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Celebrating 50 years of international business

International MBA program offering full financial awards in honor of 50 years of international business education

The Darla Moore School of Business is celebrating 50 years in 2024 of international business education and is offering full financial awards for top applicants enrolling in the IMBA program in summer 2024.

The University of South Carolina has been one of the top universities to implement and execute a rigorous International MBA curriculum to prepare tomorrow's business leaders. The Moore School was a pioneer 50 years ago when they started their international business program as one of the first institutions to focus on global education.

The IMBA program has been ranked No. 1 for 10 consecutive years and has been in the top 3 for 34 consecutive years — ever since U.S. News & World Report released their first IMBA rankings.

“The Moore School is excited to celebrate 50 years of international business programming in 2024,” said Darla Moore School of Business Dean Rohit Verma. “Our top programs have continued to thrive over the past 50 years and have built on its earlier success with a continually growing list of global partners and graduates who work on multiple continents. The program owes much of its success to our internationally renowned faculty, who are well-respected thought leaders in their fields and amazing teachers, and to our talented students, who are making their mark on the business world.”

The Moore School has built and enhanced exchanges and collaborations with more than 100 global partner schools during its 50-year history.

"One of the foremost reasons our international business program is No. 1 at the undergraduate and MBA level is the opportunities we’ve created for students to gain invaluable perspectives with our worldwide campus partners,” said Marc van Essen, associate dean of international programs and partnerships and international business professor. “The global classrooms and IMBA immersions provide interactions with a variety of companies, industries and people that broaden your horizon and introduce you to a different way of thinking. These immersions are a great way to really experience and understand the people, their traditions and their culture. Even if you plan to be employed in the U.S., the foreign experience gained by study abroad is deeply valued by companies."

International MBA students may choose from a selection of functional specializations that align with their interests and career goals, including:

  1. Marketing
  2. Supply Chain
  3. Strategic Management/Consulting
  4. Finance

Learn more about the functional specializations. »

International MBA program candidates can also choose optional certificates for areas they want to specialize in, including:

  1. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  2. Business Analytics
  3. Global Strategy
  4. Cybersecurity Management
  5. Strategic Innovation

Learn more about the optional certificates. »

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