Overview

Applicants
241
Acceptance Rate
80%
Years of Work Experience
8.6

GPA / Test Scores

Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
3.08 - 3.7
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
7%
Average Verbal GRE Score
157
Average Quantitative GRE Score
157
Average Writing GRE Score
4
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
155 - 160
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
155 - 159
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
4 - 4.5

Deadlines

Early/Priority/Round 1 Application Deadline
April 1

Regular / Round 2 Application Deadline
July 1

International Application Deadline
April 1

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
Up to one year.

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$50
Out-of-State Application Fee
$50
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$50

Admissions Factors

Required

GMAT or GRE Scores
Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Work Experience
Other
Optional

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
Letters Of Recommendation
Interview
State Residency

Other Factors That Influence Admission
Three references must be submitted

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
213
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
80

Faculty Information

Students Say

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln's Online MBA program holds applicants to competitive expectations—two years of management/leadership experience, a 600 GMAT score, and a 3.0 undergraduate GPA are highly recommended—but students who make the cut are rewarded with an "internationally recognized" program that strikes "the perfect balance of reputation, curriculum quality, flexibility . . . and price." Students in this 100 percent online program may choose one of five academic concentrations (in business analytics, supply chain management, international business, finance, or marketing), and many name "the specialty in business data analytics" as a huge draw. Likewise, students praise the "well-rounded" curriculum with "many elective courses" all "structured into 8-week semesters [which] makes it easy to focus on one course at a time while working full-time." The "tremendously helpful" yet "challenging" professors are also "very accessible." "All the professors use the online setting in their own unique way with different forms of student collaboration and interaction" aided by technology like TechSmith Relay for interactive lecture videos, frequent live online instruction sessions, and a shared repository for storing course files. Group projects are "engaging" as fellow students "come from a huge variety of educational and professional backgrounds," which "makes collaboration very exciting." These "driven, performance-oriented" student have backgrounds in "construction, manufacturing, tech, medical, and consulting" and "quite a few [are] doctors and engineers looking to improve [their] business acumen." Overall, the "the academic rigor is very high" while the workload is "significant but not overwhelming." Students appreciate that their "professors and UNL understand the challenges facing the students and have done a wonderful job of molding their program to fit the needs of the students."

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
129
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
103%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
29%

87%
Full-time
51%
Female
30%
Underrepresented Minorities

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
0

Chat rooms
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Accounting
Yes

Finance
Yes

International Business
Yes

JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Center for Research

Economics
Yes

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
No

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Emre Unlu
Corporate Finance

Geoff Friesen
Managerial Economics

Jenna Pieper
Human Resource Management

Elina Ibrayeva
International Management, Organizational Behavior

Julian Atanassov
Boards of Directors, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Tax Policy, Technological Innovation

Career Services Overview

Students Say

The "flexibility" and "convenient course format" of the University Nebraska Online MBA allows students to advance their career momentum even as they work towards a degree. In fact, 8 percent of graduates received a promotion while enrolled in the program. Students describe lots of "case studies and real world application" in their courses with "an emphasis being placed on ethical business decisions." UNL's typical entering student has an average 6 years in the workforce and an average age of 31. Students report a high—around 31%—salary bump as a result of their degree with a base salary of $87,594, and feel the program prepares them especially well in finance.

Mean Base Salary of Most Recent Graduating Class After Graduating from Program
$106,785

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
The Business Career Center provides virtual and in-person career coaching on internship/job search, changing careers/industries, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, interviewing, and salary negotiations. Online MBA students also have the opportunity to participate in national company site visits, CliftonStrengths coaching, and technical skills training and have access to online career resources.

Graduates Employed by Region

45%
Midwest
12%
Southwest
12%
West
11%
Mid-Atlantic
8%
South
4%
Northeast
3%
International
1%
Possessions and Territories

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Ryan Brewster
Chief of Staff at USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Rusty Jensen
Chief, Global Operations Center at USSTRATCOM

Aaron Weyhrich
Director of Global M&A and Business Development, ADM Nutrition at Archer Daniels Midland Company

Elaine Pelletier
Director, Professional Services Sales at Adobe

Paul DiMuzio
William M. Measey Professor of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Director of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish America

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $630 $630
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $30,315 $30,315

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Notification Begins
April 1

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
28%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
0%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
18%

Average Aid Package
$12,977

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$4,000

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$16,711

Average Debt at Graduation
$29,724

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
510
Full-Time
Part-Time
100%

In State
31.0%
Out of State
69.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

15.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
5.0%
International
69.0%
Out of State

22% female
78% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kerri Hiatt
Associate Director of Graduate Programs and Senior MBA Advisor

Address
730 North 14th Street
Room 201B
Lincoln, NE, 68588-0405
United States

Phone
402-472-2338

Fax
402-472-5997

Email
businessgrad@unl.edu


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