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University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business


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1014 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208
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School Data

Annual Tuition: $32,000

International: 24%

Average Age: 29

Female: 31%

Male: 69%

Application Deadlines: Round 1 (Priority) - October 15, 2023 | Round 2 - December 1, 2023 | Round 3 - January 15, 2024 | Round 4** - March 1, 2024 | Round 5 - April 15, 2024 | Rolling Admissions - After April 15

The Darla Moore School of Business IMBA: What You Need To Know

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.

The B-school is in Columbia, South Carolina, and post-grad MBAs who stay in the area often work for local major companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Amazon, Accenture and Nephron Pharmaceuticals. The city is centrally located, providing easy access to both the mountains and the beach. It is also a short drive from major cities like Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.

The 22-month Darla Moore IMBA starts in early July and requires 74 total credits – 21 of which are electives. 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 from specialties in Supply Chain Management, Business Analytics, or Finance.

Towards the end of the program, IMBAs choose from one of two tracks: language or global. Global track students opt for an enhanced global curriculum with in-country immersion in a location where English is widely spoken. Language track students choose from three options for in-country language-intensive studies, including French, German or Spanish.

All Darla Moore MBAs complete a 10-15 week domestic or international internship beginning in May, ending mid-August. Afterwards is the International Marketplace Immersion which varies in location and nature depending on which track students choose.

“I didn’t want to wake up 60 years from now having worked the traditional, 9-to-5 grind and regret not trying anything different. All of a sudden, the IMBA program made perfect sense. Even though I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to specialize in, I knew I could further my economics degree and turn this passion for multicultural experiences into a real career,” says IMBA Taylor Moss on SC Darla Moore’s site.

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