Profile Data from 2012

Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    622
  • Program Cost
    $42,845
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    54%
  • Selectivity
    85%
  • Job Offers
    82%
  • Average Salary
    $76,572
  • Top Industry
    Other
Contact Information
1705
College Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208, United States of America
Website
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Moore School of Business

About Moore School of Business

The Darla Moore School of Business is among the highest-ranked business schools in the world for international business education and research. Founded in 1919, the school has a history of innovative educational leadership, blending academic preparation with real-world experience through internships, study-abroad programs and entrepreneurism. The Moore School offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees, as well as distinctive executive education programs. In 1998, the school was named for South Carolina native and financier Darla Moore, the first major university business school to be named after a woman.

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-I had a unique opportunity to work and study on three continents in three different languages. I now have an unmatched understanding of business in the Middle East, and strong understanding of Chinese business practices. No other school American could provide me with the opportunity to live and study the language and culture in the depth that the Moore School of Business did.

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About University of South Carolina

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.33 GPA of All Applicants 3.34 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 45
  • Median 36
  • Middle 80% 11 to 78
Admissions Selectivity
85% Moore School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

622 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
77% 615
78% 622
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 155
85% 85.0
54% 54.0
Female
32% 32
International
35% 35
Re-Applicants
4% 4
8% 8
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Operations Management
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of South Carolina
  • Ohio State University
  • Clemson University
  • University of Virginia
  • Brigham Young University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • Application Essay Important
$41,793 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Honda Motor Company
  • Pepsi Co.
  • Deutsche Bank
  • BlackBoard, INC
  • Wells Fargo
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
0% 0
740 to 769
2% 2
3% 3
710 to 739
6% 6
6% 6
680 to 709
11% 11
10% 10
650 to 679
12% 12
14% 14
620 to 649
21% 21
23% 23
590 to 619
15% 15
16% 16
560 to 589
11% 11
10% 10
530 to 559
11% 11
11% 11
500 to 529
6% 6
3% 3
Under 500
4% 4
3% 3
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Other 27%
Top Industry
  • Manufacturing 20%
  • Technology 18%
  • Consumer Products 8%
Fed Ex 3
Top Employer
  • Amazon 2
  • ExxonMobil 2
  • Integration Point 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
82% Moore School of Business 84% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
61% 61
64% 63.67152671755726
61% Receive Offers
53% 53
58% 57.7590909090909
53% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
21% 21
21% 20.652301587301586
21% Receive Offers
28% 28
25% 24.575744680851063
28% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.422790697674418
0%
7% 7.03121212121212
61% Graduates seeking full-time employment
11% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Fed Ex 3
  • Amazon 2
  • ExxonMobil 2
  • Integration Point 2
  • SHEEX, Inc. 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
14% 14.3
$69,771.00
52K 90K
Finance/Accounting
20% 20
$77,900.00
55K 106K
Marketing/Sales
14% 14
$78,214.00
58K 104K
Information Technology
2% 2
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
33% 33
$80,194.00
55K 120K
Other
8% 8
$64,500.00
35K 85K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
6% 6.1
$92,667.00
68K 120K
Consumer Products
8% 8.2
$90,750.00
75K 110K
Financial Services
4% 4.1
Data not provided
Government
4% 4.1
Data not provided
Manufacturing
20% 20.4
$71,500.00
55K 80K
Petroleum/Energy
4% 4.1
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
8% 8.2
$70,000.00
65K 75K
Technology
18% 18.4
$69,944.00
55K 106K
Other
27% 26.5
$80,000.00
58K 118K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
18% 18.4
$76,496.00
55K 120K
More than one year, up to three years
29% 28.6
$66,571.00
35K 85K
More than five years
14% 14.3
$84,429.00
65K 110K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
2% 2
Data not provided
North America
98% 98
$76,393.00
35K 120K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
4% 4.1
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
14% 14.3
$69,267.00
52K 100K
U.S. South
47% 46.9
$75,457.00
55K 120K
U.S. Southwest
12% 12.2
$71,500.00
35K 104K
U.S. Midwest
8% 8.2
$80,500.00
72K 98K
U.S. West
12% 12.2
$90,683.00
60K 119K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 16
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board 76
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $42,845
  • Budget $46,732
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $70,725
  • Budget $60,672
$3,320 Average Scholarship Amount
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$225,730
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $47,769
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
44 Moore School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
30% 30
Case study
20% 20
Team project
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • International Management/Business
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months)
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • Completion of a telepresence infrastructure and a set of multimodal delivery mechanisms, in support of distance learning. Integration of Polycom and Cisco video conference / telepresence technologies.

Students: Who are my classmates?

8% Married Students 15% International Students
27% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
66% 66
Hispanic
12% 12
Asian American
8% 8
Student Citizenship
North America
85% 85
Asia
14% 14
Dual Citizen
6% 6
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Partners/Family
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

10,343 Living MBA Alumni 10 Countries where alumni clubs exist
4 Active alumni clubs
3% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.