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Personal Financial Planning
Total Program Cost In-State: $32,406
Total Program Cost Out-of-State: $32,406
Program Length: 33 credits
Chris Karasek2500 California PlazaOmaha, Nebraska 68178
Application Deadlines: Rolling admissions
Intake Dates: August, October, January, March and June
Est. Weekly Time Commitment: 15-20hrs
Total Enrollment: 85
Acceptance Rate: 83%
Average GPA: 3.41
Age Range: 22-56
Average Age: 31
At Creighton University, leadership takes holistic personal care very seriously. This is not just because the institute is a Jesuit University, but also because Director Eric Neuman’s leadership of the MBA program is guided by his own personal experience, and his path hasn’t always been clear cut.
“My experiences influence my leadership and I want the students to know that the choices they make don’t have to define them forever,” Neuman says. “I’m not saying to go ahead and just do it all the time, rather, do listen to your heart because that’s usually pulling you somewhere. But also listen to your head, get information, and make an informed choice,” says program director Eric Neuman.
In line with their Jesuit faith, students in Creighton University Master of Business Administration part-time online MBA program can expect to be guided and cared for holistically. This means that the faculty won’t always be encouraging to take that one extra course. Instead, Neuman says they’ve encouraged students to stick to a manageable class load so they’ll do a great job managing school, work, and family, rather than a mediocre one.
The fully online MBA program is a 33-credit course, where students can take their classes anywhere, anytime. They can choose a concentration in Accounting, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Finance, Financial Psychology & Behavioral Finance, Leadership, and Personal Financial Planning.
The school has several courses that involve international travel to places including China, Las Vegas, New York, and Australia. Most students travel independently to the locations before meeting other students as part of the class.
“They are more than a customer and a student to us,” Neuman says. “We…
“They are more than a customer and a student to us,” Neuman says. “We see them as someone who is part of the same community and we’re preparing them for the next few decades. We’re not just giving them technical things to take away, but rather helping them become contributing members of the society who can still make money.”
“Most of our students are happy in their jobs, but are finding it a good time to get credentials to advance in their careers,” Neuman says. “Some are interested in switching jobs, others are figuring out what to do once they’re out of military life.”
To those who are considering Creighton’s online MBA program, the school says they are looking or students who demonstrate hard work and academic success. This can be done not just through grades, but also by taking more challenging courses, writing thoughtful personal statements, and asking colleagues and supervisors to write their required letters of reference.
“When prospective student applies, we ask what their goals are and where they want to go,” Neuman says. “We want to help students know how to choose the best paths.”
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