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16 Nov 2021

Celebrate National Entrepreneur's Day with an Online Degree from Kent State University’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship

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What is National Entrepreneur’s Day?

Today, November 16 is National Entrepreneur’s Day, which honors those who encourage entrepreneurship, innovation, business, and new jobs.1

The word Entrepreneur comes from the French “entreprendre” which means “to undertake”. An entrepreneur is someone who envisions, creates, and runs a new business, thus creating opportunities for others.2

Hear from a Kent State University alum!

Gregory Joyce III Kent State University Entrepreneurship

Kent State University alum, Gregory Joyce III launched Provok Clothing in the spring of 2018. He said the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur are patience, consistency, and sacrifice.

Gregory said, “I think that all of these can be considered a skill even if most people wouldn’t consider them all skills. One of my favorite quotes that I heard was, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Patience and consistency I believe go hand in hand. In order to be a successful entrepreneur you must know that nothing is built overnight, Rome wasn’t built in a day; they laid a brick every hour.”

Read more from Gregory.

Introducing the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Kent State University

At the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Kent State University, you'll find some of the best undergraduate, graduate, executive, research, and outreach programs in business not only in Ohio but also in the nation and around the globe. Our programs contain many opportunities to experience entrepreneurship firsthand.

The largest single gift in Kent State University history, by Ambassador Edward F. Crawford, will complete the capital campaign to enable the construction of a new College of Business Administration building on the university’s Kent Campus. In recognition of the generosity of Ambassador Crawford and his family, the new building will be named Crawford Hall and the college will be named the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Read more.

Kent State is your Entrepreneurial Connection

With dedicated degrees, coursework, staff, and mentors, Kent State University is here for every step of your entrepreneurial journey. Our Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (CEBI) proactively promotes the entrepreneurial spirit throughout the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship and lends support to students through community engagement, mentoring, and research. The CEBI continues to launch student businesses each year into the Northeast Ohio entrepreneurial ecosystem to grow our region’s economy.

Kent State University helps students recognize the market and business opportunities and learn when to seize them or take action, all while operating within the context of limited resources and creating value for the customer.

Kent State University offers seven online degrees and programs from the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Keep reading to get a little insight on each one.

Kent State University’s Online Master of Accounting

The online Master of Science in Accounting degree is for students interested in specializing in accounting. More than just debits and credits, the MSA program promotes critical thinking, hands-on application of technology, effective communication skills, and ethical decision-making. It prepares future professionals for challenging and rewarding careers.

Graduates pursue careers in auditing, taxation, fraud investigation, law enforcement, investment banking, management, and consulting.

For more information on Kent State’s online Master of Accounting degree, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/degrees/master-of-science-in-accounting.


Kent State University’s Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The online Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Kent State University is a modular, eight-week course structure that allows you to enroll in any semester and study at your own pace. The online MBA offers a case-based curriculum, a flexible schedule, academic advisors who are always willing to help, access to an MBA career coach, digital career services offerings, and an online speaker series.

Kent State’s Online MBA program boasts two placements in the Best Online Programs rankings. Kent State’s Online MBA with a concentration in business analytics ranked No. 25 in the nation in the U.S. News 2021 Online MBA specialty ranking, and the overall Online MBA program ranked No. 126 in the country among all higher education institutions. The program is also ranked #26 among the Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2021 by The Princeton Review. Read more.

This program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

For more information on Kent State’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/degrees/mba.


Kent State University’s Online Master of Business Analytics

The online Master of Science degree in Business Analytics provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of analytics that balances the technologies, analytical methods, and business expertise needed to glean useful information from data to make strategic business decisions. The language of business today is dependent on information and data management, and the emergence of advanced technologies for capturing, preparing, and analyzing data provides unprecedented opportunities for those with business analytics expertise that spans all industries and organizations.

Students in the Business Analytics major gain the technical, analytical, communication, decision-making, and leadership skills needed to be successful business analysts.

For more information on Kent State’s online Master of Business Analytics degree, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/degrees/master-of-science-in-business-analytics.


Kent State University’s Online Business Analytics Graduate Certificate

The online Business Analytics graduate certificate provides individuals, especially those without analytics job titles or responsibilities but with the burning desire for the field, the opportunity to familiarize themselves with this ever-growing and versatile discipline. The certificate program would also enable these individuals to augment their knowledge base beyond their chosen professions and improve their value to their employers and businesses, or marketability if they choose to change jobs.

For more information on Kent State’s online Business Analytics Graduate Certificate, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/degrees/certificate-business-analytics.


Kent State University’s Online Financial Management Graduate Certificate

Coming in Spring 2022!

The online Financial Management graduate certificate prepares participants to serve as responsible leaders in public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Because the need for financial management competence is ubiquitous across organizations, this certificate program welcomes participants from all fields and undergraduate degree backgrounds.

This is a stackable certificate to the online MBA (with Leadership & Management Graduate Certificate and completion of Capstone requirements).

For more information on Kent State’s online Financial Management graduate certificate, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/degrees/certificate-financial-management.


Kent State University’s Online Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business

The online Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business is for students who desire a holistic understanding of all business areas rather than a specialized area of business, i.e., accounting, business management, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, managerial marketing, and marketing.

For more information on Kent State’s online Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business degree, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/degrees/bachelor-of-business-administration-in-general-business.


Kent State University’s Online Leadership & Management Graduate Certificate

The online Leadership and Management graduate certificate prepares participants to serve as responsible leaders in public, private and, nonprofit organizations. Because the need for leadership and management competence is ubiquitous across all organizations, this certificate program welcomes participants from all fields and undergraduate degree backgrounds.

This is a stackable certificate to the online MBA (with Financial Management Graduate Certificate and completion of Capstone requirements).

For more information on Kent State’s online Leadership & Management graduate certificate, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/degrees/certificate-leadership-management.


See all online business and entrepreneurship degrees and programs offered by the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Kent State University.


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