The distinguished College of Business Administration at Central Michigan University has won numerous awards in competitions ranging from regional to international. This AACSB accredited school has taken home 1st place awards at the DECA International Career Development Conference, Pi Sigma Epsilon National Sales Competition, ERPsim International Qualifying Round, and the Enactus Regional Championships. Additionally, the CBA is the nation’s leading SAP University Alliance Program. The College of Business Administration encompasses seven departments; School of Accounting, Business Information Systems, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Law, Management, and Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration. Each department offers scholarships, with a total of $310,500 awarded annually.
Bachelor of Business Administration students can major in Applied Business Communication, General Management, Hospitality Services Administration, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law and Economics, Logistics Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Professional Sales, Purchasing and Supply Management, Personal Financial Planning, and Real Estate: Development and Finance. If that’s not enough options for you, there are also Bachelor of Science degrees offered in Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Law and Economics, or a Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship. Students are introduced to 60 different business professionals through an annual two-day in-class guest speaker event called Dialogue Days.
The Master of Business Administration gives students an opportunity to hone in on their career interests by selecting a concentration among Accounting, Business Economics, Consulting, Finance, General Business, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Value-Driven Organization, and Logistics Management. A Master’s of Science in Information Systems and Master’s of Arts in Economics is also available. To off-set the cost of tuition, students may complete a graduate assistantship, diversity fellowship or assistantship, or work on-campus. Students who live out-of-state may be eligible for in-state tuition. Legacy scholarships are also available.
A robust student body of 4,000 students is enrolled in the College of Business Administration. Students can live in the Business Residential College. This gives them the opportunity to form study groups and participate in team building, networking, and cooperative learning experiences. Students have many opportunities to compete against other universities in competitions such as the Association for Corporate Growth regional competition. Approximately 110 of the business students study abroad every year, to not only extend their learning but also get a global experience.
There are so many ways to get involved. The CBA is home to 20 student organizations, and the LaBelle Entrepreneurial Center provides students with hands-on learning experiences. Students can also participate in the six-week Summer Accelerator Program, where they work in teams to grow their own business. Many corporations, such as State Farm, Dish, Aldi, Kohl’s, and Target also hire students for internships at Employer Spotlight events. Students seeking post-graduation employment opportunities should attend the AKP Career Fair, featuring 140 employers each fall and spring. Within six months of graduation, 90% of business alumni are employed in their chosen field.
The online MBA program is ranked #1 in Michigan by U.S. News and World Report. The Master of Science in Information Science, as well as the brand-new Master of Entrepreneurial Transaction degrees, are also offered online. The MET degree can be completed in one year and focuses on legal and tactical issues related to entrepreneurial transactions.