirements. All questions regarding your application (including residency), filing fee and transcripts should be addressed to the Office of Graduate Studies.
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Office of Graduate Studies
6001 Dodge St, EAB 203
Omaha, NE 68182-0209
In addition to your application, your official GMAT or GRE scores and a current resume must be received prior to the application deadline.
Deadline Dates: FALL – July 1, SPRING – November 1, SUMMER – April 1
- GMAT - Minimum GMAT score of 500 with a minimum 20th percentile for both verbal and quantitative portions as well as a minimum Jr/Sr GPA of 2.85 are required for unconditional admission. For information on taking the GMAT visit www.mba.com.
- GRE – Minimum GRE score of 299 (verbal + quantitative) with a minimum 20th percentile for both verbal and quantitative portions, as well as a minimum Jr/Sr GPA of 2.85 are required for unconditional admission. For information on taking the GRE revised General Test (Graduate Record Examinations), please visit https://www.ets.org/gre/.
- Resume – is uploaded along with your application.
Click here to see the complete application checklist.
Students can enroll on a full time or part time basis. The program is designed for working professionals who wish to advance their educational opportunities while maintaining their employment. Most of our classes are held in the evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:35 p.m. One class (2 credit hours) is one night a week for eight weeks. You can take one class or up to eight classes in a semester of 16 weeks, as we offer classes Monday through Thursday evenings, with core classes taught over 8 weeks sessions.
For financial aid purposes, full time is considered 9 hours and anything less is considered part time.
That is up to you. If you took four (2 credit) classes for the Fall and Spring semester of your first year; two (2 credit) classes in the summer of your first year; and then two (2 credit) classes and three (3 credit) electives in your second year, you could finish the program in two years. You have ten years from the date of your admission into the program to complete your program.
Applicants with non-business majors may be required to complete foundation courses before their first MBA class. The prerequisite (foundation) courses are:
- Accounting – BSAD8110 or one year of Principles of Accounting at the undergraduate level (ACCT 2010 and ACCT 2020).
- Economics – BSAD 8180 or Micro and Macro economics at the undergraduate level (ECON 2200 and ECON 2220).
- Statistics – BSAD 2130 – Principles of Business Statistics or one semester of statistics as verified on a transcript.
- College Algebra (Math 1320)
- English Composition (ENG 1150) is required course for all international students entering the MBA program who are required to take the TOEFL.
Students must complete the prerequisite courses listed above either as an undergraduate student or in the beginning of the graduate program. These courses cannot be used to meet the 33 semester-hour requirement for the MBA degree. Courses successfully completed with a minimum grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in an undergraduate program are considered as sufficient preparation. Otherwise, the student must complete the foundation requirements with a minimum grade of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
Yes, you can. Prior to admission into the MBA program you can apply for non-degree status to complete the classes. Non-degree students presenting documents confirming that they have a 3.00 minimum Junior/Senior GPA and college algebra or higher level of math may enroll in BSAD 8110 and 8180, which satisfy foundation requirements in Accounting and Economics, respectively. If you did not complete the foundation courses in your undergraduate program, you must complete the foundation requirements with a minimum grade of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
What if I don’t receive a score of 500 or better on the GMAT, 299 or better on the GRE, or Junior/Senior GPA of 2.85 or better?
If you do not receive a score of 500 or better on the GMAT, or a score of 299 or better total for the verbal and quantitative portions on the GRE, with a minimum 20th percentile for both the verbal and quantitative portions on GMAT and GRE, your file will be reviewed by the faculty committee (Graduate Program Council) who oversees the MBA Program. Applicants are required to submit a written statement/letter that (a) highlights unique personal qualities/life experience that distinguish you from other candidates; and (b) addresses deficiencies in your GMAT/GRE or GPA; as well as three (3) letters of recommendation on official letterhead from individuals who can evaluate your professional and/or academic achievements. These documents need to reach us by the Fall (July 1) and Spring (November 1) deadline dates. Candidates being considered for admission on this basis will receive notification of the outcome by August 1 and December 1 for the Fall and Spring semesters, respectively. There is no guarantee admission will be granted simply because the indicated scores have been achieved. If you are admitted under this process, you will be granted provisional admission and you must get a minimum grade of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in your first twelve (12) MBA credit hours.
Yes, currently the MBA Program offers concentrations in the areas listed below. A concentration shall include at least nine (9) credit hours. Completion of the concentration requires students to file a Plan of Study and complete courses from at least two academic departments.
- Business Analytics (Effective Fall 2017)
- Business Technology (previously called E-Business)
- Collaboration Science
- Healthcare Management
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Investment Science
- Risk Management
- Supply Chain Management
Submit the completed CBA Graduate Assistantship Application to the MBA Student Advisor. As graduate assistantships become available in various areas of the College of Business Administration, your application is forwarded to the appropriate department. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the department to schedule an interview. Find the form and more information here.
No. If you need to take a Fall or Spring semester off, please notify the Director or advisor of the MBA program via email. As a result of taking off a Fall or Spring semester, you will not be able to register with the “graduate” group when you return, you will have to wait for “open registration”.
If the College Algebra requirement is not satisfied, can I enroll in MATH 1320 prior to taking the Math Placement Exam?
No. You must contact the UNO Testing Center to schedule a placement exam. Contact the UNO Testing Center at http://testing.unomaha.edu/ for additional details.
Yes, if you are looking to increase your involvement with your fellow MBA students, faculty and University of Nebraska at Omaha alumni, you can join the UNO MBA Association (MBAA). More information about the MBAA can be found here.
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