Getting Career Ready and Connected - This is where you start!
If you want to graduate from business school career ready and connected, you need to think beyond the classroom – right from the start. Classroom learning is the foundation, and it is imperative. But professional and leadership development experiences are also crucial as they complement and enhance what you are learning in the classroom.
At The University of Akron College of Business, you will find excellent classroom instruction, an array of invaluable outside learning experiences, and a specialized professional development staff to guide you along the way. You will also find more than 270 alumni and volunteer business professionals serving on our advisory boards who help students get connected and build a network.
EDGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Our EDGE program – Exploring Degree Goals and Experiences – makes it easy to identify opportunities, track your participation, and graduate with EDGE Honors status.
CENTERS AND INSTITUTES
Our innovative Centers and Institutes enhance classroom learning by providing professional-development opportunities that bridge students' traditional academic experiences with learning from professionals who are in practice.
Business communication is infused across our curriculum and is viewed as an integral component of student growth. We contend that solid communication in professional contexts gives our students an “x-factor” and increases personal marketability in all business fields.