UW-Parkside and Nicolet College Announce Transfer Agreements for Online Business Administration program

Published: May 3, 2024

Chancellor Akey and President Ferrel sign the agreementsThe University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Nicolet College have forged two new articulation agreements designed to facilitate a smooth transition for Nicolet College graduates into UW-Parkside’s renowned online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program.

The agreements, tailored to support learners in the Rhinelander and rural northern Wisconsin areas, are designed to offer students the flexibility to continue their education remotely while building upon the academic foundation achieved at Nicolet.

The agreements focus on two concentrations of the BSBA program: the General Business Administration Concentration and the Business Analytics Concentration. In both cases, students completing Nicolet College’s Associate of Applied Science in Business Management and meeting UW-Parkside’s admission criteria will be eligible for admission to the BSBA program, with up to 60 transfer credits.

The BSBA program provides the opportunity for students to learn and demonstrate fundamental business management skills applicable to nearly every career field. The program is offered as a UW Flexible Option -- an online, self-directed, competency-based education format designed for busy adults who want the freedom and flexibility to complete a degree or certificate on their own terms. Every student is paired with an Academic Success Coach for personalized mentoring and advising. The coach helps create a learning plan and timeline tailored to fit each student’s knowledge, needs, and schedule.

The agreements between UW-Parkside and Nicolet College signify a collaborative effort between faculty, student services, and administration from both institutions to ensure a seamless transfer process for students.

Dr. Lynn Akey, Chancellor of UW-Parkside, and Kate Ferrel, President of Nicolet College, both expressed enthusiasm about extending educational access via these new agreements.

“These agreements underscore our commitment to providing accessible pathways to higher education for students across the state of Wisconsin,” said Akey. “By partnering with Nicolet College, we area extending the impact of UW-Parkside and empowering learners to achieve their academic and professional aspirations.”

"This marks a significant milestone for Nicolet College and is a major opportunity for our community,” said Ferrel. “It puts bachelor’s degrees within reach, while allowing our students to continue living and working right here in the Northwoods.”

Visit the UW-Parkside transfer guide page or the BSBA program page for more information.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, Wis., is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. We are a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress.

Nicolet College, 5364 College Drive, Rhinelander, Wis., provides education at a flexible pace and is committed to providing accessible, high-quality education, by offering a wide range of programs and services to support student success and community enrichment. Nicolet College offers more than 70 programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas, short-term technical diplomas, apprenticeships, and certificates.

Media contact:

Scott Rudie
Executive Director of Communication and Marketing
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
rudie@uwp.edu | (262) 300-9549

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