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Message from the Dean

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Dear Alumni and Friends: 

The College of Business Administration just completed another successful academic year, graduating an impressive class of 866 students.

Now that summer is upon us, our graduates and current students are making an impact in companies around the world. Recent graduates have accepted positions at companies including Eaton, EY, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., KeyBank and NASA. Current students are interning at places like The Ohio Innovation Fund, the Cleveland Indians and Sweden-based VOI Scooters.

I invite you to learn more about some of these impressive graduates and current students in this and forthcoming issues of the college's newsletter.

Wishing you an enjoyable summer,

Deborah Spake

Deborah Spake, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business Administration

College Announcements

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Alumni, Students Pursue Opportunities Throughout the World

Recent College of Business Administration graduates and current students are pursuing jobs and internships at home and abroad.

Read about the journeys of a few of these students and alumni in the next several issues of the newsletter.

In this issue, learn about Jake Jagielski’s summer internship at The Ohio Innovation Fund.

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Photo caption: Finance Major, Jake Jaglieski

Drive Decisions with Data. Be in demand with a master of science in business analytics. Now offered online and on campus. Apply by July 15 at

Master of Science in Business Analytics Degree Now Offered Online

Beginning this fall, the College of Business Administration will offer the Master of Science in Business Analytics degree online in addition to on campus.

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Photo taken at PRME Chapter North America 5th Regional Meeting

College of Business Administration Co-Hosts UN PRME North America Regional Meeting

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration and Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management and Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit co-hosted the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) North America 5th Regional Meeting at Case Western Reserve University this June.

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Photo caption: Associate Dean Cathy L.Z. Dubois, Ph.D., gives an introduction at the PRME Chapter North America 5th Regional Meeting at Case Western Reserve University.

Faculty News

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Shawn Rohlin, Ph.D.

Kent State Economist Conducts Economic Impact Study on Twinsburg Twins Days Festival

In addition to attracting thousands of sets of twins and multiples each year, the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio was responsible for bringing more than $5.4 million to the local economy last year.

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Alumni spotlight

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Greg Long, ’71, displays badges and accessories
from his time in the ROTC at Kent State.

Alumnus Greg Long to be Featured as Part of May 4 50th Commemoration panel on Nov. 7

As a business student serving in the ROTC at Kent State in 1970, retired Lt. Colonel Greg Long, ’71, has a unique perspective of the events surrounding May 4, 1970. He and others who served during 1970 will be featured during a special event on Nov. 7, 2019.

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Building Update

Learn More about the Proposed Student Success Center

The Student Success Center in the planned Kent State College of Business Administration new building will focus on serving undergraduate students in all stages of their academic career in one convenient location.

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Rendering of the proposed Student Success Center

In the Headlines

Kent State MBA program Featured in Yahoo News for offering deferred employer tuition payment option

Julia Levashina, Ph.D. publishes research in Personnel Psychology on how LinkedIn-based hiring recommendations are positively associated with indicators of career success

Upcoming Event

Aug 10

Executive MBA Alumni Reception

Saturday, Aug. 10, 4:00 p.m.
Sarah's Vineyard

Upcoming Event


Global Management Center Speaker Series presented by Citizens Bank Featuring Anne Noonan, President & CEO, Omnova Solutions

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m.,
Kent State Hotel and Conference Center

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