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Entrepreneurship - B.B.A.

COLLEGE: College of Business Administration
DEPARTMENT: Department of Marketing
Room 320, Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-9430
Fax: 330-672-5006


DESCRIPTION: The Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship provides students with the academic background and experiential opportunities needed to view business opportunities from an entrepreneurial perspective. The program helps students recognize market and business opportunities, learn when to seize them or take action, while operating within the context of limited resources and creating value for the customer. The program contains numerous opportunities to experience entrepreneurship firsthand. During their sophomore year, students earn course credit by launching and running a business of their own creation. A practicum course allows students to earn credit while developing their own business or assisting an entrepreneur with his or her business. Students have many opportunities to meet experienced entrepreneurs who discuss their successes and failures in business. Courses in the major are hands-on, with experiential learning central to the course format.

Combined Baccalaureate/Master's Program in the College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management: Students must have earned 90 semesters hours to apply for the Combine Baccalaureate/Master's Program in the College of Business Administration. In addition, they must meet the GPA requirement of 3.30 after 90 semester hours
Requirements to be admitted as an entrepreneurship major:
  • Admission of approximately 30 students each year with a minimum 2.50 GPA
  • Minimum C (2.00) in ENTR 27456, ENTR 27056 and ENTR 27075
  • A positive record of class participation and activity in the entrepreneurship courses, successful outcomes from the Entrepreneurial Experience courses, a personal essay and, potentially, a personal interview
For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.

Transfer Student: A cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 (2.25 for economics) is required for admission into the College of Business Administration. Students who have previously attended Kent State must also have a minimum 2.50 GPA (2.25 for economics) in their former Kent State coursework.
Minimum 121 total credit hours  and  39 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.50 GPA overall and 2.50 GPA in major required for graduation.
STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES: There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of International Affairs.
PROGRAM FEE: $75/semester
ACCREDITATION: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, The
Collegiate Business Association; Delta Sigma Pi; Kent Entrepreneurial Association; Net Impact Kent State University
Master of Business Administration: Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing