School of Business

Welcome to Claflin University’s School of Business

The School of Business prepares students for successful careers in business professions. More job opportunities for men and women educated in the managerial techniques of business operations and administration will be available in our expanding business sector. The demand for salaried managers and administrators will continue to grow in the global economy of the 21st century as firms increasingly depend on well-trained professionals.

We invite you to learn more about Claflin University’s School of Business, and discover what we offer undergraduate students and graduate students. We are proud of the success of our graduates, and our School’s innovative and strategic emphasis on business knowledge and learning that students can build on for a lifetime.

Dr. Charles W. Richardson, Jr.
Dean, School of Business
Associate Professor of Marketing
Office: (803) 535-5689

Claflin University, through the School of Business, is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the degrees of Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management, Marketing and Organizational Management.

Career Opportunities

Business graduates from Claflin University are professionally employed in the corporate, government and on-profit sectors. Several recent graduates have accepted positions on Wall Street and with other highly rated investment firms. These include Goldman, Sachs & Co; Credit Suisse; Merrill Lynch; Morgan Stanley; Bank of America Securities; UBS Investment Bank; M&T Bank’s International Trade Finance Group; 3M Headquarters; UPS Corporate; Walt Disney; GEICO; John Deere Manufacturing Corporation, and other investment and financial companies.

Student Organizations

Approximately one-fourth of degree recipients in the School of Business pursue graduate studies or professional certification within five years of graduation.

On campus programs offered to business students are:

  • Students in Free Enterprise
  • Delta Mu Delta
  • Phi Beta Lambda
  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • American Marketing Association
  • Dean’s Council
  • Executive Lecture Series
  • Center for Entrepreneurship Development – This on-campus program offers educational training and experience for students interested in owning and managing small businesses.

Degrees & Courses Available

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Management

Online Courses & Degrees Now Available!

We now offer our Organizational Mangement & MBA programs online. Visit our Claflin Online page for more information on courses offered & how to get started! It has never been easier to join the Claflin University student body! Start your journey to becoming one of Claflin University's visionaries today by applying for one of our business programs online. Our convenient online programs are designed to make college courses and degree programs even more available to busy students. We look forward to helping you get started with whichever degree program you choose.

Our students come from all areas of South Carolina to learn with Claflin University including: Greenville, Charleston & Columbia, SC!