The college’s accelerated one-year MBA program tied for No. 1 with La Salle University, St. John Fisher College and the University of South Florida for job placement three months after graduation. The College of Charleston’s 2019 MBA graduates had a 100% job placement rate, which was 15% higher than the average placement rate for ranked programs.
The College of Charleston Business School ranked No. 95 overall in best business schools.
U.S. News & World Report also ranked CofC’s MBA program No. 1 for job placement last year.
Ron Magnuson, director of CofC’s MBA and professional programs, said the post-graduate job placement is because of the support students receive from the moment that students are accepted.
“Even before our students step foot in the classroom, our dedicated career services staff work with them to identify their short- and long-term professional goals and begin mapping out a strategy to achieve them,” Magnuson said in a news release. “This is complemented by our faculty who coach the cohort in what today’s employers tell us they seek when hiring: hard and soft skills.”
Alan Shao, dean of the School of Business, said the 100% job placement is also because of the school’s close relationship with the Charleston business community.
“It’s a not-so-hidden secret that the School of Business fosters an unparalleled network of executives who are eager to mentor our students through the MBA Mentor Program,” he said in the release. “This close-knit board of advisors holds a phenomenal reputation not only with the city but nationally and internationally, which means advancing opportunities and connections for our MBA students as they leave.”s