Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1100
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $9,734
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,783
  • University Selectivity
    78%
  • University Yield
    38%
  • Job Offers
    62%
  • Average Salary
    $40,769
  • Top Industry
    Other
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1953
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
259 S. Broadway St.
CBA 260
Akron, Ohio 44325-4805, United States
Website
405x225

College of Business Administration

The University of Akron’s College of Business Administration provides students with solid management, technological and people skills, ethical values and a global perspective. Our accredited academic programs combine basic theoretical principles with practical applications. Our institutes for direct marketing, entrepreneurial studies, global business, leadership advancement and professional selling, plus collaborations with area businesses, offer unique learning opportunities. Learning is enhanced by the latest technologies and by the variety of cultural perspectives provided by our diverse faculty and students.

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About University of Akron

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
78% University of Akron 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Class rank
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 820
  • Min. ACT 17
  • Min. GPA 2.30
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1030
  • Min. ACT 22
  • Min. GPA 3.00
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
13466% 13,466
78% 78
38% 38
78% School Selectivity
38% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT or
  • SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? By invitation only
Additional Requirements:

Non-English speaking students - minimum TOEFL score of 71 Internet-based test (197 Computer-based test), a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or a minimum MELAB score of 69.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
1667% 1,667
71% 71
44% 44
71% Program Selectivity
44% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.5
  • Other transfer requirements Must have completed at least 30 credits including English Composition I and II, Speech, College Algebra, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Accounting Principles I, and Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis OR Intro. to Entrepreneurship OR Legal & Social Environment of Business OR Marketing Principles.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 64
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Must be in upper 50% of high school graduating class and have completed the core curriculum.

Careers

Other 19%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 15%
  • Manufacturing 11%
  • Media/Entertainment 0%
The J. M. Smucker Company 3
Top Employer
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 2
  • Progressive 2
  • Fed Ex 1
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
62% 62
62% 61.74527272727272
62% Receive Offers
62% 62
59% 59.252482758620694
62% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
91% Graduates seeking full-time employment
9% Graduates not seeking employment
82% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
7% 7
$42,500.00
23K 58K
Finance/Accounting
28% 28
$42,166.00
28K 58K
General Management
9% 9
$30,000.00
15K 53K
Human Resources
6% 6
$49,166.00
33K 68K
Management Information Systems
4% 4
$37,500.00
28K 48K
Marketing/Sales
32% 32
$40,781.00
15K 58K
Operations/Production
4% 4
$47,500.00
43K 53K
Logistics/Transportation
2% 2
$37,500.00 Data not provided
Other
8% 8
$40,000.00
33K 43K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
4% 4
$50,000.00
48K 53K
Consumer Products/Retail
30% 30
$41,666.00
15K 53K
Consulting
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Financial Services
15% 15
$29,062.00
15K 38K
Government/Education
2% 2
$67,500.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
2% 2
$57,500.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
11% 11
$47,500.00
38K 58K
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Non-Profit
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
4% 4
$24,166.00
23K 28K
Technology/Science
6% 6
$42,499.00
40K 45K
Transportation
5% 5
$37,500.00 Data not provided
Utilities
2% 2
$42,500.00 Data not provided
Other
19% 19
$42,000.00
28K 58K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • The J. M. Smucker Company 11
  • MRI Software 6
  • RPM International 5
  • Sherwin Williams 5
  • Myers Industries 4
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 15
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 90
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 322
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 568
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career fairs; both walk-in and scheduled appointments with career advisors; online job database; job search workshops; resume/cover letter writing workshops and review services; mock interviews; etiquette lunches; employer information sessions; networking opportunities.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$22,075
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $9,734
  • Expenses $12,341
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$30,439
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $18,098
  • Expenses $12,341
23% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 2% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 2%
  • Merit 98%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.uakron.edu/finaid/
Scholarships
$1,940,000
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$2,100,000
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business Administration
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
40% 37
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
48% 28
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
College of Business Administration 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Sales Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
More Information
Business Program Classes
22% Less than 20 Students 14% More than 50 Students
64% 21 to 50 students
28 Average number of students in non-business required electives
78 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Specialized Study
  • Global Experience
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2011
Degrees Offered
  • BBA/Bachelor of Business Administration
  • BSA/Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
83% 83
58% 58
Prominent Faculty
  • Aigbe Akhigbe

    Finance

  • William Baker

    Marketing

  • James Thomson

    Finance

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    CBA students are strongly encouraged to do an internship or co-op as part of their undergraduate program. Opportunities are available with major local, regional and national companies. A full-time coordinator of co-ops and internships assists both students and employers with the co-op/internship process.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    The CBA sponsors study abroad programs in several countries including China, England, Ghana, India, Italy and South Korea. Students may study abroad for a semester or a year.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Students may volunteer to provide free tax assistance to the community through our VITA program. Students also participate in volunteer work and community service through class projects, leadership experience projects and student organizations.

Students

16% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 38% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1170 75th Percentile Score on SAT 27 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
88% 88
African American
4% 4
Multiethnic
3% 3
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
%
93%
2%
%
1%
4%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
99% 99
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
1% 1
19 Average age of full-time students
62% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
33% 33
58% 58

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 26,672
Alumni Donations
Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Anthony J. Alexander

    President & CEO, First Energy

  • Mark R. Belgya

    Senior V. P. & CFO, The J. M. Smucker Co.

  • Laura K. Thompson

    Executive V. P. & CFO, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.