College of Business Administration


We are one of only 180 universities worldwide to achieve dual accreditation in both business and accounting from AACSB International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB accreditation is the gold standard for students seeking the finest education and companies seeking cutting edge talent.


Department Chair for Accounting
(330) 672-1117

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At our annual Spring Awards Banquet, over $100,000 was awarded to 55 deserving accounting students. We would like to thank all of our alumni, friends and supporters who make it possible for students to attend Kent State and achieve their education goals. If you would also like to support the Accounting Department, please use our online giving portal. For further information about connecting to the Accounting Department please contact Eric Dubitsky, Associate Director of Advancement.

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Why Accounting?

Majoring in accounting provides you with the knowledge needed for a career in every business sector, industry and government.

Career and Major Fact Sheet


An accounting degree can open the doors to almost any position within a business. You can choose to work in a public accounting firm, a corporation, a governmental agency, or a non-profit organization. You can specialize in auditing, taxation, management services and more.

Accounting Major

The Accounting program was crafted to provide you with the foundation of knowledge necessary to gain entry-level accounting positions. The degree builds a foundation in practice and theory by working towards an understanding of common concepts, conventions, principles and theories. You will have the skills necessary to attain positions as certified public accountants, controllers, industrial accountants, institutional accountants and governmental accountants.

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Accounting Minor

The Accounting minor is very useful if your career path is in business, not-for-profit or governmental organizations where dealing with financial issues will be an important part of your duties.

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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. Program Details

Ph.D. in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration

The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting provides you with research and teaching skills to join university accounting faculties in the United States or globally. This is a four-year program that includes coursework, comprehensive examinations and a dissertation requirement.

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Accounting Scholarships

We offer many Accounting-specific scholarships along with general College of Business Administration scholarships that are awarded based on merit and financial need. Education abroad scholarships are also available.

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Accounting Internships

As an Accounting major you may use your internship as a senior elective course. If you are a junior in good standing and meet the minimum cumulative overall and major GPA requirements, you may be eligible to receive course credit. Talk to your advisor or visit the College of Business Career Services Office for more information.

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Student Organizations

Accounting Association

The Accounting Association is dedicated to furthering the study and practice of accounting of its members while promoting social and professional networking opportunities between members, business professionals, faculty and alumni through weekly activities. In addition to weekly meetings, the Accounting Association also has professional meetings where professional speakers come in from accounting firms to speak to you.

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Institute of Management Accountants

The Institute of Management Accountants is here to educate and inform you about pursuing industry as a career option. This organization is open to accounting and finance majors, as well as anyone else with an interest in industry accounting. By joining IMA, you may have the opportunity to attend conferences, compete in case competitions, perform community service and participate in other activities.

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Advisory Council

Advisory Board

The Accounting Advisory Council is made up of members of the business and professional accounting community, Kent State University administrators and accounting faculty members, who meet on a regular basis to discuss matters that impact our students, programs and department.

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Contact Us

Accounting Office

Phone: (330) 672-2545
Fax: (330) 672-2548
550 Business Administration Building

Mailing Address

College of Business Administration
P.O. Box 5190
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242

Diana Fields, Administrative Secretary

(330) 672-2545

Linda Zucca, Ph.D., CPA, Accounting Chair

(330) 672-1117
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