AACSB Accredited

Business Administration

Our MBA program offers high-achieving students a unique, accelerated academic experience designed to position our graduates for career opportunities in the global marketplace. The concentrated one-year MBA, accredited by AACSB International, is built around a core of innovative thinking, aggressive learning, and real-world experience.

Our fulltime, day MBA is the only one of its kind in South Carolina, and part of the fast-growing MBA trend around the world. The globally focused, applied learning and accelerated pace is appealing if you just recently earned an undergraduate degree or if you are looking to jump-start or reposition your professional ambitions. With a faster path to graduation, it means you can start your career sooner.

Program Requirements

  • 36 credit hours
  • 3 non-credit online proficiency courses
  • Foreign study travel experience
  • Pre-term session
  • Engagement with non-credit organized events

Pre-Term Session

Because our program attracts a wide array of students with diverse backgrounds, academic degrees, work experience, and talent, it is important to establish a common thread of knowledge and vocabulary in fundamental areas before students start classes. Students accepted into our One-Year MBA take three online Harvard Business School courses in accounting, finance, and quantitative methods to establish a baseline understanding of these business principles before classes begin. This enables instructors to start classes at a competency level appropriate for a graduate program. The Harvard courses are self-paced and students with backgrounds or degrees in the subjects can take the proficiency test(s) in each tutorial prior to entering the program.

The Pre-Term Session then centers on helping our students understand their professional and personal interests. It also provides additional skill-building in critical areas, such as communication and negotiation. The Pre-Term is designed to ensure that our students are able to realize the full value from their academic work and the School of Business’s resources.

Required Core Courses (27 Credit Hours):

  • MBAD 500 Law of Corporate Governance (3)
  • MBAD 502 Accounting Issues for the Business Manager (3)
  • MBAD 503 Financial Management (3)
  • MBAD 504 Managing and Leading in Organizations (3)
  • MBAD 505 Creativity and Innovation (3)
  • MBAD 506 Operations Management (3)
  • MBAD 518 The Global Economy (3)
  • MBAD 525 Marketing Management (3)
  • MBAD 590 Integrated Capstone (3)

Emphasis Area Courses (9 Credit Hours):

One of these emphasis areas is required. The study abroad will also reflect the emphasis area.

Marketing Emphasis

Students build on the strategic and tactical marketing elements to gain skills that enable them to assume marketing responsibilities for B2C and B2B organizations. These include business development, account management, research, product and brand management, and supply chain management.

Complete three of the four courses for a total of 9 credit hours:

  • MBAD 520 Global Enterprise (3)
  • MBAD 521 Consumer Marketing Strategy (3)
  • MBAD 522 Marketing Research and Analysis for Decision Making (3)
  • MBAD 560 Special Topics (1-3) (If appropriate)

Finance Emphasis

Students learn strategic and tactical financial tools with global application. They are versed in corporate finance modeling, fixed income securities models, portfolio models, and option pricing models. They also deal with the advantages and limitations of different financial theories with respect to practical application. Students are business ready to enter basic financial positions and move rapidly to financial areas of high responsibility in a variety of organizations.

Complete three of the four courses for a total of 9 credit hours:

  • MBAD 515 International Financial Markets and Risk Management (3)
  • MBAD 516 Financial Modeling (3)
  • MBAD 517 Advanced Corporate Finance (3)
  • MBAD 560 Special Topics (1-3) (If appropriate)

Hospitality Revenue Management Emphasis

Students learn hands-on practical skills in profit maximization particularly focused on hospitality service businesses. Each course in the sequence builds on the previous to develop revenue management, pricing strategies, forecasting, analytics, and channel management knowledge and application. Students who focus on this hospitality-related field graduate and quickly progress in corporate roles within major hotels and property management companies.

Complete three of the four courses for a total of 9 credit hours:

  • MBAD 530 Principles of Revenue Management in Hospitality (3)
  • MBAD 531 Forecasting and Business Analytics in Hospitality (3)
  • MBAD 532 Channel Management Strategies in Hospitality (3)
  • MBAD 560 Special Topics (1-3) (If appropriate)

Transfer Credit Policy

The Master of Business Administration does not accept graduate transfer credit from another institution. Dual MBA/JD program students should discuss the required number of academic units with the MBA program director.

Admissions Criteria

  • A competitive score on GMAT, GRE or approved graduate proficiency exam
  • Competitive undergraduate GPA; 3.0 minimum
  • Two letters of recommendation - one must be an academic reference
  • Goal statement (300-word maximum)
  • Résumé
  • For international students: a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 83 on the computer-based TOEFL

Application Deadline

This program accepts applications once a year for candidates intending to begin courses during the fall semester. Applications are reviewed with rolling admissions, beginning December 1st.

March 1 is the priority deadline; April 1 is the deadline for international students, and May 1 is the final deadline.

There is no spring or summer admission.

Contact Information

Ron Magnuson
Program Director
843.953.1380

Seaton Brown
Director of Admissions
843.953.8112

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated September 15, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
Duration
1 year
Full-time
Price
13,770 USD
Deadline
Mar 1, 2020
March 1 is the priority deadline; April 1 is the deadline for international students, and May 1 is the final deadline.
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By date
Start Date
Aug 2020
End Date
Apr 2021
Application deadline
Mar 1, 2020
March 1 is the priority deadline; April 1 is the deadline for international students, and May 1 is the final deadline.

Aug 2020

Location
Application deadline
Mar 1, 2020
March 1 is the priority deadline; April 1 is the deadline for international students, and May 1 is the final deadline.
End Date
Apr 2021