College of Business Administration

Welcome

http://business.kent.edu/node/178

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.

LINDA ZUCCA, PH.D., CPA

Department Chair for Accounting
lzucca@kent.edu
(330) 672-1117

Give to COBA

Learn More About Accounting

Questions about Accounting degrees, programs, education abroad, or careers? Let our experts answer your questions.


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

Degrees

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.

Program Details

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.

Program Details

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Read More

Contact Us

Accounting Office

Phone: (330) 672-2545
Fax: (330) 672-2548
550 Business Administration Building
accounting@kent.edu

Mailing Address

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

Diana Fields, Administrative Secretary

(330) 672-2545
dfields@kent.edu

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

(330) 672-1117
lzucca@kent.edu
http://www.kent.edu
Assistive Options

Top of page


Assistive Options

Open the original version of this page.

Usablenet Assistive is a Usablenet product. Usablenet Assistive Main Page.