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Undergraduate Programs


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The management major enables you to start your own business or help an established organization reach its highest potential. Choose from five areas of emphasis within the degree: Clifton Builders management, entrepreneurship and innovation, general management, human resource management, or leadership in organizations. The Clifton Builders Program is only found at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and our HR track is one of few that is Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)-aligned.
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    Clifton Builders Management


  • Areas of Focus

    Clifton Builders Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, General Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership in Organizations

The Nebraska Difference

1 of 37 SHRM-Aligned undergraduate business degree programs in the U.S.


#38 Best Public Undergraduate Business Program, according to U.S. News & World Report


Unique Professional Enhancement Program offers hands-on career development


Free 1-to-1 tutoring, academic advising and career coaching

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Program Features

Invest in Your Strengths and in Others’ 

As a strengths-based business school, we teach you how to use your unique talents to succeed while recognizing and developing the strengths of others to help businesses succeed. 

Develop Skills to Take a Business to the Next Level 

Through your coursework, you will develop communication and analytical skills needed to create and implement future business strategies in all types of organizations. 

SHRM-Aligned Program 

Your coursework, in combination with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), prepares you to take the SHRM-CP exam your senior year. This professional designation signals to others you are a recognized expert in the HR field and makes you more competitive in the job market. 

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Notable Courses

To earn your bachelor’s degree in management through the College of Business, you will take 120 credit hours of courses, equating to four or five courses per semester, on average. Each area of emphasis has a different set of required management courses in the 4-year plan.
Foundations of Entrepreneurship (ENTR 321)

Take your first steps into the world of entrepreneurship management and marketing, where you’ll get an insider’s view of entrepreneurial creativity, innovation and value creation.

Managing Behavior in Organizations (MNGT 360)

Examine the many factors that affect people in organizations, such as employee engagement, communication and decision-making, to help organizations thrive.

Talent Acquisition and Staffing (MNGT 464)

Understand how to forecast employment needs, recruit, train and evaluate employees. Assess and suggest improvements to real recruiting and selection systems.

Managing Diversity in Organizations (MNGT 365)

Learn to manage a diverse workforce and maximize its power through different techniques, strategies and best practices.

Philanthropy and Leadership (MNGT 411)

Collaborate with students to select the nonprofit recipients of $10,000 in real grant funding through Strive to Thrive. Explore the role of philanthropy and nonprofits.

Business Plan Development and Decision Making (ENTR 423)

Create a business plan after analyzing case studies and networking with business professionals. Pitch it at the New Venture Competition to compete for funding.

Huskers Do Big Things

From day one, you’ll have access to a career coach and potential employers at Hawks Hall. Your career development will feature hands-on learning experiences, like a resume review, networking and a practice interview with an employer. These opportunities are part of the Professional Enhancement Program, which is unique to Nebraska Business.


  • Events and entertainment intern, Chicago Bears
  • Human resources intern, EnviroLogix
  • Group sales intern, Indiana Pacers Sports & Entertainment
  • Business development intern, NRC Health
  • Senate intern, Office of U.S. Senator


  • Human resources assistant, Amazon
  • Inbound sales representative, Groupon, Inc.
  • Business development manager, National Research Corporation
  • Accounting systems specialist, Southwest Airlines
  • Executive team leader, Target

Graduate Schools

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Juris Doctor, University of Kansas

Outside the Classroom

Get the most out of your collegiate experience by taking advantage of opportunities to get involved. Challenge yourself and make meaningful connections along the way.


Academics & Experiential Learning

  • Learn about effective leadership and communication by completing an outdoor challenge course with classmates.
  • Learn about management theories and concepts through interactive class activities, like making salsa or building towers out of everyday items.

Career Preparedness

  • Lead with confidence as you learn how to work best with and manage teams.
  • Critically examine situations and provide clear communication of choices and conclusions.


  • Engage with like-minded students who have high leadership and entrepreneurial potential in the Clifton Builders Program.
  • Join the Society for Human Resource Management student organization to learn more about the HR field, travel to conferences and network with other management professionals.
  • Compete in one of the Center for Entrepreneurship competitions, where you can win cash prizes and network with other business students.

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the Management major or navigating the application process, contact us.

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Contact Name
Kendra Ritchie
Contact Title
Associate Director of Recruitment