This is a Double (Dual) Degree program between the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business (USC) and Aalto University. The program is designed as a doubl/dual degree program, which allows students to pursue degrees at both institutions. Each institution confers its own degree for work done to meet the graduation standards of the program of that institution. The program will give selected students from both instituions the opportunity to acquire the Master of International Business (MIB) from USC and the Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration in Management and International Business from Aalto (MIB-Aalto), through the recognition of academic coursework, in accordance with all curriculum requirements of each respective insitution.
The intended length of study for the double degree program shall be two years. USC double degree students will spend the first two semesters at USC. Students spend the third and fourth semesters at Aalto.
In order to be awarded both degrees, students have to meet the requirements of both degrees. All requirements for the University of South Carolina degree will be met by courses taken at University of South Carolina. Requirements for the Aalto MIB degree will be met by courses taken at the University of South Carolina and courses taken at Aalto. Each institution will be the sole judge of whether a student has completed the requirement for the degree that it awards.
Students in the program take 30 credit hours at USC, all in the MIB program. These 30 credit hours satisfy the requirements for the MIB degree.
Students in the Aalto MIB program must complete at least 60 credit hours, depending on background and various specializations available. To receive the MIB degree, students need to take at least 30 credits at Aalto equal to or greater than 50% of the total for both degrees.
In answering the question on delivery location, 100% of the credit hours for the USC degree will be given via traditional face-to-face delivery at USC. Consequently, we have answerd the question from the perspective of the two degrees, but the USC Department Chair is the signatory to the APA.