Kent State College of Business Administration Facts

The College of Business Administration (COBA), AACSB accredited since 1964,
is located on Kent State University’s main campus in Kent, OH.

 

 

 


Accreditation

 

  • AACSB Both
  • Accredited by AACSB International FOR 54 Years

    • Among less than 1% of business schools worldwide to receive dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.

       

    • AACSB-accredited schools produce highly-skilled graduates that are desirable to employers.

       

    • AACSB accreditation is the gold standard for students seeking the finest education and companies seeking cutting-edge talent.

    • We have the rare distinction of dual accreditation for both business and accounting; only 180 institutions worldwide hold an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation.

 


Rankings

  • Flyer

    The Kent State University College of Business Administration is ranked among the top business schools in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Undergraduate Business Programs rankings.

  • us news

    Kent State’s Online MBA Program is ranked by U.S. News and World Report

  • princeton

    Ranked as one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review.

 

  • CEO EMBA 15

    Our EMBA program is ranked #15 globally by CEO Magazine.

  • CEO OMBA 31

    Our Online MBA program is ranked #31 globally by CEO Magazine.

  • CEO MBA

    Our Full-Time MBA program is ranked Tier One globally by CEO Magazine.

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    TFE

    Master of Economics program ranked 60th

    MBA program ranked 119th

    Master of Accounting program ranked 85th

    Master of Business Analytics program ranked 32nd


  • Sales Education Foundation, or SFE, Top Sales Universities seal.

     

    Recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university for professional sales education.

     

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    Online MBA program is ranked #46 among the world’s top online MBA providers in 2020 by QS Quacquarelli Symonds


Affiliations and Endorsements

  • PRME signatory logo.

    Committed to sustainability as an Advanced Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatory.

     

  • IMA accreditation seal.

    One of 79 accounting programs worldwide to receive IMA endorsement.
     

  • CFA Institute Logo

    The College’s Finance program is aligned with the CFA Institute.

     

  • GRLI

    Associate member of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative.


Academics

 


Faculty and Students

 

  • 85
    full-time faculty

  • 35,000+
    alumni worldwide

  • 3,619
    total students

  • 1,700+
    college alumni are presidents or CEOs

  • 278
    graduate students

  • 3,341
    undergraduate students

*Numbers based on Fall 2020.



Salary Data

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS

Average annual starting salary by major*:

Accounting: $46,921

Business Management: $44,083

Computer Information Systems: $52,929

Economics: $48,063

Entrepreneurship: $43,984

Finance: $49,159

Marketing: $41,402

Managerial Marketing: $42,866

General Business: $34,720

HR Management: $39,700

Average annual starting salary*:

MBA: $52,512

MAE: $57,500

MSA: $52,333

MSBA: $61,250

*Numbers Based on Class of 2019.


MBA Graduate Employment

  • 88% of Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) graduates reported employment within 6 months of graduation (Class of 2019)
  • 94% of Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) graduates reported employment within 6 months of graduation (Class of 2019)

Career Services

    • Leading the way as the only college on campus with a dedicated satellite office of the university’s Career Services Center.
    • Empowering undergraduate and graduate students to find jobs and internships, discover a career path and achieve success.
    • Engaging corporate partners through an advisory council, internships, mentoring, workshops and recruitment both on and off campus.
  • A group of female students networking with employers at an event hosted by the College of Business Administration.

  • 343
    internships during the 2019-20 academic year
  • 94%
    of employers were extremely or very satisfied with overall performance during internship

Education Abroad

    • Education Abroad Opportunities expose undergraduate and graduate students to international business and culture at Kent State’s campus in Florence, Italy, in addition to many other cities.

       

    • They can be a semester-long or a summer experience, ranging from 10 days to five weeks.
  • The sun sets over a bridge in Florence, Italy.

  • 89
    students studied abroad during the 2019-20 academic year
  • $113,500
    in education abroad scholarships awarded during the 2019-20 academic year

Research and Innovation

  • Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (CEBI)

    The Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (CEBI) immerses students in entrepreneurship education and experiences, advances innovative entrepreneurial research and nurtures regional outreach.

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  • Global Management Center (GMC)

    The Global Management Center (GMC) strives to advance international business education opportunities; global research through industry partnerships; and provide an international stage for students, faculty and the public to learn and engage in best global business practices.

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  • Center for Information Systems (CIS)

    Center for Information Systems (CIS) promotes cooperation and networking between IT professionals and faculty, staff and students; advances curriculum relevance and provides internships, scholarships and excellent careers for our graduates.

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  • Responsible Leadership Initiative

    The Responsible Leadership Initiative promotes business as a force for good and demonstrates through practice and research how business can drive achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established in 2016 by the United Nations Global Compact.

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Contact Us

  • COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
    475 Terrace Drive
    P.O. Box 5190
    Kent, OH 44242-0001
    330-672-2772

    Graduate Programs Office
    475 Terrace Drive Suite A310
    Kent, OH 44242
    330-672-2282
    gradbus@kent.edu

    Undergraduate Programs Office
    475 Terrace Drive
    Kent, OH 44242
    330-672-2872