"The MBA program at UNO's College of Business Administration concentrates on the working professional, and most, if not all, classes are offered at night. This is a big plus for me," one typical student in this solid local program writes. Students are pragmatic about what the CBA can and cannot offer, and they are confident that it is by far the best option for Omaha-area students. One student writes, "It's a great school if you're working full-time. There's good, cheap parking; a safe campus, business-focused classes; and professors with real-world experience." Another student agrees, "I'm glad that I chose UNO because, I think proportionally, there are just as many students and teachers that aren't the highest caliber at other graduate schools. I would be highly upset if I had to drive twice the distance and pay three times as much for teachers and students who weren't all smarter than the best at UNO. It's not realistic to expect that much from any local school."Students entering the CBA must demonstrate proficiency in accounting and finance fundamentals, basic business statistics, and foundations of economics; those lacking these skills must take the corresponding foundation courses at the outset of the program. The MBA curriculum includes nine core courses (27 hours) and nine hours of electives; students may elect to devote six curriculum hours to writing and subsequently defending orally a thesis paper. Students must also participate in at least three business leadership seminars during their tenure; complete a business case study as part of the capstone course policy, planning, and strategy; and pass a comprehensive exam that requires them to synthesize core skills and concepts.While some students wish that the program were even broader and more demanding one student, for example, complains that "the conventional MBA program does not even offer a specialization in finance," most are satisfied with what UNO offers. Professors are generally good; they "make the material very interesting, and most [professors] teach the material as it applies to both academic and real-world settings." In addition, they are "very supportive, very prepared, and always available for questions." On the downside, "some are a bit long in the tooth and do not relate well to current technology for the students. That's frustrating and a waste of time in class." MBAs also complain that "state budget cuts have led to fewer times available for some classes."
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