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Darla Moore School of Business

Peace Corp Partnership

The Darla Moore School of Business has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the Peace Corps. Returned volunteers add a unique perspective to our International MBA cohort with their experiences in developing countries.

Offering the unique opportunity to complete a rigorous MBA curriculum, language immersion and extensive international corporate consulting project, the International MBA provides you with the opportunity for a dynamic global career upon graduation.

Benefits for Returned Peace Corps Applicants

  • Application fee waiver
  • Peace Corps service satisfies the two-year minimum work experience requirement if service is completed prior to the start of the International MBA
  • As part of the Global Leadership Fellows program, all returned Peace Corps volunteers who are South Carolina residents and meet the criteria will receive a fellowship award of $2,500. All returning volunteers who are out-of-state residents and meet the criteria will be awarded a fellowship of $1,500 plus an additional award package with a value of approximately $28,170, which covers the difference between the in-state and out-of-state program fee rate for nonresidents. Additional funding opportunities may also be available for South Carolina residents and nonresidents who are selected as Global Leadership Fellows.
  • There are two available fellowships covering up to 30 percent of the applicable program fee for returned Peace Corps volunteers, in addition to benefits outlined as part of the Global Leadership Fellows program. The two candidates are selected based on the strength of their application.

Additional funding opportunities can be found at Financing Your Education.

As a returned Peace Corps volunteer, I wanted an MBA program that emphasized and valued cultural integration as well as recognized the growing necessity for socially responsible business practices across the globe and in various industries."

— Kate Williams, International MBA 2015, Nicaragua SBD 2011-2013