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College of Charleston’s School of Business


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Contact Information

The Graduate School
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
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School Data

Annual Tuition: $28,179

Acceptance Rate: 45%

Full-Time Enrollment: 50

International: 4%

Minority: 14%

Average Age: 24

Female: 56%

Male: 44%

Application Deadlines: Priority: Round 1 - October 1 | Round 2 - February 1 | Round 3 - March 1

The one-year MBA at the College of Charleston is based in Charleston, South Carolina, which is renowned for its history, culture, architecture, and coastal environment. The city is a natural learning environment for future business leaders in global logistics, finance, hospitality, nonprofits and marketing.

Here, students have unlimited access to some of the nation’s top business talent and companies like Boeing, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Google, Belmond, LeCreuset, and Mediterranean Shipping Company through networking events, leadership series, and mentor programs.

The one-year MBA contains everything a traditional two-year program does, but the program is condensed into one rigorous year so that students not only save a year of tuition, but also re-enter the workforce quickly.

The curriculum is highly case-based, with applied theory combined with practical business. The layout of the program is designed with intention, with the core curriculum, international immersion and consulting project, professional development series, and mentor program all built to challenge MBAs and get them where they want to be in their careers. Charleston can further customize their degree through emphasis areas in Business Analytics, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism Management, and Marketing.