Other Information

Dean’s List

Students who complete 12 or more hours of graded course work and achieve a GPA of 3.5 or above are placed on the Dean’s List.

Part-time students will be placed on the Dean’s List with each accrual of 12 hours with a GPA of 3.5 or above.

Degree with Distinction

Any student with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 3.89 who has at least 60 hours of credit in residence may graduate with distinction. Any student with a cumulative GPA of 3.9 to 4.0 who has at least 60 hours of credit in residence may graduate with high distinction.

Honors Program

The purpose of the Honors Program is to provide dedicated students an opportunity to express their excellence. This is achieved through a 30-hour program of elective and required courses.

All students entering or enrolled in good standing in the College of Business Administration may be considered for membership in the Honors Program. The admission requirements and procedures are:

  • For entering freshmen: A composite ACT score of 26 or above.
  • For transfer and current students: A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above for at least 12 credit hours at UNO.

Applications will be submitted to Arts and Sciences Hall 105. After a review of the application, the College of Business Administration Honors Program Coordinator will invite to membership those individuals who meet the admission criteria.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the national scholastic honor society in the field of business. Election to membership is available to both undergraduate and graduate students in business. Selection is based upon outstanding scholastic achievement.

Academic Advising

The aim and purpose of academic advising is to assist students in meeting the requirements of the degree program and to interpret college policy regarding academic requirements. In the College of Business Administration, academic advising is carried out through the office of the dean with primary responsibility for this function assigned to the associate dean and the undergraduate advisers. Students should see an adviser whenever questions arise concerning their academic programs, but especially prior to registering for freshman year, choosing a specialization, and registering for senior year. Informal academic advising is an ongoing faculty responsibility.

Business students must file an application to declare a specialization in the B.S.B.A. degree program in the advising office of the College of Business Administration when they have completed 58 hours.

Every business student should file a senior check form in the advising office of the College of Business Administration at the end of the junior year (or upon the completion of 90 hours). An audit of the prospective graduate’s academic record is then completed and the student is provided with an official list of the remaining degree requirements. If a student fails to file the form, the responsibility for meeting the requirements for graduation is his/hers and, if in error, will prevent graduation at the intended time.

All students graduating from UNO must file, using mavlink, an application for degree at the beginning of their final semester. This simple and most important procedure confirms that the prospective graduate is a degree candidate and assures the issuing of a diploma upon satisfaction of the degree requirements.

All students registering for their final semester should be alerted to the deadline for the filing of their Application for Degree. Failure to file the Application by the posted deadline could postpone a student’s graduation date.

Final responsibility for scheduling courses and satisfactorily completing curriculum requirements for any degree rests with the student.

Choice of Catalog

A student registering in the College of Business Administration of UNO for the first time may, except for the following limitations, complete work for the degree according to:

  • the requirements of the catalog of the year in which you last entered the College and have since been in continuous (i.e., no enrollment gap of more than two consecutive semesters) enrollment or the catalog current at the time you applied for your degree.
  • the catalog current at the time the student applied for their degree. For students continuously enrolled a seven-year rule applies. This means that for students who have been continuously enrolled their catalog year can only extend back seven years. Students enrolled more than seven years will be moved up one catalog year at a time. For example, from 2000-01 to 2001-02.

The earliest catalog available to an intra-University transfer will be that applicable at the time the student transfers to the College of Business Administration.

Transfer Credit

CBA will accept upper-division core courses completed at AACSB institutions. In order for upper-division core courses to be accepted from non-AACSB institutions, the student must complete an additional upper-division course from an AACSB international accredited school within the same department to validate the transfer course. Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.

Credit Options

In addition to course credit earned at UNO and credit earned in residence at other institutions, students may apply toward the degree credit earned in the following ways:

Professional Development Course Credit: a maximum of six hours of professional development course credit may be taken from any educational body if evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) as equivalent to collegiate credit, and then may be applied toward the degree. Such credit may be used for non-business electives. The department chair must give written approval if the course(s) is to be used as specialization elective hours or as substitution for required specialization courses. Business core requirements taken by professional development course are not applicable to the BSBA degree. Also note the maximums in the section “Limit on Credit Options” below.

Credit by examination: students interested in attempting credit by examination are referred to the section “Credit by Examination at UNO” in the General Information section of this catalog, and to the section “Limit on Credit Options” below.

Credit/No Credit: students may select the Credit/No Credit option in non-required, non-business courses, according to the guidelines established in the “Credit/No Credit Privilege” section of this catalog, and the limits on credit options given below.

Limits on credit options: a maximum of 24 hours of combined Credit/No Credit, credit by examination, College Level Examination (CLEP) and professional development course credit may be applied.

Grade Appeal

Students who wish to appeal a grade which they feel was capriciously or prejudicially given shall first discuss the matter with the instructor and/or the department chairperson. If a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached, the student may submit a written appeal to the Office of the Dean within 30 days of grade posting. The Academic Evaluation Appeals Committee of the College of Business will hold a hearing to make a final determination based on the facts presented.

Academic Amnesty

A student may remove one or two semester’s grades from their cumulative GPA and degree consideration by petitioning for academic amnesty in the advising office. Removal shall be by entire semester(s).

Petitioning students must have completed 24 consecutive hours with a minimum GPA of 2.50. (Part-time students must have completed 12 consecutive hours with a minimum GPA of 2.50.) Students who are granted academic amnesty will not be eligible for degree with academic honors.

The petition for academic amnesty is submitted to the academic adviser. The adviser will submit the petition to the Undergraduate Program Council for final approval.

Business Administration Graduate Programs

The College of Business Administration, in cooperation with the Graduate College, offers course work leading to the following degrees: Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Science (MS) in Economics, the Master of Arts (MA) in Economics, and the Master of Accounting (MAcc). The College also has an Executive Master of Business Administration program.

For a description of the degree requirements and courses in these graduate programs, please refer to the graduate bulletin.