Executive M.B.A.

Executive MBA Department , College of Business Administration

Vision Statement

The mission and overarching themes of the Executive MBA program are to provide experienced managers and professionals with an applied and integrative business management education that develops and furthers their critical thinking and leadership abilities so they can better manage resources, leverage information technology, understand diverse cultures, and effectively address strategic issues in a dynamic global economy.

The Executive MBA program is designed for middle- and upper-level managers, experienced professionals, and established business owners who have a vision for themselves and their firms. The weekend program format takes class members, as a group, through the carefully structure sequences of courses required to complete the degree in an 18-month period.

Program Contact Information:

Mr. William Swanson, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)

Mammel Hall (MH) 100F

6708 Pine Street



Program Website:


Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: June 1

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • One official copy of transcripts for ALL institutions previously attended
  • Application Fee
  • If English is not the language of nurture, official test scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam are required (minimum scores established by the Graduate Council)
    • 500 on the Written TOEFL
    • 173 on the computer-based TOEFL
    • 61 on the internet-based TOEFL
    • 5.5 on the IELTS
    • 44 on the PTE
  • Minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate courses related to proposed major

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Professional and/or managerial/supervisory experience and accomplishments preferred
  • A minimum of six (6) years of professional level work experience is required
  • Statement of Purpose
    • The Statement of Purpose should address the following: 1) What are your career objectives and how will a UNO Executive MBA assist you in attaining them? 2) Discuss your most outstanding personal and professional accomplishments. 3) What is the most significant strength that you bring to a workforce team?
  • Resume
    • Current resume detailing employment history, nature of duties and responsibilities, accomplishments, leadership roles, and community involvement
  • Entrance Exam is Required
    • The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for admission consideration for those candidates who do not have a graduate degree, and whose grade point average (GPA) on all three- and four-level (junior and senior) courses OR for all courses required in their undergraduate major OR for their last 60 credit hours of college/university is less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • The GMAT may be required for candidates with a 3.0 or better undergraduate GPA if their undergraduate degree is from a program characterized as significantly accelerated or for which academic credit is awarded for education and life experiences attained from other than an accredited university or college.
    • The GMAT is not required for candidates who possess a graduate degree from a regionally accredited US university or college or who have an equivalent degree from another country.
    • Any candidate for admission is welcome to submit GMAT scores for consideration if they feel the other selection considerations—undergraduate academic record and professional accomplishments—will not adequately reflect their ability to successfully complete a rigorous graduate education program.

EMBA Degree Requirements

EMBA Required Courses:

BSAD 8240Leadership Development

2 credits

BSAD 8260Accounting Theory and Practice

2 credits

BSAD 8280Stewardship of the Firm's Resources: Human Resources and Change Management

4 credits

BSAD 8360Financial Management for Executives

3 credits

BSAD 8370Legal and Ethical Considerations in Business

3 credits

BSAD 8380Quality & Process Management

2 credits

BSAD 8460Management and Organization Theory

3 credits

BSAD 8480Applications in Economics

3 credits

BSAD 8490IT: Leveraging Technology for Competitive Advantage

2 credits

BSAD 8560Marketing Strategies

3 credits

BSAD 8570Administrative Policy and Strategy

3 credits

BSAD 8580International: Competing in Global Markets

3 credits

BSAD 8590Seminar in Business Administration

3 credits

BSAD 8900Independent Research

1 - 6 credits

Total Credit Hours: 42