Business Administration, BS

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 120
    Credits
  • $259.00
    In-State
  • $396.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program is ideal for working adults interested in skill and knowledge development, as well as degree completion. This program is designed to provide a solid foundation in core business concepts.

Students benefit from this program by gaining a solid foundation in the various aspects of business that may move them ahead in their field or push them forward in a new career path.

In addition, students gain:

  • an appreciation of how the integration of those functional areas impacts organizational performance.
  • leadership skills built through core coursework and flexible electives.
  • meaningful connections with faculty and fellow students that last beyond graduation.
  • confidence to advance their career.

Core courses in this program provide students with comprehensive skills directly applicable to the field. Courses are offered completely online. 

Core coursework includes:

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

Career Outlook: After graduation, students are equipped with a solid foundation of the various aspects of business. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 750,800 new jobs. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in order to understand customers and product demand, and to evaluate marketing strategies, will lead to growing demand for market research analysts.

Career paths may include:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Human resource management
  • Information technology
  • Small Business Ownership
  • Supply chain management

Minors:

Students have the option to declare a minor when applying for admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration program, or when establishing a plan of study. The minor is reported on the student’s transcript.

Minor areas in the Bachelor of Business Administration program:

  • Accounting (120 credit hours)
  • Entrepreneurship (120 credit hours)
  • Marketing/Management (120 credit hours)

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. High school diploma

  2. 2 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  2. Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
MGT 314Operations and Supply Management3
Operations management is concerned with the execution of strategy. It involves the systematic design, operation, control, and improvement of business processes to achieve organizational goals and create economic value. Successfully managing operations is vital to the long-term viability of every type of organization. This course provides a broad overview of issues in operations and supply chain management emphasizing a strategic orientation toward design and improvement issues. Specific topics include competitiveness; operations strategy; quality management; statistical process control; design of products, services, processes, and facilities; project management; forecasting; supply chain management; inventory management; lean production; and scheduling. Prerequisite: MGT 233 or equivalent and either MATH 120 or MATH 123 Students with a Supply Chain Management Emphasis or Marketing Emphasis or MIS Emphasis must complete MGT 233 or equivalent and either MATH 120 or MATH 123 or MIS 190.
FIN 308Principles of Finance3
Concepts of firm valuation and capital budgeting, capital structure and cost of capital, and analysis of financial statements. Prerequisites: ACCT 251 and ECON 271.
BSAD 400Professional Readiness1
Current trends in written and oral business communications are covered in this course. Students will learn strategies for developing effective written communications including business letters, e-mail messages, memos, reports, and proposals. Oral communications skills including working in teams, listening, and nonverbal communications are discussed. Techniques for giving effective oral presentations are a part of this course. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
ACCT 311Business Law3
A study of the legal environment of business. Topics include legal theory, and resources, ethics, the court system, torts, contracts, government regulation, property law, and international law considerations.
MGT 495Administrative Strategy and Policy3
As the capstone course in business, the course is designed (1) to integrate the knowledge acquired in other courses in business administration, and (2) to emphasize analysis and decision-making. Prerequisite: FIN 308 and MKT 300 and either MGT 301 or MGT 355.
MGT 493Social Responsibilities of Business: Issues and Ethics3
A study of the societal challenge of business and organizations; how business and society interface; micro and macro publics of business and organization, environment, consumerism, employee rights, equality/diversity, international business and future corporate ethos. This course covers legal, ethical and social responsibility issues of business and organizations. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
BSAD 100Exploring Business1
The goal of this course is to help the student make a successful transition from high school to the College of Business and Technology by providing the opportunity to explore the various business disciplines and associated campus and career opportunities. The student will be asked to take an active involvement in academic issues and topics such as the facilities and offerings provided by the College of Business and Technology, requirements for successful course and program completion, and the values and skills that lead to professional and personal success.
BSAD 295Business Communications3
Current trends in written and oral business communications are covered in this course. Students will learn strategies for developing effective written communications including business letters, e-mail messages, memos, reports, and proposals. Oral communications skills including working in teams, listening, and nonverbal communications are discussed. Techniques for giving effective oral presentations are a part of the course. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 102 or English ACT score of 29 or above.
ACCT 251Principles of Accounting II3
Continuation of the basic accounting cycle with particular attention given to development of special procedures for control, partnerships, and corporations. Analysis of financial information used within the organization by manufacturing and service businesses. Prerequisite: ACCT 250
ACCT 250Principles of Accounting I3
This course introduces students to the preparation and use of financial statements. It covers the accounting cycle, current assets, current liabilities, and plant assets. It focuses on financial reporting for service businesses or merchandising businesses organized as corporations. Prerequisite: Completion of General Studies Math requirement.
MGT 334Applied Business Analytics3
A continuation of the study of the application of statistical techniques to support decision making in business situations using descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. A statistical computer package will be used. Prerequisite: MGT 233.
MKT 300Principles of Marketing3
The course will inform students of the theories, principles, and methods involved in the transaction and organized exchange of goods and services. Discussion of the history and evolution of marketing, its present-day challenges, and strategies connected with developing, pricing, promoting, and distributing goods and/or services. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Select one of the following:3
MGT 301 Principles of Management | MGT 355 Organizational Behavior

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$259.00
Fees
$57.25
Total
$316.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$777.00
Fees
$171.75
Total
$948.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$396.00
Fees
$57.25
Total
$453.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1188.00
Fees
$171.75
Total
$1359.75

Note: The student records fee is $4 per semester.

Noel Palmer, Ph.D.
MBA Director, Professor

Noel Palmer teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership and business ethics. His research interest include studies in leadership, psychological capital and ethical decision-making. Palmer has also served in the U.S. Army for 23 years. He is a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, currently serving in the Department of Command, Leadership and Management at the United States Army War College. During his time in the military, he has served on deployments to Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also served on humanitarian missions in Panama and Honduras and has participated in military training exercises in South Korea.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.