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Recommendations are intended to help students make the most of their education by providing examples of experiences that can enrich educational experience and illustrate how within and beyond the classroom experiences relate to one another. These are examples and options, not requirements. 

Business (All majors)

To learn more about making the most of your educational experiences within and beyond the classroom contact: 
Daniel Ostergaard, daniel.ostergaard@moore.sc.edu

 

PARTICIPATE: Community Service

Related Course(s)
IBUS 426

Sites/Experiences
All 18 Undergraduate Organizations are engaged in Community Service. For international community service, the Global Entrepreneurship Corps provides opportunities in Latin America and Africa. Many other vendors also provide community service opportunities. Business Student Organizations work with the March of Dimes, Red Cross, Adopt-a-Highway, Habitat and many more. 

Why this is Important
Community Service allows business majors to “give back” to the community by applying their skill sets to solve community problems (water, housing, transportation, food, health-related issues, etc.)

 

PARTICIPATE: Global Learning

Related Course(s)
IBUS 301
IBUS 310
IBUS 444
IBUS 441
MKTG 352

Timing for “Study Abroad”
Maymester, Summer, full semester during junior year

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia

Why this is Important
Study Abroad is important to meet academic objectives such as foreign language study, earn credits toward major or minor, study a topic not offered on USC campus, study the culture on-site. Also, important for career advancement, personal growth, meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

 

PARTICIPATE: Peer Leadership

Student Organization(s)
Eighteen Darla Moore School of Business Organizations offer leadership opportunities; Alpha Kappa Psi

Opportunities
Moore School Emerging Leaders are named each year. Special leadership-oriented workshops are offered on a variety of topics such as Personal Branding. The Case Competition Team also offers opportunities for experience in leadership

Other
Course offered in Leadership through the Management Department

Why this is Important
Leadership opportunities are important for business students to develop their full potential as future business leaders.

 

PARTICIPATE: Internships

Related Course(s)
BADM 499

Recommended Sites/Work Experiences
Local, national and international

Why this is Important
Provides value through “real world” experience and application of skills and often leads to first job after graduation.

 

PARTICIPATE: Research

Related Course(s)
MKTG 352 — Marketing Research
MKTG 453 — Topics in Marketing

Sample Research Projects or Topics

  • Reducing Poverty and Instability: A Study of the Successes and Failures of NGOs and Third Party Aid Groups in China
  • Future of Health Care Delivery
  • Developing Efficient Supply Chains in Africa
  • Globalization and High Fashion

Other Recommendations
Student participation in the Magellan Scholars Program.

Why this is Important
Research is essential in fields such as marketing, finance, global supply chain and economics, for example. 

 

INTEGRATE

How to integrate 
IBUS 301 AND IBUS 310 integrate a wide range of global issues and explore students’ role in the world. Program concepts are integrated in Management 478 through case studies and presentations. Other business majors also integrate concepts through projects such as Management Science 497 which is a projects-based class. Management 473 (Entrepreneurship) provides students with an opportunity to create a business plan for possible launch of a business. It is important for students to be able to integrate information and knowledge from a variety of fields to solve complex issues in a global economy

 

LEAD

Initial career opportunities

  • Financial Analyst
  • CPA
  • Market Researcher
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Insurance Agent
  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Project Manager
  • Commercial Lender
  • Tax Specialist and much more.

Related graduate programs
M.B.A.
M.H.R.
M.A.C.C.
M.I.B.

Future career opportunities 
Advanced positions in all majors usually include strategic planning ability. For example, Global Strategic Marketing.

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Accounting

To learn more about making the most of your educational experiences within and beyond the classroom contact: 
Mark Cecchini, Chair – School of Accounting, cecchini@moore.sc.edu  

 

PARTICIPATE: Community Service

Related Course(s)
ACCT 403 – Tax I
ACCT 503 – Tax II
ACCT 505 – Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting

Recommended Sites/Experiences
VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program: This IRS monitored and approved program provides income tax preparation assistance for lower income individuals, free of charge. It is sponsored by the accounting fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi and by the student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.

Other
All three accounting student organizations– Beta Alpha Psi, National Association of Black Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Chapter are involved in community service with organizations such as Children’s Miracle Network, Harvest Hope Food Drive and other food collection venues, and USC’s Service Saturday.

Why this is Important
Students contribute to their community while enhancing skills learned in undergraduate accounting courses (i.e. Acct 403 and 503). Almost all professional accountants are expected, by their employers, to be actively engaged in community service. Students also have the opportunity to act as valuable role models to younger students, encouraging them to value education.

How Students Can Get Started

 

PARTICIPATE: Diversity & Social Advocacy

Recommended Site/Experiences

  • Beta Alpha Psi – Volunteer with Harvest Hope Food Bank, Service Saturdays, and the VITA program (tax preparation services of low incomes families and individuals)
  • IMA Student Chapter – Vita Program and Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Summer Accounting Firm leadership programs include an element of community service focusing on causes important to the individual firms.
  • Attend DMSB Diversity and Inclusion events, such as the annual conference, or join the Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Why this is Important
The majority of public accounting firms require that their employees are equipped to work with a variety of people from a range of backgrounds. Getting involved while in college with organizations that provide opportunities to be involved in a variety of communities provides important background experience. Thinking about the causes that are important to you helps you find a place to effectively make a change you want to see in the world.

