College of Charleston School of Business MBA

One year, full-time global MBA with focus in finance, marketing, and hospitality revenue management. Accredited by AACSB International.

Mission: The College of Charleston’s one-year global MBA program is housed in the School of Business on the downtown campus. The program is open to high-achieving students of all backgrounds and delivers personalized academic experiences to position graduates for jobs in diverse fields and industries. Students get an inside look into international business during the required international travel experience (classes have visited Brazil, Dubai, Vietnam, China and other business centers). Accredited by AACSB International, the program pairs interested students with professional mentors, and focuses on providing a blend of workplace skills and leadership. http://www.mbacharleston.com/

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CofC Alumna Denotes Her Time, Talent, Treasures

Sharon Kingman '80 is an alumna of the College of Charleston School of Business, a College of Charleston Foundation Board member and an avid champion of the College and its students. In fact, she joined the MBA mentoring program in 2011 where she mentored John Moye ’05 (MBA ’12). Check out the story below to see what Moye had to say about his mentorship experience with Kingman. (Clue: it was life changing!) #MBACharleston

today.cofc.edu College of Charleston alumna Sharon Kingman gives back to the College in many ways, from her namesake scholarship with her husband to her work as an MBA mentor.

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Today's MBA Monday features Camilo Sandoval! Camilo graduated cm laude from Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Management. While at SWU he was a member of the university’s tennis team, leading the team as a captain since he was a sophomore.

Camilo garnered athletic and academic achievements through his college experience and successfully balanced being a student-athlete while working more than 30 hours a week to finance his studies.

After being mentored by a financial advisor during his internship at HighTower Financials, he developed his passion for financial markets and portfolio management. Following his graduation from SWU, Camilo worked at Wachesaw Plantation Club in Pawleys Island, SC for a year teaching the fundamentals of tennis to members and helping to coach juniors in the high-performance program.

Camilo recently received his Master of Business Administration with a focus in Finance. He is looking forward to working in the finance side of a corporate company with international ties. In his free time, Camilo maintains an active and healthy lifestyle and is very passionate about playing tennis, golf, wakeboarding and traveling. #MBACharleston

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Today's MBA Monday features Catherine Sanders! Catherine is a recent graduate of the Master of Business Administration program with a focus in Marketing from the College of Charleston. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing with a minor in Marketing, and graduated magna cm laude from the College of Charleston Honors College in May of 2018.

She has studied abroad twice: once in Italy to study creative travel writing and Italian Futurist poetry and a second time in England to study the extensive and brilliant works of literary genius Jane Austen.

During her undergraduate studies, she worked for local marketing and PR firm Kuszmaul Design & PR as an Account Management Intern. She also worked with travel concierge The Scout Group as a Travel Writing Intern.

For three years, she has been a file clerk and courier with corporate and insurance litigation experts Wall Templeton & Haldrup, P.A. Her goals include pursuing a career in advertising for innovative and modern companies and returning to her creative writing roots to publish novels.

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Ron Magnuson of the College of Charleston, What Sets Them Apart

It's okay to brag if it's true! Our one-year MBA program distinguishes itself in many ways — low cost, high job placement, beautiful location, close relationships with the business community — and that's just the start. Click the link below to hear more from our MBA director, Ron Magnuson, about what sets our program apart from the rest. #MBACharleston

charlestonceo.com Ron Magnuson, Director of MBA at the College of Charleston, discusses some things that set them apart from other schools, including their unique tuition costs.

We had an amazing night cruising around the Charleston harbor with Spiritline Cruises to celebrate the College of Charleston Class of 2019 as they conclude their one-year MBA. Congrats on a job well done, y'all! #MBACharleston

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Today's MBA Monday features Buckley Powell! Buckley graduated from the College of Charleston in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He was a sprinter in swimming for the College and became the first, last and only CAA swimming champion from the school.

After graduating, Buckley became a project manager for Summit Industrial Flooring, working directly with Mercedes-Benz and Volvo Cars to develop flooring systems that meet the demands of their manufacturing processes.

He is pursuing his Master of Business Administration at the College of Charleston with a focus in Finance to fuel his interests in growing Summit and developing new businesses. #MBACharleston

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Today's MBA Monday features Auline Ponder! Auline is an MBA candidate with a focus in Marketing at the College of Charleston. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the College of Charleston in three years, majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Politics, Philosophy and Law while earning departmental honors.

