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Student Stories

What is it like earning your online management degree at Boise State? “Convenient,” “busy,” “flexible” and “worth it”–those are just a few of the words current students use to describe their experience in our online management program.

Going back to school can feel daunting. We get it. Our success coaches would love to chat and help you decide whether returning to school online is the right choice for you. No sales pitch; just the facts. Give them a call at 208-426-5921 or read on to find out how other working adults are making online education work for them.

Students Say …

Jennie Oman

Jennie Oman | Twin Falls, ID

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. I graduated from high school in 2002. I earned my associate’s degree in 2015. I decided to have children and get married in between there! I have three wonderful children, an awesome husband and a cat who likes to sleep on my arm while I type.

Q: Why did you decide to pursue your degree online?
A: I wanted to get some more education to further my career. I currently work at a hospital and love working with patients. I also have a heart for business, management and economics, so I decided that the online Management BBA program would be right for me.

Q: How has the online BBA program worked for you so far?
A: It delivered all that it had promised from the beginning. The obvious reason of having a flexible schedule for coursework is awesome. Some of the course texts are online, so it is very easy for me to read my chapters when I have spare moments throughout my day.

Q: What else do you like about it?
A: It is also tailored for people like me who want to put their new-found knowledge to work right away. This program has exceeded my expectations for my first fully-online learning experience.

Q: How do you fit school into your busy schedule?
A: I like getting my coursework done by Thursday or Friday, so I can have a couple of days off to recharge myself. This may seem impossible, as I am working a full-time job while carrying a full-time credit load. I do this by using the Bullet Journal system. For me, a planning system like this is essential. On Sunday, I take a few hours to set up my week. I open all my modules and briefly review each one and plan to get them all done in a timely manner. Working my courses like this gives me flexibility and eases my nerves because I know what I must do every day in advance.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say to someone considering the online BBA?
A: I would recommend the online Management BBA program to anyone who is interested in getting a fantastic education. Your academic advisor, Ashley, will be with you every step of the way. She was so helpful in answering all of my questions. She spent the time with me to find out what I really wanted out of the program. Good luck!


“The online Management BBA program is tailored for people like me who want to put their new-found knowledge to work right away.” – Jennie Oman, Boise State Online BBA Student


Erica Giles

Erica Giles | Mountain Home, ID

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I’m from small town in Virginia called Danville. I was raised by my father. He gave away a lot in order for me to have the life that I have now. I’m always trying to make him proud. I am a member of the U.S. Air Force, and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve lived in Mountain Home, Idaho for about 2 years now.

Q: Why did you decide to pursue your degree online?
A: The reason I chose to take online Management is because I’ve always had a dream of owning a business. I came across the online management program with Boise State and took the opportunity to join to help move towards that dream. Time is limited when you’re in the military, so having a degree that you can work towards all online was very convenient for me.

Q: How has the online BBA program worked for you so far?
A: The online BBA program has worked great for me. Having the busy schedule I have, being able to work towards a degree online and on my own time has tremendously helped a lot.

Q: How do you fit school into your busy schedule?
A: I’m able to focus on school after work most of the time. My work schedule is usually going back and forth from days to nights, so whenever I’m not working, that’s when all of my time goes to focusing on making assignments by their deadline.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say to someone considering the online BBA?
A: If anyone is considering the online BBA, do it! I think it’s so worth it. I’m able to get my degree all online and still work my busy schedule around assignments. I honestly think I made the best decision when going for this program.


Personal Student Support for all your Academic, Career, and Technical Needs

  • Tutoring, Workshops, and Writing Consultations

    academic supportThe Advising and Academic Support Center (AASC) provides academic support for students including online tutoring, academic coaching, and success workshops. The Boise State Writing Center provides online consultations for students who want feedback on their writing assignments.
  • Accessible course content and services

    educational accessWe design all our courses to meet current accessibility standards. However, if you need an additional accommodation to fully participate in online courses or programs at Boise State University, the Educational Access Center is here to support you. You can request services online and an Educational Access Specialist will work with you and your program to provide the necessary support for you to be successful.
  • Career Planning and Job Search

    career centerThe Career Center is your resource for applying for an internship, planning for your career, searching for a job, or preparing for graduate school. You can even schedule an appointment to speak with a Career Counselor. To learn more, visit the Virtual Career Center.
  • Research, Citations, Tutorials, Inter-library Loan

    library servicesThe Albertsons Library at Boise State is a wealth of knowledge and resources you can use throughout your academic career. You will find resources to aid in your research, properly cite your sources, how-to videos, and a variety of tools you can access from a distance.
  • myBoiseState, Google Apps, Blackboard, Passwords

    tech supportThe Office of Information Technology at Boise State provides support for a variety of systems including myBoiseState, Google Apps, and Blackboard. Students can also download software like Microsoft Office, review online tutorials, and contact tech support. For more details see OIT Services for Students.

  • Proctored exams from a distance

    proctored examsSome programs and courses may require one or more proctored exams. Proctoring promotes academic fairness and ensures both the integrity and credibility of online courses and programs. The Testing Center can assist in locating and scheduling a proctored exam with an approved proctor.
  • GI Bill, Academic Services, Support

    veteran servicesIf you are an active, transitioning, or veteran member of the military, the staff in Veteran Services are here to serve you. Veteran Services is your source for information and procedures relevant to all education benefits provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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