Kent State University's College Of Business Administration Announces New General Business Major

KENT, OHIO - MARCH 13, 2016

Kent State University's College of Business Administration has added a General Business major within the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

The General Business major will allow full time workers who left college prior to graduation a convenient way to complete their business baccalaureate degree online, since the last two years of the program is fully offered online.

"The General Business major was designed with working adults and returning students in mind.  It is flexible so students can return during any term-courses will be available summer, fall or spring," said Alex Moore, director of the Undergraduate Programs Office at the College of Business Administration. "Our advisors will work with students to create a personal graduation plan taking into consideration their previous college credits earned."

The General Business major provides an in-depth understanding of all business areas rather than a specialized area of business, such as accounting, business management, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance or marketing. All courses are offered online, enabling students to never step on campus for flexibility and lifestyle convenience, and face-to-face classes are also available.

Students of the General Business major will graduate with the skills to be an effective manager with leadership ability to affectively handle organizational dilemmas; use financial tools to create budgets, prepare financial statements and report financial position; identify and analyze global considerations that affect business decisions; analyze, interpret and use data to solve problems and make decisions and create and communicate value for consumers.

The General Business major is offered through the Department of Management and Information Systems, one of five academic departments within the College of Business Administration.

"The General Business program aligns with Kent State University's mission allowing students to expand their 'intellectual horizons' through exposure to more in-depth study in all areas of business rather than focusing on one," said Deborah F. Spake, dean of the College of Business Administration. "Plus if you are a from out of state student there is no application necessary or fee through direction from an academic advisor. You begin right where you left off."


Kent State University's College of Business Administration is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and one of the largest colleges of business in Ohio. The College has more than 4,300 students representing 50 countries with over 106 full-time faculty from16 countries.

The college grants undergraduate through graduate degrees, and is one of only three public colleges in Ohio with a comprehensive Ph.D. program.  The MBA program is offered with nine concentrations and five dual degree options. The Executive MBA program offer two tracks: one targeting corporate professionals and the other healthcare executives.  The M.S. in Accounting and M.A. in Economics are specialized master's degrees for those seeking advanced study in these disciplines.  The college boasts nine undergraduate majors, 12 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program.

The college is listed as a Best Business School by Princeton Review, ranked as a Best Business College by U.S. News and World Report, one of only 23 accounting programs worldwide to beendorsed by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), ranked Top-Tier for Executive Education in North America by CEO Magazine and ranked fourth by the SEF (Sales Education Foundation) in Ohio for Professional Sales Education.

The college boasts an onsite Career Services Center and International Programs Office dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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POSTED: Sunday, March 13, 2016 12:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 08:20 AM