NU Online – Business Smarts: Earn Your BSBA Online

When Krista Wilson decided it was time to head back to school for her bachelor’s degree in business she knew it would require balancing current work and life responsibilities with her coursework. Working full-time for over 10 years at a contracted company for the federal government, Wilson knew the online degree route was the best option for her current life.

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 business leaders to attain additional marketable credentials and take the next step for their business career.

“I was attracted to UNK’s BSBA because I have an interest in being an entrepreneur and having my own business, as well as an interest in law, among other different facets. All of my career interests circle back to business, so this degree is relevant to whatever path I decide to take,” said Wilson.

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 log in 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.

“Online learning is for those that learn well on their own time. I don’t think there’s anything better than being able to do my coursework in my own house, on my time, after my son goes to sleep and I can sit and focus,” Wilson 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 program requires 35 credit hours for the BSBA major plus completion of a minor. Core courses are offered each semester, with 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 125 online programs. Visit the University of Nebraska Online at to view all programs.


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 Bachelor
of Science in Business Administration 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.