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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    557
  • Program Cost
    $26,138
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
475 Terrace Drive
Room A310 BSA
Kent, Ohio 44242, United States
Website

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is fully accredited by the AACSB. We offer undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide a high quality education combined with practical opportunities designed to further develop your leadership skills and professional network; yet our programs are among the most affordable of their caliber. We offer full-time, professional and executive MBA programs as well as master degrees in Accounting and Economics. We pride ourselves on relevant curriculum taught by outstanding faculty and trade experts that prepare you to succeed in the business world.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    49%
  • Selectivity
    54%
  • Average Salary
    $45,714.00
  • Top Industry
    Other

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About Kent State University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.13 GPA of All Applicants 3.35 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 26
  • Median 4
  • Middle 80% 0 to 204
Admissions Selectivity
54% Graduate School of Management 46% Average Across All Schools

557 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
65% 517
70% 557
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 113
54% 54.0
49% 49.0
Female
54% 54
International
57% 57
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0%
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Finance
  • Architecture
  • Management
  • Accepted
  • Commerce
  • Management
  • Architecture
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Kent State University
  • University of Akron
  • Youngstown State University
  • Xiamen University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Not Considered
  • Recommendations Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
  • Application Essay Important
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
0% 0
0% 0
680 to 709
3% 3
3% 3
650 to 679
2% 2
3% 3
620 to 649
7% 7
9% 9
590 to 619
12% 12
15% 15
560 to 589
9% 9
16% 16
530 to 559
23% 23
29% 29
500 to 529
9% 9
9% 9
Under 500
35% 35
16% 16
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Other 34%
Top Industry
  • Non-profit 22%
  • Financial Services 22%
  • Consumer Products 22%
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
64% 63.699022556390986
0%
58% 57.85206896551723
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
21% 21.110859375
0%
25% 24.93132867132867
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
33% 33
7% 7.091818181818181
33% Accept Offers
8% Graduates seeking full-time employment
15% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
17% 17
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
41% 41
Data not provided
Human Resources
17% 17
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
8% 8
Data not provided
Other
17% 17
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consumer Products
22% 22
Data not provided
Financial Services
22% 22
Data not provided
Non-profit
22% 22
Data not provided
Other
34% 34
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
11% 11
Data not provided
North America
89% 89
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
13% 13
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
74% 74
Data not provided
U.S. West
13% 13
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 21
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board 21
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $26,138
  • Budget $23,800
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $43,222
  • Budget $32,300
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
30 Graduate School of Management 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
40% 40
Case study
25% 25
Team project
10% 10
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Information Systems; Fashion Design and Merchandising
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/March (Architecture)
  • MBA/MSN (Nursing)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • All computer labs were refreshed. Selected classrooms had installation of upgraded A/V equipment, including 'smart board' features to capture information during a meeting. Laptops were relocated to a mobile cart so they can be taken to locations in the building as needed. Security cameras were installed. Upgraded classroom computers were installed at instructor workstations. Lecture capture equipment upgrades were completed in several classrooms.

Students: Who are my classmates?

37% International Students
60% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
79% 79
African American
11% 11
Hispanic
5% 5
Student Citizenship
North America
63% 63
Asia
17% 17
Africa
7% 7
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs

Alumni: How strong is my network?

4,356 Living MBA Alumni
3% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.