The Midland MBA is Omaha's Only Hybrid MBA.
It combines the best of in-person and online learning
designed for people with responsibilities beyond going back to school.
The Midland MBA’s hybrid structure has been proven to be at least as effective, if not more, than traditional business schools or online only classes. All courses meet both in person and online, allowing you to benefit from the best of both worlds.
Each term runs for nine weeks, consisting of three in-person weekends and six distance weekends. The required in-person meetings give all students the chance to meet faculty and work directly with classmates, while the optional online meetings can either be attended live or watched (and rewatched) in recordings. At the end of each term, all students have a one week break before starting new classes the following term.
Five Chances to Start
Students are able to join the MBA at the beginning of every term throughout the year, choosing the pace at which they complete their degree. Students looking for the most flexible schedule can begin in October, while those looking to complete the course as fast as possible can start in August. With the Midland MBA, you’re never more than nine weeks from getting started.
At Midland, the professors practice what they preach, meaning they’ve become professionally established working full-time in their fields that they are now currently teaching. This enables them to bring in real-life examples and discussions to develop students’ understanding of business applications in a networked environment.
What You Will Learn
They help students map the governing theories of their disciplines and bring the material to life with real-world examples of business successes and failures taken from experience in their careers as business leaders.
In addition to their impressive backgrounds, our MBA faculty share a passion for teaching, and a desire to help students succeed as they develop their business skill sets.
Full course descriptions
Foundational Core (12 credits)
The foundational core is designed to assure that all students have a master’s level understanding of four core concepts before proceeding to advanced coursework. These courses in the fundamentals of business may be partially waived via the professional experience path for students with an undergraduate business degree or who can demonstrate significant accomplishment any of the following areas.
- Financial Accounting
- Managerial Economics
- Marketing Management
- Statistical Models
Required Core (18 credits)
The required core expands on foundational concepts to create a functional understanding of advanced business competencies. Every Midland student will take the following 3-credit courses, and will progress together in lock-step:
- Management & Ethics
- Operations Management
- Managerial Accounting
- Financial Management
- Decision Models
- Corporate Strategy
Global Consulting Capstone & Strategic Communication (6 credits)
Students will develop analytic and presentation skills, as well as a project portfolio to take with them during an in-depth final consulting experience that functions as an MBA capstone.
During their final term, students will work with a company abroad on a project developed in partnership with a host business and a faculty advisor, ideally focused on an area of growth for their own career. From this work, they will develop a consulting report and present this analysis in a formal setting as a capstone presentation. Students will also have the option to remain home working with a local company focusing on an aspect of their global operations.
Electives (6 credits)
Students will have the opportunity to take 6 credits of elective course work to develop their skills in areas of particular interest. Completion of electives in a specified topic area will complete the requirements for concentrations. Specific elective offerings vary from year to year, but have included:
- Project Management
- Investment Management
- Sales and Leadership
- Finanicial Strategy for Value Creation
- Intermediate Financial Accounting
- Organizational Power and Leadership
- Auditing and Decision Making in Accounting
During the final term, every student will work with a global-focused company based either locally or abroad on a project developed in partnership with the host business, ideally focused on an area of growth for their own career. From this work, students develop a consulting report and present this analysis in a formal setting as a capstone presentation.
How To Get Started
Thanks to generous donor support of the Midland MBA, several scholarships are available to all applicants, regardless of professional or academic background.
- MBA Scholarship: Available to all applicants as resources allow.
- Graduation Grant: $5,000. All applicants to our incoming class qualify for a Graduation Grant, covering 100% of tuition for the final term of the program.
- Alumni Grant: 10% of tuition. All alumni of Midland University or previously associated institutions qualify for an Alumni Grant, which reduces tuition by 10% in addition to other discounts.
Additional scholarship funds have been established to support individuals who are making substantial contributions to their communities, or who are working towards goals that will support the growth and development of those communities. For each of these scholarships, a separate written application is required. Awards will be made based on experience, qualifications, and date of application.
The Midland MBA is a rigorous, fast-paced program that will challenge students as they work through subjects for the first time and/or return to subjects previously introduced for a deeper examination to achieve mastery. However, in an effort to build a diverse class and professional network for students, prior business coursework or training is not required.
GMAT: The graduate management admission test (GMAT) is not required for admission to the Midland MBA. If you have already completed this exam and wish to send your scores, we will consider them as part of your application, but find the exam is not the only predictor of success in our application-focused MBA.
Previous business courses: Prior undergraduate training in business is not required for admission to the Midland MBA. Previous coursework in core subjects may be applied to the first four courses of the MBA under the Prior Credit path.
A bachelor’s degree in any field is required to start a master’s degree program.
In four core courses, some fundamentals will be addressed that students with a robust business background may not need to revisit. Instead, these students may choose to have a lighter load in terms 1 and 2 and simply complete a 1-credit path through the core course to bring their understanding of the subject up to a master’s level.
Students who have completed relevant course work within the past 7 years and earned a B (3.0) or higher in the course may be awarded 2 credits per approved class toward the required 3 credits in the comparable Midland course. These credits will be awarded upon completion of a 1-credit project with a Midland instructor.
Once accepted to the program, students interested in the prior credit path will be asked to send in the Prior Credit Form with an official copy of any relevant transcripts.
The Midland MBA is designed as a cohort-based curriculum, allowing students to progress together through core concepts as they develop broad business training.
Students who have completed previous graduate level coursework at other institutions may be eligible, however, to transfer in previous credit earned. Students who have completed relevant course work within the past 7 years and earned a B (3.0) or higher in the course should submit the Transfer Credit Form and copies of any relevant transcripts for a personalized transfer evaluation.
The online application is simple and free, and starts the process. From there, we’ll ask for a few documents and an in-person interview.
The online application is simple and free, and starts the process. From there, we’ll ask for a few documents and an in-person interview. The online application captures basic personal information, and we ask for a personal statement, a resume, and a reference form (not letters of recommendation) in support. With that written application, we will set up a time to meet with you for your admissions interview.
Hear From Our Students
"I'm getting a lot more exposure to the decisions made at the executive level and understanding how they are processing their decisions."
"The professors are professional and really accessible."
“The Midland MBA is business-minded and geared toward the working professional, while still allowing me to balance my family and career. I am able to work a little bit online and a little in the classroom. It's perfect.”
“Midland connects you with professors who are professionals in their own right, so you can ask pointed questions that relate directly to you and get an answer that’s real-world and has actual implications that you can apply.”
“To climb the corporate ladder takes a robust resume, an unquenchable hunger to grow, and a strong network. What I'm doing with my MBA is stocking the shelf with inventory and allowing myself to be more employable as I go on.”
“I know I wouldn't have gotten this promotion as quickly as I did if I hadn't gone back to Midland University to get my MBA.”
At Midland, there were smaller classrooms, great communication, and I had direct access to the professors. Sometimes in bigger classes, you're working on a hope and a prayer that you'll be able to get to the professor directly, but at Midland our professors were always available.