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Finance Collection Development Guidelines

General Department Information

The Kent State University College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management provide high-quality undergraduate, graduate and executive programs by engaging in a combination of instructional, research and scholarship, and service activities. The Department of Finance web page is located here.

Curricular Focus

The Finance curriculum is designed to provide a general program in the financial aspects of business, including financial management, investments, the financial system, international finance, and related areas. The courses are designed to provide students with an understanding of the relationships between business finance and our economic system in the context of analysis and decision making. Courses in banking, insurance, and real estate are also available.

Departmental areas of concentration

  • Business finance.
  • International business finance.
  • Financial Policy.
  • Investments.
  • Principles of insurance.
  • Risk management.
  • Options and future markets.
  • Real estate principles.
  • Portfolio analysis.

Degrees offered:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (concentration in Finance)
  • Master of Science in Financial Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration (concentration in Finance)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

Special programs within the school

The Department of Finance administers an internship program for students who are interested in obtaining career-relevant experience.Details are available here           

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Scope of Coverage

The following subject areas are collected at the research study level:

  • Money. Banking.
  • International finance

The following subject areas are collected at the advanced study level:

  • Finance
  • Law - Regulation of industry and commerce
  • Law - Unfair competition
  • Real estate business


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Apply the Following Parameters to the Above Scope of Coverage Areas


Primary emphasis is on the English language.


Date of publication

Emphasis on current materials.


Geographical guidelines

No restrictions


Multiple copies

Only when warranted by high demand.

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Material Types

Recent Acquisitions



Advanced study level and research level scholarly materials are emphasized.Textbooks are acquired on a very selective basis.

Audiovisual material

Purchased upon request from the departmental faculty in support of classroom instruction.

Theses and dissertations

Selectively acquired in support of graduate and faculty research.

Microform reproductions

Selectively acquired as they relate to the research level.


Current list of department subscriptions

Recent volumes of a select number of scholarly journals in the discipline are also available online through the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC).

Back issues and full runs of selected scholarly journals focusing on Finance are also available online through KentStateUniversity’s subscription to JSTOR.

Government Documents

The collection is strong from 1962-present, with earlier collections obtained from purchases and donations.All materials are cataloged and accessible via Kentlink.

Methods of acquisition

As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, KentStateUniversity receives federal documents at no cost. KentStateUniversity is also a State of Ohio Depository Library, and acquires many free state documents and publications as a result.

Federal publications

Many agencies publish and distribute information in support of the research and instructional interests of the Department of Finance.The Bureau of the Census, Commerce Department, Federal Trade Commission and the Agriculture Department supply the school with documents that offer various statistical information, analyses and guidelines.Any and all congressional publications are received by the library, which includes bills and laws, congressional hearings, congressional records and various House and Senate reports.

Federal Depository, Documents Data Miner

Government Information Databases


State publications

As a State of Ohio Depository Library, KentStateUniversity receives state level publications from various agencies within the State of Ohio.State level publications and documents support the research and instructional needs of the Department of Finance.Of particular interest to the Department of Finance are the Ohio Department of Development and documents related to the state legislative process.

Online Services and Electronic Resources

Access to articles and databases, including full-text, is available here.

Business and Economics Databases include:

  • Business & Industry
  • Business Source Premier
  • CRSP U.S. Stock Databases
  • LEXIS-NEXIS Academic
  • Regional Business News
  • Standard & Poor's Netadvantage
  • Thomson Research

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