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Business Administration, P.M.B.A.

Darla Moore School of Business

Now more than ever, an M.B.A. is a way to move forward — whether you are seeking advancement within your company, a career change or the opportunity to launch your own business.

We offer a flexible format designed for professionals from all industry backgrounds looking to gain the skills and connections to distinguish themselves in the marketplace and achieve greater professional success and impact. Hybrid delivery options bring the state's No. 1 program of its kind to all corners of South Carolina.

Program Highlights

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    We're No. 1

    Study in the state's No. 1 part-time MBA program; it is also ranked No. 19 in the nation (U.S. News & World Report).

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    Flexible Class Format

    Take classes in real time at eight regional sites on evenings and select Saturdays, with the option to attend class remotely.

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    Customizable Curriculum

    Enter in August or January and finish in 28 months, and choose from several specializations and graduate certificate options.

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    World-Class Faculty

    Learn from leading research and clinical faculty members who present timely topics related to real-world business issues.

What You’ll Study

You’ll master the hard and soft skills essential for success in business, regardless of your aspirations. Absorb accounting, human resources, management, finance, operations management and marketing coursework during six terms per year. You'll take nine core business courses and seven elective courses chosen to suit your interests, goals and career aspirations.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Communication

    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

    International and Domestic Business

    Building relationships and conducting transactions across borders

    Planning and Strategy

    Developing and implementing a comprehensive and effective approach to achieve specific goals

  • Leadership

    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Investment Manager
  • Corporate Finance Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Management and Finance Professional
  • Consumer Behavior Analyst
  • Supply Chain Risk Management Specialist

Workplace Settings

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Operations and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Human Resources

I learned several skills from the Professional MBA program, but the most valuable that I was able to capitalize on immediately was time management, successfully balancing multiple tasks and effectively managing a team.

Sandra McNeal
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