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With a tenured faculty known for its expertise and students who bring an average of nine years of work experience, MBA@Nebraska connects you with a knowledgeable network that will help you go farther, faster.

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Your experience as an MBA student is not only dependent on the people you learn from, but also the people you learn with. MBA@Nebraska students come from all over the world and a variety of industries. They bring with them skills and expertise from an average of nine years of work experience.

MBA@Nebraska Experiences

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    Jessica Rustad Named Best and Brightest Online MBA by Poets&Quants

    May 2021 Jessica Rustad of Lincoln, Nebraska, was named among the Online MBA Best and Brightest Class of 2021 by Poets&Quants. The online media outlet focused on business schools asked the graduate about her online MBA experience.

    "My favorite part of being in the MBA@Nebraska program was the live class discussions held via Zoom and the weekly discussion boards. Sharing and learning from each other’s professional experiences provided me with a fresh perspective on how to approach common challenges that we all face in the business world," she said.

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    MBA Bolsters Pham's Leadership in Military

    MBA@Nebraska student Thu Pham emerged as an early contributor to the U.S. Space Force when it became the sixth branch of the military in December 2019. Pham, a captain in the U.S. Air Force, worked and trained others on missile warning Space-Based Infrared Systems while completing her online MBA.

    “The military always pushes you to be a better leader,” said Pham, who minored in merchandising as a chemistry major but wanted to grow as a manager. “An organizational behavior class I took in the MBA@Nebraska program helped me process how to understand and communicate better with people I’m leading. It showed me how to fix an organizational culture from the bottom up. It starts with little things like understanding the strengths of your team and how each can be utilized.”

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    Family Connections Run Deep for Ross

    Hailing from Mullica Hill, New Jersey, Tyrell Ross, ’10 and ’18, ventured halfway across the country to attend college due to family connections. Today, after earning accounting and MBA degrees, the former track star continues to make his mark at Nebraska Business.

    “My mom, (Rebecca, ’84, actuarial science) grew up in Albion, Nebraska, and my dad, (Edward) ran track from 1982 to 1984,” said Ross. “My proudest moment was running my best time of 13.68 seconds in the 110 meter hurdles. That beat my dad’s best time of 13.83, which was the school record for 12 years.”

    After graduation, Ross worked for the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In 2014, he became assistant financial manager at the College of Business. Later, he was promoted to director of finance and budget.

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    Galina Brukman Named Best and Brightest Online MBA by Poets&Quants

    May 2021 graduate Galina Brukman of Cliffside, New Jersey, was named among the Online MBA Best and Brightest Class of 2021 by Poets&Quants. The online media outlet focused on business schools asked the graduate about her online MBA experience.

    "I chose UNL because it has such a great reputation for being one of the best online MBA programs and the program lived up to my expectations: the faculty is amazing and class structure provides a lot of opportunity to work as part of the team, which is quite impressive given that all of the classes are remote! Another big reason is the 100% asynchronous course content, which allows students to log in and listen to lectures and participate in discussions at their own time. That makes it easy to take classes regardless of the time zone, and makes it possible to keep with the pace of a full time career at the same time," she said.

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    Master’s Degree Leads to Super Bowl Ring

    Although Candice Dominguez, ’19, competed in track and earned her master’s degree, her need to help others always superseded her desire to be in the limelight. Even so, she found herself on stage earning a Super Bowl ring with the Kansas City Chiefs while fulfilling her aspirations in player engagement.

    “I worked as a Husker graduate assistant in equipment, but I wasn’t passionate about it,” said Dominguez, who high jumped at Nebraska.

    While considering her options for her future, she decided to reach out to a Chiefs’ representative. “I asked for an interview and he told me to call. By the end of our first conversation, he wanted to see my résumé.”

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    Gabe Chase
    Chase Helps With State Testing for COVID-19

    A drive to serve led Nebraska’s Gabe Chase, '20, to the front lines of the global pandemic. The MBA@Nebraska alum was one of a number of students in the Nebraska National Guard’s 155th Air Refueling Wing who were called to assist with COVID-19 testing statewide. Chase’s section within the 155th's medical group served primarily in central and western Nebraska, operating drive-through testing stations in Grand Island and Lexington.

    “I’m more of a people person, so I like to work registration,” Chase said. “It gives me a chance to talk directly to people and, if needed, calm them down about the testing. It’s a task I feel I’m gifted at doing.”

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MBA@Nebraska Class Profile

Breakdown of Current and Accepted Online MBA Students | Spring 2021

Industry Representation

Pie chart of industry representation
9.17
Years of Average Work Experience
48
States Represented
24.6%
From Nebraska
75.4%
From Outside of Nebraska

Expand Your Professional Network

As an MBA@Nebraska student, your network will extend worldwide to more than 30,000 Nebraska Business alumni. You’ll stay connected through invites to live-streamed professional programming and recorded industry speakers.

At Nebraska, our first thought is collaboration—so your professional connections will translate to real relationships you can use for career advice, job connections and more.

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MBA Advisory Board

Rick Besancon
Rick Besancon
Kurtis Charling
Kurtis Charling
Matt Clare
Matt Clare
Todd Cruise
Todd Cruise
Amy Cyboron
Amy Cyboron
Kevin Flint
Kevin Flint
Lisa Lorenz
Lisa Lorenz
Brad Pearson
Brad Pearson
Elaine Pelletier
Elaine Pelletier
Jerome Prince
Jerome Prince
Simran Sohi
Simran Sohi

Learn from Distinguished Big Ten Faculty

MBA@Nebraska faculty bring real-world expertise and their research findings into the classroom. Our students benefit from working with professors who are thought leaders connecting the classroom to the real world.

Ozgur Araz

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Geoffrey C. Friesen

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John Geppert

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Shivam Gupta

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Ling Harris

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Jamie Hyodo

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Elina Ibrayeva

Management

Uchechukwu Jarrett

Economics

Tony Kang

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Alok Kumar

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Brandi McManus

Management

Tawnya Means

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Jake Messersmith

Management

Shane Moser

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Majid Nabavi

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Janet Near

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Samuel A. Nelson

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Stanislava Nikolova

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David L. Olson

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Jenna R. Pieper

Management

Laura Poppo

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Amit Saini

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Sajeesh Sajeesh

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James R. Schmidt

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Marjorie Shelley

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Rob Simon

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Sunil Singh

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Roberto Stein

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Scott R. Swenseth

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Varkey Titus

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Silvana Trimi

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Emre Unlu

Finance

Kevin Wesley

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Peter Zhu

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