Degrees and Programs

Use the keyword search, degree type, academic unit or alternative filter options to quickly filter academic programs within the College of Business. Click on any program title to view fundamental information including program description, department links and program-specific admission requirements for graduate programs. Please note, you cannot combine fiters.

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  • Accountancy, M.Acc.

    Program director: Sonja Pippin |  sonjap@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: February 1 & April 15 (Fall) | October 1 & November 15 (Spring)
    Program info:  MAcc website | Accounting department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements  
    1. GRE or GMAT (not required if undergrad Accounting degree is from an AACSB Business School and a 3.3 or higher GPA)
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. 3 letters of recommendation

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  • Accountancy, Online M.Acc.

    Program director: Sonja Pippinsonjap@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: February 1 & April 15 (Fall) | October 1 & November 15 (Spring)
    Program info:  MAcc Program HandbookOnline MAcc website | Accounting department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements  
    1. GRE or GMAT (not required if undergrad Accounting degree is from an AACSB Business School and a 3.3 or higher GPA)
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. 3 letters of recommendation

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  • Accounting, B.S.

    Accounting majors gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of internal and external reporting of financial and tax accounting information of public and private organizations as well as not-for-profits and governments. Our graduates complete the course work required to sit for the CPA exam in most U.S. states.

  • Accounting and Information Systems, B.S.

    The combined major of accounting and information systems gives students a hybrid education that affords great career flexibility. Students use this major most frequently to pursue employment with consulting organizations that market, implement and maintain business information systems. With a foundational knowledge of accounting and applications of information technology in business, a student with a degree from this program has a greater suite of skills that will make them attractive to future employers.

  • Accounting, Minor

    A minor in Accounting complements a College of Business bachelor's degree program with financial knowledge critical to industry. It can also support a bachelor's degree program outside of the College of Business with a knowledge base of financial statement preparation and interpretation for public and private organizations as well as not-for-profits and governments. The Accounting minor can also be a great first step in exploring if the Accounting major may be right for you. 

  • Business Administration, Ph.D.
  • Business Administration, M.B.A.

    Program Director:  Kambiz Raffiee | raffiee@unr.edu 
    Application Deadlines:  | March 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
    Program Info:  MBA handbook | MBA website | Business Administration Department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1.  GRE, GMAT, or MCAT (Waivers are available to those with completed advanced degrees, certain professional degrees or select active licenses.)
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. 2 Letter of recommendation

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  • Business Administration, Online Executive M.B.A.

    Program Director:  Kambiz Raffiee | raffiee@unr.edu
    Application Deadline: June 1 (Fall)
    Program Info:  EMBA handbook | EMBA website | Business Administration Department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1.  GRE, GMAT, or MCAT (Waivers are available to those with completed advanced degrees, certain professional degrees or select active licenses.)
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of purpose
    4. 2 Letter of recommendation

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  • Business Administration, Graduate Minor

    This Graduate Minor program is for non-Business Administration graduate students who want a background in general business to complement their own graduate discipline.

  • Business Administration, Minor

    This minor program is for non-College of Business Administration students only who desire a background in general business to complement their own major program.

    With a business minor, students can major in their principal academic interest but also gain real business knowledge that makes them attractive to employers. A student with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering who also earns a minor in Business Administration has the skill set necessary to not only succeed in designing electrical infrastructure, but also manage the company.

  • Business Analytics, Online M.S.

    Program Director: Kal Joshi | knj@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines:  March 23 (Summer 2020) | July 13 (Fall 2020) | December 1 (Spring 2021)
    Program Info: Business Analytics website | Information Systems Department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements

    • No GMAT or GRE requirement
    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Minimum 2.75 GPA in the last two years of undergraduate study
    • English language proficiency
    • Prerequisite courses*:
      • Undergraduate course in statistics
      • Introduction to Information Systems (which includes MS Office and Excel)
      • Introductory knowledge of R and Python

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  • Cybersecurity, Graduate Certificate

    Program Contact: Shamik Sengupta | ssengupta@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: July 31 (Fall) | Dec 10 (Spring)
    Credits: 18
    Program info:  Cybersecurity website

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited academic institution
    2. Transcripts (separate from the official transcripts required by the Graduate School)
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Statement of purpose is recommended

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  • Economics, Ph.D.

    Program director:  Sankar Mukhopadhyay |  sankarm@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: Feb 1 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
    Program info: Econ handbook | Econ website | Econ Department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE or GMAT
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. 2 letters of recommendation
    Program admission recommendations
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Writing sample
    3. Additional letter of recommendation

  • Economics, M.S.

    Program director:  Sankar Mukhopadhyay |  sankarm@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
    Program info: Econ handbook | Econ website | Econ Department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE or GMAT
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. 2 letters of recommendation
    Program admission recommendations
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Writing sample
    3. Additional letter of recommendation

  • Economics, M.A.

    Program director:  Sankar Mukhopadhyay |  sankarm@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | Oct 15 (Spring)
    Program info: Econ handbook | Econ website | Econ Department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE or GMAT
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. 2 letters of recommendation
    Program admission recommendations
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Writing sample
    3. Additional letter of recommendation

  • Economics, B.S.

