Since 1919, innovation has been the key to the success of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. The school has a history of keeping pace with the ever-changing global market through a blend of academic preparation and real world experience. By emphasizing internships, study abroad programs, and entrepreneurial opportunities, the school has earned international recognition.
In 2008 the Moore School adopted a new strategic direction, Sustainable Enterprise and Development, with the mission to promote education and research to tackle the complex issues related to corporate responsibility, viable economic development, and care of resources - both human and natural. This strategy, together with our continuing focus in International Business, furthers the Moore School’s leadership in International Business education.
A few of its recent achievements and awards are listed below.
- Ranked #1 public university MBA program for international business and #3 among all institutions in that specialty. U.S. News & World Report, 2010
Ranked #1 for best ‘international experience’ among the world’s top 100 business schools. - Financial Times, 2010
- Ranked #3 for ‘fastest return’ on an MBA student’s education investment - Business Week, 2009
- Ranked in the top 50 by The Aspen Institute’s “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” alternative ranking of how well schools prepare future leaders for the environmental, social, and ethical complexities of modern business.
The Aspen Institute, 2009-2010
The International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) program at the Moore School is a comprehensive MBA with a strong global focus. Global business must be experienced to be understood. The IMBA program provides its graduates with expertise in global management and the international dimensions of business, supported by foreign language training, a global business seminar, internship opportunities across the globe, and exchange programs with partner institutions. As a result, graduates of the program master the economic, cultural, and strategic factors that drive success in organizations around the world, ensuring that they think and act globally - no matter where their future may lead them.
* IMBA students have a choice of two options:
- Language Track (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish) for students who prefer to focus in a particular language and business culture;
- Global Track, for students who prefer a broad understanding of different business cultures in the world. In both tracks, students also complete a 3 to 5 month internship in the USA or abroad and have the option to study one semester in one of our partner institutions around the world.
* Student Profiles:
The Moore School is a large and comprehensive business school with over 4,000 students in its undergraduate, master, and doctoral programs. More than 150 faculty are involved in teaching, research, and service to the community. Both the Darla Moore School of Business and the School of Accounting are accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the recognized international accrediting association for business schools.
The Moore School International MBA students for the incoming 2010 class had an average age of 27 with three years work experience. The average GMAT is 629 and the average undergraduate GPA is 3.2.
Although class size varies from year to year, usually 30 percent are female, 25 percent international students, and about 10 percent are from racial or ethnic minorities. Undergraduate majors include business, economics, political science, liberal arts, engineering and science, and languages. About 35% of students have a business background.