Dual Degree M.B.A./M.A. Communication Studies

College of Business Administration
Business Administration Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2772
www.kent.edu/business


Description

The Master of Business Administration degree program seeks to prepare students for responsible leadership positions in public, private and nonprofit organizations. Regardless of undergraduate education, the candidates will find a challenging program designed to meet their specific backgrounds and needs. Several dual degree programs are possible. The Master of Business Administration offers a dual degree program with the Master of Arts in Communication Studies. The Dual Degree with the Master of Arts in Communication Studies is designed for students and professionals whose career goals focus on communication, particularly global communication, and provides direction and leadership in economic and business development processes.

The program is available on a full-time or part-time (online) option.

The full-time option program is targeted at young professionals from the U.S. and abroad, who wish to change careers or to jump-start their career in business. The program is cohorted so that students proceed through the sequence of required courses as a group. Students take six or seven courses a semester and are expected to participate in experiential activities like internships, mentoring, and case competitions. Therefore, this program is for the individual that can concentrate all of his or her efforts towards earning this degree, during the 15 months of coursework.

The part-time (online) option is designed for the working professionals from the region who intend to keep working full-time while pursing the MBA on a part-time basis.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus
  • Online

Accreditation

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International

Admission Requirements

For the full-time options: Admission to the full-time Master of Business Administration program is in the fall semester only.

  • Official transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE
  • goal statement
  • two-to-three letters of recommendation
  • resume
  • TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or PTE, if applicable

Admission to the Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL for international students
  • goal statement
  • and sample of scholarly writing
  • GRE scores are required only for applicants seeking graduate assistantship.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MBA program will be able to:

  1. Use critical thinking skills to apply analytical models and concepts to make business decisions.
  2. Present business knowledge and decisions individually and as a team.
  3. Understand the ethical and legal implications of business decisions.
  4. Understand the impact of globalization on business decisions.
 
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BAD 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 1
COMM 65000FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION INQUIRY 3
COMM 65652THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION 3
COMM 65851ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION 3
COMM 65020QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION 2-3
or MIS 64005 ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING
ECON 62021GLOBAL CONDITIONS AND MACROECONOMICS POLICY 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
MIS 64041OPERATIONS, SERVICE AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
MIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
MIS 64185BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
MIS 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
Business Elective6-7
Communication Studies (COMM) Electives, choose from the following options:18
Thesis Option
THESIS I
Communication Studies (COMM) Electives
Coursework Only Option
Communication Studies (COMM) Electives
Project Option
MASTERS PROJECT IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Communication Studies (COMM) Electives
Internship Option
MASTERS INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Communication Studies (COMM) Electives
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60