Kent State Partners With Ohio Small Business Development Center to Deliver Certified Business Advisor® Program
Kent State University’s College of Business Administration has partnered with the Ohio Development Services Agency on behalf of the Ohio Small Business Development Center to deliver the Certified Business Advisor® (CBA) online certification program beginning this fall.
The program, offered fully online, certifies business professionals through focused instruction at the graduate level in accounting/finance, marketing and human resource management.
The Certified Business Advisor program was developed for business professionals who counsel and inform existing and aspiring entrepreneurs. According to the Ohio Small Business Development Center, the Certified Business Advisor program “provides assurance to clients that its graduates have the business skills, competency and knowledge to effectively counsel, guide and inform small business owners and entrepreneurs.”
“For more than two decades, the Ohio Small Business Development Centers have used the Certified Business Advisor program to educate hundreds of small business advisors across the country,” says Jim Laipply, state director of the Small Business Development Centers at the Ohio Development Services Agency. “We are proud to partner with Kent State University to help even more business counselors and economic development professionals grow and develop small businesses.”
Upon successful completion of coursework and exams, attendees will receive a certificate of completion from Kent State’s College of Business Administration. The College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is among fewer than 1 percent of business schools worldwide to receive dual accreditation in both business and accounting.
“The CBA allows our graduate faculty to share their expertise with professionals throughout the nation who provide advice to small businesses,” says Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D., dean of Kent State’s College of Business Administration.
The Certified Business Advisor program offers a concise, yet comprehensive up-to-date curriculum. The faculty emphasize application, as well as theory, in this certificate program.
Registration for the program is now open.