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Moore School still strong in U.S.News rankings

The University of South Carolina continues to be ranked among the nation’s best graduate programs in international business in U.S. News & World Report’s annual issue, “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

For 21 years, the Darla Moore School of Business has been the highest ranked public university MBA program in the international business category. Ranked behind the Thunderbird School of Global Management (Garvin) of Arizona and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), the Moore School bested Columbia University, Harvard University, Duke University (Fuqua), the University of California Berkeley (Haas) and the University of Southern California (Marshall) among other prestigious business schools.

“In an increasingly competitive field, we are proud that the Moore School remains ranked as the No. 1 public university in international business,” Moore School Dean Hildy Teegen said. “At Moore, we are as committed as ever to international business, evidenced by the launch of innovative and interdisciplinary degree programs and the continued efforts of world-class faculty, staff and students.”

The Moore School also was ranked No. 41 for part-time MBA programs. The category was new, and 314 schools were ranked.

Last year, the Moore School launched two innovative international programs for graduate and undergraduate students. The new Master of International Business (MIB) is a one-year interdisciplinary graduate program that is offered jointly with the College of Arts and Sciences (political science) and the School of Law. The International Business and Chinese Enterprise (IBCE) is a partnership program with the Chinese University of Hong Kong for undergraduates; it includes two years of study in Hong Kong and intensive language and cultural training.

As in past years, the magazine featured some previous rankings of graduate programs. Included in those were the university’s No. 2 ranking for school-library media (School of Library and Information Science) and No. 4 ranking for social psychology (College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Sociology).

The issue of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” will hit newsstands April 27.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 04/16/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 04/23/10 @ 9:58 AM | Permalink

U.S.News rankings

  • International business: No. 3 overall and tops among public universities
  • School-library media: No. 2
  • Social psychology: No. 4

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