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The Citadel College of Graduate & Professional Studies Part Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 54% accepted out of 117 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.13
  • Application Fee: $30

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Applicants to the MBA program at The Citadel must submit the following materials: GMAT scores, essay/personal statement, official undergrad transcript, and at least two letters of recommendation. Other materials, such as a resume or CV, proof of state residency, list of extracurricular activities, and an interview, are all optional but recommended....Applicants to the MBA program at The Citadel must submit the following materials: GMAT scores, essay/personal statement, official undergrad transcript, and at least two letters of recommendation. Other materials, such as a resume or CV, proof of state residency, list of extracurricular activities, and an interview, are all optional but recommended. GRE scores will not be taken into consideration. Interestingly enough, while GMAT scores are given due attention, The Citadel places greater emphasis on an applicant's undergraduate GPA and essay/personal statement, indicating the school's vested interest in working with students who show exceptional aptitude, work ethic, and sincere desire to attend The Citadel.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 258
Percent International Students 12%
Total Full-Time Faculty 17
Full-Time Faculty 94%

Student Life

Among the reasons many students give for wanting to earn their MBA at The Citadel, it’s often as simple as, “It’s in Charleston.” Much celebrated for its relaxed pace, friendly res­idents, and pristine ocean-front locale, Charleston, South Carolina, is a major draw for just about anyone. Thanks to the city’s bucolic setting and old world charm, some students have cited the School’s “old world study environment,” consisting of leather couches and chairs, high ceilings, and old paintings.” For prospective MBA students, The Citadel’s sta­tus as a military academy can be somewhat misleading. One student reminds us that, while there “a lot of ex- or current military students, which is kind of to be expected at a military school, I was actually surprised at the number of non-military affiliated class­mates.” Another student touches on a similar point, offering that The Citadel is “much more diverse than one would expect at a conservative Southern military school.” On par with this sentiment, The Citadel does offer a wide range of activities for students, in addition to increasingly flexible scheduling options for commuters and part-time stu­dents with full-time jobs. “I’m very happy that the School is introducing more and more online courses,” says a music business major. Many other students are taking advantage of The Citadel’s night school program, which accommodates those who “work all day, then come straight to school” and will often take only “two classes per semester.”

Career

The Citadel’s Career Services Center maintains an online job and resume database for cur­rent students and alumni. The Center also has working relationships with several online job boards, which give students a wide breadth of places to begin their job hunts. In addi­tion, the Center organizes several career fairs, which are open to the entire school commu­nity. As one “of the most highly recognized business schools” in the area, recruiters and companies will be on the lookout for recent graduates, but overall “career training and placement” are areas in need of attention from the administration. One student enrolled in a dual-degree PharmD/MBA pointed out that, “Boeing is expanding into Charleston, and a lot of opportunities are passed along to the Citadel MBA students.” Another stu­dent, a childcare administration major, tells us, “There is a very active MBA Association that is always organizing activities.” Additionally, the School will often receive “many interesting speakers,” and “alumni visit often,” all of which offer unique and abundant networking opportunities for MBA candidates on the job-hunt.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

If there is one word students at The School of Business Administration at The Citadel keep repeating, it’s “reputation,” “reputation,” “reputation,” with “location,” “prestige” and “affordability” all coming in at a close second. The Citadel’s long-standing record for “building leaders and sound decision-makers,” educating “quality students,” and having “by far the best MBA reputation in South Carolina” make the School a universally respect­ed institution worldwide. What’s more, just saying you go to The Citadel “gets a reaction from people.” Students can also benefit from “in-state tuition” and “excellent profes­sors”—41 in all—“with incredible work and academic histories,” most of whom “are working professionals, some with military backgrounds.” According to one sales manage­ment major, the “administration and professors are flexible, encouraging, and easily accessible. The MBA program has challenged me in many ways, and the overall educa­tional experience has been very rewarding.” Another like-minded student tells us, “All professors consider the global perspective and tailor their classes” accordingly. The MBA program at The Citadel is roughly a two to six year program, depending on stu­dents’ work status and class load, totaling 36 credit hours. Other dual-degree programs, such as the PharmD/MBA and MD/MBA will often require the same amount of time from students. Candidates have the option to pursue areas of study in sports manage­ment, financial services, supply chain management, and project management. In their course of study, all enrolled students are required to take classes that specifically empha­size cooperative learning and experiential learning, while internships and entrepreneur­ship courses are both offered but not required. One unique co-curricular offering at The Citadel is the Mentors Program, which matches MBA students with leaders in the local business community. Students who choose to par­ticipate in this program will be matched with a prominent business leader based on com­mon interest and career path. Students also have the option to pursue study abroad, which offers programs in Ireland, Spain, France, and the UK.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    A 28 station financial lab opened in September 2010.

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    Email Contact: [email protected]

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    http://www.citadel.edu/root/asc

  • Research Facilities:

    A 28 station financial lab opened in September 2010.

  • Study Abroad:

    Ireland Spain France United Kingdom China Scotland

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of The Citadel School of Business Administration include:

Dr. Harvey W. Schiller - Former Executive Director, US Olympic Committee

CDR Greg McWherter, USN - Commander of the Blue Angels

Lt. Col Randy Bresnik, USMC - NASA Astronaut

Ernest Hollings - U.S. Senator, S.C.

Pat Conroy - Author

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