“During my first year at Kent State, I took the foundational classes that allowed me to explore general business, accounting, professional development and more. Even at the start, Kent State gave me a solid foundation to branch out into all the aspects of business. Through career fairs and business organization on campus, I found it rewarding that Kent provided opportunities to network with professionals in the area to learn more about many different industries.” - Anna Siesel
General Business - B.B.A.
- The general business major can be completed entirely online, in-person or hybrid. Also, it is a good starting major for students who are not sure which business major they want to pursue.
- The general business major is for students who desire a holistic understanding of all business areas rather than a specialized area of business, i.e., accounting, business management, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, managerial marketing and marketing.
- This major helps students prepare for the world of business, which increasingly demands that business graduates have cross-functional abilities.
- Students gain valuable work experience with an internship. Many companies use the internship as an extended job interview.
Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries
Notice:* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
*Information based on the class of 2022. Salary range represents 25th-75th percentile.
Where can I get a job?
Amazon • American Express • Discover • Korn Ferry • Ohio Edison Park Place Technologies • Progressive • Quantum International Corp. • Target • Union Home Mortgage • and more!