The Charleston Difference

Live and Learn in the Top U.S. City

The one-year MBA program is the only one based in Charleston, South Carolina. The university's campus is located in the heart of the thriving city, renowned for its history, culture, architecture, beaches and coastal environment. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler, the world's premier travel magazine, rank Charleston as the top destination city in North America.

Charleston is the economic engine of South Carolina and is home to multi-national organizations like Boeing, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Google, Belmond, LeCreuset, and Mediterranean Shipping Company. These organizations provide crucial support to the community while also developing relationships with MBA candidates through the programs's Executive Forums. The city is a natural learning environment for future business leaders in global logistics, finance, hospitality, non-profits and marketing.

Mentors from the C-Suite

Students work one-on-one with their mentors who hold impressive resumes and CVs from years of experience in the business world in various industries. These mentors provide professional advice, industry insight and often offer helpful exposure to a network of distinguished members of their respective industries. Mentors drive the success of MBA candidates and advocate for their future achievements.

International Immersion and Consulting Project

Business goes beyond borders and at Charleston, so does your education. Each spring, MBA candidates travel to the business centers of the world to present their semester-long consulting project to the program's international corporate partners. These trips immerse students in a global culture while providing a hands-on experience in working with corporate executives, implementing real-world solutions after developing new strategies in classroom case studies.

An MBA for Any Background

The one-year MBA program isn't just for business majors; it's for anyone with the drive, grit and desire to succeed in today's changing industry. Students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds such as biology, engineering, psychology, history, communications and political science apply and enroll to maximize their opportunities for careers in global business.

Engineering and Architecture

  • Boost your career trajectory and enhance your professional networks.
  • Gain the business knowledge you need to start your own venture.

Liberal Arts

  • Add market value to a traditional liberal arts degree.
  • Learn from and build relationships with world-class business professionals.


  • Boost your market value and industry authority.
  • Build relationships with world-class business professionals who can help you bring new technology to emerging markets.


  • Put your quantitative skills to work. Gain business knowledge and become a leader in your field.
  • Broaden your professional networks with an array of world-class business professionals and classmates from diverse disciplines.
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