About the Program

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program from South Carolina State University enables graduates to successfully compete in the rapidly changing business world.

SC State’s MBA program is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs, with only 5% of business programs worldwide earning this distinction. AACSB-accredited schools must pass very rigorous quality standards, and are recognized worldwide by top employers.

Core Courses – 24 credit hours

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
ACCT 510 Accounting for Business Decisions 3
BA 519 Statistics for Business Decisions 3
BA 563 Global Business Perspectives 3
ECON 515 Managerial Economics 3
MKT 520 Marketing Management 3
MGT 520 Financial Management 3
MGT 575 Management Information Systems 3
MGT 580 Capstone: Integrated Business Analysis 3

Healthcare Management Concentration – 12 Credit Hours

A Healthcare Management concentration will be offered at the Lowcountry Graduate Center for those seeking management positions in the healthcare industry.

Unlike the MHA (Master of Health Administration) degree which has a clinical focus, and MPH (Master of Public Health) which stresses the policy aspects of healthcare, the MBA in Healthcare Management will focus on healthcare services management. Graduates of the MBA in Healthcare Management will be qualified to manage a variety of health-related organizations such as medical and dental practices, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes and continuing care retirement facilities, distributors of medical products and pharmaceuticals, medical clinics, and hospitals. They may also pursue management positions in service suppliers and insurance payers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
HC 520 Healthcare Policy, Law and Ethics 3
HC 521 Healthcare Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management 3
HC 522 Quality Management in the Healthcare Industry 3
HC 523 Healthcare System Delivery in America 3

The MBA Healthcare Management concentration will enable students to:

  1. Understand the rapidly changing business and healthcare environments and the implications for individuals and organizations.
  2. Develop specialized knowledge in healthcare management including healthcare policy, law and ethics, organizational behavior, human resource management, quality assessment, and healthcare delivery systems.
  3. Develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills required for efficient healthcare management.
  4. Develop leadership skills and specialized knowledge to successfully manage healthcare organizations and systems.
  5. Develop analytical and strategic decision-making skills to manage and control scarce resources.

To learn how to access this MBA program at the Lowcountry Graduate Center, view this short video to see how a student at our North Charleston campus connects synchronously with the class and professor on SC State’s main campus.

Program Director
Dr. Matthew Guah
South Carolina State University
School of Business
[email protected]

To learn more about this program, visit SC State University’s Master of Business Administration program page.


SC State Healthcare Management interview on the South Carolina Business Review

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the MBA Program is open to prospective students with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited college or university. Students lacking undergraduate coursework in business may be required to take up to 12 hours of foundation courses in accounting, economics, finance, and management or marketing, in addition to the curricula for the MBA program. In some cases, significant professional work experience will be considered in lieu of undergraduate business coursework.

The MBA Admissions Committee will consider the following factors in granting full admission to the MBA Program:

  • Undergraduate GPA (2.75 or higher)
  • GMAT or GRE Score
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 required)
  • Work Experience
  • Resume

To apply, download, complete and submit the Graduate Admission Application.