We are one of only 180 universities worldwide to achieve dual accreditation in both business and accounting from AACSB International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB accreditation is the gold standard for students seeking the finest education and companies seeking cutting edge talent.
- Among less than 2% of business schools worldwide to receive dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.
- Ranked Among Top 100 MSA programs by TFE Times.
- One of 79 accounting programs worldwide to receive IMA endorsement.
- CPA Becker Review.
Department Chair for Accounting
An Overview of the Accounting Profession
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in accounting theory and practice necessary for entry-level accounting positions and career advancement. It encompasses a common body of concepts, conventions, principles and theories essential to the professional competency of the certified public accountant, controller, industrial accountant, institutional accountant and governmental accountant.
Breaking Down Business
On this episode of Breaking Down Business, we hear from Drew Sellers, EDM, CMA, former chair of the Department of Accounting at Kent State’s College of Business Administration. Drew shares with us highlights on the accounting program including career trajectories for accounting students and the newly launched Online Master of Science in Accounting program.
An accounting degree can open the doors to almost any position within a business. You can choose to work in a public accounting firm, a corporation, a governmental agency, or a non-profit organization. You can specialize in auditing, taxation, management services and more.
The Accounting Association is dedicated to furthering the study and practice of accounting of its members while promoting social and professional networking opportunities between members, business professionals, faculty and alumni through weekly activities. In addition to weekly meetings, the Accounting Association also has professional meetings where professional speakers come in from accounting firms to speak to you.
The Institute of Management Accountants is here to educate and inform you about pursuing industry as a career option. This organization is open to accounting and finance majors, as well as anyone else with an interest in industry accounting. By joining IMA, you may have the opportunity to attend conferences, compete in case competitions, perform community service and participate in other activities.
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is a national scholastic and professional fraternity for students and professionals in accounting, finance, and management and information systems. This organization provides you with a range of opportunities to interact and connect with professionals and future professionals who could help you obtain a future job. There are specific academic and service requirements you must meet to become a member of this award-winning chapter of Beta Alpha Psi.
The Accounting Advisory Council is made up of members of the business and professional accounting community, Kent State University administrators and accounting faculty members, who meet on a regular basis to discuss matters that impact our students, programs and department.
Give to the College
At our annual Spring Awards Banquet, over $100,000 was awarded to 55 deserving accounting students. We would like to thank all of our alumni, friends and supporters who make it possible for students to attend Kent State and achieve their education goals. If you would also like to support the Accounting Department, please use our online giving portal. For further information about connecting to the Accounting Department please contact Wei Li, Ph.D.