College of Business Academic Advising

The College of Business (CoB) advising staff can help you make informed decisions that will assist you in achieving your personal, educational, and career goals. Advisors will support you through your journey by helping you with:

  • Exploring majors
  • Strategies for academic success
  • Selecting courses and majors
  • Completing your degree
  • Understanding academic policies and requirements
  • Planning your study abroad
  • Navigating internship requirements
  • Planning involvement outside the classroom

College of Business Advising Handbook

Meeting with an Advisor

Scheduled 30 Minute Advising Appointments

Students can meet with their advisor both virtually and in-person. When signing up for an appointment, students must select the correct appointment type. All appointments are 30 minutes long. If students select a virtual appointment, they will receive an email from the advisor the day of the appointment with log-in instructions or the advisor will call the student via Teams. Students must download Microsoft Teams prior to a virtual appointment.

Open Advising
(i.e. walk-ins)

Open Advising is designed for shorter meetings and quick questions that typically take 5-10 minutes. Open Advising is offered in-person, only, in the College of Business Advising office, located in CoB 260. No appointment is necessary to attend open advising. Students will be seen in the order that they check in for open advising.

Open advising availability for the Fall 2022 semester has concluded and will resume for the Spring 2023 semester in January.
Open Advising dates & times, Spring 2023 semester

January 2
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

January 3 through January 6
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

January 7 and January 8
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
**NOTE: The location for open advising on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8 will be Simmons Hall lobby

January 9 through 13
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

January 17 through 20
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Beginning Friday, January 27 through Friday, April 28
Fridays
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Except on the following dates:
  • Friday, February 3
  • Friday, March 31

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The final date for Spring 2023 Open Advising will be Friday, April 28 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Open Advising will not be available during Spring Break or Finals Week.

Transferring out of the CoB

Students wishing to transfer to the CoB from another University of Akron college will need to contact their home college to request an Inter-College Transfer (ICT) to the CoB.

Students wishing to transfer to another University of Akron college from the CoB can e-mail their CoB academic advisor the request to ICT.

Contacting Your CoB Advisor

Your CoB academic advisor contact information can be found in your My Akron Student Center. Advisors respond to UA emails within 2-3 business days, though please allow 3-4 business days for a reply during high volume times (beginning of semester and class registration). Emails should be reserved for quick questions. Questions regarding scheduling classes should be done through an appointment. Due to FERPA, advisors can only respond to emails sent from the UA email account.

Helpful Advising Information

Contact Us

College of Business Building, Room 260

Phone: (330) 972-7042

Email: businessadvising@uakron.edu

Schedule Your Advising Appointment Here


Office Hours:

Fall and Spring
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Summer
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.