The School of Business Administration (SOBA) at USC Aiken offers a caring learning environment where you can fulfill your educational goals. We emphasize education though engagement to attain forward-thinking business knowledge and skills, accompanied by a career-readiness program for undergraduate students and an MBA program that prepares students to progress in their existing or future organizations. We welcome and appreciate diversity, uphold high ethical standards, and promote positive community impact.
As an AACSB accredited business school, a degree earned through SOBA is commensurate with those granted by much larger universities, while offered in the more personal environment found at USC Aiken. SOBA faculty get to know their students by name, and the learning experience extends beyond the classroom. We have several active student organizations, including the SOBA Student Advisory Board and a Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, the international honor society for business students. Some students participate in internships with various organizations or conduct research under the supervision of our faculty. Students are released from business classes during our Annual Business Leadership Symposium in order to attend the symposium sessions and online students can view sessions online or attend in person.
Our faculty hold advanced terminal degrees from prestigious institutions and are active in applied and pedagogical research. Some have extensive experience in business and industry and continue to work as consultants in their field of expertise. Faculty members are engaged in the local community and work with our Business Advisory Council composed of successful local businesspersons and influential community members.