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Darla Moore School of Business


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Academic Departments and Research

Faculty members at the Darla Moore School of Business are among the best in the world. Whether you are with a corporation seeking cutting-edge research to gain an advantage in the marketplace or a member of the media seeking valuable insight on current events, our faculty members are here to provide answers.

Our faculty are ranked No. 1 of the top 50 U.S. universities and No. 2 of the top 50 universities worldwide in terms of the total number of research articles published in International Business Review.

In a study of American business schools by professors from the University of Georgia, University of Illinois and Southern Methodist University, the Moore School ranked 30th nationally in terms of research productivity. USC ranked No. 2 in insurance, international business and real estate; No. 3 in production and operations management; No. 12 in management information systems; No. 21 in marketing; and No. 26 in management.

Faculty Expertise

The faculty is composed of more than 150 teachers, scholars and practitioners whose expertise encompasses the full spectrum of business disciplines and who were themselves educated at many of the finest universities in the world. 

Leadership

The Moore School is perhaps best known for its outstanding leadership in international business education and research. For the past 18 years, the school's undergraduate major in international business has been ranked No. 1 in that specialty, and its International Master of Business Administration program is currently ranked No. 1 and has been ranked in the top three for 25 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. In 2017, the Financial Times ranked the school's MBA program as No. 1 in international experience.

Research

The school is home to thriving research centers, such as the Riegel & Emory Human Resource Center, the Operations and Supply Chain Center and the Moore School's Division of Research. In 1990, the U.S. Department of Education selected the Moore School as one of five educational institutions in the country, and the only one in the Southeast, to serve as a Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER).

Programs

The school offers a wide range of programs in addition to its international specializations: nine undergraduate concentrations, seven master's programs and two Ph.D. programs; the Daniel-Mickel Center for Executive Development; and an annual Economic Outlook Conference that draws widely from the public sector as well as academia.