University of Nebraska Kearney

UNK Academics
College of Business & Technology
Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration Degree 

The College of Business and Technology offers an accredited 30 hour Master of Business Administration degree.  The MBA degree is a professional graduate degree designed to provide a challenging, experiential, educational experience for graduate students who desire to assume positions of increasing scope and responsibility in business, nonprofit or public service sectors.

Required courses are offered primarily in the evening or online to accommodate students with time-constraints. New starting this Spring 2014: Blended courses offered online with occasional in-class meetings. This gives you the flexibility of an online course combined with the personal attention, interactivity, and experiential learning of in-person delivery

The MBA program exposures you to managing an organization and all its functional areas. The core emphasis of the program hones students’ critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills within the context of the U.S. and global economy, preparing students to meet the challenges in a rapidly changing economic environment. As a graduate student in MBA you will improve and enhance your management skills in business, industry and government.

About the MBA Program 

The MBA Program includes 15 hours of core courses and 15 specialization hours.  Select Generalist, Accounting, Human Resources, Human Services-Nonprofit Management, or Marketing specialization.  Students who earned an undergraduate degree in a major other than business may need to complete up to 18 hours of foundational classes.  

More information is available at:

Admission to the program will be considered only upon completion of the on-line application and all admission requirements have been met. 

Admission Considerations

For students from countries where English is NOT the native language, UNK requires English proficiency to pursue a graduate (Master’s or Specialist) degree.
I have met the English proficiency for graduate admission as listed below. 

  TOEFL Internet-Based 79
  TOEFL Paper Based 550
  TOEFL Computer-Based 213
  IELTS 6.5

Applicants may choose to be considered for full, unconditional admission through any one of the following four options:


Applicants who have:

Minimum criteria for consideration towards full admission


 A baccalaureate degree

  • Undergraduate GPA: 2.75 overall
  • GMAT: No less than 480 or equivalent GRE
  • Must meet a minimum score of 1100 on the following formula:
    • (200*UGPA) + GMAT {If applicant taking GRE, the equivalent GMAT score will be used}


 A baccalaureate degree and at least 2 years of post-baccalaureate full time work experience.

  • Undergraduate GPA: 2.75 overall
  • Take 9 hours of MBA graduate level classes, with at least 3 hours of a quantitative course, and maintain a 3.0 GGPA or higher (If GGPA<3.0, revert to Option 1)
    • GMAT/GRE waived if GGPA is 3.0 or higher in the 9 credit hours taken


 A baccalaureate degree and at least 3 years of post-baccalaureate full time work experience with meaningful managerial responsibilities. 

  • Undergraduate GPA: 2.75 overall
  • GMAT/GRE waived


 Completed another Master degree or a Ph.D. or a terminal degree.

  • Undergraduate GPA: 2.75 overall
  • GMAT/GRE waived
  • UGPA: Undergraduate GPA; GGPA: Graduate GPA 

Meeting the minimum criteria only assures applicants the consideration of their application for admission to the MBA program. An application must be complete in all respects to be considered for admission to the program.

Those who fail to meet the minimal requirements may be conditionally admitted to the MBA program. Such an admission imposes certain academic limitations on the admitted students. This option is not available for international applicants. International students must be fully admitted to receive their I-20.

For information regarding the supporting core requirements and The MBA program degree requirements and track options click here.

For additional information, please contact: 

Dr. Srivatsa 'SriAACSB logo' Seshadri, Director
308 865 8190
Skype: sri_seshadri