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Moore School undergraduate program announces 22nd consecutive year as No. 1-ranked international business program

Sept. 14, 2020

The University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business announced today that its undergraduate international business program is ranked No. 1 according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges publication released on Monday, Sept. 14. This announcement marks the 22nd consecutive year that the program has been ranked as the top undergraduate international business program in the country.  Read the full story.

Gerry McDermott

Let's Get Business Moving: A New Plan for Supply Chain Innovation

Wednesday, Oct. 7
12 p.m.
Free and open to the public
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Don't miss the last panel discussion in the Supply Chain Updates: A Solutions Approach series. This is a live, online discussion with industry experts, moderated by Suzanne Dickerson and featuring Gerry McDermott (pictured), professor of international business at the Darla Moore School of Business.

Past News

Michael Murphree

International business faculty’s research wins award

Assistant professor Michael Murphree and his colleague won the Emerging Scholar in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award for their field research in Dongguan, China, from 2015 to 2018 exploring the growth and performance of small manufacturing firms. 

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Gerry McDermott teaching class

Rebuilding institutional capacity: the core solution to the COVID-19 crisis

International business professor Gerald McDermott and his colleague from the Emory University political science department have suggestions for how the United States can begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. McDermott is also the faculty director for the Folks Center for International Business.

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Past Events

David J. Firestein headshot

U.S.-China Relations: Issues, Challenges and Prospects 

with David J. Firestein, president and CEO, George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations

Special Thanks to The Rachel and Jim Hodges Fund and UofSC School of Journalism and Mass Communications

About David Firestein

Prior to joining the Bush China Foundation, Firestein was the inaugural executive director of The University of Texas at Austin’s China Public Policy Center and a clinical professor at UT’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Firestein led innovative interdisciplinary research and engagement on China-related domestic and foreign policy. Before joining UT, Firestein served as senior vice president and Perot Fellow at the EastWest Institute in the areas of U.S.-China relations, East Asian security and U.S.-Russia relations.

Firestein was a decorated career U.S. diplomat from 1992–2010, the author/co-author of three books on China and speaks Chinese at the near-native level. Throughout his career, Firestein has played an active role advancing U.S.-China and U.S.-Asia trade and was a principal architect of the U.S.-China High-Level Political Party Leaders Dialogue.

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The Impact of International Trade and Investment on South Carolina

Implications for Small and Medium-Sized Firms in the Era of Coronavirus

Part of COVID-19: Managerial Insights: Supporting Businesses During an Uncertain Time series

Gerald McDermottprofessor of international business in the Sonoco International Business Department and the Folks Center for International Business, led a discussion on the the impact of international trade and investment on South Carolina in June 2020 as part of the COVID-19 Managerial Insights radio series. . Key topics included:

  • The impact of changing international trade and investment in South Carolina, with an emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); 84% of exporters are SMEs
  • How S.C. firms can improve their international competitiveness and take advantage of their international ties during these uncertain times

Watch the live Zoom Q&A.
View the full series.


International Strategy in an Era of Trade Uncertainty forum

The Moore School's Folks Center for International Business held the International Strategy in an Era of Trade Uncertainty forum for business and industry leaders to address international trade trends.

The forum focused on recent shifts in the global trading sphere and the subsequent impact on U.S. trade policy and practices. 

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Mitchell Orenstein

Renowned Russian scholar discusses Russia's political influence

The Moore School's Folks Center for International Business hosted a debate with Mitchell Orenstein, a Russian and East European Studies professor at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Learn more about the Mitchell Orenstein discussion.


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