Sustainable Design for Sustainable Business
The new Moore School building is a major change of pace for the university's normal architecture and houses state-of-the-art technology and impressive green features throughout.
It has created considerable buzz since its groundbreaking in 2011 and continues to impress daily — both for its striking appearance and in the way it's transforming business education.
A Century of Leadership in Business Higher Education
Founded in 1919, the Moore School has a history of innovative educational leadership, blending academic preparation with real-world experience through internships, consulting projects, study abroad programs and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Moore School has grown into a thriving site of academic excellence with an enrollment of more than 5,500 undergraduate students and more than 800 graduate students. The school offers a wide range of programs in nine undergraduate concentrations, seven master’s degree and two Ph.D. degrees as well as executive education programs and consulting services to the business community.
In 1998, the school was named for South Carolina native Darla Moore, making the University of South Carolina the first major university to name its business school after a woman.
In December of 2013, the Darla Moore School of Business took occupancy of its new home at the gateway to the university’s Innovista research district. The Moore School’s new building is designed to enhance learning, research and collaboration and will set a new standard for innovation and energy efficiency in higher education facilities.
|1919||School of Commerce approved by state legislature on March 1|
|1919||First dean of the department, George E. Olson, began on Nov. 1|
|1920||Degree program established with first official classes starting Sept. 15|
|1923||Nine students graduate from the business school, becoming the first class to do so|
|1944||Department of Retailing created|
|1946||School of Commerce becomes School of Business Administration; Master of Science in Business Administration established|
|1953||Bureau of Business and Economic Research (now Division of Research) opened|
|1959||Master of Business Administration established|
|1960||Charles E. Daniel Center for Management Education opened|
|1962||Undergraduate AACSB Accreditation granted|
|1963||Graduate AACSB Accreditation granted|
|1966||School of Business Administration becomes College of Business Administration; Ph.D. in Business Administration established; Master of Accountancy established|
|1967||Ph.D. in Economics established|
|1969||USC-Business Partnership Foundation formed|
|1970||MBA-ETV (now Professional MBA) launched|
|1973||H. William Close Building completed|
|1974||Master of International Business Studies established|
|1979||Franklin L. Roddey Small Business Development Center of South Carolina opened|
|1982||Riegel & Emory Human Resource Research Center opened|
|1983||Francis M. Hipp Building completed; Master of Personnel and Employment Relations (now Master of Human Resources) established|
|1986||Master of Taxation established|
|1990||School of Accounting created; Center for International Business Education and Research opened|
|1994||International Master of Business Administration established|
|1997||Center for Applied Real Estate Education and Research opened; the Faber Center for Entrepreneurship opened|
|1998||Darla Moore School of Business dedicated|
|2004||Executive International Master of Business Administration launched|
|2009||International Business and Chinese Enterprise track launched|
|2009||Master of International Business program launched|
|2011||Groundbreaking for new Moore School building|
|2013||Peter Brews named dean of the Moore School|
|2014||The Moore School takes occupancy of its new building|
|2016||Moore School building earns LEED Platinum certification|
The Name Behind the Success
The Moore School is named for one of the most successful women in business today — Darla Moore. She is a University of South Carolina graduate and the first woman to be profiled on the cover of Fortune magazine and named to the list of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business. Contributing to the success of our school is her way of giving back to UofSC and to South Carolina.
Darla Moore's contributions have allowed the Moore School to advance business education and produce top-notch graduates that have and will go on to pursue successful business careers.