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Business Degrees

Business Administration Degree Programs

Kent State University College of Business Administration offers undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. Graduate business programs at Kent State are the MBA (Executive, Full-time, Online and Dual Degree); Master of Science (Accounting and Business Analytics), Master of Arts (Economics) and Ph.D. (Accounting, Applied Statistics, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Information Systems and Marketing). The College also offers a Certified Business Advisor® Certificate program.

UNDERGRADUATE (B.B.A.)

Kent State University's Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) curriculum allows students to take business courses from the start. Undergraduate students can select from 10 major and 14 minor academic fields in the College of Business Administration. The College also offers a professional Sales Certificate program. 

MAJORS

 The College of Business Administration at Kent State University offers majors in accounting, business management, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, human resource management, managerial marketing and marketing. Refer to the individual departments for more information on the academic framework, including required and elective courses, for each major.

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MINORS

In order to diversify an educational portfolio and become more marketable to employers, students are encouraged to consider minors offered by the College of Business Administration or by one of Kent State’s other colleges or schools.

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MASTERS

MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) 

An MBA is one of the best ways to accelerate one's career, and Kent State University is one of the best places to earn an MBA. Kent State offers Executive, Full-time and Online MBA options, as well as MBA dual-degrees in architecture, communications, library and information science, nursing and translation.        

Executive MBA

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at Kent State is designed for working professionals with at least seven years of work experience, and a prior business-related degree in not required. The cohort meets in-person one weekend a month, supplemented with online content, and the summer session is entirely online. An Executive MBA degree can be earned in just 19 months.

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Full-Time MBA

The Full-time MBA can be completed in 12 months. Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available. A study abroad option is currently available. No work experience or prior business-related degree is required to be considered for admission.    

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Online MBA

The Online MBA program is ideal for working professionals. It is structured as a modular, self-paced program that can be completed in 12 months. A study abroad option is currently available. No work experience or prior business-related degree is required to be considered for admission.        

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MBA Dual Degree

The College of Business Administration offers five MBA dual degree programs in collaboration with other colleges and schools at Kent State University. These programs are designed to enhance the educational experience beyond what could be achieved if the two degrees were pursued independently. Kent State offers MBA dual-degree programs in Architecture, Communication Studies, Library and Information Science, Nursing and Translation Studies.

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MASTER'S IN ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS ANALYTICS AND ECONOMICS 

The specialized master's in business programs provide a strong theoretical foundation as well as an understanding of practical applications of the discipline. The College of Business Administration offers a Master of Science (MS) degree in Accounting, Master of Science (MS) degree in Business Analytics and Master of Arts (MA) degree in Economics.

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Ph.D.

The Kent State University College of Business Administration Ph.D. program prepares students to conduct high-quality, scholarly research and become effective educators in their field of study. Renowned faculty work closely with students in the Doctoral Program to build their research stream, present work at international academic conferences and contribute to advancing the knowledge of their discipline. The College of Business Administration offers Ph.D. programs in accounting, finance, information systems, management, marketing and supply chain.

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