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Charleston Southern University    
  Jan 17, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Business

Location: Jones Hall

Dean of the School of Business
Mark Crawford, Chair of the Department of Business and Economics
Dr. David Palmer, Director of the School of Business Graduate Programs
Pat Tarter, Executive Assistant to the Dean of the School of Business


Mr. Theodore Blanchard, Mark A. Crawford, Dr. Darin Gerdes, Dr. Arnold J. Hite, Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr., Dr. Sharon G. Johnson, Dr. Ben LeVan, Dr. David Palmer, Dr. R. Scott Pearson, Dr. Mark Rieman, Mr. Maxwell Rollins, Mr. Boyce Smith, Mr. Larry Smith, Dr. Mela Wyeth


Dr. Dana Garner

Mission Statement

The Charleston Southern University School of Business prepares students for productive roles in business and society through exceptional teaching, distinguished by the integration of best business practices and timeless biblical principles.

The goals of the School of Business are to:

  • Encourage students, faculty, and other constituents to conduct their personal and professional lives according to biblical principles and to glorify God in all that they do.
  • Foster excellence in instruction, scholarship, service, and professional activities.
  • Attract and retain highly-motivated, qualified, and supportive faculty who model standards of high achievement, exceptional work ethic, and leadership.
  • Develop and provide programs that meet the rapidly evolving needs of the professional workplace including an awareness of the global business environment and proficiency with current technology.
  • Graduate students with a strong academic, social, and ethical foundation.
  • Equip students with the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and function successfully in culturally diverse settings.
  • Assist students in academic and career planning, and to establish lifelong mentoring relationships.
  • Establish mutually beneficial relationships with the business community and professional organizations.


Charleston Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  Charleston Southern University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas.  The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Financial Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics.
  • Master of Business Administration with emphases in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development and Management Information Systems.

Admission to the Professional Program in the School of Business

In order to pursue the Bachelor of Business Administration or the Bachelor of Science in Economics, a student must be admitted to the Professional Program in the School of Business. Students who are seeking admission to the Professional Program in the School of Business and who are seeking permission to take 300/400 level business and economics courses must have, at a minimum:

  1. Completed 45 hours of coursework, exclusive of Bridge Program courses,
  2. A 2.0 grade point average on all courses to be credited towards the degree,
  3. Completed the following courses:

MATH   ___         The required math class for the degree sought (110,111 or
CSCI   211         Introduction to Computers for Business Application or other
                                        approved CSCI course
ACCT  210*      Principles of Accounting I (“C” or better)
BUSI   204         Business Communication (“C” or better)
ECON 211         Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 224         Business & Economic Statistics

* Students majoring in Economics are not required to take ACCT 210 and ACCT 211. Students pursuing the BBA degree may not earn a minor in Business, Management, or Marketing.

Upon successful completion of 45 hours of course work (exclusive of Bridge Program courses), the courses above and a 2.0 GPA, a student is eligible for admission to the School of Business.  The student should apply for acceptance to the Business School at that time in order to take 300 and 400 level courses.  Students are eligible to take MRKT 310 and MGMT 310 prior to admission to the School of Business, provided they have satisfied all other prerequisites.

Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the Professional Program in the School of Business. Non-degree seeking students who desire to take 300/400 level courses may do so if they meet the general admission requirements of the University and have been granted permission to take the courses by the Dean or Department Chair.