College’s MBA Program Among Nation’s Best for Graduates Quickly Landing Jobs

College’s MBA Program Among Nation’s Best for Graduates Quickly Landing Jobs

The MBA program in the College of Charleston School of Business has been recognized among the Top 10 programs nationally for the highest percentage of graduates who find jobs, according to the U.S. News Short List.

b-school-embedThe College’s MBA program ranked No. 3 on the list, with more than 97 percent of its full-time 2014 graduates finding employment within three months of graduating.

“This is great news not only for the College, but for the entire Charleston community,” says College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell. “The College’s MBA program, like our other graduate degrees, is keenly focused on preparing students for success in the workplace, whether securing their first jobs or advancing their careers.”

Alan T. Shao, Dean of the School of Business, says the ranking is particularly gratifying given that the College’s MBA program is still relatively young.

“We are very proud of our MBA program’s high placement ranking by U.S. News & World Report, especially since it’s just five years in the making,” says Shao. “With concerted effort by our faculty, world class mentors, strong advisory board, and MBA team leadership, our graduates are going to continue to find good jobs in fields that matter to them. It’s all part of our Ready-to-Work vision for our business school.”

Read the full story about the MBA rankings here.

The College’s one-year, full-time MBA program blends a solid core curriculum with teaching excellence. Real-world projects, case-based courses, business mentors and global experiences combine to help students gain critical thinking skills and perspectives needed to succeed in their careers – careers that they’ll launch soon after graduating.

Every student in the MBA program is paired with an industry mentor who takes an active interest in guiding their mentee’s ambitions, introducing them to networking circles of influence and showing them the ropes of business success.

Watch a video about the MBA Mentor Experience.

McConnell says the ranking highlights the MBA program’s focus on job preparation. “We are thrilled that our students are benefiting from the mentorship and networking opportunities that are the centerpiece of this innovative program, which is the only one of its kind in South Carolina.”