The first cohort of master of arts in business administration (MABA) students began classes this fall at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. The MABA program – geared to students who didn’t major in business – is an 11-month, on-campus graduate program with a curriculum similar to the nationally-ranked master of business administration program.
Students in this cohort program start and continue taking courses together through graduation. This allows them to form lasting personal and professional relationships with their peers.
“I am excited to offer this master’s program and to welcome the first cohort,” said Dean Donde Plowman. “The MABA is an accelerated approach to traditional graduate business education especially designed for students who did not major in business. It meets the needs of those who want to start their next chapter prepared for today’s business challenges.”
Through this expedited, on-campus MABA program, students rigorously study all functional areas of business with a focus on strategic business framework. MABA students take classes on campus from August to May. They work at their guaranteed three-credit-hour internship, one online class in the summer term and graduate the following August. Career Services at CBA staff will also help each student to secure an administrative internship, providing hands-on experience to enhance their résumé.
“This year’s MABA cohort represents a wide array of undergraduate disciplines. With backgrounds ranging from an opera singer to a biochemist, this group’s diversity will bring unique perspectives to the classroom,” said Nichole MacDonald, managing director of Graduate programs.
Applications for the MABA program are accepted until May 15. However, students who would like to be considered for fellowships and graduate assistantships should apply by March 15. For additional information on the MABA program, contact MacDonald at (402) 472-2338 or firstname.lastname@example.org