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College
College of Business Administration

Department
Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Room 534, Business Administration Building
E-mail: ebrandt@kent.edu
Tel: 330-672-2170
Fax: 330-672-5006
Web: www.kent.edu/business/marketing/
 

Description

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship provides students with the academic background and experiential opportunities needed to view business opportunities from an entrepreneurial perspective. The program helps students recognize market and business opportunities and learn when to seize them or take action, all while operating within the context of limited resources and creating value for the customer. The program contains numerous opportunities to experience entrepreneurship firsthand. During their senior year, students earn course credit by launching and running a business of their own creation. A practicum can earn students to earn credit while developing their own business or assisting an entrepreneur with his or her business. Students have many opportunities to meet experienced entrepreneurs who discuss their successes and failures in business. Courses in the major are hands-on, with experiential learning central to the course format.

Combined Baccalaureate/Master's Program in the College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management: Students must have earned 90 semesters hours to apply for the Combine Baccalaureate/Master's Program in the College of Business Administration. In addition, they must meet the GPA requirement of 3.30 after 90 semester hours.
  

Admission Requirements

General Admissions for Freshman Students: Must meet the requirements for admission to Kent State University. The 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 + math SAT score).

Transfer Students: A cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 is required for admission into the College of Business Administration. Students who have previously attended Kent State and have completed (or the equivalent of ), MATH 11010, COMM 15000, ENG 21011 and ENTR 27056 must have earned a minimum C (2.00) grade.

Progression in the major: Minimum 2.250 cumulative GPA, minimum C (2.000) grade in COMM 15000, ENG 21011, MATH 11010 and ENTR 27056.
 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 121 total credit hours  and  39 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.250 GPA overall and 2.250 GPA in major required for graduation. Minimum C (2.000) in ENTR 27056; ENG 21011, MATH 11010 and COMM 15000.
 

Program Learning Outcomes

The learning objectives for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree are as follows:

  1. Our students will have a thorough understanding of various organizational and market activities and processes to be able to systematically analyze, interpret and apply to make business decisions
  2. Our student will have the ability to articulate and communicate business knowledge and skill necessary to enter the economy as business professional
  3. Our students will be able to recognize and analyze ethical problems to make ethical business choices.
  4. Our students will understand the impact of globalization on business decisions in organizations.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.

Program Fee

$85/semester

Accreditation

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, The
 

Student Organizations

Collegiate Business Association; Delta Sigma Pi; Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO); Net Impact Kent State University
 

Advanced Degree Programs

Master of Business Administration: Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing (M.B.A.)