Economics BBA / Business Administration MBA

Career and Academic Opportunities

A KSU Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) is a multi-disciplinary degree that first prepares students with a foundation in business imperatives like Accounting, Finance, Organizational Behavior, Operations and Marketing.  The degree focuses on the advanced academic knowledge of business principles and the application of that knowledge to solve business problems.  Students learn to apply principles to develop strategies and processes to drive organizational goals.

Careers in Industries including:  Consumer Packaged Goods, Financial Technology, Healthcare, Consumer Durables, Financial Services, Consumer Durables, Retail Merchandising, Manufacturing.

KSU MBA graduates who also have undergraduate degrees in marketing often pursue leadership careers in: Brand Management, Product Management, Commercialization, Revenue Management, Channel Marketing Management, Sales Management, Business Development, Advertising Management, Marketing Analytics, Consulting, Media Management, Project Management, Marketing Research, Public Relations

Sample Academic Plan

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Students will need to be accepted into the Coles College undergraduate program in Economics before they can apply to this Double Owl Pathway.

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    • GPA: 3.50 or above in KSU undergraduate coursework
    • Minimum 75 hours completed toward Bachelors degree
    • Minimum 30 hours completed at KSU
    • ECON 7010 to count for Major Elective

    Chose two from below, one to count for Major Elective and one to count for Business Elective

    • ECON 7610
    • ECON 7640
    • ECON 7710
    • ECON 7730

    Students should work with advisors to select the two graduate courses from the list of four that align with their interest; students interested in business intelligence can take ECON 7710 and 7730, while those interested in mainstream economics can take ECON 7610 and 7640

  • For current admission requirements please click here. 

    • Undergraduate Degree
      • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Economics
    • Department / College
      • Department of Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis / Coles College of Business
    • Advising Contact
      • Dozie Nkemka, Academic Advisor
      • 470-578-2168
      • Burruss Building, Room 432
    • Graduate Degree
      • Master of Business Administration
    • Department / College
      • MBA Programs / Coles College of Business
    • Advising Contact
      • Ellen Hearn, Advising Coordinator for the MBA Programs
      • 470-578-4471
      • KSU Center, Room 425
  • Complete the online application here to apply.

    The undergraduate and graduate programs will review your academic record.

    You will receive an email to your KSU student email account with the decision.