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Darla Moore School of Business


Information for New Students

Congratulations on your admission into the Professional MBA program. Please read the following information carefully in order to become eligible for registration. 

Upon admission to the Professional MBA program you will receive an email from the University of South Carolina Graduate School announcing your admission to the Professional MBA program.

In early July 2017, the University of South Carolina’s Board of Trustees approved a non-refundable deposit of $250 for the Professional MBA program effective Fall 2017 term.  This deposit will be applied to your first term’s tuition bill and is due as soon as possible. Since this fee was recently implemented, there is currently not an on-line payment option.  You may pay by check or credit card.  USC policy prohibits accepting credit card information by phone or fax.  Please print the 2017 Professional MBA Program Deposit [pdf] form, complete it and mail it to the address on the form, enclosing a check if that’s your preferred method of payment.

Please take some time to go through the 2017 Professional MBA New Student Checklist [pdf] to learn about the required documentation required from newly admitted students. The checklist includes information about immunization and citizenship verification forms as well as web links for course registration, health insurance waivers and other needed information.

The Professional MBA program team will host required virtual on-boarding webinars that explain the details of the checklist as well as answer questions from attendees. You will receive invitations to these events by email.

Orientation for the Fall 2017 term will be held on Saturday, August 12 at the Darla Moore School of Business, 1014 Greene St., Columbia, South Carolina. Plan to arrive at 9 a.m., and dress is business casual. The day will provide an overview of the Professional MBA program, a faculty panel and greetings from Moore School Dean Peter Brews. It's a great time to meet classmates from the Professional MBA regional classroom you will be attending. The event will conclude around 3 p.m. and includes lunch and networking.

Blackboard is the academic software package used by faculty, staff and students at the university. The Professional MBA community page of Blackboard provides helpful information about navigating the program including electives offered, course schedules, the academic calendar and upcoming deadlines.

Professional MBA students will receive weekly emails that provide updates about courses, study abroad opportunities and networking events.