The business administration major is designed for students who wish to obtain a
broad education in business administration rather than specializing in a specific
area within the College. Under this option, students may choose courses from any
of the departments within the College in any combination. For the student who has
an educational goal that bridges two or more areas of business, the general business
administration major permits the design of a tailor-made program to fit that goal.
Many organizations seek generalists rather than specialists when hiring employees.
Some employers feel that in today’s world of rapid change, individuals who have
a broad educational background are more adaptive to this change and are better suited
to a variety of roles within the organization.
Admission requirements for all majors in the College are the same as those for University
Admission as noted under UNL General Admission Requirements.
In addition to the College Degree Requirements, students will complete 21 hours
of course work for the major.
As noted in the College Degree Requirements section, all course work for the major
must be taken for a grade.
No departmental 399/499 courses may count toward the business administration major
Business Core Advanced–Major (BCA-M)
Requirements for students interested in pursuing the bachelor of science degree
with a major in business administration will complete 21 hours of 300/400-level
business course work for the Business Core Advanced-Major (BCA-M) to be selected
from course work offered by:
As part of the 21 hour requirement:
- Course work must be from the 300/400-level.
- A MINIMUM of three departments must be represented.
- A MINIMUM of 9 hours must be taken at the 400 level.
- A MAXIMUM of 9 hours from one department may count toward the major.
- NBR 6–ACE 9 –
MNGT 428 can be double counted to fulfill NBR 6–ACE 9 and
course work for the major.
ECON 321 or
MNGT 428 may also be counted for the IBCR
- In any option where double counting is permitted, only 3 hours of credit are used;
student must still meet the 120 hour requirement for the degree.
- In any option where double counting is permitted for NBR requirements and the major,
course work cannot, in turn, be used for any minor.
Enrollment in any upper-level course work offered by the departments requires completion
of appropriate prerequisites. Refer to course descriptions for specific course prerequisites.
C- and D Grades
Same as College grade rules.
Pass/No Pass Limits
Same as College Pass/No Pass limits.
Same as College GPA requirements.
The information on the Business Minor for Non-Business Majors has been revised substantially
for all UNL students. For more information, please see the updated
Business Minor for Non-Business Majors Requirements.
All students enrolling in CBA courses are required to meet the prerequisites listed
for each course, including any specific grade or GPA requirement, to include junior
standing, as well as expected completion of the BCF and BCI for enrollment in most
300 or 400-level business courses. This includes the required course work information
systems, communications, mathematics and statistics, accounting, and economics requirements
as well as marketing, finance, production, MIS, human resources, and business law
prior to enrolling in course work for their major.
For more information on majors in the College of Business Administration at the
University of Nebraska, go to http://www.cba.unl.edu/programs/
If you would like more information regarding the Business Administration undergraduate
- Fall and Spring: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
- Summer: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm
Please call in advance, as the schedule may vary due to holidays and staff meetings.