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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Business Administration

Business Administration

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Business is a vital institution in society, offering the greatest potential for impactful change. Pursuing a business administration major allows you to delve into various business disciplines and create a personalized degree. Develop a range of skills, from accounting fundamentals to the principles of management, and unlock limitless career opportunities.
  • College

  • Hours Required

    120 credit hours
  • Areas of Focus

    Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Analytics

The Nebraska Difference


#38 Best Public Undergraduate Business Program

U.S. News & World Report


$1.1 million+ business scholarships offered each year


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

Begin Business Now 

There’s no need to wait or fill out additional applications to be part of the College of Business. Unlike other Big Ten schools, once you’re enrolled, you can start taking business classes immediately. 

Experience the Broad Field of Business

Take core classes focused on the most important details you’ll need to know to find success in any industry.

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. 

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Notable Courses

To earn your bachelor’s degree in business administration through the College of Business, you will take 120 credit hours of courses, equating to four or five courses per semester, on average.
Foundations of Entrepreneurship (MNGT 321)

Learn firsthand about the entrepreneurial process while gaining an insider’s view of entrepreneurial creativity, innovation and value creation.

Using Accounting Information (ACCT 301)

Learn how to use accounting information—the language of business. Discover relationships between business decisions and financial statements, including forecasting, investment decisions and tax effects.

Introduction to International Economics (ECON 321)

Gain an understanding of international trade and the international monetary system. Explore commercial policy, exchange rates and open economy macroeconomics.

Decision Making Models (SCMA 335)

Discover quantitative decision-making tools for supply chain management applications. Develop optimization models for applications in operations scheduling and inventory planning.

Investors with Purpose (FINA 464)

Gain a broad perspective of financial markets and wealth management through discussions with business leaders. Topics include venture capital, financial technology and real estate.

Sports and Event Marketing (MRKT 428)

Learn how to provide a meaningful experience to sports participants, consumers and sponsors through planning, promotion, sponsorship activation and logistical support.

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.


  • Marketing Intern, Hudl
  • Human Resources Intern, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Business Continuity Intern, TD Ameritrade
  • Sales Intern, Sandhills Publishing
  • Financial Analyst Intern, PepsiCo


  • Claims Professional, Berkshire Hathaway
  • Marketing Specialist, BMW
  • Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Event Management Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Department

Graduate Schools

  • Master of Science in Sports Management, Liberty University
  • Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Chicago
  • Juris Doctor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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

  • Build advanced knowledge of the six functional areas of business: accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and supply chain management.
  • Collaborate on real-world projects for companies and clients, compete in national case competitions, and analyze real-time stock data on our Bloomberg terminals.

Career Preparedness

  • Gain confidence in your internship and job search through key experiences in the Professional Enhancement Program, such as resume reviews and practice interviews with professionals.
  • Learn technical skills for a wide variety of tasks, such as analyzing large data sets, creating a pitch for a client, and navigating ethical dilemmas in the workplace.


  • Collaborate with peers on class projects and case competitions.
  • Live with others who share your career interests in the Business Learning Communities.

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

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

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Contact Name
Kendra Ritchie
Contact Title
Associate Director of Recruitment