How Students Can Get Started

 

PARTICIPATE: Global Learning

Related Course(s)
ACCT 506 – International Financial Reporting
ACCT 590 – Special Topics in Accounting (selected sections)
IBUS 490 – Specialized Study in International Business

Timing for Study Abroad
Dependent upon availability. Summer preferred.

Opportunities/Destinations
The Moore School has three exchange programs: IBCE in Hong Kong, IBA in Chile, and IBMENA in Egypt. These programs are for students who double major in International Business and another major.

Many short-term international experiences specifically tailored for business students are available.  Students should consult with advisors to determine eligibility. 

Why this is Important
Study abroad opportunities not only offer exposure to various cultures and to business philosophies outside of the United States, but also provide students the opportunity to talk with those involved in the international accounting fields and obtain first-hand knowledge and experience. Specifically, they come to understand the cultural differences that drive disparate views & approaches used in cost control, decision analysis, management & evaluation of foreign operations.

How Students Can Get Started
Contact the Moore School Study Abroad Office and coordinate with your advisor.

 

PARTICIPATE: Peer Leadership

Student Organization(s)

Other Leadership Opportunities
Each of these student organizations has a minimum of four officers, who take on various responsibilities within the organization. Additionally, project committees often emerge from student organizations to accomplish specific tasks. The various firms that recruit on campus host summer leadership programs annually.  Announcements for these will be posted on the School of Accounting’s Events and Opportunities web site each spring.  Additionally, information will be sent out via the accounting student listservs. 

Why this is Important
Developing leadership skills now will help later on in one’s career. Additionally, CPA firms and businesses actively sponsor accounting student organizations and heavily recruit from their ranks. 

How Students Can Get Started

 

PARTICIPATE: Internships/Professional Practice

Related Course(s)
All of the accounting courses integrate real world experiences that help students develop skills for the field.

Program Requirements 
Many, if not most, accounting students complete paid internships with either CPA firms or businesses. Most of the recruiting firms will post internships on Handshake, which you can search after your resume is approved by the Office of Career Management.   Also, the School of Accounting will post internship opportunities on their Events & Opportunities web page and send out internship information via our accounting student listservs.

Winter internships are also available for students who are interesting in working an internship for the first part of the spring semester and take an 8-week course the second part of the spring semester.  See contact information below for how to apply.

Recommended Sites/Work Experiences
The DSMB Office of Career Management helps students develop job search and career management skills.  They provide practical systematic guidance on key job search areas.

Attend the DSMB Office of Career Management Career and Internship Expos.

Professional Organizations

Why this is Important
Internships are offered in both summer and winter with a variety of firms dependent upon students’ needs. Internships provide valuable hands-on experience and give students an opportunity to put the skills they have learned in their classes to use. Beta Alpha Psi and the IMA Student Chapter meet regularly throughout the semester, and professionals attend every meeting. Socializing before the meeting provides wonderful networking opportunities and career advancement.

How Students Can Get Started
Talk with our advisor about opportunities for internships.  Schedule an appointment with the Office of Career Management to explore internship opportunities. If you are interested in the winter internship program, please contact Janice Fergusson.

 

PARTICIPATE: Research

Related Course(s)
All accounting courses deal with the organization and analysis of data and thus help students develop research skills. In addition, Magellan grants fund undergraduate research and most recently the University has been included in the annual Price Waterhouse Cooper Case competition.

ACCT 404 – Accounting Information System I

Sample Research Projects or Topics
Past undergraduate research projects outside of accounting courses have been funded by Magellan grants through the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and coordinated through various accounting faculty.  The PwC Case competition allows multiple teams to participate in a project that can provide them with monetary reward and valuable recognition

Why this is Important
Students not only expand their knowledge in their chosen field of study, but also benefit from the opportunity to network with professionals and develop their research and analysis skills. These opportunities help to build confidence in their field of study. Institute of Management Accountant’s undergraduate research program affords students the opportunity to work on meaningful projects for companies. This leads to greater exposure for students, which should facilitate new internships and part & full time job opportunities with companies looking to hire students for controllership/treasurer career tracks. 

How Students Can Get Started
Contact your favorite faculty member who has a similar research interest. Apply for a Magellan grant.  Watch for announcements for the Price Waterhouse (PwC) Case Competition and sign up.

 

LEAD

Initial Career Opportunities 
Students with a bachelor’s degree in accounting are eligible for positions in industry, government and non-profit.  With the CPA as the primary designation, many students go on to get their Masters in Accounting (MACC) to obtain the required hours (150) to sit for the CPA exam.

Related Graduate Programs 
Students with a bachelor’s degree in accounting may also choose to pursue a Masters in Accountancy in either the Tax or Business Measurement and Assurance tracks.  The Masters in Accountancy thoroughly prepares the student to sit for the CPA exam in South Carolina and opens up other opportunities in the accounting work force. The program is 30 hours and can be completed over three semesters, allowing for a one year graduation date if the students takes summer classes.

Future Career Opportunities 

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Tax Accountant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Corporate Accountant (Controller, Chief Financial Officer)
  • Government & Nonprofit Accountant
Economics

To learn more about making the most of your educational experiences within and beyond the classroom contact: 
Kathy Anastes, Administrative Coordinator, Kathy.anastes@moore.sc.edu

PARTICIPATE: Community Service

Related Course(s)
ECON 509 – Sustainable Development (includes community service component)
ECON 548 – Environmental Economics

Recommended Sites/Experiences

Why this is Important
In the classroom, you are taught to think globally. By being engaged in community service, you are taking that knowledge to act locally.

