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Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Gain the Skills You Need in a Flexible Format: Pursue Our Online Master of Business Administration Degree

Can you see yourself rising to lead or manage a business? How about embarking on your own entrepreneurial business venture?

Whether you imagine working in a small business, a startup, a corporation, or a global conglomerate, South Carolina State University’s Master of Business Administration degree program will prepare you for success.

Choose the right MBA degree track for you

SC State’s MBA program allows you to choose the track that matches your career goals:

  • General track—for those seeking a high-quality, all-purpose MBA to prepare for a career in any industry
  • Agribusiness track—for those seeking careers in the agribusiness industry, from food and fiber to banks and governmental agencies
  • Entrepreneurship track—for those aspiring to start or grow successful businesses by leading the way
  • Health care management track—for those seeking management careers in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, medical and dental practices, and more

Method of Instruction

Online: Visit the SC State Center for Online and Distance Education to learn more.

Master of Business Administration Degree Program Advantages and Highlights

South Carolina State’s MBA program offers you a number of advantages, including the ability to:

Get your MBA in just one year

Our fully online MBA degree is offered in an accelerated format to allow students to complete the program in just 12 months. You’ll be building your career while students on typical two-year programs are still learning.

Benefit from personalized academic advising and career services

As an MBA program student, you are guaranteed to receive valuable academic advising and expert career advice by experienced professors and industry professionals. This will help you focus your career path and achieve your goals.

Receive a high-quality, distinctively accredited degree

South Carolina State’s Master of Business Administration degree is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs, with only 5% of business programs worldwide earning this distinction.

Be highly desired by employers

South Carolina State MBA program students and graduates are sought out by large and reputable health care institutions, among others, for internships and jobs opportunities. Nearly 100% of our graduates have found employment within six months of graduation, with about 95% working in their planned area.

Year to obtain your fully online MBA, so you can put your career in motion faster
Tracks offered, including a general MBA track and tracks in agribusiness, entrepreneurship, and health care management
The only online MBA offered by a historically black college or university in the state

What Can You Do With a Master of Business Administration Degree?

Your MBA degree education will provide you with thorough preparation in advanced business and management skills in accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, and marketing. You’ll be well-prepared for a variety of career positions in business and management, including:

  • Business manager
  • Financial manager
  • Operations manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Marketing manager
  • Medical and health services manager

Enjoy strong earning power

Though career options and pay vary greatly for MBA degree holders, you can realize high earnings. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports annual median salaries for the following management categories:

  • Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers: $133,380
  • Financial managers: $131,710
  • Human resource managers: $126,230
  • Public relations and fundraising managers: $119,860
  • Medical and health services managers: $101,340

What Will You Study in Your MBA Program?

Our MBA degree program curriculum integrates accounting, marketing, finance, statistics, managerial economics, and business analysis. While your courses will depend on the program track you choose, your core MBA courses will include:

  • Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Data Analytics
  • Global Business Perspectives
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Integrated Business Analysis