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January 27, 2015

Celebrating 50 Years: Online MBA With Steven Riley

As a C-130 pilot in the United States Air Force stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas, Captain Steven Riley knows how far an MBA from a Big Ten university will take him. Being able to take courses online from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln offered him both flexibility and a quality education which will advance his career in the military as well as once he is a civilian.

Steven Riley
You are expected to work towards a master’s degree in the Air Force in order to advance beyond captain,” he said. There are several distance learning options out there but few offer the benefits UNL provides. I chose the online MBA program at Nebraska, because I wanted a master’s degree that would have value on the outside beyond my military career.”

The UNL MBA program is open to all branches of the military, as well as veterans. CBA accepts the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing and offers flexibility for deployment. Veterans and active duty military personnel also receive a 15 percent tuition discount for the online MBA eight-week courses.

I chose UNL, because the course offerings are diverse and the schedule makes it easy to complete your degree on your own schedule,” Riley said. The faculty are accessible, the online interface works well and my classmates are motivated and knowledgeable. I knew I wanted a quality program with a good reputation. An MBA from Nebraska offers both of those things.