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We Value Service and Education

Whether currently serving in the military or having veteran status, MBA@Nebraska offers a fast track to greater mobility in your career. Accelerated eight-week terms and short registration periods provide the flexibility to take classes online in Nebraska's top ranked program. To honor your service, you will receive a 15% tuition discount for online graduate business courses used in your master's degree.

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Online MBA Program Rankings

#24 Best Online MBA Program for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report (2024)
#29 Online MBA program by U.S. News & World Report (2024)
#1 Best Value in the U.S. for Online MBA, Financial Times (2022)
#16 Online MBA Among Public Institutions, Poets&Quants (2024)

Why Choose a Nebraska MBA?

  • 100% online
  • Short, accelerated, eight-week terms
  • Flexibility for deployment – not mandatory to take classes every term
  • Short, 30-day class registration period – students can register until day before the term begins
  • Military Friendly School
  • Certified for the G.I. Bill
  • Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Member


  • 15% tuition discount for online graduate business courses used in your master's degree for veterans and active duty military personnel (*Certificate only students will not be eligible for the discount)
  • Military and veteran success center with a dedicated VA representative to assist you
  • CLEP testing accepted – potentially complete program prerequisite
  • Opportunity for potential graduate credit from officer training
  • Application fee waived

Veteran Status

Verifying your veteran status is easy!


DD214 or NGB22 forms; official discharge documents

Copy of DD form 4 enlistment/reenlistment document

Most recent education benefit letter from the VA

Admission Requirements

Military FAQ

What happens if I am deployed during the semester? The professors will work with you to determine the best option for your circumstances. Most likely, you would take an incomplete in the course and work out a plan to finish the coursework in the near future or complete the course the next time it is offered at no additional tuition charge.
How does my funding work?
  • If you are using the G.I. bill you will need to visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website to determine the benefits you are eligible for or call the Department of Veterans Affairs office at 1-888-442-4551.
  • You can find a summary of the educational benefits here. Once you know what benefits you will receive, Deb Quinn (, the Nebraska VA clerk on-campus, will assist you in completing the paperwork necessary to receive your funding.
  • If you are using Tuition Assistance (TA) you will need to submit a program of study to your education center.
Can I start the program without meeting the prerequisite requirements? What are the prerequisites for your program and can I start the program without meeting the prerequisite requirements? You must complete a college-level statistics course before you take the required economics or finance courses. If you have not taken statistics, you can fulfill this prerequisite at any accredited undergraduate school. However, you can start with other core required courses before completing your statistics course.
What technical capabilities do I need? Review technology requirements on the Curriculum and Class Format webpage.
Can I complete my degree from anywhere? Our online program allows students to complete their MBA degree from anywhere in the world as long as the student has reliable internet connection available several times per week.
Can I get credit for officer training? If the educational program you completed is offered by an institution accredited to award graduate credit, you can receive credit for up to nine hours. Some examples of accredited schools are: National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College, Air Force Institute of Technology and Air University.

Military & Veteran Success Center

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has a long history of honoring and serving student veterans. At Nebraska, you'll join current veterans, dependents, active duty, National Guard and reserve members attending as undergraduate and graduate students; numerous current faculty and staff veterans; and Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC program participants. The Military and Veteran Success Center helps students like you accomplish your academic goals.

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