Coles College Overview

Coles College of Business | Aspire to MoreTM

The Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University is the second-largest business school in Georgia, with more than 6,000 students, 160 faculty members and a powerful alumni network. At Coles, we’re dedicated to the success of our students, our university and the business community. We are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in both business and accounting, and hold many national and global rankings. Whether you are a prospective student, alumni or member of the business community, we’re here to help you aspire to more.

Academic Excellence

Education is at the heart of the Coles College of Business mission.  We prepare new students and experienced leaders alike for greater aspirations and success. Our academic programs include a bachelors of business degree in 9 majors and 13 minors; 9 graduate degrees; dual degree options; as well as executive education programs that focus on:

  • Real-world application of theories
  • Professional communication skills
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • A global frame for problem solving

Every program is informed by feedback from businesses, by research, and by the way our faculty solve problems. The professionals we educate enter the business world well informed and prepared to contribute, to move themselves and their companies forward.

Leading Faculty

Faculty in Coles College are committed to ground-breaking research that answers real business challenges and enhances in-classroom learning. Our research spans disciplines and impacts business practices across a broad spectrum. We house more than ten focused centers and institutes, where discoveries become actionable, improving businesses in Georgia and beyond.

An Engaged Education

Business engagement is central to the mission of the Coles College of Business and we take our responsibility to our communities seriously. Our faculty experts, professionals, and students work alongside the business community to improve quality of life locally, nationally and globally. Feedback from community partners enables us to create opportunities and solve problems to that will positively impact the marketplace for generations to come.

Our Impact

Learn more about our impact in business, research and education.

Dean’s Message

Discover Dr. Schwaig's vision for the future.

Explore our Programs

Undergrad, Grad or Executive Education, we have a program for you.

Kathy Schwaig“Our research and our teaching are inspired by what’s going on in corporations across Georgia. We’re listening and we’re responding by developing relevant academic programs and graduating students who will be leaders in the decades to come.”

Dean, Kathy Schwaig