University of Nebraska-Omaha breaks ground on new business school

Omaha, NE – A virtual stock-trading room and business labs are among the features of the University of Nebraska-Omaha's new College of Business Administration. Officials broke ground this morning on Mammel Hall, which is scheduled for completion in 2010.

Construction begins this summer on the 120,000 square foot, $38.5 million building. It's located on UNO's south campus at 67th and Pine Streets in Omaha.

UNO Chancellor John Christensen says the building's location is key to educating business students. It's near the Scott Conference Center, Kiewit Inc, and Aksarben Village.

Christensen says the business school has formed important partnerships with banks, accounting firms, and community organizations. Those partnerships have resulted in internships and jobs for UNO business students.

The new College of Business Administration is named in honor of Carl and Joyce Mammel, who made a significant contribution toward the building of a new business school.

Click on the link above to hear UNO Chancellor John Christensen's comments about the new College of Business Administration.