College of Charleston School of Business

Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare socially responsible students for opportunities in the borderless business world.

College of Charleston’s School of Business offers five undergraduate programs, an honors program, an M.S. in Accountancy and a fulltime, one-year MBA. Approximately 1600 undergraduate and graduate students attend from around the world including places as far away as China, Vietnam, Germany and Brazil. The faculty has research expertise in areas such as global logistics, hospitality and tourism, political economics, financial investment, bankruptcy, business intelligence, and sustainable business practices. Visit to learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty and Centers of Excellence.

Wondering who our new batch of Schotties will be this year? We have you covered. Thanks to Zoom we were able to capture the moment each of our new ‘21 Scholars found out they’d made it into the program! 🙌 Please take a moment to recognize and congratulate our new Schotties...the incoming Class of 2021 Schottland Scholars!⁣

Maggie Carpenter⁣
(Major: INTB, Minor: ECON, SPAN)⁣
Savannah Deaver⁣
(Major: SCIM, Minor: GEMN)⁣
Jonathan Dickey⁣
(Major: INTB, Minor: ECON | GEMN)⁣
Aleksey Gorman⁣
(Major: INTB | GEMN, Minor TRAN)⁣
Maggie Howe⁣
(Major: ACCT | DANC)⁣
Graycen Hensley⁣
(Major: ACCT, Minor: BADM | GEMN)⁣
Cassidy Hyatt⁣
(Major: HTMT, Minor: PSYC | LCSR)⁣
Reagan Kilpatrick⁣
(Major: MKTG)⁣
Mary Morano⁣
(Major: MKTG, Minor: HTMT)⁣
Andrew White⁣
(Major: FINC, Minor: SPAN)⁣
Emily Wiesler⁣
(Major: ACCT, Minor: FREN | DSCI)⁣
Kia Williams⁣
(Major: BADM, Minor: ECON | LCSR)

2020 School of Business Student Awards

We applaud the achievements of our amazing students – especially our graduating seniors – from each of our academic departments!

We applaud the achievements of our amazing students – especially our graduating seniors – from each of our academic departments!

Here are just a few of our talented graduating student-athletes reppin' the School of Business this semester! 🔥 #Classof2020

Molly Coyle, Equestrian (Finance)
Rachel Kim, Women’s Soccer (Accounting)
Sam Miller, Men’s Basketball (Economics)
Anastasia Palaska, Women’s Tennis (Business Administration)
Anna-Theresa Rottluff, Women’s Golf (Business Administration)
Easton Thomas, Men’s Tennis (Marketing)
Sam Tobio, Offshore Sailing (Supply Chain Management)
Michael Waggoner, Men’s Soccer (Finance)

Special thanks to College of Charleston Athletics!

You could call our students influential. 😉

Freshman Entrepreneurship Living and Learning cohort member Jody Bell was placed on Stylist Magazine's international list of influential teens who stand up for their beliefs. For those who don’t know, Jody created a website during her sophomore year of high school that is aimed to prepare youths of immigrant families for abrupt detainment and deportations. Click here to view the full list:

A huge congrats to this semester’s ImpactX Team BuzOff for winning first place in the final pitch contest! BuzOff, created by honors freshmen Isaiah Kahn, Troy Brennan, and Jack Koch, is both a physical product and app that lets users track their nicotine use. BuzOff is especially meant for those trying to quit their nicotine addiction, spend less money on nicotine products, or both!

Great job, team BuzOff!

Congratulations Seniors, from the Department of Management & Marketing

Graduating Business Administration and Marketing seniors got a nice surprise this week for finishing the semester strong! On behalf of the Department of Management and Marketing and the entire School of Business, congratulations! 🎓

A huge congratulations to senior Will McEwen for winning the Fanchon Morrow Condon Memorial Outstanding Economics Student Award! Will has built up quite an impressive resume during his time at the College, including being a three-year Market Process Scholar, honors student, and having a paper published in The Journal of Travel Research. Oh, and did we mention he’s a double major too?

This year’s Student Employee of the Year Award is repping the B-School!

Ethan Bain is a sophomore double majoring in International Business and Economics. Outside of the classroom, you’ll find Ethan as a peer advisor at the Academic Advising and Planning Center! ‘[Ethan] is an inspiration and role model to those around him shown by his calm and collected demeanor regardless of the stress of the situation’ says professor Dr. Youssef Hanna.

Congrats, Ethan! You make us proud.

It’s throwback time! One year ago, two student members of the SB Investment Society, Nick Sutton and Kevin Kennedy, traveled to Boston to take part in the Harvard China Forum. Interested in future work in China, both students described the experience as incredible. To find out more about the School of Business program that gave them this opportunity, click here:


As we all know, students have the option to make their grades pass/fail for the semester. Keep on the lookout for an important message from the CofC Registrar regarding the pass/fail option. Or, visit the link here:

(School of) Business Partners feat. Marcia Snyder, MSc ’93 | School of Business

Although we’re away from campus, it’s never a bad time to get to know more about b-school faculty and staff! Assistant Dean of Student Learning and Accreditation Marcia Snyder ’93 has come full circle since attending her alma mater. You can read more about Marcia here: (School of) Business Partners feat. Marcia Snyder, MSc ’93 By Braelyn Diamond on April 1, 2020 Sometimes life comes full circle. For the College of Charleston School of Business assistant dean of student learning and accreditation, Marcia Snyder, it certainly did. After graduating from CofC’s bu...

