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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    664
Contact Information
1705
College Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208, United States of America
Website

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.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    60%
  • Selectivity
    58%
  • Job Offers
    87%
  • Average Salary
    $79,997.00
  • Top Industry
    Manufacturing

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About University of South Carolina

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.31 GPA of All Applicants 3.38 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 49
  • Median 37
  • Middle 80% 23 to 90
Admissions Selectivity
58% Moore School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

664 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
79% 630
83% 664
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 81
58% 58.0
60% 60.0
Female
24% 24
International
33% 33
Re-Applicants
10% 10
25% 25
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • International Business
  • Finance
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Duke University
  • Univ. of South Carolina
  • National Institute of Technology, India
  • Gauhati University, India
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
$60,860 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • U.S. Armed Services
  • The Peace Corps.
  • Delta Airlines
  • KPMG
  • Michelin North America
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
3% 3
3% 3
710 to 739
5% 5
14% 14
680 to 709
13% 13
17% 17
650 to 679
17% 17
28% 28
620 to 649
35% 35
34% 34
590 to 619
9% 9
4% 4
560 to 589
7% 7
0% 0
530 to 559
4% 4
0% 0
500 to 529
0% 0
0% 0
Under 500
7% 7
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Manufacturing 23%
Top Industry
  • Technology 17%
  • Financial Services 15%
  • Consumer Products 12%
Coca Cola 2
Top Employer
  • Avaya 2
  • Pan American Life Insurance 2
  • Ingersoll Rand 1
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
87% Moore School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
64% 64
64% 63.699022556390986
64% Receive Offers
64% 64
58% 57.85206896551723
64% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
23% 23
21% 21.110859375
23% Receive Offers
21% 21
25% 24.93132867132867
21% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
75% Graduates seeking full-time employment
15% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Coca Cola 2
  • Avaya 2
  • Pan American Life Insurance 2
  • Ingersoll Rand 1
  • Verizon 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
15% 15
$90,850.00
70K 112K
Finance/Accounting
15% 15
$83,213.00
58K 125K
General Management
10% 10
$85,500.00
58K 110K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
17% 17
$71,333.00
40K 96K
Information Technology
0% 0
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
37% 37
$74,764.00
40K 115K
Other
6% 6
$92,333.00
77K 115K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
8% 8
$91,450.00
70K 115K
Consumer Products
12% 12
$90,833.00
53K 112K
Financial Services
15% 15
$80,850.00
58K 125K
Manufacturing
23% 23
$74,835.00
49K 115K
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
Data not provided
Non-profit
2% 2
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
4% 4
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
6% 6
$77,333.00
65K 87K
Real Estate
4% 4
Data not provided
Technology
17% 17
$82,944.00
58K 100K
Other
8% 8
$75,750.00
40K 96K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
19% 19
$73,940.00
40K 115K
More than one year, up to three years
39% 39
$78,015.00
40K 110K
More than five years
21% 21
$82,709.00
49K 125K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
4% 4
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
6% 6
$87,340.00 Data not provided
North America
90% 90
$80,266.00
40K 125K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
12% 12
$82,183.00
40K 125K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
10% 10
$86,600.00
80K 99K
U.S. South
50% 50
$74,208.00
49K 115K
U.S. Southwest
10% 10
$85,600.00
70K 97K
U.S. Midwest
6% 6
$87,333.00
75K 100K
U.S. West
4% 4
Data not provided
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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
  • Sonoco 5
  • Daimler AG 4
  • Honeywell 4
  • Apple 2
  • Michelin 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • NMBAA Houston, TX
  • ROMBA New Orleans, LA
  • Womens MBA Boston, MA
  • Net Impact California

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$116,648
Total Opportunity Cost
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$116,648
Total Opportunity Cost
$3,320 Average Scholarship Amount
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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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) 23
  • 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?

14% Married Students 25% International Students
27% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
89% 89
Native American
10% 10
Hispanic
1% 1
Student Citizenship
North America
57% 57
Asia
29% 29
Dual Citizen
14% 14
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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.