Choosing a Major

Each degree path has tools and skills to offer that can help you to succeed in whatever career you choose. When you have the right information, selecting a major doesn't have to be a daunting process. Take a look at the list below to learn more about each of the majors that we offer here in the Coles College of Business.

When should I choose a major?

You can declare a Business "Interest" right away. Typically, you will officially declare your major in your Sophomore year.

How do I declare my major when I am ready? 

Declare or change your major through Owl Express.

Select a Major in:

    • Here at Coles, we don’t teach entrepreneurship, we unleash it. Challenge yourself to get off of the sidelines of opportunity, to take the plunge and excel in whatever career you choose.

      A degree in Entrepreneurship empowers you to go beyond owning your own business, preparing you for an array of employment opportunities. Yours will be a no excuses, courage over comfort mentality that invites ideas, innovation, and success.

    • General Education Requirements for All Business Students

      Fall 2016 and Later (PDF)

      Prior to Fall 2016 (PDF)

       

    • Students in the Coles College of Business have a unique resource. Through the Hughes Leadership and Career Program, Business students have the opportunity to work with a career coach to define their strengths and help navigate the way from classroom to career. The coaches for Entrepreneurship Majors are:

      Terri Elhaddaoui (p) 470-578-6552 (e) telhadda@kennesaw.edu
      Priscilla Hollman(p) 470-578-6055 (e) phollman@kennesaw.edu

      Located in UPAC: Undergraduate Programs Advising Center
      Suite BB 431, 4th Floor of the Burruss Building
      (e) colesupac@kennesaw.edu (p) 470-578-6055

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    Go to the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality 

      • High market demand
      • Excellent starting salaries
      • Active, engaged faculty
      • Exceptional job placement rate at graduation

      Our graduates work at the intersection of information technology and business, creating solid working relationships, and applying their knowledge to solve business problems and drive business strategy.

      Don’t know a lot about technology already? That’s okay. We can build your technical knowledge. You just have to want to learn it! With a degree in Information Systems from the Coles College of Business, you will be ready to launch your career.

    • Students in the Coles College of Business have a unique resource. Through the Hughes Leadership and Career Program, Business students have the opportunity to work with a career coach to define their strengths and help navigate the way from classroom to career. The coach for Information Systems Majors is:

      Wes Rhea (p) 470-578-2678 (e) jrhea@kennesaw.edu

      Located in UPAC: Undergraduate Programs Advising Center
      Suite BB 431, 4th Floor of the Burruss Building
      (e) colesupac@kennesaw.edu (p) 470-578-6055

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    Go to the Department of Information Systems

      • High-demand skills
      • Online degree options
      • Faculty actively engaged with security experts
      • Excellent placement rate for graduates with high starting salaries

       If you enjoy critical thinking and problem solving and can handle pressure, Information Security and Assurance (ISA) might be right for you. Armed with the right tools and a balanced education, you will be prepared to protect the critical information of any organization.

      We are committed to your success and giving you a competitive edge. Let’s get started!

    • General Education Requirements for All Business Students

      Fall 2016 and Later (PDF)

      Prior to Fall 2016 (PDF)

      Major Courses for Information Security & Assurance

      Fall 2016 and Later (PDF)

      For Fall 2015-Summer 2016 (PDF)

      For Fall 2014–Summer 2015 (PDF)

      For Fall 2011–Summer 2014 (PDF)

    • Students in the Coles College of Business have a unique resource. Through the Hughes Leadership and Career Program, Business students have the opportunity to work with a career coach to define their strengths and help navigate the way from classroom to career. The coach for Information Security & Assurance Majors is:

      Andrew Green (p) 470-578-4352 (e) agreen57@kennesaw.edu

      Located in UPAC: Undergraduate Programs Advising Center
      Suite BB 431, 4th Floor of the Burruss Building
      (e) colesupac@kennesaw.edu (p) 470-578-6055

    Program Map

    Go to the Department of Information Systems

      • See the world and work globally
      • Job growth
      • Relevant skills
      • Wide range of opportunity
      • Well-rounded education

      The world is connected like never before. We can give you the skills you need to be a part of this expanding global marketplace. Travel the world with destinations across Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, Africa, and more. If it’s the world you want, your experience in the Coles College of Business can take you there!

      As you pursue your degree, you will study liberal arts, all areas of business, foreign language, international culture and practices, and experience education abroad. Combine your major with a minor in a foreign language or any business specialty and truly set your degree apart.

    • Students in the Coles College of Business have a unique resource. Through the Hughes Leadership and Career Program, Business students have the opportunity to work with a career coach to define their strengths and help navigate the way from classroom to career. The coach for International Business Majors is:

      Diane Fennig (p) 470-578-4757 (e) dfennig@kennesaw.edu

      Located in UPAC: Undergraduate Programs Advising Center
      Suite BB 431, 4th Floor of the Burruss Building
      (e) colesupac@kennesaw.edu (p) 470-578-6055

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    Go to the Department of Marketing and Professional Sales

      • Job placement for graduates is above 90%
      • Dozens of networking opportunities with industry leading professionals.
      • Rated one of the top sales programs in the country by the Sales Education Foundation
      • Certified by the Professional Society for Sales and Marketing Training

      A degree in Professional Sales from the Coles College of Business will prepare you with the tools, skills, and support you need for success. Unique resources like our state of the art sales lab and Center for Professional Selling offer experiential learning opportunities that help you make an impact immediately after graduation. Employers will be looking for you!

      You will take courses in professional selling, sales management, business to business marketing, consumer behavior, entrepreneurship, and more.

    • Students in the Coles College of Business have a unique resource. Through the Hughes Leadership and Career Program, Business students have the opportunity to work with a career coach to define their strengths and help navigate the way from classroom to career. The coaches for Professional Sales Majors are:

      Leila Borders (p) 470-578-6960 (e) aborder4@kennesaw.edu
      Rey Versola (p) 470-578-2939 (e) cversola@kennesaw.edu

      Located in UPAC: Undergraduate Programs Advising Center
      Suite BB 431, 4th Floor of the Burruss Building
      (e) colesupac@kennesaw.edu (p) 470-578-6055

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    Go to the Department of Marketing and Professional Sales

Do you want to add a minor or certificate? 

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Two Year Tentative Course Schedule

Plan ahead! View the Two Year Tentative Course Schedule for:

Accountancy

Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis

Information Systems Major

Information Security and Assurance (ISA)

Management, Entrepreneurship & Hospitality

Marketing & Professional Sales

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