She previously worked at David Aylor Law Offices in Charleston as a research assistant in the civil law practice. Earlier in her career, she worked at Sid & Ann Mashburn, a men’s luxury clothing brand based in Atlanta. There, she aimed to promote and extend the Mashburn brand while providing excellent customer service.

In college, she served as the Social Chair, head of Risk Management and Community Service Chair for her sorority. Auline also served on the executive board for College Democrats and was a Sophomore and Junior senator for the Student Government Association. #MBACharleston

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MBA Cohort Travels to India as International Consultants | School of Business

blogs.cofc.edu MBA Cohort Travels to India as International Consultants By Kelly Nelson on May 29, 2019 Each year, students in the One-Year MBA Program travel to a global business capital to learn about its culture and industries. In April 2019, our MBAs visited Mumbai, India for their international immersion! Bel...

"Traveling opens our minds, our hearts and our eyes. The MBA curriculum over the past year has focused on developing our professional mindsets by improving hard and soft skills. The international trip to Mumbai, India was an opportunity to apply and further develop both skill sets. 
 
During the trip, each Learning Team acted as a consulting firm to address unique challenges faced by international companies. While the endeavor highlighted expertise from respective focus areas, much of the work required implementing an array of soft skills. Team members were tested in the earliest stages of research with language barriers, time zones and cultural differences. Initially perceived as an inconvenience, this hurdle required team members to be creative in their approaches and proposed guidance. 
 
I think our trip to India stands perfect example of the enrichment of learning through travel. Experiencing a new culture creates a new perspective for the traveler. It necessitates adaptability, gratitude, communication and patience." - Parke Beam '19, MBA Candidate

"Traveling opens our minds, our hearts and our eyes. The MBA curriculum over the past year has focused on developing our professional mindsets by improving hard and soft skills. The international trip to Mumbai, India was an opportunity to apply and further develop both skill sets.

During the trip, each Learning Team acted as a consulting firm to address unique challenges faced by international companies. While the endeavor highlighted expertise from respective focus areas, much of the work required implementing an array of soft skills. Team members were tested in the earliest stages of research with language barriers, time zones and cultural differences. Initially perceived as an inconvenience, this hurdle required team members to be creative in their approaches and proposed guidance.

I think our trip to India stands perfect example of the enrichment of learning through travel. Experiencing a new culture creates a new perspective for the traveler. It necessitates adaptability, gratitude, communication and patience." - Parke Beam '19, MBA Candidate

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Today's MBA Monday features Alfred Phillips! Alfred received his bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology with a minor in Chemistry from Wagner College. He is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration with a focus in Finance from the College of Charleston. Alfred has more than nine years of work experience prior to enrolling in the program.

As a military enlistment, Alfred has had the opportunity to serve his country as an Automated Logistical Specialist where he aided superiors in the planning, resourcing and execution of more than ten mounted operations.

Most recently, Alfred worked as a store manager for TAG's Thrift where he increased sales volume by 18% in less than two years. Upon completion of the program, he hopes to leverage his military training with his MBA degree to start a career in finance. #MBACharleston

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Today's MBA Monday features Matt Pelt! Matt is currently studying for his Master of Business Administration with a focus in Finance at the College of Charleston. He received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Wofford College in 2015. During his time at Wofford, Matt played on the school’s Division 1 baseball team and was a senior leader on the 2015 team that set the school record for wins in a season.

After graduation, he spent three years with the restaurant franchisee group GPS Hospitality as the company’s Treasury Analyst. In this role, he reported daily cash updates to the executive team, swept the previous day’s cash balance to its corresponding concentration account and collaborated with multiple departments to ensure timely and accurate disbursements. Matt reduced bank fees significantly by continuously making banking process improvements during the company’s period of rapid growth.

