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Academic quality

World class faculty. Recognition for excellence.

Professor teaching on campus at The University of AkronThe College of Business at the University of Akron is ranked as a Top 50 Business School by Poets & Quants.

Since 1966, the College of Business has been accredited by AACSB International, which is the hallmark of excellence in management education and represents the highest achievement for business schools worldwide. Only 1.15% of business schools worldwide have obtained dual accreditation from AACSB (business and accounting).

Our respected faculty are experts with real-world experience. Their research is published in top journals, and every day they demonstrate passion for student learning and success.

Graduate program options

STEM-certified degrees

Students on campus at The University of AkronBeginning with the Fall 2024 Semester will be offering 4 STEM-certified graduate degrees options:

We also offer a highly rated MBA program.

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Exceptional value for the cost

Students relaxing on campus at The University of AkronAffordable tuition and living in Akron

Prestigious education with tuition lower than other comparable universities in the U.S.

Also, the cost of living in Akron is much lower than larger cities while still providing relatively high starting salaries.

We also have an excellent International Center on campus that provides support for students from before they arrive in the US to after they graduate.

Living in Akron

Live in America's heartland

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Great location

  • The University of Akron located in Akron, Ohio, has easy access to other major US cities: New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Toronto — each only 5-7 hours by car, train or bus.
  • We are served by two major airports each less than an hour away.

So much to do

  • The city of Akron, and Cleveland (only 40 minutes away), has a vibrant downtown, serene parks, and events that appeal to almost every interest.

Enjoy the change of seasons

  • Spring, summer, autumn and winter — we have them all and the many activities associated with each! We have a national park nearby, many bike trails and opportunities for skiing, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and more.

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Admission requirements

Student on campus at The University of AkronHow to apply for International Students

  • Bachelor’s Degree – A minimum of a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree or international equivalent from an accredited institution. Some programs may require additional or specific degree requirements.
  • Grades – Minimum 2.75 GPA, on a 4-point scale.
  • GMAT/GRE – Currently Waived through Admission for Fall 2024
  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent/Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts – Submit official transcripts from all previous institutions.
    • International transcripts and degrees – Beginning for Fall 2024 admission, official transcripts of all college level work completed outside of the U.S. must be sent to a NACES credential evaluation service for evaluation. The transcript evaluation must be a course-by-course evaluation that identifies and describes each diploma or certificate with periods of education and equivalency of each document.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (for non-native English speakers)– For acceptable documentation please see, English Language Proficiency Requirements.

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