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About the Business Learning Community

About the Business Learning Community

Living Facility

Students Arriving at BLC

Students involved with the Business Learning Communities live in Eastside Suites. Eastside Suites is a suite-style coed residence hall located on City Campus. It is one of the newest residence halls in University Housing at Nebraska.

Business Learning Community students will share suites with other students involved in the Business Learning Community.


Students in both business learning communities take courses together with other learning community participants. Students in the Business Learning Communities take the following courses:


  • BSAD 111: Investing in Strengths
  • ENGL 151: Writing: Rhetoric as Argument
  • MATH 104: Applied Calculus*

*With a qualifying Math Placement Exam score


  • BSAD 50: Business Computer Applications
  • ECON 211: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ACCT 201: Introductory Accounting I (if prerequisites are met)

Note: Students who have AP/IB credit or transfer credit for any of the above courses will not be required to take these course again with the Business Learning Community. Students can consult any College of Business Academic Advisor for assistance in understanding the course requirements and transfer policies.

About the Staff

Megan Christensen

Megan Christensen is one of the Assistant Director’s in Business Advising and Student Engagement, and Coordinator of the College of Business Learning Communities. She joined the Nebraska community in May 2011 and has worked actively as an Academic Advisor since 2007. Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education in Vocational Business Education and her Master of Arts in Education in Student Affairs, both from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Megan has experience working with students in transition, academic support and advising, education abroad and international student initiatives, teaching freshmen transition courses, student involvement and programming, and with learning communities.

In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and exploring new places, and cheering on the Huskers. Fun fact: Megan attended German Language School in Munich, Germany for two weeks in Summer 2013.

Gallup Strengths: Discipline | Harmony | Maximizer | Achiever | Learner

Rachel Wesley

Rachel Wesley is an Academic Advisor in the Business Advising and Student Engagement office. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Sport Leadership and Master of Education in College Student Affairs and Leadership from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She moved from Michigan to Georgia to California all while working in Higher Education or Collegiate Athletics before joining the College of Business in 2016. In her current role Rachel oversee a variety of student engagement initiatives for the College, including the Recognized Student Organizations, Business Learning Communities, Business + Workshops Series and Award Receptions. With so many opportunities for learning and personal growth outside the classroom, Rachel likes helping students discover the best versions of themselves through experiential learning.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys being with family and friends, taking walks and bike rides throughout Lincoln, watching sporting events and spending time at the family cabin in Michigan. Fun Fact: One of her life goals is to visit all 50 States and she’s currently at 31.

Gallup Strengths: Discipline | Deliberative | Achiever | Relator | Harmony