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Darla Moore School of Business

Moore School International MBA program retains No. 1 ranking

March 17, 2020

The University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business announced today that its International MBA program is ranked No. 1, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools publication released on March 17. The International MBA program has been ranked in the top three for 31 consecutive years and No. 1 for the past seven years.

“We are thrilled to continue to receive this recognition,” said Darla Moore School of Business Dean Peter Brews. “Ranking as the No. 1 International MBA in the nation is a credit to our outstanding faculty and the educational excellence of our program. The Moore School is committed to delivering exceptional business programming that not only prepares graduates for future career success but teaches them the value of teamwork, integrity and resilience and hard skills like data analytics and understanding international marketplaces so that they can better lead and make a difference in corporations around the world.”

The 22-month International MBA program begins annually in July and features two tracks of study: the Global Track for in-country immersion where English is widely spoken or the Language Track for immersion in an international environment that includes language study.

“The No. 1 ranking for the International MBA showcases our commitment to prepare students to compete in global marketplaces,” said Satish Jayachandran, Moore School associate dean for full-time MBA programs and marketing department chair. “Our international business faculty are experts in their fields, and our students go on to have successful and high-level careers with an array of multi-national companies.”

The Moore School's part-time MBA program, the first of its kind when it was launched in 1970, is also ranked No. 1 in the state and is among the top 25 programs in the country. The Professional MBA program is currently ranked at No. 23 for part-time MBA programs, according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report publication.

“Having our Professional MBA program rank in the top 25 part-time MBA programs is an amazing accomplishment,” said Brews. “The innovative, multi-location classroom offerings, combined with stellar teaching and networking opportunities, ensures that our graduates gain the preparation needed to become the impactful and highly productive business leaders that companies seek.”

The Professional MBA program offers a flexible, part-time format that allows professionals to complete their MBAs while they continue to work. The program can be completed in 28 months with start dates in both January and August. Regionally networked classrooms allow students to interact with peers across eight different locations on Saturdays and evenings, and on-demand access – real time and delay – enables students to take classes on their own schedule.

Visit the International MBA and the Professional MBA web pages to learn more about these top-ranked programs.

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