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US News Ranking

College of Business & College of Education ranked top online graduate programs

The University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business and the College of Education received recognition this week from U.S. News & World Report as offering some of the top online graduate programs in the country. Read more about rankings.

2014 EMBA Cohort Graduates

2014 EMBA Graduates

Congratulations to the class of 2014! Read more about the Executive MBA graduation ceremony in the University’s online publication, Nevada Today.

More pictures from the Executive MBA graduation ceremony

Tri-State Governor's CupGraduate Students Win at Tri-State Governor’s Cup

Dragonfly Energy, a graduate entrepreneurship team from the University of Nevada, Reno, won first place and $30,000 in the graduate-level competition of the annual Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Governor’s Cup held in Las Vegas, May 23. Read more about the competition.

Pictured Mechanical Engineering Doctoral student Justin Ferranto, EMBA students Denis Phares and Sean Nichols and faculty advisor Matt Westfield.

EMBA Nevada's Governor's CupEMBA Student’s Team Places 2nd in The Nevada Governor’s Cup

The Donald W. Reynolds Nevada Governor’s Cup business plan competition encourages Nevada university students to act on their talents and ideas. Two EMBA students in the 2012 Cohort did just that. Denis Phares and Sean Nichols worked with team member Justin Ferranto (working toward a Ph.D. in Engineering, UNR) and advisor, Matt Westfield, to create Dragonfly Energy, a Reno-based lithium ion battery technology company. Their business plan earned them 2nd place in this prestigious event. For more information on the competition, visit the Nevada Governor’s Cup website.

Pictured left to right: Sean Nichols (COO), Denis Phares (President and CEO), and teammate Justin Ferranto (VP of Engineering).

EMBA GraduatesFirst Online EMBA cohort graduates!

The first cohort of EMBA students graduated on Saturday, August 24, 2013. The first graduating cohort of 13 students received their EMBA degrees and walked away with a new appreciated for the online learning environment. Read more about the first graduating class.

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Career Adaptability Crucial in Today’s Evolving Market

Dr. Kambiz Raffiee, Associate Dean for the College of Business and Director of MBA/EMBA programs, shares his insight on career adaptability and how the Executive MBA can help you achieve this. Read the full article at the Reno Gazette-Journal’s website.

US News Ranking

In the news: UNR’s Online EMBA ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Education Programs

The College of Business saw its online Executive MBA, offered in partnership with Extended Studies, ranked in the top 100 “Best Online Graduate Business Programs” recently released by U.S. News & World Report as part of its “2014 Best Online Education Programs” report. See the full ranking list and methodology on the US News and World Report website.

EMBA Best Buy

Online EMBA program is named one of’s “Best Buys”, a consumer group dedicated to assisting students in comparing and rating accredited online degree programs, colleges and universities, has named three University of Nevada, Reno online degree programs as “Best Buys”: the Executive MBA and two master’s degree programs in education. The full article can be read on Nevada Today.

Veteran's Benefits

Veteran Education Benefits

The Online Executive MBA program is approved for veteran and veteran-related education benefits. The Veteran Services Office at the University of Nevada, Reno is your liaison to the US Department of Veterans Affairs for certification of your veteran and veteran-related education benefits.

Veterans Services provides support for applying for and receiving veteran education benefits, including the following services:

  • Submitting forms and information to the Veteran Affairs Education Benefits Office for the student.
  • Certifying classes being taken by the student
  • Education benefit advising

EMBA Princeton Review

The University of Nevada, Reno’s MBA Program Makes Princeton Review’s “Best” List for the Fourth Time!

For the fourth year in a row, The Princeton Review has recognized the excellence of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business in its Best Business Schools guidebook, based on the quality of its MBA Program. Read more about the selection of the MBA program for this prestigious list.

“Being included in The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools book again this year is very rewarding,” stated Kambiz Raffiee, director of the MBA Program and associate dean of the College of Business. “It is especially gratifying to see that we have scored even higher this year, evidence that our faculty members are not content to rest on our laurels. They work hard to make the program better each year.”

AACSB Accreditation

AACSB Accreditation

The University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the most respected business program accreditation entity. To learn more about the College of Business, please visit the website.


NWCCU Accreditation

The University of Nevada, Reno is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. NWCCU is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the US Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. More information on the University’s accreditation can be found on their website.

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