30 MBA Candidates Will Celebrate Completion of Program on August 18

The College of Charleston’s MBA Class of 2012 will participate in a completion ceremony on August 18, 2012 at 4 p.m. in Alumni Hall in Randolph Hall.  Thirty students will celebrate their graduation from the one-year global program with a keynote address by Litton Entertainment CEO and recent Emmy Award winner Dave “Buddy” Morgan.

Students in the Class of 2012 came from very diverse backgrounds from entrepreneurs to recent college graduates. Some of their undergraduate universities include: Northwestern University, New York University, Emory University, College of Charleston, Clemson University, Xiamen University (China), Pace University, Charleston School of Law, and Wofford College.

A number of the MBA graduates from this year’s graduating class are heading into new financial and operations roles at Dixon Hughes, Baker Motor Company, Carolina Capital Management, Gildan, and the City of Charleston.

The College of Charleston MBA is a one-year, fulltime global MBA program that is accredited iby AACSB International. Our accelerated MBA is the first of its kind in South Carolina, and part of the fast growing MBA trend around the world. The globally focused, applied learning and accelerated program requires students to study abroad as a group with three focus areas to choose from including finance, marketing, and the new hospitality revenue management.

The MBA Class of 2013 has already completed its bootcamp (an introduction to business topics) and will begin classes August 20, 2012.

Applications for the MBA Class of 2014 will be available in mid-October at mba.cofc.edu.

About Dave “Buddy” Morgan
President and CEO Dave Morgan founded Litton Entertainment in Baltimore in 1988. The privately held entertainment distribution, production and marketing company, now has offices in Manhattan, Burbank, Dallas, and Charleston, S.C.  It is recognized as the preeminent independent producer and distributor of quality television programming under Litton’s vision.  Most recently, Litton Entertainment was recognized with a 2012 Emmy® Award for its Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Children’s Series.

Litton programs include Street Court, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, The Brian McKnight Show, Storm Stories,  NASCAR Angels, Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller, and theatrical films.  Litton News Services include Consumer Reports, Brighter Living with Jill Cordes, and Good Housekeeping Reports.

Litton’s roots are grounded in the recognition and development of new talent and the creation of targeted, marketable brands.  Having built Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventuresfrom its debut in 1990 into the #1 half-hour weekly syndicated program on the air, Litton grew to become the largest supplier of FCC-friendly programs through the 1990s and continues to play a key distribution role in the U.S.broadcast community.

Litton Entertainment has been listed among the top ten distribution and production companies in the country, and was recognized in 2007 by TV Week as “a company that has managed to not only survive, but thrive in an era of media consolidation.”

As a member of the Charleston business community, Morgan serves on a number of boards including the Board of Governors for the College of Charleston School of Business.

For more information about the MBA program or completion ceremony, contact Sandy Krezmien-Funk at 843.953.2035.


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