College of Business Administration

Why Master's Programs?


Welcome to the College of Business Administration’s Graduate Programs. Since its inception, we have provided our graduates with the opportunity to accomplish and succeed in the professional and academic world. The high standards set at COBA are not demonstrated in our alumni alone, our multiple programs have achieved the highest level of accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Less than 5 percent of the world's business programs are AACSB accredited; it is the hallmark of excellence in business education. In addition to the demanding curriculum, you will find a faculty built upon expertise in each individual’s respective business fields and research concentrations. When graduates and professionals look to advance their career, they turn to the College of Business Administration.

To learn more about our programs, contact:

Louise Ditchey

Academic Program Director
(330) 672-2282

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The best way to learn about our Master’s Programs is by attending an information session, held both on campus and the web. You can learn about the curriculum and admissions from current students, faculty and alumni.

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Combined Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Arts or Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts

We offer a combined BBA/MA or BA/MA program which allows you to take MA courses as an undergraduate which count towards both the BA/BBA in Economics and the MA in Economics. This allows you to earn a graduate degree in less time and have the advantages of higher starting salaries and additional career opportunities.

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Full-time MBA

The full-time MBA program stresses a balance between theory, application, personal growth and sharpening of  skills.  Our challenging and innovative curriculum, taught by outstanding faculty, provides a broad foundation across key business disciplines, as well as the opportunity to specialize in one of eight areas:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Merchandising Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
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Part-time MBA

Propel your career advancement through academics and professional networking offered by Kent State’s Part-time MBA Program. You will expand your technical and managerial competencies, while making connections that will help you reach your career goals.

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Dual Degrees

We offer five intensive course loads that take advantage of parallel curriculums to accelerate you to another level of higher learning.

  • Architecture: Further your career in technical knowledge and design creativity in the architectural world. Graduates successfully learn to pair architectural skill with the knowledge to run their own business.

  • Communication Studies: Are you a professional or Bachelor of Arts student looking to enhance your communication skills to influence global businesses, while you develop skills to augment your professional career?

  • Library Science and Information: Enhance your management career in both large libraries and information centers by furthering your computing expertise, while learning to manage the most-commonly used information infrastructures.

  • Nursing: You will gain advanced nursing training paired with core management techniques enabling you to both develop and manage patient-oriented organizations.  

  • Translation: To bolster your business sense in the translation world with language courses specializing in French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish, graduates are prepared for positions within large industry, international business or as an independent translator.

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MS in Accounting

The Master of Science in Accounting program prepares students for responsible leadership positions in public, corporate, nonprofit, and government accounting. The combination of coursework with the option of an internship provides students with a strong theoretical foundation in accounting as well as an understanding of the practical applications of the discipline. Upon completion of the program and 150 semester credit hours, students will be considered as having met the educational requirements for sitting for the CPA exam in the State of Ohio.

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MA in Economics

Graduate education is increasingly important in the modern workforce, providing higher salaries and more opportunities for career advancement. Our M.A. in Economics offers two tracks, Financial Economics and Economic Analysis that are built upon a set of core courses in economic theory as well as econometrics and data analysis.

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The graduate faculty is comprised of top research scholars who are actively engaged in research on a variety of business topics. 

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Student Organizations

Each of our student organizations promote your development and help to enrich your experience through various activities and services. Our organizations also provide you with numerous networking opportunities where you can meet with professionals in your future career. 

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Graduate Management Association   Net Impact

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Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund

Contact Us

To learn more about our Master's programs, contact the Graduate Programs Office:
(330) 672-2282
BSA A310
475 Terrace Drive Kent, Ohio 44242
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