Continuing your journey as a business leader

Working professionals should consider the Charleston Southern University MBA program. Courses are offered year-round with the options of a flexible program featuring online and/or blended delivery methods each semester. A Master of Business Administration is the premier professional business degree. With specialized accreditation received through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), our MBA degree program has been established to meet the needs of the student in both the classroom and the workplace. The MBA has been the flagship program of the CSU Nielsen College of Business for nearly 30 years. 

Charleston Southern University is committed to providing students with a faith-based community, so that they might learn in a safe, productive environment. As a university, we promote the establishment of growth, change and purpose in the hearts and minds of students. Specifically regarding the MBA program, we feel confident that students will learn what is needed to work in the business field with integrity, morality and competency. 

There are three emphases to choose from: General Management, Healthcare Management, and Supply Chain Management. Click Program Info to learn more about each emphasis.

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Charleston Southern University’s accreditation can be found here.

Public Statement of IACBE Accreditation:

A Member with Accredited Programs has successfully completed the IACBE accreditation process, achieving IACBE specialized accreditation for one or more business-related programs, and has affirmed its continued commitment to excellence in business education. The specialized accreditation granted by the IACBE is specific to the programs granted accreditation –this does not include any accreditation/approval of the overall institution or any of its business units.

The Hans A. Nielsen College of Business has received specialized accreditation for its business program(s) through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.

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MBA Application Requirements

  • Graduate Application 
  • Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended 
  • Resume 
  • Academic Statement (300-500 word essay explaining why the student chose to attend CSU from a servant leadership perspective and how you intend to help your community with this degree.)
  • Two signed letters of recommendation
  • Official test scores, if requested*

*In any reputable MBA program, a GMAT may be required to determine whether the applicant has the potential to successfully complete the program. All full-time students taking 6 or more hours, earning a GMAT score of 500 or higher, receive a 10% tuition discount. 

In the MBA program, you’ll take courses like…

  • Managing with Excellence and Integrity
  • Business Ethics from a Christian Worldview
  • Business Law
  • Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Advanced Marketing Management

Program Director

Maxwell Rollins

Maxwell Rollins

Tenured Professor of Business, Director of Graduate Programs
Jones Hall


Jones Hall houses the Nielsen College of Business and the Office of the President. It was one of the first buildings on CSU’s campus.

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