Why Business Administration?

In today's world of rapid change, many employers seek individuals who have a broad educational background enabling them for a variety of roles within the organization.

Students graduate with skills from multiple business disciplines and can seek positions in a multitude of business fields.

Points of Pride

  • Most popular major in the college
  • Design a tailor-made program to bridge two or more areas of business


The business administration major is designed for students who wish to obtain a broad education in business administration rather than specializing in a specific area within the College. Under this option, students may choose courses from any of the departments within the College in any combination. For the student who has an educational goal that bridges two or more areas of business, the general business administration major permits the design of a tailor-made program to fit that goal.

Many organizations seek generalists rather than specialists when hiring employees. Some employers feel that in today’s world of rapid change, individuals who have a broad educational background are more adaptive to this change and are better suited to a variety of roles within the organization.

Major Requirements

Review the core requirements, major requirements, prerequisites, four-year plan and other requirements for the business administration major.


Admission requirements for all majors in the College are the same as those for University Admission as noted under Nebraska General Admission Requirements.

Additional Information

For more information on majors in the College of Business at the University of Nebraska, go to /academic-programs/programs-and-degrees/

If you would like more information regarding the Business Administration undergraduate program, contact:

Office Hours:
  • Fall and Spring: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Summer: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm

Please call in advance, as the schedule may vary due to holidays and staff meetings.