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University of Nevada, Reno, College of Business Part Time MBA

The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno has its accounting and business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB), the highest leval of accreditation attainable in business education. The spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Business includes Accounting, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Finance, International Business, General Business, Entrepreneurship, Economics, MBA, Online Executive MBA, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Economics, Master of Arts in Economics, and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics. The College of Business is also involved in a number of important initiatives in entrepreneurship and outreach. It received a major gift from the Sontag Foundation to start a business plan competition that provides an Annual prize in the amount of $50,000 to the best business plan developed by students. The College has a partnership with 10 major corporations in Nevada providing internships and employment opportunities to business majors. The college also has exchange agreements with a number of univerisities overseas to enhance international experience for business faculty and students. These include Fudan University in China, Lanzhou University in China, and Chihuahua Campus of Instituto Tecnologico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey in Mexico.

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Program Type Part Time

Program Information

University of Nevada—Reno College of Business Administration Says

The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno has its accounting and business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB), the highest leval of accreditation attainable in business education. The spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Business includes Accounting, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Finance, International Business, General Business, Entrepreneurship, Economics, MBA, Online Executive MBA, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Economics, Master of Arts in Economics, and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics. The College of Business is also involved in a number of important initiatives in entrepreneurship and outreach. It received a major gift from the Sontag Foundation to start a business plan competition that provides an Annual prize in the amount of $50,000 to the best business plan developed by students. The College has a partnership with 10 major corporations in Nevada providing internships and employment opportunities to business majors. The college also has exchange agreements with a number of univerisities overseas to enhance international experience for business faculty and students. These include Fudan University in China, Lanzhou University in China, and Chihuahua Campus of Instituto Tecnologico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey in Mexico.

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

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Bloomberg

#24 Businessweek Part Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 93% accepted out of 81 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 30
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.2
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 576
  • Average Years Work Experience: 6
  • Out of State Application Fee: $60
  • In State Application Fee: $60

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

Two or more years of work experience, a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, and a GMAT score of at least 500 are required for admission to the College of Business at UNR. A resume, two letters of reference, and a two- to three-page personal statement concerning background and goals are also needed. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based, 213 comp...Two or more years of work experience, a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, and a GMAT score of at least 500 are required for admission to the College of Business at UNR. A resume, two letters of reference, and a two- to three-page personal statement concerning background and goals are also needed. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 iBT (or an IELTS score of at least 7.0) is required from nonnative English speakers. The average GMAT score for those admitted in 2009 was 542, the average GPA was 3.29, and the average length of work experience was five years. Slightly less than half the students admitted in 2009 majored in business at college. About one-fourth majored in engineering; another 13 percent were mathematics majors.

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 250
Total Full-Time Faculty 54
Full-Time Faculty 68%

Student Life

This group (mostly in their twenties or thirties, and often married) is “friendly, support­ive, team oriented, hardworking, [and] driven,” yet “still incredibly personable.” They understand “that the MBA program requires a different level of focus than under grad classes, and most of them seem to really embrace the challenge.” The campus has sever­al new buildings, and “the library and Student Union are great places to study and do group work.” There is “a great sense of community” all around the campus, as seen by attendance at major sporting events and fine arts or other activities on campus, and “class diversity is great.” Being that this is a part-time program, the school does “a very good job of socializing information about clubs and other social gatherings.” Reno itself has tons of “amazing” outdoor activities: it is within an hour of around twenty ski resorts and hiking trails (including Lake Tahoe), there’s a river flowing through downtown for rafting, and there are “plenty of lakes to camp and fish.” “It has the benefits of a big city in a small town,” says a student.

Career

The CB “encourages students to work with other students,” which makes for a built-in networking as most students are working professionals. “I have heard of several job opportunities from fellow students,” says one. Though the majority of those who attend Nevada are already employed, “many people are in the program to move to a new career path or because they want to advance from their current position.” A good deal of engi­neers and tech-oriented people are seeking MBAs, so recruitment from companies like Microsoft occurs frequently, although a couple of students wish the school would “part­ner with companies to give students more job opportunities.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

One of the state’s top MBA programs, the extremely affordable Nevada MBA program accommodates the needs of full and part time students by offering all evening courses so that students can complete a degree at their own pace without interrupting their profes­sional career. A heavy emphasis on group projects, the ability to waive core course requirements if comparable courses have been completed, and “ideal” flexibility only further endear this program to those who come here. “I wouldn’t be able to work and get my MBA nearly as easily without the setup we have here,” says a student. Students may also choose an “Area of Emphasis,” in which they take nine elective cred­its that have an industry or functional emphasis. Current areas of emphasis include accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, and information technology (students can also pursue other areas of emphasis by taking graduate courses of their choice outside of CB). Professors are “readily available outside the classroom and are knowledgeable about the subject that they are teaching,” and “the adaptability and overall performance of the administrative staff and professors is admirable.” The faculty “not only have academic experience, but are able to share real world knowledge that is invaluable to students working in such competitive business environments.” Since most every student is also working while getting their degree, the intensity of the classes is tailored to allow for the busy professional and personal lives of students, and professors “understand if we have to miss a class for a particular reason.” “I feel as though the coursework is challenging enough to get the message across, while still being understanding of the fact that we do have a life outside of school,” says a student.

The Princeton Review

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