The mission of Kent Stateâ€™s MBA programs is to train future leaders that will have a positive impact in business and society at large. To this end, the Full-time MBA Program attracts high-potential participants from around the world, and provides them with knowledge and experiences that will best prepare them to succeed in todayâ€™s business environment.
The program stresses a balance between theory, application, and personal growth and sharpening of â€œsoftâ€ skills. Our challenging and innovative curriculum, taught by outstanding faculty, provides a broad foundation across key business disciplines, as well as the opportunity to specialize in one of eight concentration areas. Moreover, a Professional Development course series, along with many experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom, provide opportunities to apply knowledge to real-life business problems, and to hone communication, team-building, and leadership skills.
Participants progress through coursework as an integrated cohort and develop a strong sense of community and relationships that promise to continue long after graduation. To maximize the opportunities for interaction among students, faculty, and administrators (as well as between students and members of the local and regional business community), classes are kept purposefully small. Each entering class is limited to a maximum of 45 participants and, as a result, admission to this program is very selective.
The program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is consistently ranked among Princeton Reviewâ€™s 300 best. Yet it is among the most affordable degree programs of its caliber. Moreover, financial aid is available to those who qualify, and graduate assistantships are awarded based on merit.