Career and Academic Opportunities

Students pursuing the TPS BA/Coles MBA Double Owl will possess business knowledge to augment their Theatre industry-specific expertise. This combination of studies will aid those pursuing careers in a wide variety of fields and jobs in the performing arts industries. Types of organizations include theatre companies, arts councils, performing arts complexes, civic auditoriums, and arts presenting organizations.

Salary and Career Information

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  • Admission Requirements

    Double Owl Admission Requirements 
    • GPA: 3.30 or above in KSU undergraduate coursework
    • Minimum 60 hours completed toward Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum 30 hours completed at KSU

    Please note that MBA classes are offered face-to-face, so Online Learners are ineligible for the MBA pathway programs at this time.

    In addition to the formal course pairs for graduate coursework (see below), the following MBA Foundational Requirements are included in the Program of Study: ACCT 2101, ACCT 2102, FIN 3100, ECON 2300. Note that Double Owl participants not completing these undergraduate courses can satisfy the MBA Foundation Requirements by completing self- paced 20 hour (non-credit modules) in each area prerequisite coursework has not been taken (Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Statistics). 

    Strongly recommended UNGR MBA Foundational Requirements coursework to be taken with available Free and Upper-Level electives (optional): 

    • ACCT 2100 in Free Elective
    • ACCT 2200 in Free Elective
    • FIN 3100 in Upper-Level Elective
    • ECON 2300 in Free Elective

    Double Counted Courses Include
    • MGT 7050 to count for Upper-Level Elective
    • MKTG 7030 to count for Upper-Level Elective
    • IS 7090 to count for Upper-Level Elective
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies

Department / College
Theatre and Performance Studies / College of the Arts
Chastain Point Building, Room 302B

Advising Contact
Kate Golder, Advisor

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Department / College
Graduate Programs / Coles College of Business
Kennesaw Center, Room 424

Advising Contact
Advising Coordinator