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David Palmer

David Palmer

Dean of the College of Business

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The College of Business is committed to preparing students to be responsible and successful business leaders who reflect the university’s dedication to academic excellence and Christian principles. Both our undergraduate and graduate students receive a high quality business education that will enhance their career prospects and job performance. Looking for a university and department committed to Christ, community and commerce? Look no further than Charleston Southern University.

Students at Charleston Southern University receive excellent teaching, professorial mentoring and experiential learning. Become market-ready leaders with hands-on learning experiences through internship and consultancy opportunities. Located in one of the fastest growing areas of the United States, Charleston is a prime spot for internships, service projects, interaction with local executives at large corporations and small nonprofits, and just a short drive to historic downtown Charleston and beautiful beaches.

Our mission? To honor God by preparing individuals for success in life through programs that integrate best business practices and timeless biblical principles.

The College of Business consists of eight undergraduate degree programs.

The College of Business consists of three graduate degree programs, with many emphases.

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and has specialized accreditation for its Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

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The internship program allows students to get supervised work experience and the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the business world. Internships allow students to earn academic credit and explore career choices. Internship experiences add to students’ resumes and can often lead to employment after graduation. Because of CSU’s location, students have access to internships in a broad array of industries, companies, and nonprofit organizations.

Sigma Beta Delta is an international honor society recognizing scholarship and achievement in business and promoting personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service. The Business School invites qualified juniors, seniors and second year MBA students to become members. Sigma Beta Delta is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Richard R. Tinervin
Chair of BOA
Principal, Tinervin Advisors
Charleston, SC

Jon W. Bechtel
CFO and COO, EOA Architects
Nashville, TN

Harry Carter, PhD
Provost Emeritus, Georgia Southern University
Professor Emeritus, The Citadel
Charleston, SC

Herbert L. Drayton, III
President and CEO, Vertical Holdings, LLC
Charleston, SC

Troy Hall, PhD
Chief Strategy Officer, South Carolina Federal Credit Union
Charleston, SC

Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.
Summerville, SC

Laura M. Knotts
Co-founder, LaunchPath Innovation
Charleston, SC

For undergraduate scholarship opportunities, click here.

For graduate scholarship opportunities, click here.

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