The mission of The Citadel School of Business is to educate and develop leaders of principle to serve a global community. Our teaching, professional, and personal activities are based on our commitment to these values: integrity, fairness, and concern for others in all of our relationships; continuous pursuit and dissemination of knowledge to promote enlightened changes in society, and continuous improvement in all we do.
The Citadel's undergraduate business program blends four semesters of science, four semesters of English, four semesters of foreign language courses, other traditional liberal arts courses, and upper-level business courses with a demanding on-campus military leadership laboratory - the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. This laboratory teaches self-awareness, stress management, creative problem-solving, communication, motivation, conflict management, and productive use of power and authority. In addition to living and working in this laboratory, cadets also take eight semesters of ROTC courses which emphasize communication skills, military professionalism, ethics, analysis of the defense structure, practice of leadership and management principles, and problem-solving skills.
The Citadel School of Business Undergraduate Program is the single largest major in the Corps of Cadets. The 2012-2013 school year saw enrollment at 632; of that number 157 were incoming freshmen. 59% of business students graduate in four years.