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University of Nebraska - Omaha College of Business Administration Full Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Average Age Admitted: 26
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.43
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 575
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Application Fee: $45

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Admission Information

Students applying to the University of Nebraska—Omaha must provide the admissions department an official transcript for each undergraduate and graduate program attended, official GMAT test results, and a current resume detailing work experience. Letters of recommendation, an essay or personal statement, and an interview are all optional for dome...Students applying to the University of Nebraska—Omaha must provide the admissions department an official transcript for each undergraduate and graduate program attended, official GMAT test results, and a current resume detailing work experience. Letters of recommendation, an essay or personal statement, and an interview are all optional for domestic applicants. International applicants "must provide letters of recommendation, statements of financial independence, and evidence of ability to speak and write the English language." The CBA accepts applications for admission three times a year; students may enter in the fall, spring, or summer.

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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 276
Percent International Students 21%
Total Full-Time Faculty 42
Full-Time Faculty 81%

Student Life

According to students, UNO MBAs form a "close-knit group, even though [they] have few out-of-class activities because most of the students have responsibilities outside of school." As one student says, "Other than networking through the various clubs and associations, the extracurriculars are limited to the undergraduate population." MBAs are friendly enough to watch out for each other, students say. One student adds, "We become friends, and we all use the friendships developed at school to network and that eventually leads to new jobs. Also, because all the students know each other, they get guidance from each other on what classes are better and the teaching styles of the professors."UNO is the state's only metropolitan-area university, and this allows it to offer some of the best student-business connections available in Nebraska. Major employers in the city include Alegent Health, ConAgra, First Data Corporation, Methodist Health, Mutual of Omaha, Odyssey Staffing, Staff Mid-America, Union Pacific, and West Corporation. Omaha's metropolitan population of over 600,000 supports a variety of museums, the world's best-endowed community theater, and a zoo.

Career

UNO's Career Center "assists undergraduates, graduate candidates, and alumni from all colleges of the university in their search for career employment." According to the school's catalog, the center provides counseling services, a library of information on local and national employers, and recruiting and referral programs. The school also offers university-wide career fairs. Students explain that "the local reputation is key" in parlaying their degrees into successful careers; in addition, "good corporations in town and working adult students bring in current information" that assists in their job searches. Companies recruiting on campus during the spring of 2004 included Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, EFG Companies, First National Bank of Omaha, Mutual of Omaha, the state of Nebraska, Northwestern Mutual, State Farm, and Union Pacific.

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Students Say

"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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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Nebraska Business Development Center Center for Economic Education Center for Collaboration Science UNO Real Estate Research China Studies Program Division of Economic and Financial Analysis Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://world.unomaha.edu

  • Research Facilities:

    Nebraska Business Development Center Center for Economic Education Center for Collaboration Science UNO Real Estate Research China Studies Program Division of Economic and Financial Analysis Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration include:

C. Mickey Skinner - Former President, Hershey Pasta Group, Divison of Hershey Foods Corp

Bernard R. Reznicek - Former Chairman, Pres. and CEO, Boston Edison Comp

Herbert A. Sklenar - Former Chairman and CEO, Vulcan Materials Company

R. Craig Hoenshell - Former CEO, Avis and American Express Internationa

James R. Young - Pres. and CEO, Union Pacific Railroad

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