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Graduate Management Association

Graduate Management Association
We are so glad that you are interested in learning more about GMA! Started in 1984, the Graduate Management Association, also known as GMA, has been a personal and professional development organization for graduate business students.

GMA was established to:
  • Promote the welfare of the student body and the Graduate Programs Office
  • Represent the student body, individually and collectively, in discussions with the College of Business Administration faculty and administration, and with external organizations.
  • Provide professional and social activities for the student body.
  • Foster beneficial relationships between the Graduate Programs Office and the Northeast Ohio business community.
  • Promote the goals and well-being of the Graduate Programs Office  within the Kent State University community.

Membership Requirements

To get involved with GMA, you must be a part-time or full-time registered graduate student in the College of Business.

Membership Benefits
  • Meetings featuring professional guest speakers from a variety of functional areas.
  • Career development and networking through corporate tours and other professional events.
  • Social events - Informal gatherings including picnics, bowling, and holiday dinners.
  • Get to know your classmates!
  • Free lunch at all meetings.
  • Leadership opportunities - a great experience and an excellent resume booster.
GMA also has lockers for rent on the 3rd floor of the Business Administration Building.  Lockers are $10 per academic year. There are only few lockers left for rent, so don’t miss out!