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College of Charleston MBA program ranked among the best for job placement

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The College of Charleston's School of Business was among the best in the U.S. for job placement. (Photo/file)The College of Charleston School of Business master’s program was ranked among the best in the country for job placement by U.S. News and World Report.

The college’s MBA program tied for first place with Northern Arizona University for job placement three months after graduation. U.S. News found that CofC and Northern Arizona University were the only two schools where all MBA graduates from the class of 2017 were employed three months after earning their degrees.

“Despite being a newer program, our MBA offers something many others do not — an immediate job network,” said Alan Shao, dean of the College of Charleston School of Business. “The school has an unparalleled relationship with local business leaders who offer their expertise not only as mentors and lecturers but as employers, often providing MBA students with career and internship opportunities.”

CofC’s School of Business also ranked No. 95 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Graduate Schools with business programs. The school is one of only three institutions ranked in the top 100 MBA programs with an annual enrollment of fewer than 50 students. CofC’s MBA program has 41 students enrolled.

The Citadel’s Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business was unranked by U.S. News and World Report, and Charleston Southern University’s MBA program wasn’t listed.

The top-ranked MBA program in the state is the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, which ranked at No. 65 in the country. Clemson University’s MBA program was ranked at No. 92.

The rankings are based on acceptance rate, average undergraduate GPA, average admission test scores, and employment rates and average starting salary after graduation.

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