CofC MBA Program Ranked No. 1 in Nation for Job Placement

In light of recent events, we are thrilled to bring you some good news! 🙌
The MBA program recently gained some serious recognition and topped several rankings by the U.S. News & World Report, including:

-No. 1 for job placement three months after graduation
-Top 10 public one-year program ranked nationally by U.S. News
-Highest percentage of female students in a full-time MBA program
-No. 95 out of 477 on Best Grad School Rankings List
-The country’s most affordable accelerated MBA program

Way to go, MBA! Click here to get the complete details on the program’s successes: The College of Charleston School of Business MBA program has been named first in the country for job placement, according to U.S. News & World Report. The College’s accelerated one-year MBA program tied for first place with La Salle University, St. John Fisher College and the University of South F...

Tomorrow is a very special CofC EXCLUSIVE webinar open to all students and faculty, brought to you by Barron’s! Tune into tomorrow’s webinar to hear about potential economic impacts, both short and long-term: What to do right now. Visit Handshake to RSVP!

Going stir-crazy at home? Not to worry. We have a jam-packed week full of career-kickstarting events, brought to you by our School of Business Student Success Center! Visit Handshake to RSVP for any of these events!

💻 On Tuesday, 4/14 from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. is a Johnson Lambert recruiting session for Accounting Majors!

💻 On Wednesday, 4/15 at 12 p.m. is a webinar by Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory firm.

💻 Also on Wednesday, 4/15 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. is an exclusive business update in the time of COVID-19, hosted by Barron’s.

💻 Lastly, on Thursday 4/16 TEKsystems will also be holding a recruiting session from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.!

Concerned about the potential impacts of the COVID-19 crisis? We are too. This webinar is your chance to gain insights from Barron's and GM Advisory Group on both the short and long-term economic impact of the pandemic. Hear insights from Barron’s Associate Editor Jack Hough and GM Advisory Group CIO Stephen Raneri and ask questions too! This webinar is exclusive to School of Business faculty, staff and students and will be held on Wednesday, April 15th from 4 - 5 p.m. EST. Students may register here: Faculty and staff may register here:

Congratulations to associate professor of economics Beatriz Maldonado for being selected as this year’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year for the School of Business! We can’t celebrate this award with her in person (yet), so stay tuned as she accepts the award this fall at the 2021 ExCEL Awards program.

We’re lucky to have you as a professor here at the School of Business.

If you wondered how college admissions works during a situation like this, our creative admissions team has been hosting 'Virtual Accepted Student Block Parties' on Zoom! As you can see, the turnout looks like loads of fun. We can’t wait for our newest batch of Cougars to join us in the Fall!

CofC Serves Empowers Cougars to Give Back

"Service has been a part of the College since 1770 when it started, so we wanted to make sure during this momentous anniversary that there was a way to recognize that,” says Kristen McMullen, Director of the School of Business’ Student Success Center and co-chair of newly formed community service initiative, CofCServes! Read here how her initiative is taking CofC by storm: CofC Serves Empowers Cougars to Give Back By The Charleston Chronicle | March 9, 2020 | 0 By Amanda Kerr Being of service is about giving back to make a difference not because you’ll receive praise, but because you take joy in knowing your efforts will make someone else’s life better. That’s w...

Coronavirus: Lessons From a Pandemic

There’s no doubt faculty and students alike at The College are using this hectic time period as a chance to learn and grow. Read here to see Professor Affonso explain how his data science and upper-level international management courses are focusing on lessons based around the pandemic: A tiny virus can have myriad ramifications. Despite the overwhelming focus placed on the coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to comprehend the many ways that this disease can impact the world. These are unprecedented times in modern history. But what’s not hard to understand is how ...

Associate Dean and Student Donate Food to Roper St. Francis' ICU

Need a little positivity today? Yesterday, Associate Dean Dr. Jocelyn Evans teamed up with senior Jordan Sirota to buy and deliver bottled water and snacks to Roper St. Francis Hospital in Charleston! Watch this video to see Jordan discuss the importance of taking care of others and supporting hard-working ICU healthcare professionals!

Last month’s inaugural Women for Women Summit made some waves! Didn’t attend the event? Head over to our blog to get a quick summary of what went down:


The current circumstances have caused challenges for many of our students. To best support students in need, the College is fundraising for the Student Emergency Fund. We are so grateful for the donors who have given and hopeful about how these funds can assist students during this difficult time.

It’s great to be back, B-school Cougars!

