Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Department of Managementwww.kent.edu/business
About This Program
Our Business Management B.B.A. program offers a comprehensive education in business fundamentals, management principles and leadership strategies to help you succeed in a wide range of industries. With experienced faculty, real-world opportunities and a strong focus on hands-on learning, you'll develop the skills needed to tackle complex business challenges and achieve your career goals. Enroll now and take the first step towards a successful career in business management. Read more...
- Ashtabula Campus
- Geauga Campus
- Kent Campus
- Salem Campus
- Stark Campus
- Trumbull Campus
- Tuscarawas Campus
Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*
General and operations managers
- 5.8% faster than the average
- 2,486,400 number of jobs
- $103,650 potential earnings
- 10.7% much faster than the average
- 876,300 number of jobs
- $87,660 potential earnings
Project management specialists and business operations specialists, all other
- 5.9% faster than the average
- 1,361,800 number of jobs
- $77,420 potential earnings
- 3.5% about as fast as the average
- 433,800 number of jobs
- $132,290 potential earnings
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers
- 3.5% about as fast as the average
- 139,400 number of jobs
- $96,390 potential earnings
AACSB, International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.
First-Year Students on the Kent Campus: First-year admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon cumulative grade point average, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. Students not admissible to the Kent Campus may be administratively referred to one of the seven regional campuses to begin their college coursework. For more information, visit the admissions website for first-year students.
First-Year Students on the Regional Campuses: First-year admission to Kent State’s campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent. For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.
International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency unless they meet specific exceptions. For more information, visit the admissions website for international students.
Transfer Students: Students who have attended any other educational institution after graduating from high school must apply as undergraduate transfer students. For more information, visit the admissions website for transfer students.
Former Students: Former Kent State students or graduates who have not attended another college or university since Kent State may complete the reenrollment or reinstatement form on the University Registrar’s website.
Admission policies for undergraduate students may be found in the University Catalog.
Transfer Student: A minimum 2.500 overall GPA (effective spring 2023, a minimum 2.000 overall GPA) is required for admission into the major. Students who have previously attended Kent State and have completed (or the equivalent of) COMM 15000, ENG 21011, MATH 11010 and MGMT 24163 must have earned a minimum C grade in the courses.
All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.
NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Assess and suggest appropriate solutions to human resource-related business problems.
- Assess and suggest appropriate solutions to business concerns in global markets.
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of project management.
- Demonstrate an understanding of leadership principles and theories.
Kent State University's Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship students earning a BBA are expected to have developed skills in the following critical areas of business:
- Core Business Knowledge - Recall the strategic frameworks that are used to make business decisions.
- Analytical Skills - Use analytical methodologies and critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve business problems.
- Digital Technology – Demonstrate the technological skills necessary to analyze business problems and develop solutions.
- Written Communication - Write effective business communications.
- Oral Communication - Make effective business presentations, using appropriate technologies.
- Teamwork – Collaborate effectively with others to achieve a common business purpose.
- Business Ethics – Recognize ethical business dilemmas and use ethical decision making to resolve the dilemma.
- Global - Analyze the key global factors when making business decisions.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management gives students credentials important to getting their first job as an entry-level manager or manager-trainee. Every organization of any size and type depends on and needs managers, including, as examples, the small corner store, department stores, accounting firms, healthcare centers, manufacturing firms or a business-to-business type of organization.
Business Management students may apply early to the M.B.A. degree and double count 9 credit hours of graduate courses toward both degree programs. See the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program policy in the University Catalog for more information.