How Students Can Get Started
Talk with your advisor about enrolling in these courses and visit the recommended experiences websites.

 

PARTICIPATE: Diversity & Social Advocacy

Related Course(s)
ECON 508 – Law and Economics

Recommended Site/Experiences

  • Involvement in Environmental Justice Issues
  • Internship in local or state government or with public defenders

Sample Research or Advocacy Project Topics

  • Trends in the gender pay gap
  • Separating out race and poverty in disproportionate convictions
  • Addressing wealth inequality in Brazil’s municipalities
  • The economic value from wetland protection in mitigating hurricane damage
  • The role of parental wealth in determining educational success

Why is this Important
If you want to understand economics, you need to understand people who live in different circumstances.

How Students Can Get Started
Volunteer for an organization in the community that works with populations to addressing societal challenges.

 

PARTICIPATE: Global Learning

Related Course(s)
ECON 503 – International Trade
ECON 504 – International Finance
ECON 505 – International Development

Timing for Study Abroad
Summer after sophomore year or later. Students can do either summer or semester trips abroad.

Opportunities
Economics faculty led trips that may be available for students in summer:

  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Belgium

Why this is Important
Students need to see the broader picture to better understand economics. Rich heterogeneity of experiences helps students develop an appreciation for the diversity of agents (buyers and sellers) and markets.

How Students Can Get Started
Talk with your advisor about enrolling in these courses. Visit with the Moore School Study Abroad Office if you are interested in studying abroad.  

 

PARTICIPATE: Peer Leadership

Student Organization(s)

Other Leadership Opportunities

Why this is Important
Peer leadership roles prepare students to take on leadership roles in their field.

How Students Can Get Started
Contact the Administrative Coordinator to connect with the student organization faculty advisor. For other general peer leadership opportunities, visit the websites listed to learn more about other leadership opportunities.

 

PARTICIPATE: Internships/Professional Practice

Related Course(s)
ECON 499 – Internship in Economics

Recommended Sites/Work Experiences 

  • Proving Ground: USC Entrepreneurial Challenge
  • Business Case Competition Teams (Domestic and International opportunities)
  • Commerce Department
  • Budget Control Office
  • The Energy Office
  • Aflac
  • Colonial Life
  • USDA

Why this is Important
Internships prepare students for the field as well as identifying the best fit within the industry. Engaging in internships also increase chances to get a particular job.

How Students Can Get Started 
Contact the Moore School Office of Career Management.

 

PARTICIPATE: Research

Related Course(s)
ECON 399 – Independent Study
ECON 511 – Senior Seminar in Economics
ECON 589 – Topics in Economics

Other Opportunities
Research Assistant with the Moore School Department of Research

Sample Research Projects or Topics

  • The costs and benefits of the for-profit prison industry
  • The importance of education and employment to assortative mating
  • The industry behind fantasy football eclipsing the profits from actual NFL games
  • The costs and benefits of the war on terror
  • The impact of baseball success stories on development in the Dominican Republic

Why this is Important
In research you explore the questions that you are most interested in. Research provides first-hand experience in data collection, analysis and modeling.

How Students Can Get Started
Take one of the listed courses. Talk with your favorite economics professor about research interests. Apply for Research Assistant positions through Doug Woodward.  

 

INTEGRATE

How to Integrate
ECON 511 integrates and applies economics principles.
ECON 436 applying statistics to various subfields of economics. Students use a variety of data sets and techniques.

 

LEAD

Career Opportunities 

  • Insurance
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Government
  • Teaching

Related graduate programs 

  • A or M.S. in Economics
  • D. in Economics
  • D. (law)
  • B.A.
  • Masters in Political Science
Finance

To learn more about making the most of your educational experiences within and beyond the classroom contact your advisor or the contacts listed on this form. 
Dr. Greg Niehaus, Department Chair, gregn@moore.sc.edu
Dr. Colin Jones, Faculty member, colin.jones@moore.sc.edu

 

PARTICIPATE: Community Service

Recommended Sites/Experiences

Why This is Important
Businesses and students of business have a social responsibility to work collaboratively to improve their communities and their world. We encourage community service to be a lifelong commitment of our students as well as the missions of the businesses they represent. Having a vested interested in supporting your community also provides an opportunity to build connections with colleagues and individuals that will help you progress in your career.

How Students Can Get Started
Visit the CFIA website and sign up for the email list-serv or visit the DMSB student organizations page for information on other organizations. 

 

PARTICIPATE: Diversity and Social Advocacy

Recommended Sites/Experiences
Attend DMSB Diversity and Inclusion events, such as the annual conference, or join the Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Money Think - finance students teach financial literacy to diverse area high schools

Why This is Important
Having a diverse workforce is important in building strong organizations and generating new ideas and approaches.

How Students Can Get Started 
Contact Alice Leri, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and visit the DMSB Diversity and Inclusion website.  Visit Multicultural Student Affairs for calendars of events on campus, and training opportunities.

