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 and resume 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
THe UNO MBA program requires the following for unconditional admission:
- Jr/Sr GPA of 2.85
- Résumé – upload along with your application.
FALL – July 1 (June 1 for International Students)
SPRING – November 1
SUMMER – April 1
Click here to see the complete application checklist.
Students can enroll on a part-time or full-time basis. The program is designed for working professionals who wish to advance their educational opportunities while maintaining their employment. Classes are held on campus Monday through Thursday in the evenings or online.
Core classes (2 credit hours) meet one night a week for eight weeks. You can take one class, or up to eight classes in a semester of 16 weeks.
For financial aid purposes, full time is considered 9 hours and anything less is considered part time.
The MBA program has an online pathway, but not all courses are offered online every semester. Click here to search for current class offerings.
Most in-person classes are held in the evening from 6 - 9:35 P.M. One core class (2 credit hours) meets one night each week for eight weeks. There are two (2) eight-week sessions during the fall and spring semesters for the 2 credit-hour classes.
Elective classes (3 credit hours) meet one night a week from 6 - 8:40PM.
*Some elective classes may be offered during the day.
That is up to you! It is highly recommended that admitted students meet with their advisor to make a degree plan. Part-time students typically complete in 2 1/2 - 3 years, while full-time students may complete in 18 months - 2 years.
If a student takes four (2 credit) classes for the fall and spring semester of the first year; two (2 credit) classes in the summer of the first year; and then two (2 credit) classes and three (3 credit) electives in the second year, they could finish the program in two years. A student has 10 years from the date of admission into the program to complete the degree.
Applicants with non-business majors may be required to complete foundation courses before their first MBA class. The prerequisite (foundation) courses are:
- Accounting – BSAD 8110 or one year of Principles of Accounting at the undergraduate level (ACCT 2010 and ACCT 2020).
- Economics – ECON 1200 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 ECON 1200, 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).
If you do not have a Jr/Sr GPA of 2.85 or better, 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 GPA. Recommendation letters also are accepted, but not required as part of the GPC review process.
These documents need to reach the MBA office 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. 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 from elective courses. Completion of the concentration requires students to file a Plan of Study and complete courses from at least two academic departments. A concentration is not required to complete the MBA program.
- Business Analytics
- Business Technology
- 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 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”.
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.