Boost Your Investment Acumen

The University of Nebraska at Omaha's Executive MBA certificate course delivers essential knowledge that Lifelong Learners from all backgrounds can apply immediately to their investments, advance their careers and impact their companies.

Dates & Times

Fall 2017: September 28, 29 and 30; Oct 5, 6 and 7
36 hours over two consecutive weekends.
Classes meet Thursdays and Fridays 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. with catered dinner and Saturdays 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. with catered lunch.

Spring 2018: April 30, May 1 and 2
24 hours over three consecutive days.
Classes meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with catered lunch.


$4,690 (early discounts may be available) The fee includes tuition, course materials and lunch or dinner each day.


Highly interactive sessions with one of the world’s foremost authorities on Warren Buffett and up to 6 guest speakers on the following topics:

  • Genius of Warren Buffett: Why study his life, investments and businesses
  • Triumph of Character: Choosing the right heroes, habits and ethics
  • Skill of Communicating: Leaders speak, write and get things done through others
  • Simplicity of Investment Principles: It’s not that complicated
  • Lessons of Portfolio Management: What all super-investors share
  • Art of Managing: Finding the right partner
  • The Berkshire System: A unique culture and gold standard of corporate governance
  • Example of Mistakes: Learning from the mistakes of others
  • Intelligent Philanthropy: A thinking man’s gift to the world
  • And more…

Academic Requirements

Value investing methods are simple and easily understood so no prior academic achievements are required to take this course. In fact, many Lifelong Learners without any financial background often absorb the material faster since they don’t have to unlearn other principles and techniques.


For you:

  • Earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units
  • Learn how to value stocks and businesses that have been purchased by Warren Buffett by understanding key metrics using the same information available at the time of original purchase
  • Immediately impact your own personal investments and retirement portfolio by using what you have learned
  • Learn and use Warren Buffett’s simple and recommended investment research guide
  • Question and answer sessions with as many as six guest speakers including, key Berkshire executives, family managers, CFO, marketing director and a Buffett family philanthropist (speaker schedule confirmed 30 days before course begins)
  • Pitch a stock or business you think will fit into the Berkshire family of businesses

For your company:

  • Retain high-potential employees
  • Empower people to bring new ideas and a fresh perspective
  • Apply proven, practical techniques to challenges
  • Build a productive culture


The Genius of Warren Buffett program is a global phenomenon with graduates from all six continents and over 36 countries.

This course can change the way you look at the world of business forever.

Stephanie Guerin Partner/Certified Financial Planner, Fall 2011 Class

Thought this course would give me a good backing in conservative investing. I got that and much, much more out of the class.

William Ramsey Financial Institution Specialist, Fall 2011 Class

This course does a superb job of capturing the many dimensions of Warren Buffett –from Communicator to Investor to Manager to Chairman to Philanthropist. I’m leaving the course with a deeper understanding of value investing.

Claire Kenkel Senior Client Development Consultant, Fall 2011 Class


Mammel Hall
College of Business
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6708 Pine St Omaha, NE 68106
(+1) 402-554-2448

Genius of Warren Buffett