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CCU MBA program offers real estate and health care concentrations to support long-term career goals

February 20, 2020
The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration announces two concentrations for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program: health care administration and commercial and investment The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration announces two concentrations for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program: health care administration and commercial and investment The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration announces two concentrations for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program: health care administration and commercial and investment

The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration announces two concentrations for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program: nonprofit administration and commercial and investment real estate.

The nonprofit administration concentration offers students the opportunity to gain knowledge about leading nonprofit organizations or working as a corporate partner.

Along with the business foundation of the MBA program, nonprofit-specific courses will help students develop skills surrounding effective grant writing, fundraising, social responsibility, financial governance, being an effective member of a board of directors, and more.

“Nonprofit organizations represent a significant employer not just in the Horry County area, but in the state and nationwide,” said Heather Read, graduate programs manager in the Wall College. “This concentration is aimed at helping to build nonprofit organizational leaders by adding depth in grant writing, fundraising, board management, and working with corporations on sustainability and social responsibility initiatives.”

The commercial and investment real estate concentration allows students to develop a working proficiency of all aspects of commercial real estate. Along with having the foundation of the MBA program, students will learn how to cultivate technical skills of financial and economic modeling to analyze and improve the performance of investment real estate portfolios.

Students also have access to the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics, where they can network, share, and gain knowledge in all facets of real estate. The Grant Center, housed in the Wall College of Business, boasts strategic partnerships with key associations and successful industry leaders eager to share their time and expertise in order to contribute value to the educational experience.

Students who complete the program can pursue a variety of real estate careers, including an investment analyst, land developer, equity investment analyst, and more.

“We are excited to offer the real estate concentration to our MBA students,” said Robert Salvino, Ph.D., professor of economics and director of the Grant Center.

“We have designed our programs and opportunities to prepare our real estate MBA students for sought-after careers and to become integral partners in our network of alumni, professionals, and stakeholders vested in improving the built environment for generations to come.”

By offering myriad graduate programs with career-specific concentrations, Coastal Carolina University is giving students the option to take their careers to the next level.

“In general, people make a higher starting salary and lifetime earning when they have a master’s degree,” said Rob Young, interim dean for the College of Graduate Studies and Research.

For more information about the MBA program and new concentrations, visit mba.coastal.edu or contact the graduate programs director at gradbus@coastal.edu.

Those who might be interested in learning more about these concentrations or other graduate programs at CCU can attend the Graduate Programs Open House event on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Alford Ballroom on Coastal Carolina University’s main campus from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information.