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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the Charleston Southern University School of Business. As part of the university, we are pleased to provide you with information regarding our outstanding business programs. We pride ourselves in preparing students for the challenges of careers in businesses and organizations of all kinds across a vast matrix of industries and economic sectors. Both our undergraduate and graduate students receive a high quality business education that enhances their job performance and career prospects. 

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!

The School of Business faculty continuously strives to integrate Christian principles with current theory and practice to prepare our students to be future business entrepreneurs and leaders. We focus on teaching first and foremost. Small class sizes and faculty-student interaction is at the core of the School of Business experience. Faculty members bring skill, experience and passion to their teaching. They also remain active in scholarship through research, writing and conference presentations. 

Charleston Southern University has received specialized accreditation for its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The Bachelor of Science in Economics, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Master of Science in Human Resource Management (HRM) are in the process of seeking accreditation.

We welcome you to browse our web site, read our program descriptions, and review the accreditation details and faculty profiles. See for yourself the great possibilities available for you in pursuing a business degree at CSU.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the School of Business or if we can be of service to you.

David Palmer 

David W. Palmer, Dean

Undergraduate Program

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


Graduate Programs

The 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.

The Master of Business Administration offers emphases in Accounting, Finance, Leadership, Management Information Systems and General Management. The degree is available online, in evening classes or in a hybrid format.

The 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.