Nationally ranked and accredited programs that fit your life.

A graduate degree from the College of Business is one of the best ways to prepare for the challenges of the global economy. We offer flexible evening programs, convenient locations, a diverse student body, and knowledgeable, accessible, expert faculty. And, our programs are nationally ranked and accredited.

Information Session - Virtual

Join us to learn more about Graduate degree opportunities in the College of Business!

  • Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (EDT)
  • Thursday, October 26 — 12:15 P.M. - 12:45 P.M. (EDT)
  • Thursday, November 16 — 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. (EST)
  • Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (EST)

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College of Business Teaching Assistantships

The College of Business has a limited number of partial Teaching Assistantships (TA) available on a competitive basis for the 2023-2024 academic year. To qualify, students must be fully admitted, must enroll full-time in a College of Business graduate program and be available to work 10 hours per week. International students whose native language is not English, must have an IELTS speaking score of 7.0 or higher or a TOEFL speaking score of 23 or above. No other form of English proficiency can satisfy this requirement. Prospective students must have submitted their application to be eligible to apply for TA position, but they can be awaiting final word on their admission status. The application period had closed.

Experience the Weekend Professional MBA Program



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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Offered: 100% online; evenings; weekends

Advance your career, from anywhere on the globe, to the next level in a convenient format to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Our program can be completed in as little as one year full-time.

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Master of Science in Management- Business Analytics (MSM-BA)

Pursue in-depth study in Business Analytics and choose a concentration in either Information Systems Management or Supply Chain Management. This degree is popular with those who have undergraduate degrees in computer science, information technology, management, or related fields, or for those who are planning to work in technology. Students with any background can pursue this degree.

Information Systems Supply Chain

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Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)

Pursue either a professional accountancy option or an accounting information systems option. Students with accounting undergraduate degrees can combine their accounting backgrounds with coursework in information systems and finance to broaden their business knowledge. Students who are newer to accounting can gain the skills to pursue a career in the field.

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Master of Taxation

Offered: 100% online; traditional

Intensive training for individuals planning to enter the field of tax accounting and for experienced accountants and attorneys. A totally online program called MTAX Online is also available.


Joint and Collaborative Degree Programs

We offer joint programs, as well as programs in collaboration with a number of departments across campus, to allow non-business students to expand their understanding of business and also reduce MBA requirements if they later choose to pursue the degree.

Joint degree programs with the School of Law provide an unparalleled opportunity for both J.D. and MBA students. The programs include:

Learn more about Joint Programs with the School of Law.

Graduate Certificates

We also offer graduate certificates in Financial Management and Risk Management and Insurance. See details.

Applying for a Certificate

To apply, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree.

Apply through the graduate school application process and specify that the application is for a certificate program. You will need to complete a new application for any additional program you want to enter.

Certificate Completion

When a student completes the requirements for a certificate, the certificate will be awarded after the student submits an application for the certificate to be issued using My Akron.

Please note: The graduate certificate program requires specific courses, none of which can be waived. Students enrolled in certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.

Gain a strategic and integrative perspective

With UA's College of Business, students report they gain:

  • ethical decision-making skills,
  • strategic, integrative multidisciplinary perspectives,
  • critical thinking, analytical, and decision-making skills,
  • stronger innovative and creative abilities, and
  • comfort with change.

Come to a graduate school that fits with both your aspirations and busy life.


Holistic review of applicants

In light of the pandemic, our admissions office is taking a holistic approach to applicant review to UA and has put in place a test waiver policy. Our admissions policy.



College of Business
Office of Graduate Programs

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer Hours (mid–May  —   mid–August), 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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