South Carolina is home to 75 recognized colleges and universities. Many are home to nationally ranked business schools that offer programs at all degree levels. Nearly a dozen of these schools have received specialized accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), while others are accredited members of recognized agencies such as the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Three of the state’s accredited business schools made our list of Best Online MBA Programs in South Carolina. They include Charleston Southern University School of Business, the Graduate School of Business at North Greenville University, and the School of Business at Anderson University (AU). Let’s take a look at what these schools have to offer.
Charleston Southern University, Charleston
Charleston Southern University School of Business offers a 33 credit hour (11 course) MBA Program that allows students to complete the curriculum online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses (blended). Emphasis areas include Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Management Information Systems and General Management. Just a few required core courses include Business Ethics from a Christian Worldview, Managing with Excellence and Integrity, Strategic Planning and Analysis, and Financial Management Practices. The Charleston Southern Online MBA can be completed within two years and it is IACBE accredited. In addition, the program ranked #152 Nationally by U.S. News & World Report (tied with multiple schools).
North Greenville University, Tigerville
The Graduate School of Business at North Greenville University (NGU) offers an MBA Program that allows students enroll fully online, fully onsite or a hybrid combination of the two formats. The 36 credit hour program offers rolling enrollment with five eight-week terms per year. Sample courses include Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Business Policy and Strategic Planning, Organizational Behavior, and Issues in Professional Ethics. The NGU Online MBA Program can be completed in just 18 months and it ranked #152 nationally by U.S. News & World Report (tied with multiple schools). Accreditation is as follows: North Greenville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and it is also an IACBE member.
Anderson University, Anderson
The College of Business at Anderson University offers a 36 credit hour Online MBA that can be completed in less than 20 months. Per the school, this General Management program “emphasizes an integration of the business disciplines within a Christian framework. It is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in either business or a non-related field.”
Students will study the areas of Accounting, Economics, Financing, Human Resources, Management and Marketing. The 36 credit hours are “structured in a convenient six-week class format for working adults” and “course are a combination of seminars, case studies and simulations.” The Anderson Online MBA is ACBSP accredited.
As South Carolina only offers three schools with top Online MBA programs, students seeking a relatively local Online MBA option may want to consider the following ranked programs in the neighboring states of Georgia and North Carolina:
Ashworth College, Norcross
Brenau University, Gainesville
Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus
South University, Savannah
The Georgia WebMBA, jointly offered by Six University System of Georgia schools:
Columbus State University, Columbus
Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw
University of West Georgia, Carrollton
Valdosta State University, Valdosta
East Carolina University, Greenville
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville
Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs
North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill