Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    579
  • Program Enrollment
    289
  • Yield
    70%
  • Selectivity
    49%
Contact Information
The University of Akron
College of Business Administration Room 412
Akron, Ohio 44325-4805, United States
Website
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College of Business Administration

About College of Business Administration

The UA College of Business Administration is a nationally ranked regional business school that offers an excellent education and support services that help make our students successful. The College is one of only 181 business schools worldwide with dual accreditation by AACSB International in business and accounting. Offering a wide variety of disciplines, and with institutes for leadership, professional selling, interactive marketing, global business, information technology and entrepreneurship, plus close collaborations with area businesses and professionals, the CBA offers unique learning opportunities.

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The wide variety of cultures represented is beneficial and helps to overcome some of the 'lack' of international experience. Most professors are dedicated to their students and achieving strong goals, including fostering critical thinking capabilities.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 50
  • Median 28
  • Middle 80% 11 to 96
Admissions Selectivity
49% College of Business Administration 72% Average Across All Schools

579 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
62% 497
72% 579
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 198
49% 49.0
70% 70.0
Female
43% 43
International
19% 19
Wait-listed
100% 0
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Considered
Pre-MBA Careers
Operations
25% 25
Finance / Accounting
18% 18
Other
18% 18
General Management
16% 16
Marketing / Sales
11% 11
Management
6% 6
Human Resources
6% 6
Consulting
0% 0
Manufacturing
29% 29
Other
25% 25
Financial Services
18% 18
Consumer Products
12% 12
Petroleum / Energy
6% 6
Pharma / Health Care
4% 4
Government
2% 2
Media / Entertainment
2% 2
Non-Profit
2% 2
Real Estate
0% 0
Technology
0% 0
Consulting
0% 0
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
1% 1
2% 2
680 to 709
3% 3
6% 6
650 to 679
3% 3
6% 6
620 to 649
8% 8
15% 15
590 to 619
5% 5
9% 9
560 to 589
13% 13
25% 25
530 to 559
14% 14
25% 25
500 to 529
4% 4
6% 6
Under 500
49% 49
6% 6
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: Long Term Pay by PayScale

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $486
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $780
10 Full Tuition Scholarships
28% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
13% 39
5% 15
Students in Core Classes
32 College of Business Administration 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
40% 40
Team project
20% 20
Case study
15% 15
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
Top Areas of Study
  • General Management
  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • Leadership
  • Tax
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must attend an exit interview.
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 48
  • Average # of months to complete program 35
  • Six-Year completion rate 87%
  • Max time allowed to complete 72
  • Separate Full-Time MBA No
  • Distance learning Yes
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings, Alternate weekends
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring, Summer
Technology Improvements
  • The college’s 4 computer labs were rewired for faster connectivity. One lab was redesigned into a 44-seat Analytics Lab which allows students to collaborate in solving real-world business problems. Another lab was enhanced with Smart Technology. The Sales Lab, a behavioral lab with 7 rooms connected by one-way mirrors to a central control room, was upgraded with web-based technology. The college’s servers were upgraded and new laptops were purchased for classroom and individual student use.

Students: Who are my classmates?

No Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
86% 86
African American
5% 5
Not Reported
5% 5
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Information Technology
Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Hispanic Student Organization

Alumni: How strong is my network?

3,939 Living MBA Alumni 2 Countries where alumni clubs exist
3 Active alumni clubs
4% 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.