Business Smarts: Earn Your BSBA Online

After deciding to leave a traditional business administration program, Clinton Zegers spent the next five years working and struggling with addiction. He would eventually make the decision to seek the help he needed to get sober and through the support of friends and family, put himself on a path to recovery that included finishing what he started for his education, only this time online.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney’s (UNK) Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) online degree program is ideal for working adults interested in furthering their skills and knowledge in core business concepts. This program is designed to empower students to attain additional marketable credentials and take the next step for their career.

“Obtaining a business degree online from an accredited university helped me get a seat at the table, such as interviews for positions that required a bachelor’s degree,” said Zegers. “Returning to finish my degree was a big fear of mine. I struggled with the fear of failure and learning how to cope with it. I had never completed an online class before starting with UNK. The transition from not being in school for several years to completing my degree online couldn’t have been more seamless.”

In the fast-paced world of business, an online BSBA through UNK can help individuals invest in their future on their schedule. The BSBA is a fully online degree, which allows flexible timeframes for coursework. Students can login and complete assignments during the time of day that works best for them. Access and flexibility make it possible for adult students to gain a solid foundation in several aspects of business alongside other responsibilities.

“An online program was very beneficial for my lifestyle. Being a non-traditional student working a 40-50 hour a week job while maintaining a social lifestyle, looking back, an online program was probably the only program that would help me further advance my education without having to sacrifice other aspects of my life,” Zegers said.

Online classes are very interactive with communication through email, discussion forums and chat groups. Pursuing the UNK BSBA makes you a part of a community you can benefit from. Students work with an adviser, from application to graduation, who helps tailor the program unique to them.

Core coursework includes:

  • Accounting
  • Business law
  • Business communications
  • Finance
  • Operations and supply management
  • Social responsibilities
  • Management information systems

Graduates of the BSBA online degree program earn a four-year degree in Business Administration from UNK. The BSBA is a 120 credit hour program with core courses offered each semester and minor courses offered concurrently on a rotating basis.

Whether you are a company employee climbing the ladder, a small business owner seeking a competitive edge or a professional changing careers, the BSBA at UNK is helping Nebraskans move forward in their goals. Get started at:

University of Nebraska Online is the University’s collaborative distance education initiative focused on providing greater access for more students to the high-quality courses and program offered online by the four campuses of the university system. In addition to the Business Administration, BS program, the University of Nebraska offers more than 150 online programs. Visit the University of Nebraska Online at to view all programs.


Stacey Schwarz, Online Program Recruitment Specialist

Because business is broad, the door to its possibilities is open wide. Stacey Schwarz, Online Program Recruitment Specialist for the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), sheds light on what sets the program apart in helping to meet the needs of so many students and professionals.

Experiential learning—Examination of real-world business situations that translate from the online classroom to a business or organization.

Entrepreneur-friendly courses—Preparation to start, expand, or lead a business by taking courses that best meet the student’s unique business needs.

Customizable program options—Consultation with UNK program coordinators to plan out elective and minor program coursework of most benefit to the student.

Industry-focused faculty—Instruction from qualified faculty who have extensive professional experience working in business industries.

Flexible online format—Ability to fit coursework or the degree into a busy schedule while continuing to work in the industry.