You may apply for admission for the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters. Students admitted before the semester starts may take classes in either of the two eight-week terms (term A or term B) offered that semester. If you miss the semester deadline, you will be considered for admission in the following semester. Application deadlines are July 1 for the Fall semester, November 1 for the Spring semester, and April 1 for the Summer semester.
Bachelor’s Degree, 3.0 GPA Recommended
Provide unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. Official transcripts will be required for admission.
GMAT or GRE Score Optional
We utilize a holistic approach in our admissions decisions that values a mix of backgrounds and professional experience and considers previous academic record and length of work experience. A GMAT, GMAT Focus Edition or GRE is not required but is optional to submit. You will not be disadvantaged for not submitting a GMAT/GRE score, but it may be advantageous if you want to strengthen other elements of your application, such as years of work experience.
Three Reference Names and Contact Information
All three references must be former or current supervisors or professors. Nebraska will contact your references only if the committee deems it necessary. You do not need to include letters of recommendations.
All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of 750 words or less through the graduate application. The statement is evaluated on content, sentence structure and grammar. Your personal statement should include the following:
• Briefly describe your past professional experience and relevant skills.
• What would you contribute to our MBA program?
• What are some of your short- and long-term professional goals?
• How would a University of Nebraska–Lincoln MBA assist you in achieving your goals?
A professional resume should be submitted through the graduate application. Please include the following: relevant work experience, skills and involvement and education.
Three Years of Accumulated Work Experience
Applicants for MBA@Nebraska are recommended to have at least three years of accumulated professional work experience. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For those with three or fewer years of work experience, we recommend you improve your chances by submitting GMAT scores or enrolling in one of our online graduate certificates. To find out which graduate certificate you should pursue to round out your current education and experience, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOEFL Exam (Required for International Students)
TOEFL score (minimum score of 550 written, 213 computer based or 80 iBT)
Alternatively, international students may submit IELTS scores. A score of 6.5 is required.
Prerequisites for MBA Program
You must have completed college-level statistics before you take the required economics and finance courses. If you have not taken statistics, you can fulfill this prerequisite at any accredited undergraduate school.