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College of Charleston

Business Administration, M.B.A.

College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina



66 George Street
Charleston, South Carolina, United States



Mission Statement The mission of the MBA Program is to prepare future business leaders to serve our state, region and the global business world. Upon graduation our students will have a greater sense of purpose. To accomplish our mission, they receive a personalized educational experience that encourages a global mindset, inspires creativity and innovation, and develops leadership skills in preparation for business challenges and opportunities. Program Description The College of Charleston School of Business offers a one-year, full-time MBA program for high-performing individuals who want to advance their knowledge of working in a business environment and excel with an expectation of career success. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). This rigorous, one-year program combines a solid core curriculum and the opportunity to focus in a specialized area of study. We work with business leaders to identify the core professional development skills, knowledge and perspectives that make graduates stand out in the global talent marketplace. Case-based, team-oriented projects, executive mentors, professional coaching and global experiences combine to help students dramatically increase and measure the impact of their abilities in these crucial areas. They emerge as changed individuals primed for successful careers. Students also learn the best practices, processes and applications used in progressive organizations throughout the world. The School of Business is located in the heart of downtown Charleston, a historically significant, sophisticated, coastal city that provides numerous opportunities for an enriched experience during the students’ one year of study. Dual MBA/JD Program The MBA program in conjunction with the Charleston School of Law offers a dual MBA/JD degree program. Law school students who have completed two years of study or earned their Juris Doctorate and meet the admission requirements and prerequisites, may apply to the College of Charleston MBA program. After completing the requirements for the MBA degree, students who have not already earned their JD will return to the law school to finish their degree requirements. Additional information on this dual program is available from the College’s MBA program director. Ron Magnuson Program Director 843.953.1380 magnusonra@cofc.edu http://mba.cofc.edu Seaton Brown, Director of MBA Admissions 843.953.8112 brownms@cofc.edu Keyana Russ, Director of MBA Employer Relations and Career Development 843.953.5628 russk@cofc.edu

Academic Fields
    Accounting and Business/Management.
    Master's, M.B.A, Business Administration, M.B.A.



    Business Administration


    Institutional Admissions Requirements -A completed application form with a nonrefundable application fee of $60. -Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. -International applicants should refer to the International Students area within the “Admissions Information” section of the catalog for information on providing appropriate documentation with the application. Program Admissions Requirements We are looking for high-potential business leaders who can navigate the operating environment of globally oriented, 21st century enterprises. You must be able to take on the challenges presented by environmental, social, and technological complexity. This is a rigorous program for students with a strong work ethic and a desire to succeed. The MBA Committee shall have the option to approve substitutions in submission requirements and shall approve exceptions to the admission requirements in unique cases, subject to the review and determination of the Graduate Dean. Contact the MBA Director for further information. -A competitive GMAT, GRE or approved graduate proficiency exam score -Undergraduate GPA with A/B average -Letter(s) of recommendation (two preferred). -Personal and professional goal statement -Resume -For international students: a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 83 on the computer-based TOEFL The MBA program maintains a holistic review process involving both quantitative and qualitative components which guide the admissions committee in reaching their final decisions. Prospective students may visit us in person, attend an info session, or arrange a video interview. Please contact Seaton Brown at brownms@cofc.edu to schedule an interview or a visit.
    Academic Backgrounds
      Accounting and Business/Management.


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    Susan Hallatt

    Director of Graduate Admissions

    Seaton Brown


    Erica Shirley