Business Administration

Bachelor of Science

This AACSB accredited Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree provides a robust and well-rounded management education, in a self-paced, online format designed for working adults.

The UW-Parkside Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, offered in the UW Flexible Option format, provides the opportunity to learn and demonstrate fundamental business management skills applicable to nearly every career field.


The UW Flexible Option is designed for busy, working adults.

An online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will make you more competitive. Whether you’re an established business professional who wants a bachelor’s degree to advance your career, or you’re seeking new management opportunities and need the training and credentials to take that next step, we can help.

An Online Learning Format That Gives You More

Make progress by passing online assessments that show you have mastered essential business skills. Because it's online you can study and complete coursework whenever and wherever it's convenient for you.

Every student is paired with an Academic Success Coach for personalized mentoring and advising. Your coach works with you to create a learning plan and timeline tailored to fit your knowledge, needs, and schedule. You will also have ready access to faculty by phone and email, and you are welcome to take advantage of on-campus and online resources available to all Parkside students.

Start when it's convenient.

You're never tied to a set semester schedule. Our subscription periods begin every month so you get to start when it works for you.

Leverage existing knowledge.

Build upon the knowledge you already have, no matter where you learned it. Our competency-based model means you study only the material you need.

Work at your pace.

Take assessments whenever you are ready. As soon as you pass an assessment, you can move on, without having to wait for a new semester.

The UW Flexible Option Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is project based. You will progress toward a degree by completing a series of projects that directly relate to what business professionals do in their daily work. The projects are designed to evaluate your knowledge, skills, and abilities in the context of practical scenarios, from careers related to marketing, accounting, finance, human resource management, operations management, supply chain management, project management, information systems, sales, and other areas of business.

The projects require you to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world business scenarios in a meaningful way. Take for example a project that asks you to create a marketing plan for a new beverage. To successfully complete that project, you will have to demonstrate mastery in market research, design, print and social media, budget development, and product presentation. As you advance through the business degree curriculum, projects are designed to progressively develop your skills from beginning stages to advanced levels of expertise.

This UW Flexible Option program is especially designed for self-motivated learners who want to leverage their previous work skills and knowledge in order to advance more quickly to a degree. The competency-based and self-paced format of UW Flexible Option programs fits around your schedule, as you balance work and family responsibilities with your educational goals. As an online degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program will provide you with the opportunity to learn when and where you choose.

This online, self-paced program is ideally suited for:

  • Established business managers or supervisors who want a bachelor’s degree to advance their current careers;
  • Individuals seeking to enter management and needing the training and credentials to begin a new career or bolster career growth;
  • Students with some transferable college credit looking for an opportunity to finish their degree;
  • Motivated, disciplined self-starters who can work independently;
  • Those who recognize the value of a University of Wisconsin-Parkside degree.


Our Business Department is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). We offer a high-quality, highly relevant educational experience taught by professors who regularly interact with the business community and who are up to date with the rapid changes in the global business environment.

Only 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this "gold standard" program accreditation.


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