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Business Administration

Business Administration Major

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Why Should You Study Business?

Business is a major institution within our society — and it's through business that we have the best chance of changing the world.

A major in business administration enables you to explore a multitude of business disciplines and opportunities. You’ll co-create your degree while developing skills in everything from the basics of accounting to the principles of management, all while opening the door to endless career options.

Areas of Emphasis

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

What You'll Learn

  • Become an expert in all things business as you build a solid foundation of the core principles in fields like finance and management. With specializations in several areas, you can bridge two or more areas of business, creating a tailor-made program fitting your specific goals.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the six functional areas of business (accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and supply chain management and analytics).
  • Analyze data to provide and present insights.
  • Integrate knowledge from multiple areas in making business decisions.
  • Properly navigate ethical dilemmas in the workplace.

Career Connections

  • Make and evaluate business decisions to ensure profitability, efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Analyze financial and market trends for budgets, investments, products and more.
  • Communicate ideas to various groups of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Learn technical skills for a wide variety of tasks, such as analyzing large data sets or creating a pitch for a client.

#2 most popular major at Nebraska

How You’ll Learn

Hands-On Learning Experiences

  • Collaborate on real-world projects for companies or clients.
  • Compete in college, regional and national case competitions in which you develop solutions to a problem.
  • Analyze real-time stock data on our Bloomberg terminals, like what’s used on Wall Street. 

Transferable Career Skills

  • Gain confidence in your internship and job search through key experiences in the Professional Enhancement Program like a resume review and a practice interview with an employer.
  • Learn computer skills for a wide variety of tasks such as analyzing large data sets or creating a pitch for a client.
  • Make and evaluate business decisions to ensure profitability, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Social Connections

  • Live with others who share your career interests in the Business Learning Communities.
  • Succeed by using your strengths with the help of your personal strengths coach.
  • Collaborate with peers on class projects and case competitions.

Making a Difference

  • Make impactful contributions to nonprofits through the Strive to Thrive Lincoln course (MNGT 411) where you’ll learn about grant funding and allocate $10,000 to nonprofits.
  • Pitch your business idea that makes life better for people in the New Venture Competition for a chance at a $15,000 grand prize.
  • Help fellow students serving as a tutor, teaching assistant or peer career coach.

Core Academics

  • Begin your business classes right away and build a solid foundation through our core classes.
  • Tackle a real-world problem for an employer like ConAgra Brands in your capstone course.
  • Customize your degree to your goals with minors like business analytics, law and business, or entrepreneurship.

Research / Grad School Prep

Program Features

Research and Academic Opportunities

Study Abroad Opportunities

Grappa Itally

Learn Business in Northern Italy

Spend a summer or semester at CIMBA International University in Paderno del Grappa, Italy. Choose from a number of business classes, including three in accounting, while learning more about Italian language and culture.

Students pose in front of sea in Sicily

Study at the Oldest University in the English-Speaking World

Spend four weeks studying economics and/or Shakespearean literature at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. The most popular study abroad program at Nebraska, this program provides opportunities to discover history, enjoy theater, have high tea, play rounders and experience the horse races at Sandown Park.

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Student Organizations

You can choose between 25+ student organizations focused on different areas in business. These clubs provide a great opportunity to grow as a leader, gain experience and make meaningful connections.

Professional Business Leaders (FBLA)

Prepares members for careers in business leadership through conferences, competitions and networking.

Delta Sigma Pi

As part of this professional business fraternity, you’ll gain access to events, conferences, resources and connections to build professional skills, leadership abilities, management potential and character.

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Recent Business Administration Student Placements


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


  • Claims Professional, Berkshire Hathaway
  • Marketing Specialist, BMW
  • Trader, Eldorado Trading LLC
  • 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 - Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University – Stanford, California
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
  • Juris Doctor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

4-Year Plan and Notable Courses

Explore our curriculum through the 4-year plan. To earn your bachelor’s degree in business administration, you’ll take 120 credit hours of classes. That’s four to five classes a semester, on average.

4-Year Plan

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizations (MNGT 321)

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

International Economics (ECON 321)

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

Supply Chain 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 the role of wealth management. Business leaders will supplement existing curriculum and provide real-life business discussions on topics in asset and wealth management, such as 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 by focusing on the planning, promotion, sponsorship activation and logistical support for sports and event experiences.

Using Accounting Information (ACCT 301)

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


Ritchie, Kendra
Associate Director of Recruitment
HLH 123 D
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405