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College
College of Business Administration

Department
Department of Management and Information Systems

Room A432, Business Administration Building
E-mail: mis@kent.edu
Tel: 330-672-2750
Fax: 330-672-2953
Web: http://www.kent.edu/business/departments/index.cfm
 

Description

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management gives students credentials important to getting their first job as an entry-level manager or manager-trainee.  Every organization of any size and type depends on and needs managers, including, as examples, the small corner store, department stores, accounting firms, healthcare centers, a manufacturing firm such as Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, or a business-to-business type of organization such as Proctor & Gamble.

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.

 

Career Opportunities

During a career in management, one’s responsibility can grow from the job of entry-level manager, to department manager, and eventually to division manager or even to Chief Executive Officer. As in most fields of work, upon completion of the degree, the entry-level manager or trainee usually experiences an initial time period of on-the-job training. For example, a manager-trainee might spend time in every department of an organization learning the business inside and out. Then after the training period, the management trainee will be assigned to a specific department and have responsibility for the performance of an area or department of the organization. How far one advances in managerial positions depends on training (such as the Business Management major), talent for working with people, and effort.  Working with people is a primary focus of management; therefore, good communications skills (both oral and written) are essential to the success of the manager.

Management analysts held about 718,700 jobs in 2012. About 26 percent of these workers, three times the average for all occupations, were self-employed. Management analysts are found throughout the country, but employment is concentrated in large metropolitan areas. Management analysts work in a range of industries, including management, scientific, and technical consulting firms; computer systems design and related services firms; and Federal, State, and local governments.

Administrative services managers held about 280,800 jobs in 2012. They are found in all industries, but several industries have a greater share of these managers than others. Administration services managers are found in the education services industry, the healthcare industry, State and local government and in finance and insurance. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

General Admission for Freshman Students: Admission Requirements at the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy at the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends.The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.

Transfer Student: A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is required for admission into the College of Business Administration. Students who have previously attended Kent State and have completed (or the equilvalent of) COMM 15000, ENG 21011, MATH 11010 and MIS 24163 must have earned a minimum C (2.00) grade.

Progression in the major: Minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA, minimum C (2.000) grade in COMM 15000, ENG 21011, MATH 11010 and MIS 24163.
 

 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 120 total credit hours  and  39 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.500 GPA overall and 2.500 GPA in major required for graduation. Minimum C (2.000) grade in COMM 15000, ENG 21011, MATH 11010 (or placement out of MATH 11010) and MIS 24163.

Program Learning Outcomes

The learning objectives for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree are as follows:

  1. Our students will have a thorough understanding of various organizational and market activities and processes to be able to systematically analyze, interpret and apply to make business decisions
  2. Our students will have the ability to articulate and communicate business knowledge and skill necessary to enter the economy as business professional
  3. Our students will be able to recognize and analyze ethical problems to make ethical business choices.
  4. Our students will understand the impact of globalization on business decisions in organizations.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.

Accreditation

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, The
 

Student Organizations

Club Managers Association of America, Kent Chapter; Collegiate Business Association; Delta Sigma Pi; Financial Management Association; Information Society; Net Impact Kent State University
 

Advanced Degree Programs

Master of Business Administration: Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing (M.B.A.); Secondary Education: Business, Marketing (M.A.T.)