Unparalleled ROI:

Invest in yourself.

In a crowded field of MBA programs, the College of Charleston MBA stands apart for one simple reason: we guarantee an outstanding return on your investment.

Not only are we #1 in the country for job placement, our one-year MBA (ranked the most affordable full-time MBA program) will help propel your career and provide a solid ROI on your educational investment. Make the best career move possible: submit your application.

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Why College of Charleston?

One Word: Value

A Top 10 Public, One-Year MBA Program

The College of Charleston MBA is designed to instill more than just technical knowledge. Sure, you’ll take a deep dive into all the business fundamentals you need. But you’ll also hone an arsenal of soft skills often overlooked by other MBA programs and in great demand by employers. We’re talking public speaking, leadership, self-awareness, teamwork — the critical skills that make all the difference between career success and stagnation. You’ll also benefit from an executive mentorship program with tangible benefits like valuable connections and shared years of professional expertise. Plus, you’ll work one-on-one with a professional coach to clarify your future ambitions, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and create a personalized action plan to achieve your professional goals. We call our approach the CofC MBA Way. Just like our graduates, it works.

Give us just one year and we’ll give you a superior business skill set.


And Then, There’s Charleston

Stunning architecture. Award-winning eateries. Beautiful waterfronts. Take a five-minute stroll through one of our magnolia-scented streets and you’ll quickly see why Charleston is the first domestic destination to earn a #1 City in the World ranking by Travel + Leisure magazine. If you’re going to work hard (and you will) why not do it in an amazing place? Charleston is a unique combination of charm, beauty, history and big-city perks. From small businesses and global enterprises to a budding tech scene that has earned us the apt nickname of “Silicon Harbor,” Charleston is a fascinating mix of diverse cultures and business smarts. Our region is thriving economically with Fortune 500 companies playing a major role in driving our vibrant business community — that’s a big reason why a large number of current and former C-level executives call Charleston home. If you want to feed your soul and your brain, there’s no better place to do it than in Charleston.

Find yourself in the city of beauty and opportunity.

Boundless Career Potential

Want to gauge the ROI of an MBA program? Look at its students’ professional successes. U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools 2021 Edition recognized the College of Charleston’s MBA job placement rate as #1 in the country. Yeah, that’s a pretty big deal. An impressive 100% of our job-seeking MBA graduates were employed within three months of earning their degree.* You’re next.

Pursue the #1 MBA for job placement.

* Data based on information provided by job-seeking members of the 2019 MBA cohort.

As an MBA Candidate, You'll...

Picture yourself having coffee with the former CEO of a major fashion company or a VP at a Big Four accounting firm. For our MBA students, that’s a reality. Each student is paired with their own executive mentor who is one of the best in their fields.

Work One-on-One With an Executive Mentor

Our MBA program has an unparalleled relationship with local business executives. They offer CofC MBA students their expertise not only as mentors and lecturers but as employers, often providing students with career and internship opportunities.

Network With Business Leaders

We pride ourselves on the intimate nature of the MBA program. We care about your GMAT or GRE scores, but we also want to know about your educational background and experience. The cohort is select and small by design, providing students with the best environment to forge lifelong professional connections and friendships.

Live the Charleston MBA Experience

Make Your MBA Unique

Our MBA curriculum is developed to provide you with a well-rounded business education. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose one of three focus areas for your elective courses so you can hone industry-specific skills that align with your career goals.

Focus Areas

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