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School of Accountancy

Accountants are idea and solutions people. Their work is varied, dynamic and challenging — your classes will be the same. We provide outstanding teaching in an active learning environment that challenges our students to be ethical, think critically, and communicate effectively.

The accountancy undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to work together to prepare students to satisfy professional certification requirements and meet the challenges faced by today's accounting professionals. Most students pursue Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification, while others seek Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification. Our graduates hold positions in big international and large regional accounting firms, small local firms, industry, banking, government, healthcare and non-profit organizations.

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John E. Walker Department of Economics

Economics is a way of thinking about every aspect of human behavior. At its core, the "economic approach" is the application of basic principles of logic and rational choice to business decisions, public policy issues and everyday life.

The economics department provides students with a rigorous, analytical foundation for developing problem-solving skills. The department's research and teaching programs draw significantly from the Chicago School tradition, which highlights the role of market forces in social organization.

A variety of courses are offered, enabling students to apply economic theory and quantitative analysis to topics such as economic development, environmental policy, labor markets, monetary policy and other important issues. Our graduates are sought after for positions in banking, finance and management. In addition, many students have gone on to obtain graduate degrees in economics, law and business administration at schools such as Chicago, Duke, Oxford, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Yale and other top-tier universities.

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Department of Financial Management

The study of financial management develops your understanding of the management of business operations, the operation of financial institutions and the function of financial markets.

A major in financial management will prepare you for careers in corporate finance, investments, financial planning and services, insurance and real estate. Most businesses, including America's largest corporations, employ finance graduates in many of their divisions.

A financial management degree from Clemson will give you the necessary skills to gather, analyze and communicate financial data as required for a successful career within the discipline.

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Department of Graphic Communications

Graphic communications can be described as the processes and industries that create, develop, produce and disseminate products utilizing or incorporating words or images to convey information, ideas and feelings.

When you walk into the laboratories of the graphic communications department, you will see something different than any other program teaching graphics in the country – hands-on involvement of faculty and students with various activities related to graphic communications. Every student completes his/her own project from start to finish. They design a digital or printed piece and produce it. There is not a separate class for each skill. This is more representative of the industry and allows students to see how the details of each assignment fit into the big picture. With each successive class, the difficulty, detail and breadth of each assignment increases. Students develop a variety of skills, knowledge and talents that are highly sought after in all graphic communications-related industries.

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Department of Management

The management department prepares students to be effective leaders in the areas of business analytics, entrepreneurship, human resources, international management, management information systems, operations or supply chain.

Graduates will have the advanced technical, entrepreneurial and leadership skills necessary to succeed as mid- or upper-level managers in manufacturing, service and consulting organizations. The department consists of internationally recognized faculty with diverse research, teaching, professional and consulting experience.

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Department of Marketing

The marketing department has developed a reputation for its broad-based, interdisciplinary programs. Our experiential education combines theory and practice and provides the conceptual, quantitative, analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for professional marketing careers in industry, government or the non-profit sector.

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Clemson's Master of Business Administration offers multiple ways to earn your degree. With both full- and part-time options and a wide range of emphasis areas to choose from, we will help you gain the key business knowledge you need to reach your goals.

Each student is unique, so our admissions counselors take your undergraduate background, work experience and individual goals into account to recommend a course of study that will help you advance your career in the direction you choose. Clemson offers the MBA Corporate (MBAc) with a host of electives to personalize your degree.

The MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MBAe) is designed to bring your ideas to fruition, whether you want to start your own company, innovate at your current job or address societal needs via the not-for-profit sector.

Successful business analytics is dependent on having both quality data to analyze and skilled practitioners who understand how to leverage the data to maximize effective decision making for their organization. Clemson's MBA in Business Analytics (MBAba) was designed with this in mind.

Department of Military Leadership and Department of Aerospace Studies

Earning a minor in aerospace studies or military leadership is desirable for men and women who seek to enter into the Air Force, Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve as a commissioned officer.

The ROTC departments educate, train and commission college students to be officers and leaders of character in the Air Force and Army while instilling the values of citizenship, service, and personal responsibility. Students are prepared with the tools, training and experiences that will help them succeed in any competitive environment. ROTC cadets have a traditional college experience studying the academic major of their choice while also earning a commission as officers in the United States Army or Air Force.