Michael J. Coles College of Business Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
student ratio
total students
$4,806 | $17,298
in-state | out-of-state tuition
July 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
4 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


Kennesaw State University -- Coles College of Business Offerings Overview

Students seeking opportunities, a real world yet innovative education, and a clear path to success should look no further than Kennesaw State. Coles College of Business has been recognized by "BusinessWeek," "Fortune," "NY Times," "Entrepreneur" magazine, and "U.S. News and World Report" as a top business school. The M.B.A. program was just ranked by "Businessweek" as the #1 M.B.A. program in Georgia among public institutions, in a ranking based on student responses, directors poll, and GMAT scores, to name a few of the measures. Acknowledgements such as this can only be achieved with world-class faculty members, applied learning, talented students, and successful graduates making their marks on the world.

Undergraduate degrees

Undergraduate degrees include:

- Accounting

- Economics

- Finance

- Information Systems

- Management

- Marketing

- Online Bachelor degrees

Coles has offerings in:

- Professional Sales

- Internal Audit

- Entrepreneurship

- Executive Education

- Information Assurance

Graduate Degrees

Graduate degrees offered include:

- Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

- Master of Business Administration (MBA, Web MBA, Executive MBA, Dual MBAs & more)

- Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

- Master of Accounting (MAcc)

Kennesaw State University is the 3rd largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctoral degree programs in education, business, and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution enrolling over 26,400 students from more than 130 countries. It is located on 200+ picturesque acres in suburban North Atlanta.

Points of Pride

Points of pride at Coles College include:

- Coles College is among the top 1.1% of business schools world-wide that maintains accreditation in both business and accounting by AACSB International, the world's largest accreditation association for business schools.

- Designated a national center of academic excellence and information assurance education for 2012-2017 by the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security.

- Coles College is also proud to be a member of the prestigious EFMD -- The European Foundation for Management Development.

- Global Partnerships including CIFAL Atlanta, a regional training center on sustainable development issues for the UN Institute for training and research.

- First Georgia educational institution to achieve Comprehensive Internal Auditing program level status in the Institute's Internal Auditing Educational Partnership.

- Host of the National Collegiate Sales Competition -- the world's largest sales competition for college students.

- Nationally recognized as an academic leader in the field of corporate governance.

- One of only 4 business schools in the South to win the USASBE's National Model Entrepreneurship Program Awards at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Interested students should visit www.colescollege.com for more information.

Location & Contact

Michael J. Coles College of Business

Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591
United States

Dr. Kathryn Schwaig


Phone: 770-423-6425
Fax: 770-423-6141
Email: kschwaig@kennesaw.edu

Admissions Counselor

Phone: 770-420-4377
Fax: 770-423-6885
Email: ksugrad@kennesaw.edu

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
      Master of Accountancy (M Acc)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 311
    • Doctoral Degrees 13
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


49% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 502
    • Accepted 246
    • Acceptance Rate 49
    • Enrolled 177
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 1st July 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st December 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT, minimum GPA of 2.8, work experience
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$4,806
    • Out-of-state tuition *$17,298
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,834.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 1
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students541
    • Female Percentage40%
    • Male Percentage60%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students541
    • Part-time Percentage67%
    • Full-time Percentage33%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American18%
    • White / Caucasian62%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown11%





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