Mammel Hall offers plenty of free parking. Normal 'Student Permit Only' parking will be relaxed during class hours for Lifelong Learners and other non enrolled students.
Dress casual and feel like you are going back to school. Business casual is also appropriate. Some prefer business attire for their final presentations but it is not required.
Our official hotel is the DoubleTree Suites Hotel by Hilton. The all suite hotel, a short distance from Mammel Hall (72nd and Cedar), offers a special UNO rate (minimum stay required during Berkshire week). Contact (+1) 402-397-5141.
There will be assigned reading (no more than 200 pages) for MBA candidates but the reading homework will be optional for Lifelong Learners. Some of the special guest lecturers will be distinguished authors so reading their books in advance will help participants get more out of each session.
MBA candidates and enrolled students of UNO will be graded and receive 4 credit hours upon successful course completion, which includes mandatory attendance, an Investment Challenge Contest presentation and researching and writing an Investment Research Report. Lifelong Learners will not be graded and will receive a 'Certificate of Business Excellence' at the end of the course.
Instructor Office Hours
For further explanation and understanding, the Instructor is available for office hours before and after each scheduled class.
Sorry this course will NOT be available on the Internet.
Dates and Times
The spring seminar (24 hours) will held on (3) three consecutive days; Monday through Wednesday, immediately proceeding Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting. Class hours are 8 am to 5 pm with a catered lunch served each day. The Spring course includes a Welcome Dinner, Executive MBA Classroom Suite tour and a brief introduction. The fall course (36 hours) will be held over (3) three non-consecutive weekends. Class hours are Fridays 3 pm to 9 pm with a catered dinner and Saturdays 8 am to 2 pm with a catered lunch.
The course includes a variety of guest speakers including Buffett CEOs, Berkshire subsidiary employees, authors, and investment managers. Course topics may change depending on speaker availability. This popular ‘Professor for the Day’ series offers a contrast between the practical real world business experiences against the typical and widely held academic theories. Guest Speaker Code of Conduct: Electronic device use, individual autograph and photo requests along with private gifts and messages to guest presenters are strictly forbidden.
Each lecture will include a valuation of a business purchased by Berkshire Hathaway. Students will be given certain details about the investment at the time of the actual acquisition, understand how it was valued and determine why it was purchased.
Each participant agrees to respect the intellectual property of the course content and will keep all in class material and discussion confidential. Class participants agree not to use content of this program for commercial or educational use or post anywhere on the Internet without the written consent of the instructor. No recordings are permitted and the content, particularly the valuation exercises, must remain inside the classroom. This course is designed for personal use as well as professional development.
This course is carefully designed for private investors of all ages and backgrounds as well as professional investment managers. The program is not well suited for get rich quick schemes, investment promoters, investing trainers, day traders, high frequency computer trading strategies, technical and chart analysts, investment activists, short sellers, option and momentum traders.
About UNO Executive MBA
The University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration Executive MBA program is the 13th oldest in the United States. Established in 1975, the program has nearly 500 graduates residing all over the globe. On average, participants are 39 years old and bring 16 years of practical work experience with them into the classroom. Many students have held or hold mid-to-upper level management positions for their firms and come with a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate level disciplines including technology, engineering and healthcare.
Less than 50% of the current class has undergraduate degrees in business, therefore, providing a unique mix of industry knowledge and background that fosters interesting discussions and enhances the learning opportunities for all students.
Lifelong Learners from around the globe range from professional money managers to health care consultants. Like the Executives, each participant brings a unique skill set to the classroom. Everyone in the room assists in the education process with thoughtful questions, instructor challenges, session end reviews, team discussions and final presentations.
The instructor reserves the right to dismiss anyone from the course who does not meet the guest speaker code of conduct, confidentiality and or suitability requirements.