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The Darla Moore School of Business at University of South Carolina

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 30
Application deadline (international students) April 30
Application fee $100

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 65.7% - High
Average age of new entrants 27
Average undergraduate GPA 3.33 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.91-3.83
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 70
Average GMAT score 633 - Medium
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 580-690
Students with prior work experience 86
Average work experience (months) 40

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 70.9%
Average age of new entrants 33
Average undergraduate GPA 3.24
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.6-3.83
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 147
Average GMAT score 597
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 530-690
Students with prior work experience 163
Average work experience (months) 99

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
We ask the following questions 1)How well can we predict applicant will do in the academic program? We review GPA & GMAT or GRE. 2)How well can we predict applicant will do in the search for employment? We consider experience, recommendations & communication skills. 3)Is this program the right fit? We look at interpersonal skills, leadership & teamwork experiences, international awareness.
Executive program
For the Moore School's EIMBA program, students apply to both Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara, MX and the Moore School. Factors considered include: TOEFL score, PAEP score, two letters of recommendation and a resume. Students should have at least seven years of progressive work experience.
Part-time program
The factors used for admission include: GMAT or GRE score, undergraduate GPA, work experience, two letters of recommendation, and a resume. Interviews are by invitation only.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Scott King
Full-time program phone (803) 777-4346
Full-time program E-mail gradinfo@moore.sc.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​moore.​sc.​edu
Executive program phone (803) 777-4346
Executive program E-mail gradinfo@moore.sc.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​moore.​sc.​edu
Part-time program phone (803) 777-4346
Part-time program E-mail gradinfo@moore.sc.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​moore.​sc.​edu
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(13) Departments/concentrations
accounting marketing
economics management information systems
entrepreneurship not-for-profit management
finance production/operations management
general management organizational behavior
human resources management supply chain management/logistics
international business
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand entrepreneurship, finance, international business, marketing, supply chain management/logistics
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time other, part-time evenings and weekends, other executive MBA
Joint programs available law

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The International MBA at the Moore School covers global issues in all classes - students are exposed to international business issues from day one. IMBA students choose the Global Track or a Language Track - Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese or Spanish. Students are required to take a 4- to 6-month internship with an international company, typically overseas.
Executive program
The program has 10 core courses and 5 special topic courses taught at the Tec de Monterrey campus in Guadalajara, MX. There are three international seminars which include travel to China and the USA for lectures, company visits and cultural learnings.
Part-time program
The PMBA program has 10 core courses and six electives for a total of 48 credits. Students may concentrate in International Business by taking four of six electives in International Business. To be eligible, one of the electives must be "Exploring Global Business" which requires a seven to ten day study abroad experience.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#64 Best Business Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#3 in International
#25 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 45
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Acceptance rate 65.7% - High
Average starting salary and bonus $80,420 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.33 - Medium
Average GMAT score 633 - Medium
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 56.5% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 73.9% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 187
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 574

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 187
Minority students 9.6%
International students 20.9%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 387
Minority students 13.4%
International students 10.3%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Robert Godfrey
Financial aid phone (803) 777-8134

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $41,480 total program (in-state)
Full-time: $68,805 total program (out-of-state)
Part-time: $622 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $622 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,000 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $19,500
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $47,462

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships 0
Research assistantships 0
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of South Carolina has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 88
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 69
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 56.5% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 73.9% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 47
Low base salary $45,000
Average base salary $75,963
High base salary $124,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $45,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $74,702
High base salary: U.S citizen $124,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $50,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $83,171
High base salary: Foreign nationals $110,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 18
Low signing bonus $1,500
Average signing bonus $11,639
High signing bonus $35,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $1,500
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $10,750
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $18,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $14,750
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $35,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 2
Low other compensation N/A
Average other compensation N/A
High other compensation N/A

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 12
Marketing/sales low salary $48,600
Marketing/sales average salary $80,055
Marketing/sales high salary $124,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 13
Operations/production low salary $50,000
Operations/production average salary $71,423
Operations/production high salary $90,000
Number reporting general management jobs 7
General management low salary $60,000
General management average salary $76,352
General management high salary $110,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 11
Finance/accounting low salary $45,000
Finance/accounting average salary $80,967
Finance/accounting high salary $122,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 1
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 3
Consulting low salary $48,000
Consulting average salary $69,333
Consulting high salary $85,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 1
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 3
Other occupations low salary $60,000
Other occupations average salary $70,000
Other occupations high salary $85,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 2
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 22
Manufacturing low salary $48,600
Manufacturing average salary $75,076
Manufacturing high salary $96,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 1

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 6
Northeast low salary $45,000
Northeast average salary $74,540
Northeast high salary $105,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 10
Middle Atlantic low salary $48,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $74,052
Middle Atlantic high salary $96,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 20
South low salary $48,600
South average salary $73,716
South high salary $122,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 7
Midwest low salary $72,000
Midwest average salary $80,286
Midwest high salary $90,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 4
Southwest low salary $65,000
Southwest average salary $71,667
Southwest high salary $85,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 2
West low salary N/A
West average salary N/A
West high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally 2
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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