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Kent State University’s College of Business Administration Achieves Top RankingsPosted Dec. 3, 2012 | Megan Confer
Kent State University’s College of Business Administration undergraduate and graduate programs recently garnered top rankings in two major news publications in consecutive years.
The college was ranked 166 out of 353 by U.S. News & World Report. To appear in this ranking, the undergraduate business program must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 15 percent of business schools worldwide meet the AACSB’s rigorous standards.
Kathryn Wilson, interim dean of Kent State’s College of Business Administration, says the rankings reflect the quality experiences students are receiving and the innovative ways students are prepared for a career in business.
“We are very proud of our faculty, staff and students. Our consecutive ranking reflects the excellent work we are doing year in and year out,” Wilson says. “Whether it is a student studying entrepreneurship that starts her own business, a student interning at a top-notch accounting firm or a faculty member publishing research in a highly respected academic journal, the College of Business Administration is making a mark on not only the region, but also the nation and the world.”
The College of Business Administration offers a variety of successful and rewarding programs, including international learning experiences, which in the past few years has seen a noticeable increase in student interest.
“Six faculty members from different academic fields last year led more than 50 students in education-abroad trips. And, importantly the College of Business Administration provided more than $170,000 in scholarships specifically for business majors wanting to study abroad,” Wilson says. “The combination of classroom instruction and experiential learning experiences like studying abroad prepares our students for the global world that awaits them.”
The second designation is for Kent State’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs, which were recognized in Princeton Review’s Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition.
Kent State’s College of Business Administration offers both a full-time (FT-MBA) and a professional (P-MBA) MBA program. The full-time program provides challenging and innovative curriculum that is combined with career development and experiential learning opportunities, while the part-time professional program provides the same rigorous education, but with greater attention to participants’ past experiences and current business challenges.
The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Kent State’s College of Business Administration was recognized for solid preparation in accounting and general management.
For more information about U.S. News & World Report, visit www.usnews.com. For more information about the Princeton Review designation, visit www.princetonreview.com.
More information about Kent State’s College of Business Administration is available at www.kent.edu/business.