Overview

Applicants
185
Acceptance Rate
89%
Years of Work Experience
6.0
Average Age
31

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.40
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
3.1 - 3.6
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
17%
Average Verbal GRE Score
157
Average Quantitative GRE Score
159
Average Writing GRE Score
4.05
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
154 - 159
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
155 - 163
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
3.5 - 4.5

Deadlines

Start Terms Other Than Fall
Yes
Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
Up to one year.
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

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

Admissions Factors

Required

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

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
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
35:1
Total Faculty
22
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
95%

96%
Full-time
14%
Female
5%
Minority

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

Finance
Yes

International Business
Yes

JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Center for Research

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
No

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Emre Unlu
Corporate Finance

Amit Saini
e-Commerce and Business-to-Business Marketing

Chris Tuggle
Strategic Leadership and Governance

Marc Schniederjans
Business Analytics

Jenna Pieper
Strategic Human Resource Management

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
$87,594

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
40

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
Provide resume reviews, mock interview, salary negotiations and assistance searching for internships and jobs

Graduates Employed by Region

53%
Midwest
16%
West
13%
Mid-Atlantic
8%
South
5%
Northeast
5%
Southwest

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Stacy Cox
Chief Operations Officer Senior Vice President at Croghan Colonial Bank

Jonathan Costy
Chief Financial Officer, E Energy Adams

Neal Kemmet
President and General Manager, Ace Ethanol

Sheila Brugger
Chief Financial Officer, Cyclonaire

Robert Ashburn
Information Operations Division Chief, USSTRATCOM

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $531 $531
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $25,538 $25,538

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Notification Begins
April 1

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
24%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
1%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
16%

Average Aid Package
$11,454

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$2,500

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$12,063

Average Debt at Graduation
$30,626

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
321
Full-Time
28%
Part-Time
72%

In State
32.0%
Out of State
68.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

11.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
3.0%
International
68.0%
Out of State

21% female
79% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Nichole MacDonald
Managing Director of CBA Graduate Programs

Address
125 CBA
PO BOX 880405
Lincoln, NE, 68588-0405
United States

Phone
402-472-2338

Fax
402-472-5997

Email
cbagrad@unl.edu


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