Theatre and Performance Studies BA / Business Administration MBA

Career and Academic Opportunities

Students pursuing the TPS BA/Coles MBA Double Owl will possess business knowledge to augment their Theatre industry-specific expertise. This combination of studies will aid those pursuing careers in a wide variety of fields and jobs in the performing arts industries. Types of organizations include theatre companies, arts councils, performing arts complexes, civic auditoriums, and arts presenting organizations.

Sample Academic Plan

Suggested Timeline 

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.

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    • GPA: 3.30 or above in KSU undergraduate coursework
    • Minimum 60 hours completed toward Bachelors degree
    • Minimum 30 hours completed at KSU

    Please note that MBA classes are offered face-to-face, so Online Learners are ineligible for the MBA pathway programs at this time.

  • In addition to the formal course pairs for graduate coursework (see below), the following MBA Foundational Requirements are included in the Program of Study: ACCT 2101, ACCT 2102, FIN 3100, ECON 2300. Note that Double Owl participants not completing these undergraduate courses can satisfy the MBA Foundation Requirements by completing self- paced 20 hour (non-credit modules) in each area prerequisite coursework has not been taken (Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Statistics). 

    Strongly recommended UNGR MBA Foundational Requirements coursework to be taken with available Free and Upper-Level electives (optional): 

    • ACCT 2100 in Free Elective
    • ACCT 2200 in Free Elective
    • FIN 3100 in Upper-Level Elective
    • ECON 2300 in Free Elective

    Double Counted Courses:

    • MGT 7050 to count for Upper-Level Elective
    • MKTG 7030 to count for Upper-Level Elective
    • IS 7090 to count for Upper-Level Elective
  • For current admission requirements, please click here.
    • Undergraduate Degree
      • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies
    • Department / College
      • Theatre and Performance Studies / College of the Arts
    • Advising Contact
      • Nina Eisenheim, Advisor
      • 470-578-3358
      • Wilson Building, Room 249
    • Graduate Degree
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Department / College
      • Graduate Programs / Coles College of Business
    • Advising Contact
      • Stacy Schutte, Advising Coordinator
      • 470-578-6673
      • Kennesaw Center, Room 424
  • 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.