145x97
  • Avg. SAT Score
    1132
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $7,260
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    3,195
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
PO Box 880405, 1240 R Street
Room 114
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0405, United States
Website

About College of Business Administration

The UNL College of Business Administration has a 100-year legacy of educating business leaders, a vibrant academic environment and exciting research programs—A new building is to be completed in 2017, and we are a founding members of AACSB. We offer ten undergrad majors, a business minor for non-majors, five master's degrees and two doctoral degrees. Scholarship funding is guaranteed for business students with 3.7 GPA. Study abroad programs are offered in England, Japan, Italy, China and France. Learning communities, in-house career coaches, and individual research opportunities enhance the undergrad experience.

Quick Stats

  • Selectivity
    64%
  • Yield
    63%
  • Average Salary
    $40,373
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1919

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Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
64% University of Nebraska, Lincoln 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. SAT/ACT scores
  2. Class rank
  3. Secondary school record
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 950
  • Min. ACT 20
  • Min. GPA
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 950
  • Min. ACT 20
  • Min. GPA
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
10929% 10,929
64% 64
63% 63
64% School Selectivity
63% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

$45 application fee, official school transcript, ACT/SAT score, ELTS or TOEFL or proof of English proficiency where English is not the language of nurture, financial resources certification

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
2259% 2,259
83% 83
46% 46
83% Program Selectivity
46% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.5
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 84
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 33%
Top Industry
  • Media/Entertainment 9%
  • Consulting 4%
  • Other 3%
Sandhills Publishing 19
Top Employer
  • Cerner 11
  • Union Bank & Trust 7
  • State Farm 7
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
57% 57
59% 59.252482758620694
57% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
24% 24
9% 9.484761904761905
24% Accept Offers
78% Graduates seeking full-time employment
22% Graduates not seeking employment
99% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
2% 2
$48,888.00
38K 60K
Finance/Accounting
33% 33
$44,644.00
22K 125K
General Management
14% 14
$35,993.00
20K 60K
Human Resources
3% 3
$35,208.00
25K 45K
Management Information Systems
4% 4
$49,733.00
27K 75K
Marketing/Sales
26% 26
$39,280.00
20K 80K
Operations/Production
8% 8
$35,319.00
25K 50K
Logistics/Transportation
3% 3
$31,500.00
20K 40K
Other
7% 7
$37,015.00
20K 78K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
2% 2
$46,125.00
30K 55K
Consumer Products/Retail
13% 13
$36,636.00
25K 65K
Consulting
4% 4
$41,800.00
24K 64K
Financial Services
33% 33
$41,048.00
20K 125K
Government/Education
6% 6
$38,488.00
26K 78K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
2% 2
$29,000.00
20K 42K
Manufacturing
3% 3
$42,029.00
35K 50K
Media/Entertainment
9% 9
$42,543.00
25K 80K
Non-Profit
1% 1
$35,000.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
$51,833.00
45K 55K
Real Estate
1% 1
$59,000.00
40K 78K
Sports/Leisure
4% 4
$32,700.00
22K 50K
Technology/Science
10% 10
$40,504.00
25K 75K
Transportation
7% 7
$40,025.00
30K 60K
Utilities
1% 1
$32,000.00 Data not provided
Other
3% 3
$43,300.00
29K 56K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
2% 2
$53,000.00
40K 72K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
$51,500.00
43K 60K
U.S. South
4% 4
$41,680.00
26K 60K
U.S. Southwest
4% 4
$46,154.00
30K 78K
U.S. Midwest
87% 87
$39,652.00
20K 125K
U.S. West
2% 2
$44,750.00
25K 75K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Sandhills Publishing 44
  • State of Nebraska 27
  • Southwestern Advantage 13
  • Koch Industries 13
  • Ameritas 10
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 219
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 773
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career Services provides career assessments; major/career exploration; resume/cover letter reviews; interviewing techniques; internship exploration; locating opportunities; job search strategies; professionalism/etiquette; alumni networking; job offer evaluation; salary negotiation; Husker Hire Link job system; career fairs; Skype/interview rooms; job shadow program; international student career readiness certificate; required career planning, internship search, & professional enhancement classes

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$19,436
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $7,260
  • Fees $1,594
  • Expenses $10,582
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$34,339
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $22,163
  • Fees $1,594
  • Expenses $10,582
41% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 6% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need
  • Merit
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.unl.edu/scholfa/scholarships-financial-aid
Scholarships
$8,389,683
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$9,474,438
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy Yes
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year 12,500

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business Administration
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
100% 92
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
88% 51
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
College of Business Administration 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance major is one of 37 US University Partners of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute; School of Accountancy has a CPA pass rate of more than 72 percent among first-time candidates without advanced degrees
More Information
Business Program Classes
7% Less than 20 Students 39% More than 50 Students
55% 21 to 50 students
51 Average number of students in non-business required electives
96 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Introduction to Property/Casualty Actuarial Science (ACTS 474)
  • Sales Communication (MRKT 257)
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2009
Degrees Offered
  • BS – Business Administration
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
104% 104
63% 63
Prominent Faculty
  • Fred Luthans

    Organizational Behavior, International Management, Leadership

  • Theresa Welbourne

    Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Leadership

  • John Anderson

    Public Finance, Property and Sales Tax, Public Policy Analysis, Taxation

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Marketing internship class sponsored by major corporations such as Union Pacific and Gallup

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Students have the opportunity to study abroad through a variety of programs such as the Nebraska at Oxford Program, Senshu University’s Business, Culture, and Language Program in Japan, France Business School, the Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA) in Italy, and also through a faculty-led experience in Xi’an and Beijing, China, among other locations sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    The UNL Center for Civic Engagement connects curricular and co-curricular learning with service, civic-related research and social change leadership. Students acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to advance community priorities and inspire a lifelong commitment to personal and social responsibility. Opportunities include an alternative spring break, the UNL Tax Credit Campaign, the National Day of Service, Dare to Care, Give Back Big, LiveBig Initiative, Spirit of Service and others.

Students

18% Students in Top 10% of High School Class
1230 75th Percentile Score on SAT 28 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
85% 85
Hispanic
5% 5
Asian American
3% 3
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
2%
93%
1%
4%
0%
0%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
88% 88
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
12% 12
18 Average age of full-time students
88% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
74% 74
96% 96

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 29,742
Alumni Donations
$8,167 Average Gift $2,500,000 Largest Gift

Glenn Korff (deceased)

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Warren Buffett

    CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

  • Deanna Mulligan

    CEO, Guardian Life Insurance Company

  • Grant Gregory

    Chair of Gregory & Hoenemeyer and Vice Chair, Cerberus Capital Management