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About School of Business

South Carolina State University, an 1890 land grant senior comprehensive institution of approximately 3,500 students, is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  Through instruction, research, technology and services, SC State contributes to economic development, enhances the quality of life of citizens, and prepares highly skilled, competent and socially aware graduates to meet life's challenges and demands and enables them to work and live productively in a dynamic, global society.

The School of Business was created in 1983 with degree programs in accounting, agribusiness, economics, management and marketing.  In 2005, the MBA Program was added with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Business Program at South Carolina State University is to be recognized as the "best value in the Southeast" through our quality programs and service to our students and other diverse stakeholders.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Business Program at South Carolina State University is to provide quality management education and leadership development to produce competitive and innovative graduates for a global and diverse environment.

Core Values

The mission of the Business Program will be accomplished through quality teaching, research, instructional development and service activities.  Our overall success in accomplishing our mission will be measured by the enhancement of our reputation among our students, faculty, peers, and other stakeholders.  To that end, we affirm our values of leadership, customer satisfaction, teamwork, community outreach, integrity and performance.  Therefore:

  • We value learning and strive to promote the professional and leadership development of all students to include technological, global, ethical and entrepreneurial skills.
  • We are supportive of and responsive to the holistic needs of all students.
  • We value collaborations and partnerships with our diverse stakeholders to work toward positive outcomes that impact our program and the community.
  • We strive for continuous improvement in the performance and assessment of our results while ensuring that our integrity and quality is never compromised.

Guiding Principles

We continue to focus on critical success factors that the Business Program has identified for continuous improvement. Thus, the values of the Business Program are based on developing and maintaining quality students, quality management programs, quality faculty and community service.  We are guided by the following principles:

  1. Providing a supportive environment to develop quality students

  2. Providing quality management education programs

  3. Maintaining a quality faculty through teaching, research, professional development, and service.

  4. Maintaining a strong relationship with the community through outreach and service.