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Overall insurance industry should see limited impacts from COVID-19, Moore School expert says

While the full economic impact of COVID-19 won't be determined for some time, one Moore School expert anticipates the impact of the pandemic on the insurance industry to be modest overall.

International MBA alumnus lauds lasting impact program has had on his career

Moore School International MBA alumnus Yogesh Chavda ('92 IMBA) is now working for U.S.-based social media conglomerate Pinterest after an already successful 27-year marketing career with companies Procter & Gamble, Amway, Kimberly-Clark and Spotify and as founder of Y2S Consulting in Chicago.

Moore School MBA affords alumna advancement opportunities with MUSC

Moore School MBA and UofSC alumna Caroline Brown ('11 UofSC public relations, '19 MBA) earned a new role with the Medical University of South Carolina as chief external affairs officer after she completed her MBA last year.

Dean Brews' Message to the Community No. 1

In June 1966, Robert Kennedy used a phrase in a speech in Cape Town now part of our vocabulary: May we live in interesting times. Commenting on the times he found himself in he noted: "Like it or not we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also more open to the creative energy of men than any other time in history."

Moore School International MBA program retains No. 1 ranking

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.

Economics Ph.D. student honored with memorial award for research paper

Fourth-year economics Ph.D. student Zehra Valencia recently won the Melayne Morgan McInnes Memorial Award for the best third-year economics Ph.D. paper in the Moore School.

Moore School's career preparation office realizing rewards with new strategic plan

The Darla Moore School of Business is experiencing huge payoffs after a strategic new direction for its Office of Career Management that was implemented in conjunction with a curriculum overhaul four years ago.

Moore School management faculty among most productive researchers

The Moore School management department faculty is among the most productive researchers in U.S. business schools, according to the Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity released last month.

Professional MBA program prepares Michelin employee for more responsibility, possible international promotions

Moore School alumnus Lyderic Champetier ('18 MBA) immediately applied the skills he learned through the Professional MBA program to his full-time position at Michelin, the French tire manufacturing company.

Alumnus begins new career in commercial real estate after leaving professional baseball

Moore School alumnus Michael Roth is famously known by the Gamecock community as one of the star pitchers that helped lead UofSC to back-to-back College World Series wins in 2010 and 2011. After spending seven years in professional baseball, Roth officially retired after the 2018 season and dedicated himself to a new career in commercial real estate.

One of first Moore School MBA graduates learned "markets drive everything" as greatest lesson from his program

A member of the first Moore School MBA graduating class recounts a "camaraderie" and feeling of "learning something others didn't' know" with the other nine students in his program as he looks back almost 60 years later.

Retired 35-year administrator and alumnus dies at age 90

Moore School alumnus and retired business school administrator and professor William "Bill" Putnam died Feb. 13 at the age of 90.

Former Chick-fil-A senior analyst emphasizes data proficiency as management science instructor

UofSC alumna and Moore School management science lecturer Beth Walters ('92 UofSC mathematics, '97 UofSC master's, statistics) shares the data analysis skills she obtained while working at Chick-fil-A, Inc., in her business classroom.

Moore School's Center for Business Communication Student Writing Award contest open for all business students

The Moore School's Center for Business Communication is hosting a competition for their Student Writing Award with cash prizes and the chance to advance to the national Association for Business Communication Student Competition.

Data Lab a "physical statement" showing Moore School's commitment to students becoming data proficient

The Moore School opened a Data Lab in the past year that assists students in becoming comfortable with data analytics, especially important as U.S. businesses face a major shortage of managers skilled in transforming large-scale data into insights that can guide decision-making and provide value to organizations.

UofSC graduates bequeath $100,000 to Moore School for future scholarships

Timothy Finch ('12 MBA) and Alice Jilling Finch ('90 psychology UofSC, minor in business administration) have made a provision in their will to provide $100,000 to the Moore School to support future undergraduate scholarships for students who have proven they are hardworking and eager to learn.

Management professor receives UofSC 2020 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award

Moore School management professor Robert Ployhart is one of five UofSC faculty honored with the 2020 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Awards.

Associate management science professor elected to INFORMS board of directors

Moore School associate professor Pelin Pekgün was recently elected to the 2020 INFORMS Board of Directors as the vice president of membership and professional recognition.

International course project teaches students consulting, sustainability

Eleven Moore School Master of International Business students are getting a firsthand look at how an organization considers the viability of expanding internationally while also trying to protect the environment.

New Moore School faculty researches how interactions with dogs versus cats vary consumer behavior

Moore School marketing associate professor Xiaojing Yang is interested in understanding the impacts of marketing practices on consumers' day-to-day lives. He applies a consumer behavior lens to his understanding of marketing.

The Proving Ground win helps MBA/JD candidate, his brothers launch military apparel company

Franklin McGuire is balancing the Moore School's MBA and UofSC law degree programs and a career as a U.S. Army officer with launching his and his brothers' new company, CIVVIESUPPLY. CIVVIESUPPLY is a patriotic and military-centered apparel company which in 2019 won the Moore School's The Proving Ground entrepreneurial competition.

Management chair and professor appointed editor of a top business journal

Moore School professor Sherry Thatcher has been appointed as the incoming editor for the Academy of Management Review. Thatcher, chair of the Moore School management department, will assume full editorial responsibility for all manuscripts in summer 2020 with her new appointment.

Master of Human Resources students grapple with advising an entire industry on cultural change

Recent Master of Human Resources graduates completed a consulting project in their final semester that gave them hands-on experience dealing with a real human resources issue while providing recommendations for an international corporate partner.

Two Professional MBA program students work with two SmartState Centers, two South Carolina companies to further new technology applications

The Moore School and Professional MBA students collaborated with two SmartState Centers and two South Carolina companies to apply new technologies in aerospace manufacturing to prosthetic limbs.

International MBA alumnus uses data analytics knowledge to stand out in multinational corporation

Moore School International MBA alumnus Brennan Dobbins ('18 IMBA) took his undergraduate engineering background and combined it with a top-ranked IMBA to launch a successful career as a senior strategy project manager for Lenovo's data center group.

 

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