School of Business Hires New MBA Director

The College of Charleston School of Business One-Year MBA Program has a new leader at the helm.

Ron Magnuson

Ron Magnuson, former director of administration for the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, has been tapped to serve as CofC’s new director of MBA and professional programming.

“I am thrilled that Ron has chosen Charleston as his new home and am confident that he will continue to bolster the reputation of our world-class MBA program,” says School of Business Dean Alan Shao, who served as interim MBA director for the 2017-2018 academic year.

As director, Magnuson plans to provide strategic guidance and direction to enhance the MBA program and is dedicated to working closely with faculty, staff, students and the business community to develop additional opportunities for professional programming.

“My vision is to further distinguish the MBA program by providing unparalleled ROI to students and to graduate students who uniquely demonstrate the professional development skills desired by employers,” says Magnuson. “Ultimately, we plan to lever a high-quality MBA program to offer other quality programs such as an EMBA and executive education.”

To learn more about Magnuson visit the School of Business blog.