College of Business Administration

Academic Advising


The keys to a successful career in business are mentors and advisors. The COBA team of advisors will do everything from helping you determine a major to directing you to COBA resources for employment and scholarship opportunities. You are required to meet with advisors once per semester. 

Learn more about academic advising

Make an Undergraduate Advising Appointment



Visit this page to view Kent State University forms for:

  • graduate assistantships
  • dissertation and thesis
  • applications (letter of recommendation forms, re-enrollment forms, etc.)
  • credit transfer
  • degree changes

Make a Graduate Advising Appointment

International Advising

International students have a special advisory staff that recognizes the intricacy of getting a degree in another country. You’re required to meet with advisors once per semester. Additional meetings are recommended to keep your collegiate career on track.

Learn More About International Advising



Kent State University and COBA are rested in educating the best and brightest. The COBA offers a wealth of scholarships that will aid and fund you in furthering your education. Be sure to check the expansive list of scholarships offered.

Read More on Undergraduate Scholarships

COBA offers several scholarships for incoming freshman.

Read More on Incoming Freshman Scholarships


Education Abroad


COBA students are highly encouraged to take advantage of international learning experiences. You have the option to study globally in multiple programs. Discover education abroad opportunities that will benefit you professionally, as well as personally.

To find out more about our education abroad opportunities, you can visit our International Programs Office.

Search Education Abroad Opportunities

Want to meet with an international advisor to discuss your options? Make an advising appointment.

Learn More About International Advising

Student Organizations

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Discover student organizations that make your résumé stand above the rest. Visit the Peer Involvement Advising Center to talk with an advisor about what groups will best bolster your résumé. Additionally, visit the COBA list of student organizations to find business-specific groups or the Kent State University student organization list to see every on-campus student organization.

COBA Student Organizations

Career Services Office



The College of Business Administration is the only college at Kent State University to have a satellite office of the university’s Career Services Center. Our Career Services Office is available for you to find out more information about job and internship opportunities, career management, résumé assistance and interviewing tips.

Learn More about Careers and Internships

Technology Requirement

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All COBA students are required to own a laptop. These laptops must meet certain technology requirements. For more information, view the 2015 Freshman Technology Requirement page.




The College of Business Administration Tech Spot is our on-site technology service center, here to help all students, faculty and staff resolve issues with their personal computers and mobile devices.



Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm 
Friday at 10:00am – 3:00pm

For more information, contact Mike Carson:

Mike Carson

Lead IT User Support Analyst
(330) 672-7051

For general Tech Spot information and questions:

(330) 672-TECH

Computer Lab

COBA has three computer labs for students looking to spend time on class projects and take online exams.

Before coming in to take an exam, be sure to review the rules and computer lab hours.

Computer lab hours and information

Tutoring and Resource Centers

COBA and Kent State University offer a multitude of tools and resources to help you academically succeed. To make your degree path easier, follow the resource links below.

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