We hope everyone is having an easy time transitioning into online courses. We’re living in a crazy situation, but we’re making the best of it 😃. And we have good news! The School of Business is giving students free access to Barron’s Online Magazine, where students can get the latest scoop on business news, financial information, and market developments. Students may register with their email address by clicking here ➡️

CofC School of Business, Charleston Metro Chamber Partner to Support Local Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 | CMCC

We believe it is our responsibility as a business school to help stabilize the business community in this difficult time. That's why we are teaming up with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce so that 20+ of our faculty members can lend their expertise to businesses in need for Profs on Call. ➡️ The College of Charleston School of Business and the Charleston Metro Chamber have joined forces to provide pro bono consultations to Charleston-area businesses affected by the spread of the coronavirus.

Our professors are always researching topics that excite them! For Assistant Professor of Management Dr. Christopher Whelpley, this meant conducting a study on autism in the workplace.

Currently, there isn’t a large amount of scientific research done on employees on the autism spectrum. With more people who have autism entering the workforce, Professor Whelpley wanted to examine the barriers between those with autism and their managers who work with them. Professor Whelpley and his study were recently featured on ABC News 4, and you can watch him explain more about his research here:

Tourism and Coronavirus: Hospitality Professor Examines Potential Impacts

With the recent tourism-related Coronavirus news, it’s only fitting that someone from our nationally ranked Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management would have insights on how the disease could potentially impact Charleston’s hospitality industry. Hospitality department program chair Wayne Smith talks to The College Today about how companies need a plan for downturn and recovery. ⬇️ You can understand if Wayne Smith may be experiencing a bit of déjà vu. Many years ago, Smith worked as a tourism development coordinator for the province of Ontario, Canada. During that time, a mysterious virus was discovered in Asia and quickly spread around the world. Soon, health officials wor...

Last Wednesday, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted the 29th-annual Economic Outlook Conference! This yearly conference provides an economic forecast for the region — giving local businesses, universities and citizens a glimpse of what's to come. Attendee and College of Charleston MBA director, Ron Magnuson, said a big takeaway from the day was learning not only how large and diverse Charleston’s economy is but also how the city's economic growth will continue to outpace cities across the United States. Our very own Dean Shao emceed the event alongside Jacki Renegar, the Chamber's Director for Business Research. Shoutout to Dean Shao for showing the community how our School is preparing a strong workforce for our ever-growing economy! College of Charleston School of Business MBA

As the number #1 accredited 1-year MBA program in the country for job placement (U.S. News & World Report), you might ask yourself, ‘What makes the MBA program unique?’ The answer: the high return on investment that students receive from our program!

We have a range of activities that help our students become more marketable in the working world, including our Mentor Program, which pairs executives from the Charleston area with MBA students to help broaden their networks and increase the soft skills they need to be hirable as soon as they graduate! Another way we ensure high ROI is by inviting business leaders to coach students on their career paths. This, of course, is supplemented by all of the efforts of our dedicated MBA Career Services Office. Learn more about the ROI we offer — including our low-cost tuition — here:

The deadline to apply to the MBA program has been extended to May 1! Visit for more info on how to apply.

🗣 Calling all juniors: Schottland Scholars applications are wrapping up soon! ⏰

The Schottland Scholars are a group of approximately ten B-School seniors who, throughout the course of the year, are provided with opportunities to build relationships with business leaders and mentors in a variety of professional and networking engagements. Additionally, Schotties take two all-expense-paid trips to tour business centers and organizations. And that’s not including all the site visits they do right here in Charleston!

Click the link here to apply:

Our W4W Summit was a success! Thank you to everyone who participated. We can’t wait for next year! For a recap on the Women for Women Summit’s inaugural Woman of Courage Award winner Nikki Haley, click here:

Photo by Grace Beahm Alford.

Summit Aims to Make a Difference for Women Entrepreneurs

Joanna Lau, founder and CEO of executive consulting and investment company Lau Acquisitions, and member of the College of Charleston’s School of Business Board of Governors, says the inspiration for the upcoming Women for Women Summit came from the women in her life. Joanna Lau, founder and CEO of executive consulting and investment company Lau Acquisitions, and member of the College of Charleston's School of Business Board of Governors, says the inspiration for the upcoming Women for Women Summit, presented by the School of Business, came from the women in

From Private Flight Attendant to Startup Executive, MBA Alum’s Career Reaches New Heights | School of Business

Everyone has their own personal career journey. College of Charleston MBA alumna Kelly Muxworthy ‘18 went from being a private flight attendant to becoming a startup executive. She is currently the Director of People for Beam, a Boston-based wellness company that specializes in selling CBD products. According to Yahoo! Finance, CBD is currently one of the fastest-growing industries! Kelly’s resume also includes working for Healthcare Trust of America and Bain Capital.

Great job, Kelly! We’re glad you’re following your passion and doing what you love. To read more about Kelly's unique career path, click here: From Private Flight Attendant to Startup Executive, MBA Alum’s Career Reaches New Heights By Braelyn Diamond on February 14, 2020 Some might say that Kelly Muxworthy ’18 had an unconventional career path. A former private flight attendant with a degree in communications and a minor in psychology...

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