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University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Lee Business School Executive MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Executive
Total Program Enrollment 16
Tuition (Total) $28,600

Program Information

Specializations Offered: Energy, Finance, Investment Banking
Degrees Awarded: Executive MBA.

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Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 52% accepted out of 137 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.27
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 480
  • Average Years Work Experience: 7
  • Out of State Application Fee: $60
  • In State Application Fee: $60

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations

Also Considered: Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

The Admissions Committee requests the following from its applicants: official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended, an official score report for the GMAT, two letters of recommendation, a personal essay, and a resume. The GMAT score and the GPA are most important to the committee, as is work experience. An interview is required ...The Admissions Committee requests the following from its applicants: official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended, an official score report for the GMAT, two letters of recommendation, a personal essay, and a resume. The GMAT score and the GPA are most important to the committee, as is work experience. An interview is required only of those seeking admission to the Executive MBA. The average GPA of entering students is 3.20 and the average GMAT score is approximately 600. All international students seeking admission are asked to supply financial certification documents.

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Important Dates

Round 1
May

1

Deadline
June

7

Start

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 186
Total Full-Time Faculty 65
Full-Time Faculty 100%

Student Life

“The atmosphere at UNLV is similar to a commuter school. Most students, even under­graduate, work full time and live off campus.” Students “are business professionals in many different industries and are on average a few years out of undergrad.” The aver­age age is “late twenties.” “They are a diverse group that come from a variety of back­grounds,” “a mixing pot of international students and students from other states.” Regardless of their differences, students seem to share “similar values and goals.” They are “smart, outgoing, and welcome challenges.” Students say they value their class­mates’ ability “to stimulate” their minds. They are also “great friends and very helpful.” Las Vegas is half an hour from the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and Lake Mead. There is skiing and hiking less than an hour northwest of the city. However, being in Las Vegas itself has its bonuses for business students. The “modern” campus is “very excit­ing considering it is only miles from the Las Vegas strip.” The campus also regularly hosts a variety of entertainers and lecturers.

Career

The Career Services Center assists students in developing career goals and a career plan, as well as helping students market themselves and contact alumni for jobs. The office also acts as a liaison between students and local businesses. The Career Services Center maintains an online job database and organizes recruiting events for stu­dents on campus. Students say they like how close the school is “to the thousands of jobs that are on the Las Vegas strip.” However, others worry UNLV needs to develop its image. “Our school needs to be perceived as competition by other learning institutions. Potential employers should know that UNLV produces analytical, top-notch graduates.” UNLV MBAs are hired by the gaming and engineering industries, as well as by the state and federal government. Nearly all students in a recent graduating class had found employment by graduation.

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Students Say

The Lee Business School at the University of Nevada—Las Vegas offers two MBA tracks. One is an evening MBA, which students can complete either full- or part-time, and the other is an Executive MBA, available only to those with experience. “For working stu­dents or students, who need to balance family life, this is the perfect environment.” The evening program can be completed in two to four years, and students may opt to con­centrate in one of the following fields: finance, service marketing, management informa­tion systems, or new venture management. Students must complete 42 credit hours, 33 of which are devoted to a core curriculum. UNLV also offers joint degrees. Students can pursue degrees in hotel administration, dental medicine, management information systems, and a JD/MBA. Students choose UNLV due to its “location, afford-ability, and flexibility.” It’s the “only school in the [southern portion of the]state with AACSB accreditation,” and students say “UNLV has the best hotel program.” Some wish UNLV offered an addition­al specialization, one which might help them better prepare for work in “green jobs.”The Executive MBA is an 18-month program during which all students follow the same general course of study. Students should have seven years work experience prior to applying, and of those seven years, three must be in “a key decision-making role.” Classes take place every Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is an ini­tial full-week intensive prior to the start of classes. “UNLV’s best attribute is the willingness of its professors to help students. Because half the students work full-time, they are very flexible when it come to scheduling office hours or addressing questions through email.” “Professors come prepared for lectures” and “treat MBA students like professionals.” The curriculum is “well organized,” and professors stay on top of pertinent issues. “I feel I have gotten a superb exposure to the current business environment from them.” Professors are also equipped with bedside manner. They “are always friendly and willing to help further explain difficult topics.” Students praise “the use of teamwork, in almost every aspect of class.” As for the admin­istration, they “promptly respond to requests by phone and email.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for Entrepreneurship Center for Business and Economic Research Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies International Gaming Institute Ceasars Hopsitality Research Center Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution The Lincy Institute Brookings Mountain Wes Additional University Centers can be found athttp://www.unlv.edu/research/active-centers

  • Research Facilities:

    Center for Entrepreneurship Center for Business and Economic Research Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies International Gaming Institute Ceasars Hopsitality Research Center Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution The Lincy Institute Brookings Mountain Wes Additional University Centers can be found athttp://www.unlv.edu/research/active-centers

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Nevada—Lee College of Business include:

Cass Palmer - President/CEO United Way of Southern Nevada

Linda Rheinberger - Owner, One Source Realty and Management

Darcy Neighbors - Founder and CEO, CIM Marketing Partners

Dave Rice - Head menÂ’s basketball coach, UNLV

Rossi Rolenkotter - President/CEO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

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