 

PARTICIPATE: Global Learning

Related Course(s)
Many finance courses include an international component within the curriculum. Some course examples include:

FINA 341 - Management of Risk and Insurance
IBUS 401 - International Financial Management
IBUS 428 - Islamic Economics and Finance
Many short term international experiences specifically tailored for business students are available.  Students should consult with advisors to determine eligibility.  

Timing For Study Abroad
Study abroad is typically recommended during the spring of Junior Year or earlier. Many Maymester courses include a study abroad experience.

Destinations/Opportunities
See examples of study abroad opportunities for DSMB students.

Why This is Important
In today’s market, local businesses and large corporations work on an international level. Although the world has become flatter, many barriers can hinder trade. Understanding those barriers by being immersed in another culture helps you learn to interact and transact internationally more efficiently.

How Students Can Get Started 
Talk with your faculty advisor regarding opportunities and contact the Moore School Study Abroad Office.

 

PARTICIPATE: Peer Leadership

Student Organization(s)
Carolina Finance & Investment Association (CFIA) - The CFIA features regular guest speakers, trips, educational seminars, resume workshops, interview training, trading competitions, community outreach, social events, and a mock fund.

Gamma Iota Sigma, Lambda Chapter

Check out other Moore School student organizations.

Other Leadership Opportunities

Why This is Important
Engaging in a peer leadership experience will allow you to develop skills that translate into the professional world. Early involvement in a student organization could also lead to serving as an executive board member later in your collegiate career.

How Students Can Get Started
Visit the CFIA website and sign up for the email list-serv or visit the peer leadership or student organization websites listed. Contact organization leaders or peer leadership offices for further information.

 

PARTICIPATE: Internships/Professional Practice

Recommended Sites/Work Experiences
Coordinate internships with the Office of Career Management.

Professional Organizations

Why This is Important
Internships give you the opportunity to identify the professional field you want to work in and develop skillsets that will serve you throughout your career. An internship experience can also lead to full time employment including opportunities beyond the work of the internship itself.

How Students Can Get Started 
Visit the Office of Career Management to talk further about internship opportunities. Student organizations also serve as a vehicle for internship opportunities.

 

PARTICIPATE: Research

Related Course(s)
FINA 490 - Special Topics in Finance

Sample Research Projects or Topics

  • Fracking and Earthquake Risk
  • Cyber Risk Insurance
  • Catastrophe Bonds

Other Opportunities
Honors College Thesis

Magellan Scholars

Why this is Important
You will develop the knowledge and skills that will allow you to ask critical questions and develop processes to discover solutions to problems. Engaging in research connects you to faculty and helps you develop meaningful professional relationships.

How Students Can Get Started
Talk with a faculty member that has a research interest similar to your own. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) to learn more about funding opportunities.  

 

INTEGRATE

How to Integrate 
All of our finance courses have practical application to connect coursework to student experiences beyond the classroom. Finance courses such as FINA 444 and FINA 463 challenge students to integrate and apply finance principles and concepts to case studies within the classroom to develop a business proposal that will be presented.

Students also have the opportunity to enroll in FINA 472 and gain experience in investment analysis and portfolio management. The class exposes students to decision making in the design of a portfolio, especially with respect to asset allocation, security selection, and risk management.

 

LEAD

Initial Career Opportunities 

  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analysts
  • Loan Counselors
  • Credit Counselors
  • Budget Analysts

Related Graduate Programs 
Masters in Economics with a Financial Economics Track

Future Career Opportunities 

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Executive Office
  • Business Owner
International Business

To learn more about making the most of your educational experiences within and beyond the classroom contact: 
Marc Van Essen, Faculty Director, International Business, marc.vanessen@moore.sc.edu
Daniel Ostergaard, Director, Student Engagement, Daniel.ostergaard@moore.sc.edu 

 

PARTICIPATE: Community Service

Related Course(s)/Program
All Business students are eligible to apply to be a Business and Community Leadership Fellow (BCLF).  The BCLF program recognizes the overarching aspiration of the Darla Moore School of Business and its students to be business leaders who are also valued contributors engaged in meaningful, lifelong community service. BCLF students work directly with executives from BB&T, the United Way, and other business and community partners. Special Courses Required:

  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (Special section of PHIL 324)
  • MGMT 250: Business Communication (Business and Community Leadership special topic section). Students will develop an agency project during this course

Recommended Sites/Experiences
Many Business student organizations are engaged in service projects. The International Business Student Advisory Council (IBSAC) hosts at least one community service event each year.

Other service opportunities:

  • Social Entrepreneurship Corps programs in Latin America. Provides invaluable leadership and professional development experience through foundational training, social entrepreneurship and community consulting, working on high impact social innovation projects and experiencing deep cultural immersion.
  • Local community organizations serving multicultural populations, such as PASOs which means “steps” in Spanish and helps the Latino community and service providers work together.
  • Engaging with international students through Buddies Beyond Borders.
  • Volunteering in schools to help with foreign language acquisition, share international experiences, and engage in cultural discussions.

Why this is Important
Businesses and students of business have a social responsibility to work collaboratively to improve their communities and their world. We encourage community service to be a lifelong commitment of our students as well as the missions of the businesses they represent.

How Students Can Get Started
Contact Brad Stratton (bstratton@moore.sc.edu) for the Business and Community Leadership Fellows Program. See Garnet Gate for information on student organizations.  Get involved in DMSB Business student organizations.

See the USC Connect Database for other service opportunities. 

