College of Business Statistics

College of Business Administration building

The College of Business Administration (COBA), AACSB accredited since 1964, is located on Kent State University’s main campus in Kent, OH.

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College Academics


  • Nine undergraduate majors including accounting, business management, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, managerial marketing and marketing
  • Thirteen minors/certificate enable degree specialization for business knowledge and marketability
  • MBA programs both full-time and part-time, as well as Master’s degrees in Accounting and Economics
  • Five MBA dual degrees offered in architecture, library and information science, nursing, translation and communication studies
  • The Executive MBA has two programs; one for corporate professionals at the main campus, another customized for the healthcare industry held at Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Ph.D.: One of only 90 U.S. business colleges bestowing a Ph.D.
  • 89 full-time faculty from 16 different countries

Total students: 4,372
Undergraduate: 4,105
Graduate: 267

Men: 62.8%
Women: 37.2%

* Based on Fall 2015

Student Performance



  • Accounting: *$45,294
  • Business Management: *$40,731
  • Computer Information Systems: *$56,180
  • Economics: *$50,442
  • Entrepreneurship: *$35,000
  • Finance: *$46,077
  • Marketing: *$42,334
  • Managerial Marketing: *$41,777

*Based on the class of 2016


  • MBA: *$58,916

*Based on the class of 2016




Distinguished for Excellence by the Best


  • Less than 5% of the world's business programs are AACSB accredited; it is the hallmark of excellence in business education.
  • AACSB-accredited schools produce highly-skilled graduates that are desirable to employers.
  • AACSB accreditation is the gold standard for students seeking the finest education and companies seeking cutting edge talent.
  • We have the rare distinction of dual accreditation for both business and accounting; only 180 institutions worldwide hold an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation.

  • Ranked as one of the top ten business colleges in Ohio and the number one public university in Northeast Ohio by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked as one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to the Princeton Review.
  • Recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university for professional sales education.
  • Our MBA and EMBA programs are ranked Tier One by CEO Magazine.
  • One of 23 accounting programs world-wide to receive IMA endorsement.

Career Services Office


  • Leading the way as the only college on campus with a dedicated satellite office of the university’s Career Services Center
  • Empowering students to accomplish more than finding a job or internship, helping them discover a career and achieve success as undergraduates and graduates
  • Engaging corporate partners through an advisory council, internships, mentoring, workshops and recruitment both on and off campus
  • Providing the region and beyond with a rich source of talented successful candidates
  • 2,101 career advising appointments in the 2015-16 academic year


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  • 483 scholarships awarded to current and prospective students in 2015
  • Nearly $700,000 scholarship dollars awarded to students in 2015 by corporate partners, alumni and friends
  • 155 faculty and student awards recognizing leadership and academic achievements in 2014
  • 716 internships/jobs available through the Career Services Office
  • 91% of business students are offered a job within 6 months after graduation
  • 222+ business students interning, 8 of these being global internships
  • 92% of internships were paid
  • $173,000 Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops Grant to the Career Services Office in 2014

Education Abroad

  • Education Abroad Opportunities expose undergraduate and graduate students to international business and culture at Kent State’s campus in Florence or other cities including Dublin,GenevaLondonMadridParis and QuebecCoast off of Italy
  • They can be a semester long or a summer experience ranging from ten days to five weeks
  • 184 students studied abroad*
  • 120+ partnerships with institutions across the globe
  • $2,500 scholarships for studying abroad are available to ALL business students
  • $437,500 education abroad scholarships awarded*

*Information based on the 2015-16 academic year.

Research, Innovation and Immersion

  • Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (CEBI) immerses students in entrepreneurship education and experiences, advances innovative entrepreneurial research and nurtures regional outreach.

  • Global Management Center (GMC) strives to advance international business education opportunities; global research through industry partnerships; and provide an international stage for students, faculty and the public to learn and engage in best global business practices.

  • Center for Information Systems (CIS) promotes cooperation and networking between IT professionals and faculty, staff and students; advances curriculum relevance and provides internships, scholarships and excellent careers for our graduates.

Contact Information

College of Business Administration
475 Terrace Drive
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001