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Graduate Programs

The programs in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University prepare students for management and staff positions in regional, national and international organizations. Curricular and cocurricular emphases are on ethical leadership, teamwork, creative problem-solving, global perspectives and skillful applications of information technology. The following programs are offered in the Graduate School of Management:

Master’s degree programs

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Executive M.B.A.
  • Master of Science in Financial Engineering
  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Arts in Economics

Doctoral degree program

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration

Dual-degree programs are available in the following areas:

  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Architecture
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts in Translation

All graduate programs of the school are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. With the exception of the Ph.D. and M.S.F.E. programs, most of the degree programs may be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. All doctoral and master’s students in management should obtain a current copy of the relevant Graduate Student Handbook. This guide contains the most up-to-date information concerning degree requirements and is available  in the Graduate Office, Room A310, Business Administration Building.

For information on graduate non-degree status consult the College of Business Administration, at the Business Administration Building, 330-672-2282, or visit