College of Charleston School of Business and Economics

The College of Charleston School of Business is an AACSB International accredited institution for business.

College of Charleston School of Business
Established1770
PresidentAndrew Hsu
DeanAlan T. Shao
Administrative staff
70
Undergraduates1549
Postgraduates24
Location, ,
United States

32°46′59″N 79°56′9″W / 32.78306°N 79.93583°W / 32.78306; -79.93583Coordinates: 32°46′59″N 79°56′9″W / 32.78306°N 79.93583°W / 32.78306; -79.93583
CampusTate Center for Entrepreneurship and Beatty Center
Websitehttp://sb.cofc.edu

HistoryEdit

The business program at the College of Charleston began under the leadership of the university's sixteenth president Theodore Stern. President Stern believed that business programs were an appropriate complement to the liberal arts education and a value-add for Charleston and the region.

Dr. Howard Rudd served as the first dean of the School of Business in 1984, and was charged with making it a nationally accredited school. In just four years, Dr. Rudd led the school to its international AACSB accreditation. Dr. Rudd stepped down to become a full-time professor and Dr. Clarence Condon became the second dean of the school in 1997. Alan Shao, the current dean of the School of Business, has served as dean since March 2009.

CampusEdit

The School of Business facilities include the Tate Center for Entrepreneurship, constructed with support by Jack Tate's donation of 1.5 million dollars, and the Beatty Center, partially funded by a multi-million dollar gift from Guy and Betty Beatty.

ProgramsEdit

The School of Business offers the Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Economics, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, International Business, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. For graduate programs, the School offers a one-year, full-time Master of Business Administration degree and Master of Science in Accountancy. Minors and interdisciplinary concentrations are also available through the School of Business or any other undergraduate program within the university.