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

  • The Kent State Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship (formerly the College of Business Administration) is ranked among the top business schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Undergraduate Business Programs rankings.

  • One of the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News World Report

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

  •  
    Fortune best online masters business analytics program 2022


    Kent State's Online M.S. in Business Analytics program ranks #12 in the nation by Fortune.
  • Fortune-MBAList-SocialToolk

    Online MBA Ranks #35 in the nation according to Fortune's Best Online MBA Programs 2021

  • Rated one of the Best Business Schools for 2022 by The Princeton Review

    Ranked as one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review
  • RANKED #23 TOP ONLINE MBA PROGRAM BY The Princeton Review


    Ranked #23 among the Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2022, according to The Princeton Review.  

 

  • Our EMBA program is ranked #28 globally by CEO Magazine.

    Our EMBA program is ranked #28 globally by CEO Magazine.

  • Our Online MBA program is ranked #59 globally by CEO Magazine.

    Our Online MBA program is ranked #59 globally by CEO Magazine.

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

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

  • top 55 marketing colleges by UHQ

    Ranked as one of the top 55 marketing colleges by University HQ.

  • Ranked as one of the top 100 most affordable entrepreneurship colleges by UHQ

    Ranked as one of the top 100 most affordable entrepreneurship colleges by University HQ.

     

  • Ranked as one of the top 100 most affordable human resources colleges by University HQ

    Ranked as one of the top 100 most affordable human resources colleges by University HQ.



  • Master of Arts in Economics program ranked 58th

    MBA program ranked 120th

    Master of Arts in Accounting program ranked 86th

    Master of Business Analytics program ranked 37th



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

 


 Program Certifications

  • QM Program Design 2021 Badge

    QM Program Certifications
    Online MBA
    CBA Certificate

     

  • QM Learner Success 2022 Badge

    QM Program Certifications
    Online MBA

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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.

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Academics

 


Faculty and Students

 

  • 75
    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: $52,182

Business Management: $39,272

Computer Information Systems: $52,120

Economics: $50,855

Entrepreneurship: $42,920

Finance: $49,120

General Business: $54,512

HR Management: $39,305

Marketing: $42,707

Average annual starting salary*:

MAE: $54,000

MSA: $52,950

MSBA: $65,400

 

 

*Numbers Based on Class of 2021.


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 Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship (formerly 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

  • John S. and Marlene J. Brinzo Center for Entrepreneurship

    The Brinzo Center 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

  • AMBASSADOR CRAWFORD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (FORMERLY THE 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