Mela Wyeth

Professor of Business Administration/Finance

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Candidate of Sciences, Ph.D. November 1998, STI Social-Technical Institute, Moscow, Russia
Doctoral Thesis: Democracy and Social Welfare: Microeconomic Models of Public Choice
Granted Full Professor Status July 1999
Master of Business Administration May 1995
Vienna, Austria
MBA Thesis: Privatization: Russia’s Transition to a Market Economy
Thesis co-mentored by Die Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien
Recipient of 1995 Schoen-Nobel Prize for Excellence in Graduate Research
Master of Arts, Finance May 1994, Vienna, Austria
Master’s paper: Capital Budgeting Instruments in Newly Privatized Russian Industry
Bachelor of Arts, Soviet and East European Affairs May 1973, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mela Wyeth

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Mela Wyeth accepted a faculty position within the College of Business in 2000 where she teaches finance and management science. She has spent most of her adult and professional life out of the country. Her international career began with the U.S. Department of State, and evolved to full-time and consulting positions with Swiss, Austrian, German and Italian engineering firms. A member of the World Affairs Council of Charleston, she continues to closely follow international policy and trade issues and has served as a docent and host in the Great Decisions discussion groups. Her hobbies include learning new business software applications, cooking, classical music, theatre and Italian opera.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

I was initially drawn to the quality and dedication of the faculty and the mission of academic excellence in a Christian environment. I have since come to also greatly appreciate the students who choose to live out their faith in all that they do.

Dr. Mela Wyeth

Seabrook Island Tennis Camp for Mt. Zion Elementary School on Johns Island
Charleston Area Justice Ministry, which addresses issues of wage equality, education and employment for urban youth
Exchange Club Kiawah / Seabrook Chapter
Kiawah Cares Summer Gap