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Kip Pirkle

TITLE:Professor of Management and DBA Program Coordinator
DEPARTMENT:Department of Business

Dr. Pirkle worked as a staff accountant for a CPA firm and then purchased an accounting practice. He has been the managing partner in two real estate partnerships.

While at Clemson University, he was a Consultant with the Small Business Development Center, assisting entrepreneurs with business plans and day-to-day operations. He has spent the last 25 years in academics, while maintaining an active consulting practice, primarily in the management of quality, financial forecasting, and valuation. He has taught and conducted business seminars in several foreign countries, and has spent significant time studying and visiting Europe, Asia, and South America. His passion is the study of globalization, and its impact on culture and business.



– Accounting, University of Georgia

– MBA, University of Georgia

– Ph.D. in Management, Clemson University


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