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.
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