College of Charleston MBA


  • AACSB Accredited
  • College of Charleston is truly one of the nation’s great public universities. In-State Rate for ALL Students
  • #1 for Job Placement
  • Low Cost
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Avg. GMAT score: 530
  • Avg. GRE score: 303
  • Avg. Undergrad GPA: 3.2
  • 62 majors
  • 80 minors
  • 22 master’s degree programs
  • 9 graduate-level certificate programs
  • 14.5:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Undergraduate: 9,300
  • Graduate: 1,084
  • Female students: 66.5%
  • Male students: 33.5%


  • Because the 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 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 higher level of 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 Orientation then centers on helping 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 students are able to realize the full value from their academic work and the School of Business’s resources.

Admission Requirements

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

Acceptance Rate

  • 69%


  • $27,873


  • Finance
  • Hospitality Revenue Management
  • Marketing

US News Report and Ranking

  • #11 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
  • #8 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans
  • #106 in Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #156 in Best Online MBA Programs
  • #77 in Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans

Financial Aid

  • The College of Charleston recognizes that a college education is a major expense in most family budgets.
  • It is important to know there are federal, state, local and institutional sources available to assist students and parents in meeting those expenses.
  • The Office of Financial Assistance and Veterans Affairs administers scholarships, grants, loans, work study, and Veterans benefits.

University Reviews

  • During my last years at College of Charleston, I had to move away from campus into a different town. The college offered online classes which allowed me to have a flexible work schedule.
  • The curriculum was organized and there were many resources available to help you succeed in an online course.