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KSU Stark BBA Degree Major

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
BUS121  Business Administration
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
BUS124  Business Analysis with Algebra
ENG124  College Composition
ACC132  Financial Accounting
COM121  Effective Speaking
MGT121  Principles of Management
MKT121  Principles of Marketing
MTH108  Explorations in Modern Mathematics or MTH124 Statistics
MGT221  Supervision
BUS221  Microeconomics
MGT227  Operations Management
ACC133  Managerial Accounting
ACC130  Business Law & Ethics
MGT224  Human Resource Management
BUS222  Macroeconomics
MGT223  Business Decision Making
HIS121 US History I to 1877 or HIS122 US History II from 1877
PSY121  General Psychology


The importance of well-educated individuals in business cannot be overstated. The more education a manager obtains, the better chances for advancement. Stark State College recognizes the value of education beyond the associate degree and has teamed up with Kent State University to provide seamless transition into their business program. Stark State students can complete this special option in business management technology to receive an associate degree, take an additional 12 credit hours of courses at Stark State, then transfer to KSU Stark with a total of 85 semester credit hours toward KSU Stark’s business administration program. An additional 45 semester credit hours of degree requirements are needed through Kent State Stark to earn a BBA degree.

Students who successfully complete the Stark State program will be able to organize multiple business operations and make decisions using a team-based approach. They will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts in a professional format. They can analyze and incorporate elements from internal and external environments for goal and strategy development. They will be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively manage, motivate, and delegate resources in an ever changing business environment. They can also show the ability to utilize and analyze quantitative measures effectively.