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College of Charleston International Business Program Ranked Second in the Nation

By Brianna Jackson
Posted on 6 December 2017 | 11:17 am

The School of Business at the College of Charleston remains a top competitor in the world of higher education. The School’s international business undergraduate program earned the No. 2 spot on the list, Best Colleges for International Business Degree Programs, preceding Georgetown University and the University of South Carolina.

The four-year colleges on the list were ranked based on a variety of factors including accessibility, graduation rate, size of program and student-to-faculty ratio. One of only a few international business degree programs in the Southeast, the nationally renowned program provides students with a multi-dimensional and applied-learning perspective. International business students at the College have one-of-a-kind resources available to them including the Global Resource Center and instruction from world-class faculty who helped the School rank No. 1 in the world for the most Certified Global Business Professionals.

“This recognition exemplifies the dynamic global learning programming we have here at the School of Business,” says Alan T Shao, dean of the School of Business. “It is also a culmination of our faculty’s dedication to preparing ready-to-work business leaders of tomorrow for a global market, and our students’ commitment to excellence.”

Students in the program must minor in a foreign language, regional or global area of study. Additionally, they must study abroad for some portion of their degree. Upon completing the program, graduates are able to successfully navigate a globally competitive business world.

The College of Charleston School of Business has more than 3,000 students enrolled in ready-to-work programs including nine undergraduate majors, 10 minors and six concentration areas, an Honors Program in Business, and master’s programs in business and accountancy. The School of Business is recognized among the top 30 colleges for studying business abroad by the Business Research Guide. It has several Centers of Excellence and initiatives that support specific industries, conduct research and help to strengthen ties with the global business community. The Centers and initiatives also advance the educational experience and understanding of business students in a variety of specialty areas, including real estate, entrepreneurship, global business, economics and tourism.

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