The College of Business Administration at The University of Akron provides students with the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to become competent and responsible business professionals and leaders. Both our undergraduate and graduate programs have been rated among the best in the nation. Regardless of the field you choose, at Akron you have the opportunity to learn from seasoned business faculty and business professionals who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with you. Our programs are differentiated by a strong applied focus and extensive ties with the business community. In recent studies by AACSB International, The University of Akron CBA was rated at the top in its Carnegie Class in terms of faculty accessibility and willingness to help our students. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing an excellent education and solid support services to help them succeed.
College of Business Administration faculty and staff are well qualified and are willing and available to assist you.
The College of Business Administration was established as a professional college of The University of Akron in 1953. Throughout our history, our focus has been on continuous improvement in the quality of our students, faculty, and programs as we carry out our mission to prepare our students to become competent and responsible business professionals and leaders.
All programs offered through the College of Business Administration are accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This prestigious body grants full accreditation only to the programs that meet their stringent requirements. Only 650 colleges in the world have achieved AACSB International accreditation. Also, the CBA is one of only 178 schools worldwide that have attained additional specialized accreditation for their accounting programs.
The college of Business Administration has been ranked nationally by the Princeton Review, Business Week Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and the The Public Accounting Report.
The University of Akron Human Resources Department works strategically with The University of Akron community to develop and implement programs that attract, retain, empower and motivate exceptional employees.
The College of Business Administration has a diverse group of students. Enrollment is approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students from around the region, the nation and the world. Our students range from recent high school graduates, many of whom are first generation college students, to working professionals who attend classes at night.
CBA faculty members are enthusiastic, experienced, and are known for both their teaching and scholarship. In their teaching, they use a variety of techniques including the case method, seminar presentations and discussions, problem method, and skills performance (oral and written) methods, in addition to traditional lectures. Close ties with industry and the business community ensure that our faculty remain current with changing practices and technologies.
The CBA building, a four-story, 81,000-square-foot structure, opened in 1991. It has 19 classrooms, all of which are equipped with state-of-the-art multi-media equipment. Our facilities also include a computer lab with approximately 250 computers, a finance lab, direct marketing and applied marketing research labs, and a behavioral sales lab.
Here you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 300 academic degree programs, and in the highly talented faculty who will help mold you into a critical thinker. Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.
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