College of Business Administration

Photo of Kent State student in the College of Business AdministrationKent State University’s College of Business Administration is once again among the most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review’s Best 295 Business Schools: 2016 Edition.

Kent State University has been awarded a three-year, $444,015 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. An anticipated 270 paid internships (169 new and 101 established) will be available during the 2015-2018 academic years.

Internships are an integral component of the higher education experience and are valuable to students as they connect in-class learning to career goals and seek employment after college. Often, college graduates find their first jobs through their internships.

Photo of David MauerKent State University’s College of Business Administration introduces the Firestone Lecture Series in Finance with the inaugural presentation scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18.

Photo of Linda ZuccaLinda Zucca, Ph.D., CPA, chair of the Department of Accounting in Kent State University’s College of Business Administration, received the Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator award from the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) for her continued efforts to advance student learning.   

Terri Harmon, administrative secretary of the Department of Management and Information Systems is a 2014 recipient of the President’s Excellence Award. She was nominated by associate professors Cathy Bakes, Ph.D.; Debbie Knapp, Ph.D.; and Julia Levashina, Ph.D., all from the Department of Management and Information Systems.President's Excellence Award recipient Terri Harmon

Kent State’s College of Business Administration welcomed new Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs, Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D., who was also appointed the Bridgestone Chair in International Marketing, on March 1.

The School of Communication Studies and College of Business Administration offer you the opportunity to obtain two degrees at once: a Master of Arts in Communication Studies (MA) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). This unique dual-degree program is particularly attractive for managers, professionals and Bachelor of Arts students looking to enhance their communication skills to influence business in emerging global markets, while also developing skills to augment their own professional careers.

Spring semester started with exciting news, achievements and new faces for the College of Business Administration. We welcomed Robert Hisrich, Ph.D., our new Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs. Bob is the former Director of the Walker Center of Global Entrepreneurship at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and past A. Malachi Mixon, III Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

Photo of Matthew LikensMatthew E. Likens, president and chief executive officer of Ulthera Inc., will be the keynote speaker at Kent State University’s Michael D. Solomon Speaker Series on April 22 hosted by the College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation.

Earlier this year, the state of Ohio designated the second Tuesday of April as “Ohio Internship and Co-op Appreciation Day.” The purpose of the day, which falls on April 14 this year, is to raise awareness of the value of internship and co-op opportunities in this state and promote the establishment of internship and co-op programs at businesses and nonprofit agencies in Ohio.