Matt prides himself on his work ethic and his ability to work independently or as part of a team. Through the MBA program, Matt wants to heighten essential business skills that will allow him to grow exponentially in his next field for the duration of his career. In his free time, Matt enjoys live music, playing guitar, skiing in the winter and spending time on Kiawah Island in the summer. #MBACharleston

Flashback to last week when we celebrated the Charleston Regional Business Journal's 2019 Forty Under 40. The College of Charleston One-Year MBA Program was proud to sponsor such an incredible event. #CHS40

Shout out to Aakar Innovations for being wonderful hosts during the MBA business challenge pitch competition in Mumbai, India! Our students thoroughly enjoyed their experience and learned so much.

It was great to have you all at our office and have the opportunity to know your valuable structured plans and ideas. Thank you, Professor Ron Magnuson and team, for your time and effort. College of Charleston School of Business

HAVE MBA, WILL TRAVEL! Here's just a taste of some of the epic photos taken during our MBA trip to Mumbai, India. More to come!

Last week, our MBA students traveled 8,000 miles to Mumbai, India! 🇮🇳

Our students were able to meet with different Mumbai-based companies in person to help them solve different business issues and challenges. Additionally, our MBA students learned about Indian culture and some important sightseeing!

Looks like our MBA students had a blast!

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? WEDNESDAY

This week’s WATNW features Amanda Schnoll ‘15, who currently works as an Executive Coordinator at Fetch Rewards, Inc in Madison, Wisconsin. Fetch Rewards is a mobile savings app that helps its users save money on groceries. Amanda assists the company’s CEO and COO in background functions such as research, introductions, bookings, travel and business development. “I essentially do all of the tasks to make the CEO and COO ready to push the company forward,” Amanda explains. When asked about the MBA program, Amanda says “[CofC MBA] opened my eyes to all of the career choices that I had. It also taught me a lot of logic that assisted in my critical thinking.”

Tremendous work, Amanda!

To learn more about Amanda, check out her LinkedIn here: https://bit.ly/2IDzGKL

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Dylan Patscot is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration with a focus in Marketing. Previously, Dylan earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Charleston Southern University. During his time at Charleston Southern University, Dylan was a member of the Division 1 men’s golf team and was named a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar in his senior year.

Throughout Dylan’s career, he has always valued being an integral member of a team and seeks to bring his competitiveness to any challenge he may encounter. He has professional experience working with a Fortune 500 company, multiple startups and as a consultant. In his spare time, Dylan enjoys listening to podcasts, exercising and playing golf. #MBACharleston

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Mentor Program - College of Charleston

FEATURE FRIDAY!

According to studentmentor.org, having a mentor can:

1. Enhance your confidence!
2. Provide exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences.
3. Offer challenges to set bigger goals, take risks and achieve at higher levels.

Although this list is small, it’s a mere fraction of the incredible benefits that come once you're paired with a mentor. By joining our MBA program, you can have the chance to become a mentee! Read up on our Executive Mentor Program here: https://bit.ly/2hdZ4sF

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? WEDNESDAY

In today’s feature, we’re highlighting Ashley Marshall ‘16! Ashley recently landed a dream job as a brand specialist for e-commerce giant Amazon in their European headquarters located in Munich, Germany! In Ashley’s day-to-day function as brand specialist, she uses the marketing, finance and supply chain skills she honed in the MBA program to grow the brands she works with. When asked about the company’s culture, Marshall says, “The international environment is amazing. I have the ability to work with people from around the world with an array of backgrounds and knowledge. Amazon has a unique culture of bringing people together, and it is a truly cool force to be a part of.”

You make us proud, Ashley!

To read more about Ashley Marshall and her adventures at Amazon, click this link: https://bit.ly/2HNNIJz

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Tapper Patrick graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Managerial Finance and a minor in Risk Management and Insurance. He is currently seeking an MBA from the College of Charleston with a focus in Finance.

Tapper has interned with the publicly traded companies Arthur J. Gallagher and Lincoln Financial. While working for Lincoln Financial, he won an important sales competition. The premise of the competition was to be given two random objects that are hypothetically “all you have” while on a deserted island. The goal was to persuade the audience why these items are the best to possess. Tapper won this competition among interns from all over the country.

What makes Tapper unique is his outgoing, persuasive personality. However, he prides himself on his ability to analyze quantitative information pertaining to businesses and markets.

Tapper played competitive tennis growing up, winning seven Louisiana state titles. He hopes to contribute to his community and believes helping others helps the individual and eventually oneself as well. #MBACharleston

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