Hurricane Ian Update
September 28, 2022 Claflin Family: At approximately 4:10 p.m., South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. As the safety of our students, faculty and staff is a major priority, Claflin University will close and classes will be canceled on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 12 p.m. Classes for Friday, September 30, 2022, will be held virtually. Students are encouraged to check Moodle for instructions from professors. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to seek safety away from the predicted affected (coastal) areas. Residential students who live in South Carolina or within a 4-hour radius are strongly encouraged to leave campus. However, residential students who are unable to leave campus must register with the Office of Residential Life no later than Thursday, September 29, at 10 a.m. by clicking here. The Office of Residential Life will be on-call to answer questions in case of emergencies at (803) 258-8981. The University Dining Center will operate on the following schedule: Thursday: Normal operations. No late night dining. Friday: Brunch (9 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) Saturday & Sunday: Brunch (10 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) * Meals will be take-out on Friday through Sunday. Pizza Hut and Starbucks will be closed. If conditions become worse (power outages, flooding, downed trees, etc.), the University will implement its emergency protocol and provide shelter and meals in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex (located on the campus of Claflin University). You are encouraged to visit the University’s website, where updates will be posted regarding University operations. Updates also will be posted through Panther Alerts (text messages), Panther X, and email. For general information and updates, please call the University’s Information Line at (803) 535-5243. In case of on-campus emergencies, please call Claflin University Public Safety at (803) 535-5444. You may also check the National Weather Service for up-to-date alerts at https://www.weather.gov/cae/

School of Business

The School of Business will prepare you for a successful career in today's competitive job market through engaging coursework and hands-on learning.

Employers are now focused on hiring and retaining well-trained professionals who can assume progressively responsible positions and formulate and implement innovative business strategies. A degree from Claflin will prepare you to be competitive in this market by instilling. As the world economy continues to grow, the demand for skilled managers and administrators continues to increase as well. We are proud of the success of our graduates, and our School’s dedication to teaching both business knowledge and providing experiential education.

We invite you to learn more about the School of Business and discover what we offer to undergraduate and graduate students in preparation for success in today's workforce-both as employees and entrepreneurs.

Claflin University, through the School of Business, is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for 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.

School of Business Programs of Study

Claflin’s robust Business programs go well beyond lectures and textbooks. You’ll stretch yourself by working closely with your professors on real-world projects and research opportunities to help develop the conceptual, analytical, technological, communication and leadership skills that are keys to success in business disciplines.

Programs of Study
Dedicated Faculty Committed to Your Success

A low student-teacher ratio means our students receive personalized attention from our faculty, who are passionate about providing students with the tools they need to succeed in the business world.

Our Faculty


Claflin University School of Business (CUSOB) Advisory Board

The Claflin University School of Business (CUSOB) Advisory Board was formed consisting of local, regional and national business leaders to ensure business and industry input in the programs offered in the School of Business at Claflin University. The CUSOB Advisory Board is a diversified group in terms of gender, racial composition and size of businesses that the members represent. The purpose of the CUSOB Advisory Board is to “provide advice, guidance and support for the continuing development of high-quality business students and programs” at Claflin University.  

Ms. Vickey Brown, '91
Deputy Director of HOPE Programs, Operation HOPE

Mr.Kenneth Middleton
President, Middleton & Associates 

Mrs. Jessica Canady
Financial Sales Manager/Assistant Vice President
First Citizens Bank

Mr. C. Gregory Robinson
Executive Director
Orangeburg County Development Commission

Mr. Jim Johnson, Jr., MBA, '08 
Region Director, Small Business Center

Mr. Nathaniel Spells Jr.
Pre-Construction/Business Development Manager
Construction Dynamics

Mr. F. Gene McConnell, Jr.
Executive Vice President, South State Bank

Ms. Latashia Agelink
Business Manager-Research Americas
Deutche Bank Securities Inc.

Mr. James McQuilla
President, Orangeburg Chamber of Commerce

Ms.Yevedzo Chitiga, '06
Senior Associate, Wilmerhale
 

PARTNERSHIP 2020

This project addresses business and innovation in the area of women’s family-based entrepreneurship in West Bengal. Promoting the growth of sustainable small businesses led by women will be the focus of this project.

Claflin University EDA University Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Development

The Center focuses on rural and underserved minority populations that are not connected to economic and business development resources and regional commercialization efforts.

 



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For more information about the School of Business, please contact:

Meet the Director

Dr. Hill
Dr. Nicholas John Hill
Dean of School of Business, Professor of Economics
Meet the Dean
Ms. Robercine Linder
Administrative Assistant
phone: (803) 535-5200
email: rlinder@claflin.edu


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Dr. Manuel Garcia
Interim Department Chair
phone: (803) 535-5297
email: magarcia@claflin.edu

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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