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University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business


School Data

Annual Tuition: 43,142

International: 24%

Mean Age: 29

Median GMAT: 665

Female: 31%

Male: 69%

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Application Deadlines for the Class of 2017:
Priority: October 15th, 2016
Round 1: December 1st, 2016
Round 2: January 15th, 2017
Round 3: March 1st, 2017
Round 4: April 15th, 2017
Rolling Admissions: After April 15th, 2017

The International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) program at the Darla Moore School of Business offers an international business education that prepares students for a global environment. Global issues and experience permeate the program’s core classes and the program is designed to expose students to international business issues from the first day of class.

Step one of the program is the lock-step business core where the purpose is to build a fundamental knowledge base in the functional areas of business. Students may also begin elective work and select a specialty. Step two involves the selection of intensive language study or global coursework. Step three is an internship and final international business coursework along with electives.

Each student in the International MBA program has the opportunity to develop competency in a second language and will complete a rigorous program of graduate business study, develop an understanding of another culture and business environment, and integrate academic course work through the experience of an extensive internship. Students build on core classes and the IMI module by working either in the US – in many cases securing a full time offer as an outcome of the internship – or in their immersion location gaining real-world work experience that adds value to the job placement and career development process.


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1014 Greene Street,
Columbia, SC 29208
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For students seeking a path to a global business career, there’s no better place to earn an MBA than the Darla Moore School of Business. The Moore School has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading centers for international business education. The Moore School’s:

  • International MBA is ranked #1 in the nation by S. News & World Report
  • Faculty are ranked #1 in the nation for international business research productivity
  • Alumni are business leaders in more than 80 countries on six continents

The same forward-thinking, experience-based approach that built the Moore School’s reputation for excellence in international business extends to its other programs as well. Its programs in accounting, business analytics, economics, finance, human resources, marketing, risk and insurance management and supply chain and operations management all produce graduates who are in high demand.

The Moore School places a strong emphasis on a curriculum that’s up-to-date with the latest developments in global business and that prepares students to anticipate and respond to future needs. To that end, the school has developed an extensive network of corporate partners and a wide range of business centers, which keep the curriculum in tune with the latest needs of the business community and create exceptional opportunities for hands-on corporate learning experience. The result is graduates who are valued by hiring companies because they are business-ready from the start.

Three MBA Options

The Moore School offers three MBA programs. Its International MBA, ranked the #1 MBA in the nation for international business by U.S. News & World Report, combines a rigorous business core with extensive in-country experience on one of five continents. Our rigorous one-year MBA program combines an MBA core with the opportunity to develop functional expertise in key career disciplines and earn a certificate in business analytics. The Professional MBA program, ranked #1 in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report, allows students to earn an MBA in about two-and-a-half years without interrupting their careers.

In addition to providing strong training in all the traditional core functions, the Moore School MBA curriculum emphasizes a broad understanding of the wider context in which business is conducted. Through their exploration of factors such as politics, local and regional customs and more, students are trained to understand and assess all the factors that can impact how business gets done, both in the U.S. and anywhere in the world. As a result of the extensive hands-on training they have the opportunity to receive, they are also known for their strong skills as communicators, problem solvers and team leaders.

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