Business Management - B.B.A. Download to print
College of Business Administration
Department of Management and Information Systems
Room A432, Business Administration Building
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management gives students credentials important to getting their first job as an entry-level manager or manager-trainee. Every organization of any size and type depends on and needs managers, including, as examples, the small corner store, department stores, accounting firms, healthcare centers, a manufacturing firm such as Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, or a business-to-business type of organization such as Proctor & Gamble.
During a career in management, one’s responsibility can grow from the job of entry-level manager, to department manager, and eventually to division manager or even to Chief Executive Officer. As in most fields of work, upon completion of the degree, the entry-level manager or trainee usually experiences an initial time period of on-the-job training. For example, a manager-trainee might spend time in every department of an organization learning the business inside and out. Then after the training period, the management trainee will be assigned to a specific department and have responsibility for the performance of an area or department of the organization. How far one advances in managerial positions depends on training (such as the Business Management major), talent for working with people, and effort. Working with people is a primary focus of management; therefore, good communications skills (both oral and written) are essential to the success of the manager.
General Admission for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.
Transfer Student: A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is required for admission into the College of Business Administration. Students who have previously attended Kent State and have completed (or the equilvalent of) COMM 15000, ENG 21011, MATH 11010 and MIS 24163 must have earned a minimum C (2.00) grade.
Minimum 121 total credit hours and 39 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.500 GPA overall and 2.500 GPA in major required for graduation. Minimum C (2.000) grade in COMM 15000, ENG 21011, MATH 11010 (or placement out of MATH 11010) and MIS 24163.
Program Learning Outcomes
The learning objectives for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree are as follows:
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, The
Club Managers Association of America, Kent Chapter; Collegiate Business Association; Delta Sigma Pi; Financial Management Association; Information Society; Net Impact Kent State University
- Admissions & Financial Aid
- Student Life
- News & Events