 

PARTICIPATE: Diversity and Social Advocacy

Related Course(s)
Most IBUS courses address understanding how to interact in diverse cultures and contexts 

Recommended Sites/Experiences
Attend DMSB Diversity and Inclusion events, such as the annual conference, or join the Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Why this is Important
Diversity and inclusion are fundamental values as they are at the very foundation of a civil society. Equal opportunities and unity through differences are mutually beneficial for all parties involved as they lead to more just and stable societies and further economic development. Diversity and inclusion have proven to constitute a competitive advantage for firms leading to better decision making, greater innovation, and higher market penetration.  As a business school, one of our goals is to provide students with concrete skills in diversity and inclusion to help them succeed in their professional careers.

How Students Can Get Started
Contact Alice Leri, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and visit the DMSB Diversity and Inclusion website.  Visit the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs for calendars of events on campus, and training opportunities.

 

PARTICIPATE: Global Learning

Related Course(s)
Many short term international experiences specifically tailored for business students are available.  Students should consult with advisors to determine eligibility.  

Timing for Study Abroad
Timing for study abroad varies according to your track:

  • Classic track students study abroad in the spring following the completion of IBUS 310.
  • Co-hort students immerse themselves in their region(s) of interest according to the schedule stated for their specific track.

Short term study abroad courses are offered primarily during Maymester with some courses also offered during alternative breaks or in June.

Opportunities/Destinations
Opportunities for study abroad are available all over the world.  Experiences vary depending on student interests.

Why this is Important
As the world’s economies continue to intertwine, corporations worldwide are searching for professionals who are multilingual, have knowledge of other cultures, and have experience working in other countries. The DMSB prepares its graduates to be truly effective in global management, and is committed to developing international capabilities both in and out of the classroom.

How Students Can Get Started
For more information on short study abroad programs for business students contact Study Abroad at the Moore School.

For direct exchange programs and global partner programs, contact Study Abroad.

 

PARTICIPATE: Peer Leadership

Student Organization(s)
Get involved with a Moore School student organization.

Other Leadership Opportunities
Students are encouraged to participate in the numerous leadership opportunities:

Why this is Important 
Getting involved early in a peer leadership experience will allow you to develop skills such as effective communication, working in teams, and project management that translate into the professional world. Early involvement could also lead you to serving as an executive board member in your organization.

How Students Can Get Started
Connect with student organizations through Garnet Gate.  Contact offices offering peer leadership opportunities listed above or check out peer leadership opportunities in the USC Connect Database.

PARTICIPATE: Internships/Professional Practice

Related Course(s)
BADM 301 - A required 1 credit course teaching networking, interviewing and career planning. In this class, students develop a resume (to be approved by the DMSB Office of Career Management) so they can access Handshake for job and internship searches.

Many IBUS courses have a project component incorporating real-world experience.  Consult individual instructors for further information.

Recommended Sites/Work Experiences
The DSMB Office of Career Management helps students develop job search and career management skills.  They provide practical systematic guidance on key job search areas.

Attend the DSMB Office of Career Management Career and Internship Expos.

Search on Handshake (after resume approved by OCM).

Why this is Important 
Internships give you the opportunity to identify the professional field you want to work in along with developing skillsets that will serve you throughout your career. An internship experience can also lead to full time employment.

Students who had completed an internship or a semester long classroom project immersing them in a real-life situations show higher levels of personal and professional fulfillment post-graduation.

How Students can get Started 
Contact the DMSB Office of Career Management.

 

PARTICIPATE: Research

Related Course(s)
IBUS 301 — Introduction to International Business
IBUS 310 — Globalization and Business 
IBUS 402 — International Marketing 
IBUS 425 — Competitive Strategies in Developing Countries 
IBUS 426 — Global Competitive Analysis

Sample Research Projects or Topics

  • Marketing plans for launching a product into a new country market
  • Analysis of country market attractiveness for small businesses interested in expanding internationally
  • Political risk analysis

Why this is Important
You will develop the knowledge and skills that will allow you to ask critical questions and develop processes to discover solutions to problems. Engaging in research also connects you to your faculty and develop meaningful relationships.

How Students Can Get Started
Talk with a faculty member that has a research interest similar to your own. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) to learn more about funding opportunities.  

 

INTEGRATE

How to Integrate 
IB majors learn to analyze and integrate theories from different academic fields to operate successfully in the global business arena. Many classes integrate professional knowledge and skills through class projects dealing with real world phenomena.

 

LEAD  

Career opportunities 
Potential career pathways include:

  • Public and private sectors
  • Nonprofits
  • NGOs

An international business degree leads to work in a wide variety of organizations including consulting firms, NGOs, companies providing international services and multinational companies across a full range of functional areas such as accounting, finance, marketing and logistics.

Companies that have hired recent Moore School international business graduates include Accenture, Amazon, Bank of America, Barclays Investment Bank, BMW, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, Coca-Cola, Deloitte Consulting, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, IBM, Integration Point, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase, Manhattan Associates, McKinsey & Co., Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Nestle, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Wells Fargo.

Related Graduate Programs 
Master of International Business or related degrees

Recent graduates have pursued advanced degrees at institutions such as: Duke University Law School, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Harvard Business School and Cambridge University.

Graduates are also eligible to apply to the Moore School’s prestigious IB-Oxford Scholar program, where two students are selected to enter Oxford University-Lady Margaret Hall for advanced study for one year. 

