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 Business Administration, BS 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

After graduation, students are equipped with a solid foundation of the various aspects of business.

Career paths may include: 

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

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. High school diploma

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
MIS 302Principles of Management Information Systems3
The course provides an introduction and overview to the field of management of information systems (MIS). This course is designed to familiarize students with the critical roles of information and information systems in support of organizational operations, decision-making processes, quality management, and strategic activities. It also covers management of information systems functions and professionals, as well as relevant global, ethical, societal and legal/regulatory issues. Focus is placed on the impact of rapidly changing technologies, such as the Internet, on organizations leading to new paradigms, like e-commerce and business-to-business applications, and the subsequent reengineering of organizations.
FIN 308Principles of Finance3
Concepts of firm valuation and capital budgeting, capital structure and cost of capital, and analysis of financial statements. Prerequisite: 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.
ACCT 311Business Law I3
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 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

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ACCT 350Intermediate Accounting I3
An in-depth student of the theory, concepts, and practice of financial accounting. Focus is on reporting useful information to third parties through basic corporate financial statements. Prerequisites: ACCT 251
ACCT 451Tax Accounting3
A study of federal income tax concepts and principles, with emphasis on individual and business organization income tax laws, regulations, and filing procedures. Prerequisite: ACCT 251
MKT 438Consumer Behavior3
Prereq: MKT 300, junior standing OR permission of instructor A detailed and in-depth analysis of why and how people buy, based upon an understanding of the nature of consumer behavior on both the micro and macro level; includes the effects of internal and external influences on decision making.
ACCT 351Intermediate Accounting II3
A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I with emphasis on the more complex problems of financial reporting. Prerequisites: ACCT 350
ACCT 352Cost Accounting3
Accounting for manufacturing concerns with special emphasis on managerial decisions, as well as on unit and process costs. Prerequisites: ACCT 251
MKT 430International Marketing3
A comprehensive overview of existing international marketing systems, history and development. Prerequisite: MKT 300 or MGT 330
MKT 388GSGeneral Studies Capstone3
An interdisciplinary experience where students apply the knowledge, cognitive abilities, and communication skills they have gained from General Studies in designing and completing an original project or paper. Students employ methods and interpretive means of two or more disciplines to integrate knowledge and synthesize their results. Satisfies the General Studies capstone course requirement. Students may take their Capstone course in any discipline. Prereq: open to juniors and seniors or to students within 6 hours of completion of their General Studies program
MKT 437Sales Management3
Prereq: MKT 300 or MKT 331 or permission of instructor The concepts and practices of an established body of management knowledge used to cope with the dynamic business environment of both direct and telemarketing sales; job descriptions and qualifications, recruiting, training, determining sales potential, establishing workloads, scheduling, allocating quotas, compensating, controlling, and evaluating sales and people.
MKT 460Strategic Product Management3
To develop an awareness and understanding of the issues, tools and techniques used from inception to launch of a product. Prerequisite: MKT 300 or permission of instructor.
MKT 457E-Marketing3
Prereq: passing score on Business Computer Proficiency Examination The pragmatic and theoretical aspects of E-marketing, including E-mail orders and direct response advertising, reassurability and accountability, E-mail lists and data, plus the integration of E-marketing programs into total marketing efforts and into overall organization goals and functions.
ACCT 470Auditing3
Duties and responsibilities of auditors, methods of conducting audits, preparation of audit reports, and special auditing problems. Emphasis on the application of accounting concepts and principles learned. Prior completion of ACCT 351 is recommended.
MGT 401Small Business Management3
This course focuses on the operation of small business and the small business environment. This course deals with the topics related to personnel, government regulations of small business, advertising, sales promotion, accounting, forecasting, family ownership and other management related problems. Prerequisite: MKT 300
MKT 336Services Marketing3
Prereq: none This course presents concepts and strategies for addressing the distinctive marketing challenges in service industries, including the tourism, hospitality, banking, healthcare, and professional services.
MKT 437/837PSales Management3
The concepts and practices of an established body of management knowledge used to cope with the dynamic business environment of both direct and telemarketing sales; job descriptions and qualifications, recruiting, training, determining sales potential, establishing workloads, scheduling, allocating quotas, compensating, controlling and evaluating sales and people.

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
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.