Accounting | College of Business Administration | Kent State University

Accounting

Welcome

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.

Steven A. Dennis, Ph.D.

Interim Chair for Accounting
sdenni14@kent.edu
330-672-1205


Mission Statement

The Department of Accounting at Kent State University is dedicated to providing an innovative learning environment in undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs that enable our students to achieve their personal and professional potential. The Department is committed to pursuing high quality research that culminates in the production of intellectual contributions that impact the knowledge, education and practice of accounting. The Department is actively engaged with its stakeholders, including our College, University and professional communities, both domestic and internationally, through various activities. 

 


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 Eric Dubitsky, Associate Director of Advancement.

Give to the College


Why Accounting?

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.

Career and Major Fact Sheet (PDF)


Degrees

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.

 



Accounting SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer many Accounting-specific scholarships along with general College of Business Administration scholarships that are awarded based on merit and financial need. Education abroad scholarships are also available.

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Accounting INTERNSHIPS

As an Accounting major you may use your internship as a senior elective course. If you are a junior in good standing and meet the minimum cumulative overall and major GPA requirements, you may be eligible to receive course credit. Talk to your advisor or visit the College of Business Career Services Office for more information.

LEARN MORE ABOUT INTERNSHIPS


Faculty/Staff Directory
Accounting Faculty

FACULTY/STAFF DIRECTORY


Student Involvement

ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATION

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT the accounting association

INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMA

BETA ALPHA PSI

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BETA ALPHA PSI


Advisory Board

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.

VIEW THE COUNCIL MEMBERS


Contact Us

  • ACCOUNTING OFFICE
    Phone: 330-672-2545
    Fax: 330-672-2548
    550 Business Administration Building
    accounting@kent.edu

    MAILING ADDRESS
    College of Business Administration
    P.O. Box 5190
    Kent State University
    Kent, OH 44242

  • STEVE DENNIS, PH.D.
    330-672-1205
    Interim Department Chair
    sdenni14@kent.edu