Management

To learn more about making the most of your educational experiences within and beyond the classroom contact: 
Robert Ployhart, Department Chair, ployhart@moore.sc.edu
Sandy Bringley, Administrative Coordinator, sandra.bringley@moore.sc.edu

 

PARTICIPATE: Community Service

Related Course(s)
MGMT 479 - Advances Issues in Entrepreneurship

Recommended Sites/Experiences

Why this is Important
To be employable you need knowledge and experience, and the best way to gain experience is to get engaged. Involvement in these courses and in the clubs provide excellent opportunities to gain experience within the field. Students need to think broadly about these experiences.

How Students Can Get Started
Visit the Management department website to find out more information.

 

PARTICIPATE: Diversity & Social Advocacy

Related Course(s)
MGMT 371 - Principles of Management
MGMT 374 - Management of Human Resources
MGMT 405 - Staffing
MGMT 406 - International Human Resource Management
MGMT 407 - Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Management

Recommended Site/Experiences

Sample Research or Advocacy Project Topics
Research has been conducted to understand the effects of diversity within groups and teams, on performance, innovation, and turnover. Research has also been conducted on how to best recruit, hire, and develop a diverse workforce.

Why is this Important
It’s a diverse world and to not a build a diverse workforce and inclusive environment puts a firm and its people at a competitive disadvantage. Successful business strategy requires a talented and diverse workforce; thus diversity and inclusion are strategic priorities.

How Students Can Get Started
Contact Alice Leri and visit the Diversity and Inclusion website.

 

PARTICIPATE: Global Learning

Related Course(s)
MGMT 371 - Principles of Management
MGMT 374 - Management of Human Resources
MGMT 406 - International Human Resource Management
MGMT 478 - Strategic Management

Timing for Study Abroad
Maymester and Summer 

Opportunities/Destinations
Variable, depending on opportunity.

Why this is Important
Provides survey of globalism and a wide range of issues facing the world today.

How Students Can Get Started
Work with Study Abroad Office to coordinate your study abroad experience.

 

PARTICIPATE: Peer Leadership

Related Course(s)
MGMT 402 - Managing Teams in the Workplace
Most electives courses in management have peer leadership opportunities.

Student Organization(s)

Other Leadership Opportunities
Students are encouraged to participate in the numerous leadership opportunities through Moore School Student Ambassadors, UNIV 101, Visitor Center Student Ambassadors, Student Success Center Peer Leaders, and Summer Orientation Peer Leaders. 

Why this is Important
Leading and being able to effectively work with others is a skill needed “day one” on the job. 

How Students Can Get Started

  • Contact Dean Kress for information regarding the Entrepreneurship Club and connect to our Facebook page.
  • Contact Mark Maltarich for information regarding the Society for Human Resources Management, Student Chapter.
  • Contact Joel Stevenson for Beta Gamma Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi for more information.

 

PARTICIPATE: Internships/Professional Practice

Related Course(s)
BADM 499 - Business Internship (work with your undergraduate advisor after finalizing an internship site.)  You will gain skills and learn about application in the field in many entrepreneurship courses.

Program Requirements 
While an internship is not required, it is strongly recommended. 

Recommended Sites/Work Experiences
Any type of project based or leadership experience

Professional Organizations
Society for Human Resource Management, Student Chapter
Beta Gamma Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi

Why this is Important
Experience sends a strong signal to employers that the student is competent and professional. Internships and practical application of knowledge and skills learned in coursework and internships prepare students to successfully understand and manage the responsibilities of a full time professional in the field.

How Students Can Get Started
Consult with Office of Career Management and work with your undergraduate advisor

 

PARTICIPATE: Research

Related Course(s)
MGMT 425 - HR Analytics
MGMT 472 - Entrepreneurship
MGMT 473 - Developing and Launching New Ventures
MGMT 474 - Executing Strategy in New Ventures
MGMT 478 - Strategic Management
MGMT 479 - Advanced Issues in Entrepreneurship 

Sample Research Projects or Topics

  • Evaluation of Business
  • Estimating Return on Investment (ROI)

Why this is Important
Research gives you broad experience of how businesses operate and what to expect in the business environment. Research teaches methodological, analytical, and problem solving skills that are applicable to any business environment.

How Students Can Get Started
Meet with your advisor to sign up for the courses listed above.

 

INTEGRATE

How to Integrate
MGMT 478 Capstone Course where students pull together financial, operational, market, and talent information needed to help successfully develop and implement business strategy. Entrepreneurship project-based courses listed in the Research section can also help students develop these skills.

 

LEAD

Initial Career Opportunities 

  • Readiness for leadership roles
  • Managers/Team Leaders
  • HR Analyst
  • Project Leaders
  • Consultants

Related Graduate Programs 

  • Masters in Human Resources (MHR)
  • Ph.D. in Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Strategy 

Future Career Opportunities 
Opportunities in consulting are becoming more common and offer a variety of different career options

Management Science

To learn more about making the most of your educational experiences within and beyond the classroom contact: 
Jack Jensen, Clinical Faculty and Director, Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management, john.jensen@moore.sc.edu

 

PARTICIPATE: Community Service

Related Course(s)
MGSC 394 – Processing for data analytics for companies including non-profit organizations
MGSC 485 – Business Process – process improvement projects for non-profits and others
MGSC 486 – Service Operations – project “service audit” what is the student experience to map out processes for student experiences

Recommended Sites/Experiences
Each of these courses listed above require completion of a real client project, usually by a group of students. Past clients have included not-for-profit and service organizations.

