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Charleston Southern University > College of Business

Welcome from the Dean

I would like to welcome you to the Charleston Southern University College of Business. We have outstanding business programs and work diligently to prepare students for the challenges of careers in a variety of fields. Both our undergraduate and graduate students receive a high quality business education that will enhance their career prospects and job performance. 

We are fortunate to have great students! The number of students in our programs has grown by more than 20 percent in the past five years. This exciting growth comes from a strong commitment to three key factors: Christ, community and commerce. The College of Business leadership team and faculty continuously strive to fulfill the university’s mission of learning, leading and serving by integrating time-proven Christian principles with current business theory and practice. Our approach to combining community, commerce and Christ creates a “three stranded cord that is not easily broken” (Eccl. 4:12). We prepare our students for their careers through excellent teaching, professorial mentoring, and experiential learning. Our internship and consultancy opportunities allow students to receive hands-on learning experience that provides differentiated value in the marketplace.

The College of Business has received specialized accreditation for its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA, all majors) and Master of Business Administration (MBA, all emphases) degrees through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Accreditation provides assurance to our stakeholders that our business programs have the proper resources and curriculum to provide an excellent business education.

Finally, we are located in one of the fastest growing, most beautiful areas of the United States. Charleston provides opportunities for internships, service projects, interaction with local executives and superb recreation. Our historic downtown area and the beaches are only 20 minutes away!

We want you to be a part of the great things that are happening in the College of Business. Please browse our website, read our program descriptions, review the accreditation details, and meet our faculty through their profiles. See for yourself the great possibilities available when you pursue a business degree at Charleston Southern.

David Palmer 

David W. Palmer, Dean

Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate program offers the Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Management and Marketing plus the Bachelor of Science in Economics.

Graduate Programs

Online courses may be completed fully online  

Hybrid courses available both online and in traditional format

Master of Business Administration degree program offers several emphases tracks for the working professional in traditional, online or hybrid class format. All core courses are delivered online, in classroom and hybrid. The following are for emphases courses only.

  • Accounting emphasis
  • Human Resource Management emphasis
  • OnlineHybridFinance emphasis
  • OnlineHybridGeneral Management emphasis
  • OnlineHybridLeadership emphasis
  • OnlineManagement Information Systems emphasis

OnlineHybrid Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership focuses entirely on cultivating leadership skills for professionals who need to learn how to more effectively manage people in business or government. The degree is available online, in evening classes or in a hybrid format. 

Hybrid Master of Science in Human Resource Management (HRM) provides current and aspiring HRM practitioners with the theoretical and practical tools necessary to practice effectively in the field and to prepare for HRM professional certification testing. The program was created with working professionals in mind offering courses online and in the evening on campus.