    The Economics department offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science, each with different admission requirements and graduation requirements. Review each major's course requirements to discover which is best for you based upon your interests.

    The Bachelor of Science in Economics is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession. In addition, it provides a strong foundation for graduate study and research in the fields of economics, business, public policy and law.

  • Economics, B.A.

    The Economics department offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science, each with different admission requirements and graduation requirements. Review each major's course requirements to discover which is best for you based upon your interests.

    The Bachelor of Arts in Economics is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession. In addition, it provides a strong foundation for graduate study and research in the fields of economics, business, public policy and law.

  • Economic Policy, Minor

    The minor in Economic Policy is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in policy and government organizations. A student who earns a Minor in Economics Policy not only has real knowledge about government policy and policy best practices but also has the skills necessary to make well-reasoned and informed monetary policy decisions.

  • Economics, Minor

    The Economics minor is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession. More students are realizing that with the option of an economics minor, they can major in their principal academic interest, but also import real business knowledge that makes them attractive to employers. 

  • Entrepreneurship, Minor

    The entrepreneurship minor is open to all students at the University, purposefully designed without pre-requisites so any student can  complement their major with entrepreneurial training. The program seeks to provide the student with fundamental  entrepreneurial skills, enhancing the student's ability to one day open and operate a successful business.

  • Finance, M.S.

    Program Director:  Hongchao Zeng |  hzeng@unr.edu
    Application Deadlines: March 15 (Fall) | October 15 (Spring)
    Program Info: Finance handbook | Finance website | Finance Department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GRE or GMAT scores (waivers are available to students in the accelerated program)
    2. Statement of Purpose
    3. Three letters of recommendation

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  • Finance, B.S.

    The Bachelor of Science in Finance provides students knowledge essential for careers in financial management, banking, investments, and insurance. Students coming from the finance program have the skills necessary to credibly weigh-in on fiscal matters associated with business investment and stock and mutual fund research and analysis. Moreover, the finance major is a good stepping-stone for students interested in a earning an MBA or other postgraduate degree.

  • Gaming Management, Minor

    The Gaming Management minor is open to all students at the University. Students have the ability to focus their studies in such areas as management, public policy or the legal/regulatory environment.

  • General Business, B.S.

    The general business major expands on the strong business foundation developed in the pre-business and upper-division business coursework. The purpose of the major is to provide an option for students who are limited by work or other obligations in scheduling coursework by allowing students to complete major-related coursework during more flexibly-scheduled evening classes.

  • Information Systems, M.S.

    Program director:  K.D. Joshi | kjoshi@unr.edu
    Application deadlines: May 1 (Fall) | Oct 1 (Spring)
    Program info: IS handbook | IS website | IS Department

    Additional program-specific admission requirements
    1. GMAT or GRE
    Waivers available to those who
      - earned an undergraduate degree with Information Systems major is from an AACSB Business School and a 3.5 or higher GPA
      - earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited school with a 3.0 or higher GPA
      - have served as a full-time academic faculty member at an AACSB Accredited College for at least five years
    2. Minimum score of 550 of TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS for international students

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  • Information Systems, B.S.

    The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems is designed for those students interested in business-oriented, computer technology-based information resource systems. Students learn about both business processes and the computer technology used to support and enhance those processes.

    The major integrates general business and management knowledge with expertise in computer technology (including programming, database, web, and networking) to produce the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment in a competitive job market, start a business, or pursue further education in graduate and professional degree programs.

  • Information Systems, Minor

    The Information Systems minor is designed for those students interested in business-oriented, computer technology-based information resource systems. Students learn about both business processes and the computer technology used to support and enhance those processes.

    The minor integrates general business and management knowledge with expertise in computer technology (including programming, database, web, and networking) to produce the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment in a competitive job market, start a business, or pursue further education in graduate and professional degree programs. 

  • International Business, B.S.

    The objective of the international business major is to provide an interdisciplinary program of study which combines international studies and foreign language studies with a business degree. The major will benefit those students who seek to work in the international business world, as the program focuses on the principles and practices of businesses that cross national boundaries to operate in the global business environment. Each participant has the opportunity to specialize in a particular region — Asia and the Pacific, Europe or the Americas. 

  • Management, B.S.

    Traditionally, management includes the following activities: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. More specifically, management is responsible for the primary activities of the firm; those being inbound logistics, operations, outbound logistics, marketing and sales, and service.

    Management is also responsible for the support activities of infrastructure (accounting, finance, strategic planning), human resource management (recruiting, training and development, compensation management), technology development (product and process improvement), and procurement (material acquisition). Management majors are prepared for careers in either general management (or in the specialization of human resource management) or entrepreneurship based on concentration choice in General Management or Human Resource Management.

  • Marketing, B.S.

    The Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree gives students strategic insight into one of the most vital components of modern business. Students will be able to help companies and organizations identify customers, develop advertising campaigns, conduct business development research, and explore new avenues of brand promotion. Marketing is both a social and managerial process. It is how individuals and groups obtain what they want through creating, offering, and exchanging products of value with others. By definition, "Marketing is the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of goods, services, and ideas to create exchanges with target groups that satisfy customer and organizational objectives."