Overview

Applicants
132
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.36
Years Work Experience
6.5
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
540 - 590
GPA
3.00 - 3.60

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
July 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
25:1
Total Faculty
56

13
Female
12
Underrepresented Minorities


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 fullor part-time, and the other is an Executive MBA, designed for working professionals who plan to continue working full-time while pursuing their MBA. “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, human resources management, marketing, management information systems and new venture management. Students must complete forty-eight credit hours, thirty-three of which are devoted to a core curriculum. An accelerated program is open to students in the evening program who have a minimum score of 600 on the GMAT. Students must also exceed the 50th percentile on both the verbal and quantitative skills portion of the GMAT. Another prerequisite for the Executive MBA is an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited university.

The Executive MBA is an eighteen-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 also offers joint degrees. Students also have the option to pursue one of four dual programs: the MBA/ JD (Juris Doctor), the MBA/DDM (Doctor of Dental Medicine), the MBA/MS in Hotel Administration and the MBA/MS in Management Information Systems. Students choose UNLV due to its “location, affordability, and flexibility.” It’s the “only school in 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.”

“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.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Data Analytics
Economics
Information Systems/Information Technology

Certificate Programs

Business Administration
Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship
Information Systems/Information Technology

Center for Research

Economics
Entrepeneurship
Real Estate

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview


Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

The Lee Business School Career and Professional Development office at UNLV serves only the University’s graduate students, providing them with guidance and strate- gies specific to their interests in local, national and international business careers. The center assists them 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 businesses and alumni. The 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 typically have an average of five years’ work experience when they enter the MBA program. Local and national companies visit the Lee Business School for recruitment of leadership positions.


Prominent Alumni

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

Gina Bonjiovi
Owner, Bonjiovi Law Firm

Darcy Neighbors
Founder and CEO, CIM Marketing Partners

Linda Rheinberger
Owner, One Source Realty and Management

Cass Palmer
President/CEO United Way of Southern Nevada

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 30

Financial Aid Statistics


New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
60%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
36%

New Students Receiving Loans
33%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$8,736
Tuition (Out-State)
$8,736
Fees (In-State)
$3,000
Fees (Out-State)
$17,000

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$369
Tuition (Out-State)
$628
Fees (In-State)
$12
Fees (Out-State)
$12

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$10,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,000
Academic Expenses
$2,400

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
152
Part Time
58%

In State
78.0%
Out of State
22.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
4

Demographics

10.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
19.00%
International

41% female
59% male

Campus Life

Students Say

“The atmosphere at UNLV is similar to a commuter school. Most students, even under- graduates, 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 class- mates’ 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.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Lisa Davis
Associate Director

Address
4505 Maryland Parkway Box 456031
Las Vegas, UN 89154-6031
United States

Phone
702-895-3655

Fax
702-895-3632

Email
lbsmba@unlv.edu


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