Why this is Important
Every organization has processes that can be improved, but non-profits in particular often lack the expertise and resources for developing efficient systems. Active community service participation is critical to creating a well-rounded student who has both the technical as well as practical skills to start their career.

How Students can get Started
Explore required and elective courses and contact the faculty advisor. Contact the Director of the Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management, Jack Jensen, at john.jensen@moore.sc.edu.  Students who want more experience should also contact the Leadership and Service Center.

 

PARTICIPATE: Diversity & Social Advocacy

Recommended Sites/Experiences

  • Students have the opportunity to choose to work with selected non-profits
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Net Impact student organization

Sample Research or Advocacy Project Topics
Analytics for non-profit organizations

Why this is Important
Process improvement is not only instrumental in driving business success but also often leads the community outreach efforts on behalf of the business in an effort to build strong customer relationships. Whether in supporting sustainability, community service, or other non-profit organizations, active process improvement projects provide both a great learning opportunity as well as prepares students to be an immediate leader as they start their careers.

How Students can get Started
Students have the opportunity to work on projects in the management science courses where they are allowed to choose the organization that they work with. Choosing a non-profit or an organization geared towards social issues will may help students learn more about how to get involved with these types of organizations.

 

PARTICIPATE: Global Learning

Related Course(s) 
 A current list is available at the Moore School of Business undergraduate office. Sample courses include:

  • IBUS 441 - Business in Latin America
  • IBUS 443 - Business in Central Europe
  • IBUS 444 - Business in Africa
  • IBUS 490A - Business Cultures in Greece
  • IBUS 490G - Business in Germany (selected sections “look at the bulletin”) – these courses have a management science emphasis
  • IBUS 490J - Business in Japan
  • IBUS 490N - Business in New Zealand

Timing for Study Abroad
Most of these courses occur over the summer during Maymester or the early Spring semester with a trip during Spring Break. Students can study abroad during the semester by coordinating with the Study Abroad Office and your advisor.

Opportunities/Destinations
Two of the courses above are often led by faculty from the management science department:

  • IBUS 490G – Business in Germany

Why this is Important
Today’s supply chain environments are globally connected. Thus understanding cultural differences, geographic dynamics, and business environments is a foundational component to successful business and global sourcing. From small, local companies to Fortune 100 enterprises, global knowledge is the foundation for future growth.

How Students can get Started
Talk with your advisor if you are interested in doing a full study abroad semester. Contact Moore School Study Abroad Office.

 

PARTICIPATE: Peer Leadership

Student Organization(s) 
Society of Supply Chain Operations Excellence (SCOPE)

Other Leadership Opportunities

Why this is Important 
To be successful in global supply chain roles, it is critical that students develop tangible leadership skills that will translate to the real world. These types of organizations provide students with an opportunity to gain and apply leadership experience. 

How Students can get Started
Visit the student organization websites for more information or contact the Director of the Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management, Jack Jensen at john.jensen@moore.sc.edu.  

 

PARTICIPATE: Internships/Professional Practice

Related Course(s)
MGSC 497- GSCOM Capstone Project

Recommended Sites/Work Experiences 

Certifications
All students complete one of these two certifications, which are highly valued in industry:

  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
  • Green Belt Six-Sigma Certification

Professional Organizations

Why this is Important 
There are certain elements of global supply chain careers that are best learned through hands-on application, including creative thinking, problem solving, selling skills and communication experience. These professional practice opportunities provide an opportunity to develop supply chain and operations skills sets in a real business setting while earning course credit.

How Students can get Started
Contact the Office of Career Management for internship and career opportunities.

Contact Jack Jensen at john.jensen@moore.sc.edu, Director for the Center of Global Supply Chain and Process Management, for questions on certifications.

 

PARTICIPATE: Research

Related Course(s)
MGSC 497 - GSCOM Capstone Project

Sample Research Projects or Topics 

  • AVAYA: Billing Adjustment Process Improvement
  • Carolinas HealthCare System: Supply Room Inventory System
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated: Throughput and Velocity Study
  • Siemens: Medium Voltage System Supply Chain Analysis
  • Sonoco: Inventory Optimization

Other Recommendations
GSCPM Center Industry Summit - students present their process improvement capstone projects to industry representatives.

Why this is Important 
This is an opportunity to work closely with a business and a faculty director to apply concepts and tools needed for careers in global supply chain and operations management.

How Students can get Started
Contact your advisor or any management science faculty member if you are interested in getting more involved with research projects.

 

INTEGRATE

How to Integrate 
MGSC 495 and 497 provide students the opportunity to apply the tools and concepts learned throughout the management science curriculum. Students who are accepted into MGSC 497 develop these skills in a real world business setting. 

