Welcome to the College of Business

Virtual Advisor


On behalf of our faculty and staff, I welcome you to explore and learn about the distinctive programs and student experience offered by the College of Business (COB) at Central State University.

The College of Business offers both undergraduate and graduate programs (MBA), which are supported by our highly qualified and dedicated faculty committed to your success.

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration includes concentrations in Agribusiness, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, Management Information System, and Marketing.  Our programs complement high-quality instruction with rich experiential learning opportunities that include internships with industry partners, support for student clubs and competitions (e.g., Enactus), a vibrant College leadership seminar series, etc.  For example, the Summer Banking Institute (SBI) Program provides students access to internships with a large network of banks in Ohio and beyond.

Our MBA program can be completed within one year (36 credits).  The program is designed to help you advance your career by understanding business and organizations from all angles and building your leadership abilities.  It prepares students from diverse backgrounds to acquire a broad range of knowledge and skills essential for successful managerial and leadership positions in industry and government.  Through case study analysis, simulations, class discussions, hands-on exercises, group projects, networking opportunities, and more, students gain and develop essential managerial and leadership competencies. 

Central State University’s College of Business received 10-year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) http://www.acbsp.org/

All our programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is one of 10 HBCUs that hold this specialized accreditation. The College was named Best Business Program by HBCU Digest in 2018.  The college is also a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 

The College of Business aspires to be globally recognized by its stakeholders for preparing graduates for success in business and society.

The College of Business is committed to providing students with a nurturing educational environment in their personal and professional endeavors. We emphasize academic excellence in teaching, research, and outreach in a dynamic global business environment. The College of Business prepares students for careers in business, government, private and public non-profit organizations, and graduate school. The college takes great care to ensure that graduates are well-rounded individuals through its “Triad for Success,” which emphasizes academics, experiential learning, and professional development.

Business Advisory Council (BAC) advises and actively supports the College of Business through its financial assistance, in-kind expertise, fundraising activities, curriculum review initiatives, provision of practical work experiences for faculty and students, and recruitment and placement of graduates of the programs of COB.


Dr. Marvin L. Reid Jr.
Department Chairperson | Business Administration

Dr. Michael Simmons
Department Chairperson | Accounting & Finance