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Darla Moore School of Business


Oxford Scholars

One of the most prestigious programs offered at the Darla Moore School of Business, the IB Oxford Scholar program awards two Honors international business students the chance to spend three terms studying at the University of Oxford in England.

Program Overview

Through a rigorous application and interview process, two of the finest Honors international business students will be chosen to spend January through June of their senior year at the University of Oxford-Lady Margaret Hall College. While studying at Oxford, they will be immersed in the tutorial system, a highly challenging and intellectually empowering educational tool. Lastly, they will complete their Honors thesis during the second term at Oxford as an extension of one of their tutorials

At Lady Margaret Hall College

The University of Oxford is composed of 38 self-governing interdisciplinary colleges where students live, eat and study. Lady Margaret Hal College (LMH), founded in 1878, is known for its progressive spirit, its commitment to the highest standards of teaching and research, and its openness to intellectual change. IB-Oxford Scholars will live in LMH College with other undergraduates and have the opportunity to take advantage of all LMH College and University of Oxford resources. Each IB-Oxford Scholar is assigned a personal tutor in his or her subject area, who is located at LMH and helps the student to organize a program of study. Like other Oxford undergraduates, IB-Oxford Scholars are taught in tutorials or small groups (typically one to three students) by Oxford tutors. This system of learning involves an intense interaction between the student and her or his tutor. The tutorial system in most subjects demands a great deal of individual reading and regular essay writing as well as frequent interaction with tutors. To further their understanding of the subject, students typically complement their tutorials by attending lecturers or classes taught by world-renown experts; however, grades are awarded based on performance in the tutorials.

What it takes to be an Oxford Scholar

Eligible students for the IB-Oxfords Scholar Program are members of the South Carolina Honors College who, by the end of their spring semester senior year, have largely completed their degree requirements. It is for these students that the IB-Oxford program will have most value. Study at Oxford will allow students to deepen their knowledge in areas that may be related to business and that they are highly interested in but which, because of curriculum requirements at USC, they were not able to study. Eligible students will receive an email from the university with the application to apply to the program.