I continually mention to those who tour our spectacular new University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration building site how the structure itself is a reflection of so much more happening within the college. It reflects our aspirations as a college and represents a commitment of our alumni and business partners to help us flourish.
We are creating numerous programs of distinction in the College of Business that provide a place for students to belong, and an opportunity for rigorous study and experiential learning from day one. Unlike many business programs in the country, students are welcome in CBA the first day they step on campus. Programs – such as our CBA Honors Academy, Clifton Builders in the Strengths Institute, professional sales certificate in the Center for Sales Excellence, actuarial science and much more – provide distinctive opportunities for students to learn and set themselves apart. The diversity of our program growth means students can now tailor their business education to achieve their individual goals.
A student in our CBA Honors Academy could also opt to become a strengths coach in our Clifton Strengths Institute and earn a minor in entrepreneurship. A DREAMBIG Academy high school student who visits us over the summer may be inspired to study abroad while majoring in our new international business program. Each business student at Nebraska travels their own distinctive path.
New graduate offerings at CBA provide flexibility students after graduation too. Beyond our traditional MBA and Ph.D. degree programs, we now have an accelerated one-year M.A. in business administration program and a two-year master’s with a specialization in athletic administration allowing students to fulfill aspirations tailored to their needs and strengths. Our executive education program lets business professionals in Nebraska expand their careers through continuing education courses targeted to modern business practices in growth, sales, lean management and other relevant topics.
Throughout this edition of our Nebraska Business
magazine you will see examples of how our students find their niche through CBA’s many programs of distinction. Our new 240,000 square-foot building provides these programs with adequate room to grow, while the programs themselves offer unique opportunities for all our students. There has never been a better time to be a part of the CBA Community and it is never too late to Start Something.