Innovation is the key to the success of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. The school has a history of keeping pace with the ever-changing global market through a blend of academic preparation and real-world experience. By emphasizing a global perspective, internships, foreign language learning and entrepreneurial opportunities, the school has earned international recognition.
In addition to a decades-long focus on international business, the Moore Schools most recent strategic focus area is sustainable enterprise and development. Its mission is to promote education and research to tackle the complex issues related to corporate responsibility, viable economic development and care of resources both human and natural. This strategy, together with a continuing focus in international business, furthers the Moore Schools leadership in international business and management education.
A few of its recent achievements and awards are listed below.
Ranked #1 public university MBA program for international business and #2 among all institutions in that specialty.
U.S.News & World Report, 2011
Ranked #2 for best international experience among the worlds top 100 business schools.
Financial Times, 2011
Ranked #3 for 'fastest return' on an MBA student's education investment.
Ranked in the top 50 by The Aspen Institutes Beyond Grey Pinstripes alternative ranking of how well schools prepare future leaders for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern business.
The Aspen Institute, 2009-2010
The International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) program at the Moore School is a comprehensive MBA with a strong global focus. The programs premise is that global business must be experienced to be understood. The IMBA program provides its graduates with expertise in global management and the international dimensions of business, supported by foreign language training and internship opportunities across the globe. As a result, graduates of the program master the economic, cultural and strategic factors that drive success in organizations around the world, ensuring that they think and act globally no matter where their future may lead them.
IMBA students are immersed in rigorous, intensive and globally focused business training. Equally important, students have a choice of eight languages: Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic. Students also complete a 5- to 6-month global internship which allows them to experience first-hand the cultural aspects and context of doing business in an international setting.
The Moore School is a large and comprehensive business school with more than 4,800 students in its undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs. More than 150 faculty are involved in teaching, research and service to the community. Both the Darla Moore School of Business and the School of Accounting are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the recognized international accrediting association for business schools.