The Business Research Guide (BRG) has named the College of Charleston School of Business one of the top 30 business schools in the U.S. for study business abroad.
The School of Business is ranked number 15 on the list following a survey of global business and study abroad programs at prominent universities, and ahead of many prestigious business schools at the University of Michigan, Columbia University, University of Notre Dame, and other universities.
According to BRG, schools were selected based on, “commitment to excellence in international business education, their variety of study abroad options for full and part-time students, and their focus on global exchange with educational institutions across the globe.”
BRG wrote that the School of Business “encourages students to participate in a number of study abroad programs ranging from short-term to long-term study”. The publication also notes that scholarships are frequently given to students for international travel and winter and spring semester trips
“To effectively educate our students, we need to show them that the world is our market, not just the United States. Since the U.S. makes up less than 5% of the world’s population, we want our business students to go see, experience and study different economies and cultures,” says Alan T. Shao, dean of the School of Business. “With Charleston’s emergence on the world stage, we are also serving the economic needs of our region.”
Last year, the College of Charleston School of Business sent 289 students abroad including all international business students, global logistic students and MBA students.
Rob Hare, a rising junior at the College of Charleston recently took advantage of the program.
“I first learned of the the study abroad opportunity in Panama a few days after writing a paper on the impact the Panama Canal expansion project could have on the Port of Charleston,” says Hare. “I saw a flyer advertising the study abroad program and thought it would be a great way to see first hand the scope of the project and its potential impact. This program provided opportunities to make connections with industry professionals in Panama as well as a forge bonds with fellow students and professors.”
Students are not the only ones taking advantage of the study abroad program. Last year, nine faculty members in the School of Business taught courses overseas.
About the School of Business
College of Charleston’s School of Business offers seven undergraduate majors and several interdisciplinary concentrations, an honors program in business, an M.S. in Accountancy and an MBA. Approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students attend from as far away as China, Germany and Brazil. The faculty has research expertise in areas such as global logistics, hospitality and tourism, political economics, financial investment, bankruptcy, business intelligence, real estate, and sustainable business practices. Visit http://sb.cofc.edu/to learn more about our students’ achievements, undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty and Centers of Excellence.
About the College
The College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart
of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top
universities for quality education, student life and affordability. With more than 11,000 students,
the College of Charleston offers the distinctive combination of a beautiful and historic campus,
modern facilities and cutting-edge programs.