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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.

In 2019, the College of Business launched the Center for Personal Financial Management. Learn more about it here.

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 nine undergraduate degree programs.

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

Charleston Southern University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

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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.

Learn more on important topics such as the biblical view of money, stewardship, budgeting, debt management, investing, charitable giving and wealth management.

The Center provides a four-pronged approach to meeting the needs of our campus:

  1. Freshman seminar modules and Buc$ense
  2. Personal financial management courses
  3. Peer-to-peer counseling for students
  4. Financial literacy promotion at churches and schools by CSU students


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

Jon W. Bechtel
Private Enterprise
Nashville, TN

Harry Carter, PhD
Provost Emeritus, Georgia Southern University
Professor Emeritus, The Citadel
Raleigh, NC

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

Roger S. Nielsen
President, Abbey Color
Philadelphia, PA

For undergraduate scholarship opportunities, click here.

For graduate scholarship opportunities, click here.

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