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 (IN-PERSON/ONLINE HYBRID)

Executive MBA (In-Person/Online Hybrid)

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 for a unique blend of in-person and technology-faciliated learning experiences. An Executive MBA degree can be earned in just 19 months.

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FULL-TIME MBA

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

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

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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SPECIALIZED MASTERS 

The specialized master's in business programs provide a strong theoretical foundation as well as an understanding of practical applications of the discipline. The Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Kent State University, 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.

M.S. IN ACCOUNTING - ONLINE

M.S. in Accounting - Online

The Master of Science in Accounting program provides excellent preparation for a career in accounting, auditing and taxation. An undergraduate degree in Accounting is not required. A combination of coursework and internship opportunities provides a strong theoretical foundation in accounting with an understanding of practical application. Graduates of the program hold responsible leadership positions in public, private, nonprofit and government accounting.

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M.S. IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS - IN PERSON & ONLINE

M.S. in Business Analytics - In Person & Online

The emergence of advanced technologies for capturing, preparing and analyzing data provides unprecedented opportunities for those with business analytics expertise that spans all industries and organizations. Combine your business skills and analytical acumen to become a professional with a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics (MSBA). By earning a master’s in business analytics, you will be increasing your viability in a competitive market four sought-after analytics professionals.

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M.A. IN ECONOMICS

M.A. in Economics

The Master of Arts (MA) in Economics program at Kent State University provides a foundation in the tools of economic policy and data analysis. Program graduates go on to obtain a wide range of positions in the insurance and banking industries, as well as continuing academic careers by pursuing a Ph.D.

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

The Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers three graduate certificates that prepare participants to serve as responsible leaders. The certificates are designed for maximizing on-the-job performance, assuring that our graduates have the business skills, competency and knowledge to succeed in the next phase of their career. Graduate Certificates are available in Financial Management, Leadership and Management, and Certified Business Advisor (CBA).

 

Stackable Certificates Pathway to the Online MBA

Our stackable certificate pathway allows you to build your degree one step at a time. Start by completing one certificate program at a pace that works for you. If you are motivated to continue, complete the other certificate program.  

Should you decide at any point that you want to earn your MBA degree, you can apply for the MBA program and work with your advisor to ensure that you complete the full set of capstone requirements. Upon graduation, your transcript will indicate certificate completion as well as the MBA degree. 

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Roberto Chavez
Graduate Programs Director

rechavez@kent.edu

Cathy L. Z. DuBois, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate and Online Programs

cdubois@kent.edu