Online Entrepreneurship | University of Nebraska at Kearney



University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Get the same diploma as on campus students

The online Entrepreneurship minor sets students up for success within their own business ventures as they gain a competitive edge while learning best practices for business startups.

Through innovative coursework, students learn how to create new ventures in a competitive marketplace through web-based experiential learning.  

In this innovative program, students gain skills and techniques vital to becoming an entrepreneur, such as:

  • Business planning 
  • Small business management 
  • Entrepreneurial law 
  • Innovation in creativity 
  • Strategic marketing  

This program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. High school diploma or GED

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:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admission
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee

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Application Deadlines

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

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ACCT 413 or ACCT 312Entrepreneurial Law or Commercial Law3

Course Number: ACCT 413 or ACCT 312

ACCT 413 Entrepreneurial Law: A study of the legal issues faced by entrepreneurs and new ventures including choosing a business entity, franchising, contracts and sales law, non-compete agreements, leases, e-commerce, intellectual property, operational liabilities, insurance, going public and employment law. ACCT 312 Commercial Law: A study of the Uniform Commercial Code (including sales, commercial paper, secured transactions), credit/debtor relationships, agency law and business entities. Prerequisite: ACCT 311

MGT 400Entrepreneurship3

Course Number: MGT 400

This course explores the phenomena of entrepreneurship, including the myths, realities and impact of entrepreneurial activity. Students assess their own entrepreneurial aptitude and interests, meet a variety of entrepreneurs and investigate the processes of generating promising ideas, evaluating the viability of those ideas, finding capital, considering franchise opportunities and developing a new venture management team. The class is project-oriented with each student participating in the development of a feasibility plan for a new venture.

MGT 401Small Business Management3

Course Number: MGT 401

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 300Principles of Marketing3

Course Number: MKT 300

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

MKT 460Strategic Product Management3

Course Number: MKT 460

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

SPCH 445 or MGT 405Diffusion of Innovations or Creativity and Innovation3

Course Number: SPCH 445 or MGT 405

SPCH 445 Diffusion of Innovations: Diffusion of Innovations examines the adoption of innovations by individuals in a social system from the perspective of a communication based model. Examples of innovations include fashion trends, campaign slogans, communication technologies, hygiene practices, birth control, farming practices, hybrid powered automobiles, types of government rule (democracy) and genetically engineered foods. The diffusion phenomenon is examined emphasizing social and individual points of view. Class sessions are mostly based on lecture, with some discussion. Assessment tools include exams, case studies and a final semester project. The final project will be presented to the class. MGT 405 Creativity and Innovation: Creativity and innovation are integral to an organization's ability to survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace. This course provides students with an understanding of how creativity and innovation can be fostered in individuals and organizations. Students will learn about theoretical frameworks of creativity and the diffusion of innovation as well as practical techniques for improving the flexibility and originality of their own design thinking and problem-solving processes. Students will be expected to play an active role in learning through class exercises, discussions and both individual and team projects.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
FIN 308Principles of Finance3

Course Number: FIN 308

Concepts of firm valuation and capital budgeting, capital structure and cost of capital and analysis of financial statements. Prerequisite: ACCT 251 and ECON 271

MGT 301Principles of Management3

Course Number: MGT 301

An integrated study of the functions of a manager: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. An in-depth look at various management theories.

MGT 355Organizational Behavior3

Course Number: MGT 355

This course is designed to develop an understanding of and appreciation for the complex interrelationships of people in formal organizations. The course focuses on both individual and group behavior, with emphases on motivation, leadership, conflict and other aspects of organizational dynamics. Some sections use basic statistics and computer applications.

MGT 380Human Resource Management3

Course Number: MGT 380

This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of human resource management. Topics include recruitment, selection and placement, training, development and performance management, compensation, equal opportunity and the legal environment and strategic implication of HRM and its relationship with other organizational functional areas.

MGT 409Leadership: Skills, Applications, Research3

Course Number: MGT 409

This course is designed to give students preparing for careers in business, government and the nonprofit sector a working knowledge of leadership styles, principles, models and practical applications. Students will learn to engage critically in analytical and intellectual examination and reflection of certain core issues in the practice of leadership. Topics covered include history of leadership, leadership traits and behaviors, motivation and communication patterns, teamwork, use of power, development of trust, effective group facilitation, negotiation and persuasion, effective change and ethics.

MGT 495Administrative Strategy and Policy3

Course Number: MGT 495

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 MIS 302 or ECON 335 and either MGT 301 or MGT 355

MIS 282Business Intelligence using Databases3

Course Number: MIS 282

Data Analytics uses real-time processing of sentiment, buzz, social networks, context and/or other data of interest to improve performance and impact. This course gives an overview of how business intelligence leverages data analytics to enable more informed decisions and to influence others. Students learn how to develop, explore and answer their own questions using analytical processes to examine big data sets. Prerequisite: Passing score on Business Computer Proficiency Exam or MIS 182

MKT 331Professional Selling3

Course Number: MKT 331

An examination of the role of professional selling as a key component of marketing communications. Various techniques of professional selling and methods for developing long-term relationships with customers are explored, including the use of role-playing.

MKT 336Services Marketing3

Course Number: MKT 336

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 435Marketing Research3

Course Number: MKT 435

Structuring research procedures to aid managerial decision making. Emphasis is on development and completion of a marketing research project. Prerequisite: MKT 300 and MGT 233 or STAT 241

MKT 457E-Marketing3

Course Number: MKT 457

The pragmatic and theoretical aspects of emarketing, including email orders and direct response advertising, reassurability and accountability, email lists and data, plus the integration of emarketing programs into total marketing efforts and into overall organization goals and functions. Prerequisite: Passing score on Business Computer Proficiency Exam

MUS 310Music Business3

Course Number: MUS 310

A survey of the business aspects of the music industry with an emphasis on merchandising, recording, publishing, managing, broadcasting, promotion, licensing and copyrights. Includes information on career planning and development.

PSY 203General Psychology3

Course Number: PSY 203

The fundamental concepts of psychology as derived through the scientific investigation of behavior are described.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $261.00
  • Fees: $57.25
  • Total: $318.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $783.00
  • Fees: $171.75
  • Total: $954.75

Cost for 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

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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