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Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship

General Business

Course Delivery
100% online
Total Credits
120
Approximate Tuition Cost
$50,700
Accreditation
AACSB, International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
*Based on the Tuition Guarantee Program for a full-time student taking 12-18 semester hours, if completing program in 8 semesters.

General Business Program Overview

The 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.

General Business students may apply early to the M.B.A. degree and double count 9 credit hours of graduate courses toward both degree programs. See the Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program policy in the University Catalog for more information.

Accreditation: AACSB, International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Program Structure

  • 120 minimum total credits
    • 39 minimum upper-division credit hours
    • 24 minimum Kent Core credit hours
    • 16 minimum general electives

General Business Admissions Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

First-Year Students on the Kent Campus: The first-year admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon cumulative grade point average, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. Students not admissible to the Kent Campus may be administratively referred to one of the seven regional campuses to begin their college coursework. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for first-year students.

First-Year Students on the Regional Campuses: First-year admission to Kent State’s campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent. For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency unless they meet specific exceptions. For more information, visit the admissions website for international students.

Transfer Students: Students who have attended any other educational institution after graduating from high school must apply as undergraduate transfer students. For more information, visit the admissions website for transfer students.

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Important Dates

Aug
21
Classes Begin
Fall 2023 Semester
Oct
05
Fall Break
Fall Break

General Business Courses

The Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business courses cover all business areas rather than a specialized area of business, i.e., accounting, business management, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, managerial marketing and marketing.

All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.

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General Business Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$575.70 $1,727.10 $50,700 full-time1

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$585.70 $1,757.10 $51,900 full-time2

1The flat-rate semester fee of $6,336.70 applies to full-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester. This program is calculated at 8 semesters. For part-time semesters: The $575.70 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $6,336.70 applies to full-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 12-18 credit hours, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken (between 12-18 or $120-$180). This program is calculated at 8 semesters plus $150 surcharge. For part-time semesters: The $585.70 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour.

An additional College of Business Administration program fee of $85 is charged to students each semester. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour.

Total program cost based on Tuition Guarantee Program for a full-time student taking 12-18 credit hours for 8 semesters. Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

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