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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 third 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 four 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 for more information.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Accountancy (M Acc)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Master of Science (MS)
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st June 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GMAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.8, work experience
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Location & Contact

Address 1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA  30144
United States
Contact Dr. Kathryn Schwaig
Phone: 470-578-6425