The Southeastern Chamber of Commerce (SCC) recently recognized the College of Charleston School of Business MBA program for its excellence. The MBA program was honored at the second annual Emerging Leaders Night on Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C., for its personal commitment, dedication, and performance.

The evening celebrated leaders and companies within the Lowcountry and neighboring parts of the state. The chamber honored more than 25 businesses including Key West Boats, Hyatt Hotel & Hyatt House, Nucor Steel, Fred Anderson Toyota and TD Bank.

“This is a terrific endorsement of our MBA program, which continues to grow and mature,” said Jim Kindley, MBA program director.

The one-year, full-time global MBA program has focus areas in finance, marketing and hospitality revenue management, and is accredited by AACSB International.

The SCC is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to improving businesses and tourism throughout the Southeastern Region of the U.S. The North Charleston based organization has been connecting regional business owners, economic developers, educators, media and organizations since 2005.

“This is a powerful testament to the commitment of our faculty, staff and engaged students,” said Alan Shao, dean of the School of Business. “The MBA program is a cornerstone of the School of Business and we are honored to be recognized alongside leading companies in the Lowcountry.”