Overview

Applicants
122
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.19
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
390 - 530
GPA
2.09 - 4.0

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
4:1
Total Faculty
44

68
Full-time
32
Part-time
25
Female
14
Minority


Students Say

If there is one word students at The School of Business Administration at The Citadel keep repeating, it's "reputation," "reputation," "reputation," with "location," "prestige" and "affordability" all coming in at a close second. The Citadel's long-standing record for "building leaders and sound decision-makers," educating "quality students," and having "by far the best MBA reputation in South Carolina" make the School a universally respected institution worldwide. What's more, just saying you go to The Citadel "gets a reaction from people." Students can also benefit from "in-state tuition" and "excellent professors"—forty-one in all—"with incredible work and academic histories," most of whom "are working professionals, some with military backgrounds." According to one sales management major, the "administration and professors are flexible, encouraging, and easily accessible. The MBA program has challenged me in many ways, and the overall educational experience has been very rewarding." Another like-minded student tells us, "All professors consider the global perspective and tailor their classes" accordingly.

The MBA program at The Citadel is roughly a two to six year program, depending on students' work status and class load, totaling thirty-six credit hours. Other dual-degree programs, such as the PharmD/MBA and MD/MBA will often require the same amount of time from students. Candidates have the option to pursue areas of study in sports management, financial services, supply chain management, and project management. In their course of study, all enrolled students are required to take classes that specifically emphasize cooperative learning and experiential learning, while internships and entrepreneurship courses are both offered but not required.

One unique co-curricular offering at The Citadel is the Mentors Program, which matches MBA students with leaders in the local business community. Students who choose to participate in this program will be matched with a prominent business leader based on common interest and career path. Students also have the option to pursue study abroad, which offers programs in Ireland, Spain, France, and the UK.


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview


Students Say

The Citadel's Career Services Center maintains an online job and resume database for cur- rent students and alumni. The Center also has working relationships with several online job boards, which give students a wide breadth of places to begin their job hunts. In addi- tion, the Center organizes several career fairs, which are open to the entire school commu- nity. As one "of the most highly recognized business schools" in the area, recruiters and companies will be on the lookout for recent graduates, but overall "career training and placement" are areas in need of attention from the administration. One student enrolled in a dual-degree PharmD/MBA pointed out, "Boeing is expanding into Charleston, and a lot of opportunities are passed along to the Citadel MBA students." Another student, a childcare administration major, tells us, "There is a very active MBA Association that is always organizing activities." Additionally, the School will often receive "many interest- ing speakers," and "alumni visit often," all of which offer unique and abundant networking opportunities for MBA candidates on the job-hunt.

Prominent Alumni

Pat Conroy
Author

Ernest Hollings
U.S. Senator, S.C.

Lt. Col Randy Bresnik, USMC
NASA Astronaut

CDR Greg McWherter, USN
Commander of the Blue Angels

Dr. Harvey W. Schiller
Former Executive Director, US Olympic Committee

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$12,217

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$11,288

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
29%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
3%

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$569
Tuition (Out-State)
$957

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
164
Part Time
84%


Demographics

19.00%
Minorities
7.00%
International

37% female
63% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Among the reasons many students give for wanting to earn their MBA at The Citadel, it's often as simple as, "it's in Charleston." Much celebrated for its relaxed pace, friendly resi- dents, and pristine ocean-front locale, Charleston, South Carolina, is a major draw for just about anyone. Thanks to the city's bucolic setting and old world charm, some students have cited the School's "old world study environment," consisting of leather couches and chairs, high ceilings, and old paintings." For prospective MBA students, The Citadel's status as a military academy can be somewhat misleading. One student reminds us that, while there "a lot of ex- or current military students, which is kind of to be expected at a military school, I was actually surprised at the number of non-military affiliated class- mates." Another student touches on a similar point, offering that The Citadel is "much more diverse than one would expect at a conservative Southern military school."

On par with this sentiment, The Citadel does offer a wide range of activities for students, in addition to increasingly flexible scheduling options for commuters and part-time stu- dents with full-time jobs. "I'm very happy that the School is introducing more and more online courses," says a music business major. Many other students are taking advantage of The Citadel's night school program, which accommodates those who "work all day, then come straight to school" and will often take only "two classes per semester."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Address
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
United States

Phone
843-953-5089

Fax
843-953-7630

Email
cgc@citadel.edu


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