Graduate Programs: College of Business Administration

Accelerate your career with a master’s degree in business from Kent State.

A master’s degree from Kent State University's College of Business Administration will help elevate your career with its nationally recognized academic programs, taught by award-winning faculty.

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Online 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. The online program is designed for working professionals who intend to keep working full-time while pursing the M.B.A. The program is offered fully online for students selecting specific optional concentrations.

Course Topics

  • Accounting
  • Computer Systems
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Statistics
  • Law

Program Features

  • Enroll at any time
  • Study abroad opportunity
  • Project-based curriculum
  • Nationally-ranked faculty
  • No prior work experience required
  • Prior business-related degree (not required)
  • Go at your own pace

Accreditation

  • AACSB, International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Concentrations Available

  • International Business
  • Supply Chain Management

Average Annual Starting Salary

$58,916*

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*Numbers Based on Class of 2017.
Master of Science in Business Analytics

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 because recruiters regularly seek out those with an MSBA degree.

Course Topics

  • Business Analytics
  • Data Mining Techniques
  • Advanced Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
  • Quantitative Management Models
  • Analytics in Practice
  • Database Management and Database Analytics
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Capstone Project in Business Analytics

 

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MS in Accounting

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.

  • Analytical problem solving and communication skills developed through case studies, team and individual projects and “hands-on” activities
  • Meet the educational qualifications for the CPA, CMA and other professional examinations, including the educational requirement for sitting for the CPA exam in the state of Ohio upon program completion

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MA 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.

Two concentrations are offered in the MA in Economics program: Economic Analysis and Financial Economics.

  • One distinct advantage of the Economic Analysis concentration is its focus on the development of strong analytical and quantitative skills. Students are well-trained in the application of economic theory and methods of statistical analysis.
  • The Financial Economics concentration is primarily designed for students who wish to pursue careers in the financial services industry, including commercial banking, investment banking, insurance, real estate and financial advising. 

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College of Business Administration

Ranked as a top business college in Ohio and the number one public university in Northeast Ohio by U.S. News and World Report, the approach to education in the AACSB-accredited College of Business Administration at Kent State University blends classroom instruction, experiential learning and education abroad to produce graduates that are exceptionally well prepared for the challenges of a global economy.

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imageMichael Hollenbaugh Ph.D.

Recruitment & Retention Director
Division of Graduate Studies
mhollenb@kent.edu
330-672-2180

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