Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1222
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $10,416
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    4,426
  • University Selectivity
    63%
  • University Yield
    41%
  • Job Offers
    65%
  • Average Salary
    $46,770
  • Top Industry
    Other
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1919
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
1705 College St.
Columbia, South Carolina 29208, United States
Website
405x225

Moore School of Business

Moore School 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. More than 4,000 undergraduate and almost 1,000 MBA, master and doctoral students attend the Darla Moore School of Business. 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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Our school puts an emphasis on teaching students international business practices. Students graduating from USC are prepared to enter a global economy. The Supply Chain management program at our school is exceptional. The Supply Chain program also has a global emphasis.

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Events Calendar

  • Sep 27
    12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    QS World MBA Tour - San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA

    Whether you are across town, across the country or across the globe, we offer several options to meet a representative from our full-time MBA programs. You will find these opportunities informative and helpful in your decision-making process. Connect with Moore provides you with the opportunity to meet with a Moore School MBA representative one-on-one to learn more about our MBA programs or to conduct your admissions interview.

  • Sep 28
    12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    QS World MBA Tour - Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA

    Whether you are across town, across the country or across the globe, we offer several options to meet a representative from our full-time MBA programs. You will find these opportunities informative and helpful in your decision-making process. Connect with Moore provides you with the opportunity to meet with a Moore School MBA representative one-on-one to learn more about our MBA programs or to conduct your admissions interview.

  • Oct 11
    12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    QS World MBA Tour - London

    London, England

    Whether you are across town, across the country or across the globe, we offer several options to meet a representative from our full-time MBA programs. You will find these opportunities informative and helpful in your decision-making process. Connect with Moore provides you with the opportunity to meet with a Moore School MBA representative one-on-one to learn more about our MBA programs or to conduct your admissions interview.

About University of South Carolina

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
63% University of South Carolina 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. High school GPA
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
31551% 31,551
63% 63
41% 41
63% School Selectivity
41% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT for all undergraduate freshmen
  • TOEFL for all international students
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

Freshman admission is primarily based upon combination of grades earned in specific high school courses and official SAT/ACT scores. Students completing required 18 academic high school courses with at least a "B" average and at least 1140 SAT (critical reading + math) or 24 ACT composite are usually competitive for admission. Other factors that may be considered: extraordinary personal circumstances, special talents, outstanding extracurricular activities, and evidence of leadership.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
6178% 6,178
63% 63
37% 37
63% Program Selectivity
37% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.0
  • Other transfer requirements Must have a Calculus course completed with a C or better. Must have at least 15 hours in the USC system completed at the time of application.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 94
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Other 37%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 15%
  • Manufacturing 10%
  • Consulting 5%
Vanguard 6
Top Employer
  • Deloitte 6
  • PwC 6
  • Bank of America 4
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
65% 65
62% 61.74527272727272
65% Receive Offers
65% 65
59% 59.252482758620694
65% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
79% Graduates seeking full-time employment
21% Graduates not seeking employment
67% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
3% 3
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
19% 19
Data not provided
General Management
14% 14
Data not provided
Human Resources
3% 3
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
2% 2
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
34% 34
Data not provided
Operations/Production
3% 3
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
2% 2
Data not provided
Other
20% 20
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
6% 6
Data not provided
Consumer Products/Retail
12% 12
Data not provided
Consulting
5% 5
Data not provided
Financial Services
15% 15
Data not provided
Government/Education
5% 5
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
1% 1
Data not provided
Manufacturing
10% 10
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
Data not provided
Non-Profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
1% 1
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology/Science
5% 5
Data not provided
Transportation
1% 1
Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
37% 37
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
11% 11
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
13% 13
Data not provided
U.S. South
62% 62
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
5% 5
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
7% 7
Data not provided
U.S. West
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Dixon Hughes 3
  • Merrill Lynch 2
  • Grant Thornton 2
  • Northwestern Mutual 2
  • SCANA 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 93
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$22,219
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $10,416
  • Fees $1,900
  • Expenses $9,903
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$39,931
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $28,128
  • Fees $1,900
  • Expenses $9,903
56% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 6%
  • Merit 94%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.sc.edu/financialaid
Scholarships
$4,684,956
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$5,229,836
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Moore School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
61% 56
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
53% 31
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 Moore School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Insurance, Finance, Real Estate, Business Economics
More Information
Business Program Classes
14% Less than 20 Students 17% More than 50 Students
69% 21 to 50 students
31 Average number of students in non-business required electives
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2009
Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Science/Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science/Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Science/Finance
  • Bachelor of Science/Management
  • Bachelor of Science/Management Science
  • Bachelor of Science/International Business
  • Bachelor of Science/Marketing
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
147% 147
48% 48
Prominent Faculty
  • Dr. Allen Berger

  • Dr, Manoj Malhotra

  • Dr. Kendall Roth

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    le for work study or co-op; many are offered through the University of South Carolina Career Center

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    The University Study Abroad Office offers opportunities to study in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The Moore School offers faculty-led study abroad options in multiple areas such as Africa, Europe, and South America.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Global and regional service learning opportunities are frequently explored. Moore School students complete service projects through student organizations and through established programs such as Habit for Humanity.

Students

13% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 52% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1290 75th Percentile Score on SAT 30 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
84% 84
Multiethnic
4% 4
Hispanic
4% 4
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
5%
11%
2%
62%
19%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
97% 97
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
3% 3
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
89% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
58% 58
80% 80

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 31,386
Alumni Donations
$990 Average Gift $50,000 Largest Gift

Heather Hackett, Senior Gift Planning Manager

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Mark E. Khalil

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Sony Corporation of America

  • Larry W. Kellner

    Retired CEO/Chairman, Continental Airlines

  • Emory Wayne Rushton

    Promontory Financial Group Previously Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief National Bank Examiner, U.S. Office of the Comptroller of Currency