About the College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration is located on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln downtown campus between the Love Library and the prestigious Sheldon Museum of Art.

CBA is the second largest college on campus with more than 3,500 students attending classes and 97.5 full-time equivalent faculty members.

CBA Students
National Acclaim

Housed within the College of Business Administration are centers and programs that receive national acclaim.

  • The Bureau of Business Research
  • The Nebraska Council on Economic Education and the National Center for Research in Economic Education
  • Raikes School of Computer Science and Management
  • The Center for Entrepreneurship

Student Body

The student body is richly diverse with approximately 10 percent from foreign countries. Many College of Business Administration students are leaders in campus and community organizations, participate in internship programs, and earn national and regional honors within their disciplines.

Professional and Business Leaders

The college retains close ties with professional and business leaders. Executives from all around the world come into the classrooms to speak to students and student organizations. Companies visit the college regularly to meet with faculty, attend job fairs, and forge closer ties with the college. Many student organizations are closely affiliated with professional and business organizations in the community.

National Recognition
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  • Nebraska's College of Business Administration (Lincoln) is ranked in the top 12% of the more than 500 accredited business colleges and in the top forty of accredited public university business colleges in the 2007 U.S. News & World Report annual review of “America’s Best Colleges.”
  • The College of Business Administration was a charter member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 1916. The College of Business was reaccredited by the AACSB in 2011. The College of Accountancy within the College of Business Administration was separately reaccredited by the AACSB in 2011.
  • The Economic Education Program was ranked first in the nation by The Journal of Economics Education.
  • The MBA Program was named one of the thirteen most efficient programs in the country by the Journal of Business and Management.
  • MBA ranked 3rd nationally for veterans
  • The Center for Entrepreneurship was named best in the nation by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and was ranked the 33rd best program in the country by Success magazine.
  • The Management Department was ranked in the top 50 management departments in the nation by the Academy of Management Journal.
  • One of 37 University Partners in the U.S. with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation by the CFA Institute
  • The UNL Actuarial Science program named one of 14 Centers of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) in the U.S. by the Society of Actuaries