Students in the state-of-the art Mary S. and David C. Corbin Finance Lab follow a lecture on six large-projection screens.
Excellent academic programs. You will learn analytical, strategic and quantitative skills from a blend of experienced professors and professionals in the field. Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked our MBA program 34th nationally among part-time MBA programs and our graduate program has been rated one of the best in the nation by Princeton Review for nine consecutive years. Our undergraduate program was named by Businessweek magazine as one of the top 100 in the United States for the last three years and, most recently, U.S. News & World Report has ranked it among the best in the nation. Also The part-time MBA program at The University of Akron and a joint master of social work program run by UA and Cleveland State University have been honored in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools.". In 2010-11, our undergraduate accounting program was ranked 22nd in the nation by the Public Accounting Report, up from #24 the previous year. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited by AACSB International, and our centers and institutes are renowned for their excellence.
Our close ties to regional businesses yield opportunities for you. Examples:
Our programs offer convenience and flexibility. Evening classes are offered for working professionals. Plus, our curriculum is flexible to meet your needs; we offer everything from certificates to master's degrees.
Our faculty are known for both their teaching and their scholarship. In the classroom, they apply time-tested techniques and innovative approaches to learning. Projects and assignments lead students to apply new knowledge in real-world settings. For instance, students in a negotiation class use our Fisher Sales Laboratory to hone their abilities. CBA faculty have published numerous research papers and books that enrich the various disciplines of business and are relevant to today's business practices.
We offer a global perspective. Our students and faculty come to Akron from around the globe and we offer several study abroad opportunities, providing you with a variety of cultural perspectives and a deeper understanding of traditional and emerging markets worldwide.