Note: In light of the university's response to COVID-19, advisors will be unavailable for in-person meetings.
Virtual appointments (phone/video chat) are available through KSU-Advising. After you make an appointment, the advisor will contact you via email regarding the appointment format.
Phone drop-in advising is available Monday-Wednesdays, 1 - 3:45 p.m. Call 330-672-2872 to sign-in during these times. Note: Additional drop-in advising dates are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3 and Friday, Sept. 4. Phone drop-in advising will not be available on Monday, Sept. 7 due to the University’s observance of the Labor Day holiday.
If you need registration assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your KSU email account with the following information:
If you need registration assistance, please email email@example.com from your Kent State email account with the following information:
- Your Kent State ID number or Kent State email address
- Department and Course Number
- Registration Error Message Received
For general questions, you can call 330-672-2872 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Additionally, please be sure to check your email on a regular basis to receive updates and important information.
The keys to a successful career in business are mentors and advisors. The COBA team of advisors will do everything from helping you determine a major to directing you to COBA resources for employment and scholarship opportunities. You are required to meet with advisors once per semester.
Complete the Pre-Advising Packet each semester and bring it with you to every required advising appointment.
Graduating soon or curious about graduation?
Visit the forms library to view Kent State University forms for:
- Graduate Assistantships
- Dissertation and Thesis
- Applications (Letter of Recommendation forms, Re-enrollment forms, etc.)
- Credit Transfer
- Degree Changes
International students have a special advisory staff located in the International Programs Office that recognizes the intricacy of getting a degree in another country. You’re required to meet with advisors once per semester. Additional meetings are recommended to keep your collegiate career on track.
International advising is located in 300E BSA. Senior walk-ins are held Wednesdays from 1 - 4 p.m.
Quick question advising is held Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. - noon.
Discover all that's happening at the College of Business Administration and view our upcoming events. Here you can learn about COBA events on and off campus, as well as other events associated with the college. You can also stay up-to-date by reading our college newsletter and by connecting with us on social media:
We are invested in educating the best and brightest.
Scholarships are available that will aid and fund you in furthering your education. Be sure to check the expansive list of scholarships offered.
We also offer several scholarships for incoming freshman.
COBA students are highly encouraged to take advantage of international learning experiences. You have the option to study globally in multiple programs.
Discover education abroad opportunities that will benefit you professionally, as well as personally.
To find out more about our education abroad opportunities, you can visit our International Programs Office (BSA 300E).
Want to meet with an international advisor to discuss your options?
Education abroad walk-ins are held at the following days and times:
- Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
- Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Discover student organizations that make your résumé stand above the rest. Visit the Peer Involvement Advising Center to talk with an advisor about what groups will best bolster your résumé. Additionally, visit the COBA list of student organizations to find business-specific groups or view the Kent State University student organization list to see every on-campus student organization.
The College of Business Administration is the only college at Kent State University to have a satellite office of the university’s Career Services Center. Our internal Career Services Office is available for you to find out more information about job and internship opportunities, career management, résumé assistance and interviewing tips.
Mentors Aiding in Peer Success (MAPS) is a program that provides peer mentoring for students in the College of Business Administration. Mentors meet one on one with mentees to assist with the successful transition to college, academic challenges, opportunities on campus, and personal exploration.
All COBA students are required to own a laptop; these laptops must meet certain technology requirements.
The College of Business Administration TechHelp Service and Repair Center is our on-site technology service center, here to help all students, faculty and staff resolve issues with their personal computers and mobile devices.
- Monday through Thursday:
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday:
For general TechHelp Service and Repair Center information and questions call us at 330-672-TECH or visit our website.
The College of Business Administration has three computer labs for students looking to spend time on class projects and take online exams.
Before coming in to take an exam, be sure to review the rules and computer lab hours.
- Monday through Thursday:
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday:
The College of Business Administration and Kent State University offer a multitude of tools and resources to help you academically succeed. To make your degree path easier, follow the resource links below.