College of Business Administration


We are a multi-disciplinary department comprising the areas of Business Management, Human Resource Management and Information Systems. Programs in our department include undergraduate degrees in Business Management, Computer Information Systems and Ph.D. areas of study include Information Systems and Human Resource Management. Several undergraduate minors are also hosted in the MIS Department.

Our curriculum provides you with a solid theoretical foundation in your chosen major or minor, as well as exposure to practical applications in your area of study. As such, internship experience is strongly encouraged.

Each year, we host the HR Forum Series, which is an opportunity for students to learn how various human resource topics can be applied to business. You may learn more about any upcoming HR Forum events here.


Department Chair for Management and Information Systems
(330) 672-1141

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Why Management and Information Systems?

Having a degree in Management or Information systems provides knowledge that will make you marketable in every business sector and industry; nonprofit, for-profit and government.

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Business Management Major

The Business Management program trains you in the functions of management with a solid base in accounting, finance, marketing and administration to gain entry-level management positions. The curriculum teaches future leaders how to motivate, communicate and engage. You will have the knowledge base to attain managerial positions in a number of occupational fields and entrepreneurial ventures.

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Computer Information Systems Major

The Computer Information Systems program teaches you how to create and manage complex digitized information systems. You will have gained knowledge in programming languages and problem-solving skills within system development to attain entry-level positions as computer analysts, programmers and developers.

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Computer Information Systems Minor

A computer information systems minor is designed to complement your primary career field by providing knowledge of large, complex, computer-based information systems and hands-on experience with the computer technology required to design and implement these systems.

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Healthcare Systems Management Minor

Offering a good mix of courses from business and healthcare, this minor introduces you to the ever-important role of business management in the expanding healthcare industry. This minor is self-contained and assumes no prior knowledge of business or healthcare principles and concepts.

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Human Resources Management Minor

The human resource management minor focuses on both theory and practical aspects of how successfully managing a firm’s human resource practices can provide competitive advantages.You will learn human resource staffing; performance management, training and development; compensation; employer/employee rights and responsibilities and human resource information systems management.

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Management Minor

The management minor provides you with a basic core of business management courses, that emphasize strategic management, leadership and the human resource management. You will gain an overview of managerial functions and develop expertise that will add value to your career.

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Ph.D. in Business Administration: Human Resource Management, Information Systems

The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in either Human Resource Management or Information Systems provides you with research and teaching skills to join university faculties in the United States or internationally. These four-year programs include coursework, comprehensive examinations and a dissertation.

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General Business Major

The Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business is for students who desire an in-depth understanding of all business areas rather than a specialized area of business, i.e., accounting, business management, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, managerial marketing and marketing. The major courses are offered face-to-face and/or online, thus enabling flexibility for students. See program requirements.

Management and Information Systems Scholarships

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

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Management and Information Systems Internships

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

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Student Organizations

Management and Information Systems Association

The mission of the Management Information Systems Association (MISA) is to serve as a forum for students with an interest in Computer Information Systems to become more aware of the CIS curriculum and technology in today’s business world. MISA connects CIS students together to network amongst themselves,in addition to networking with business professions from the corporate world.

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Society of Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. SHRM’s mission is to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Joining the KSU student chapter of SHRM provides you with membership in the national organization providing networking, resume advice, job prospects, and career information.

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Advisory Council

Advisory Board

Each academic department has an Advisory Board that helps guide and develop the curriculum and programs. For more information, contact Department Chair Dr. Felix Offodile.

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Contact Us

Management and Information Systems Office

Phone: (330) 672-1140
Fax: (330) 672-2953
A432 Business Administration Building

Felix Offodile, Ph.D., Management and Information Systems Chair

(330) 672-1141

Terri Harmon, Administrative Secretary

(330) 672-1140

Mailing Address

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