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Darla Moore School of Business – University of South Carolina - Professional MBA

University of South Carolina Moore School of Business Professional MBA Program Structure

The AACSB-accredited part-time Professional MBA at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business starts two times per year: once in January and once in August. It spans six consecutive seven-week terms, of which includes an immersion core courses that meet on three Saturdays during a 14-week period on campus. Students in the program complete 16 programs: nine core courses and seven electives. In a typical seven-week term, students meet on campus one night per week for classes from 6 to 9 p.m.


The bulk a student’s elective courses (seven of the 16 total courses required to complete the program) can be specialized in the following subjects: international business, finance, innovation/entrepreneurship, or marketing. Studying abroad experiences and certificate courses can also be considered electives towards the completion of the degree.

Part-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 22 (tie)

Class Profile

A reported 411 students are enrolled in the Professional MBA program, with 70.7 percent male students and 29.3 percent female students, with 21.8 percent international students.

The average GMAT score was 639 and the GPA was 3.2. Students join the program with around 9.4 years of professional work experience. The average age of the class is 33.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The estimated total cost of the University of South Carolina Professional MBA program at the Moore School of Business is currently $36,464 ($741 per credit), regardless of the state of the student’s residency. This includes fees, aside from the one-time $250 fee required to hold a spot in the program after earning admission. Additional fees for studying abroad are required.

Information on scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial resources can be found here.


Applicants to the University of South Carolina full-time MBA programs must have at least two years of prior work experience in order to apply, in addition to an accredited undergraduate degree, although it does not have to be in business. GMAT/GRE scores are typically required, but a waiver can be obtained for select candidates who already have a Master’s or Doctoral degree, or have at least seven years of professional or military experience.

The following must also be provided:

• A completed online application
• Official transcripts
• GMAT/GRE scores (waiver offered)
• Two letters of recommendation
• Three essays
• Proof of English proficiency (if necessary)

Application deadlines are as follows:

Fall 2020

Round One – April 1, 2020
Round Two – June 1, 2020
Round Three – June 25, 2020 (reviewed on case-by-case basis)

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