 

LEAD

Career Opportunities 

  • Business Analyst
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Process Improvement Specialist
  • Procurement
  • Service Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consulting

Related Graduate Programs 

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
  • Ph.D. in Operations Management
Marketing

To learn more about making the most of your educational experiences within and beyond the classroom contact: 
Jeff Rehling, Clinical Faculty and Director, Center for Marketing Solutions, Jeffrey.rehling@moore.sc.edu  

 

PARTICIPATE: Community Service

Related Course(s)
MKTG 453 – Marketing Practicum
MKTG 455 – Marketing Communications and Strategy
MKTG 465 – Marketing Strategy and Planning (selected sections may have project-based work)

Recommended Sites/Experiences
Each of these courses listed above require completion of a real client project, usually by a group of students. Past clients have included not-for-profit and service organizations. An example of an experience includes the Marketing and Market Research Scholars.

Why this is Important
Successful marketers must have a strong understanding of their industry, their brand/products, and their community in order to be successful. Active community service participation is critical to creating a well-rounded student who has both the technical as well as practical skills to start their marketing career.

How Students can get Started
Explore required and elective courses and contact the faculty advisor. Contact the Director of the Center for Marketing Solutions, Jeff Rehling regarding Market Research Scholars.  

 

PARTICIPATE: Diversity & Social Advocacy

Recommended Sites/Experiences

  • Students have the opportunity to choose to work with selected non-profits (general statements)
  • Sustainable Carolina

Sample Research or Advocacy Project Topics
Marketing strategy development for Sustainable Carolina

Why this is Important
Marketing is not only instrumental in driving business success but also often leads the community outreach efforts on behalf of the business in an effort to build strong customer relationships. Whether in supporting sustainability, community service, or other non-profit organizations, active marketing advocacy provides both a great learning opportunity as well as prepares students to be an immediate leader as they start their marketing careers.

How Students can get Started
Consult with your favorite faculty member to discuss a proposal in an area of interest for possible research opportunities.

 

PARTICIPATE: Global Learning

Related course 
Students can take a variety of marketing course that meet major requirements while abroad. Examples include:

  • MKTG 350 – Principles of Marketing
  • MKTG 451 – Topics in Marketing (selected sections)

Timing for Study Abroad
Summers after Sophomore or Junior year. Students can study abroad during the semester by coordinating with the Study Abroad Office and your advisor.

Opportunities/Destinations
Various Maymester and summer marketing faculty-lead study abroad experiences.

  • Italy
  • Spain

Why this is Important
Today’s marketing environment is globally connected. Thus understanding cultural differences, geographic dynamics, and business environments is a foundational component to successful business and marketing planning. From small, local companies to Fortune 100 enterprises, global knowledge is the foundation for future growth.

How Students can get Started
Contact Moore School Study Abroad Office.

 

PARTICIPATE: Peer Leadership

Student Organization(s) 

Other Leadership Opportunities

Why this is Important 
Marketing is typically at the center of successful businesses due to its role in driving business growth. To be a successful marketer, it is critical that students develop tangible leadership skills that will translate to the real world. These types of organizations provide marketing students with an opportunity to gain and apply leadership experience.  

How Students can get Started
Visit the student organization websites for more information or contact the Director of the Center for Marketing Solutions, Jeff Rehling.

 

PARTICIPATE: Internships/Professional Practice

Related Course(s)

  • MKTG 453 – Marketing Practicum
  • MKTG 455 – Marketing Communications and Strategy
  • MKTG 465 – Marketing Strategy and Planning (selected sections may have project-based work)
  • MKTG 499 — Undergraduate Internship

Recommended Sites/Work Experiences 
Permission of marketing department chair and Marketing Internship Director, Courtney Worsham. General statement about the broad range of industries. There is also an opportunity to work with the Marketing and Market Research Scholars.

Certifications

  • National Association of Sales Professionals (NASP) professional selling certification
  • (Second certification)

Professional Organizations

Why this is Important 
There are certain elements of marketing that are best learned through hands-on application, including creative thinking, problem solving, selling skills and communication experience. These professional practice opportunities provide an opportunity to learn marketing in a real business setting while earning course credit.

How Students can get Started
Contact the Marketing Internship Director, Courtney Worsham.

 

PARTICIPATE: Research

Related Course(s)
Any of our courses involving market research immerse students in practical application of research.

  • MKTG 453 — Marketing Scholars Practicum

Sample Research Projects or Topics 
Work with director of marketing scholars program to address the research needs of a local business or non-profit organization.

Other Recommendations
Must be admitted by permission of instructor. Limited to marketing majors with outstanding academic performance.

Why this is Important 
Market research and the insights that come from it are the foundation of a successful marketing strategy. This is an opportunity to work closely with a business and faculty director to provide marketing intelligence through research to inform marketing decision makers.

How Students can get Started
Contact your favorite faculty member who shares a similar research interest to you or contact Jeff Rehling.

 

INTEGRATE

How to Integrate
A true holistic learning experience includes a combination of traditional coursework, case studies, experiential projects, and student lead internships. The Marketing Program is structured to allow the students the flexibility to participate in this variety of different experiences and integrate them prior to starting their professional careers.

This approach teaches the fundamentals of the marketing discipline (e.g., research techniques, strategic thinking, and brand and product management) along with (hard and soft skills) collaboration skills, critical thinking, time management, business writing, and presentation skills.

 

LEAD

Initial Career Opportunities 

  • Market Research
  • Business Analytics
  • Brand and Product Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Sales management and personal selling
  • Retail management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consulting

Related Graduate Programs 

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Marketing
  • D. in Marketing

Future Career Opportunities 

  • Brand and product management
  • General manager (e.g., division, business, country)
  • Consulting partner
  • Marketing director
  • Marketing professor