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Darla Moore School of Business

Tuition and Fees

 The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina charges a program fee (not a per-credit-hour fee) for MBA programs. This amount covers the tuition rate for the duration of the program. Payment of the program fee is distributed over the length of time the student is enrolled in the program.

For students enrolled in the International MBA program, payment of the program fee is distributed over the length of the program (dependent upon two- or three-year tracks). Special rates exist for residents of states participating in the Academic Common Market (ACM) and citizens of Taiwan through a sister-state agreement. An additional fee is charged for Chinese, Japanese and Arabic tracks.


MBA Program Fee 2015-2016
Resident $35,702
Non-resident $40,790
Resident JD/MBA* $28,220
Non-Resident JD/MBA* $32,266 
Active Duty Military**  $27,500

Special Fees

Assessed Per Semester
Student Health Center Fee $174
Technology Fee $200 (part-time students pay $17/credit hour)
Application Fee $100
Matriculation Fee $80
International Student Enrollment Fee $750
Deposit $1,000 (non-refundable-applied to first payment)

*In addition to tuition and fees listed above, JD/International MBA students are also responsible for paying the School of Law tuition and fees.

**Rate applies to individuals who are active duty when starting the program and will resume active duty military service upon completion of the program. 

International MBA

  International MBA Program Fee
(Approved for Academic Year 2015-20161)
Resident Type
Program Fee 
South Carolina Resident International MBA  $43,142
2Residents of ACM eligible states International MBA $43,142
3Taiwanese Citizens (Sister-State agreement) International MBA $43,142
Non-Resident  International MBA $71,580
4South Carolina Resident JD/International MBA $35,504 
4Non-Resident  JD/International MBA $58,968
Special Fees  
Student Health Center Fee  $174/semester
Technology Fee $200/semester
Supplemental language fee for three-year tracks (Japanese, Chinese and Arabic)  $4,000 (one-time fee charged prior to the start of the language immersion) 
Non-recurring fees (one-time fees) 
Application Fee  $100
Matriculation Fee  $80
International Student Enrollment Fee  $750
Deposit (non-refundable, applied to first payment) $1,000


1Program fee is for the duration of the program and not an annual fee.
2The Academic Common Market (ACM): This program was established to help out-of-state students reduce the monetary investment needed for graduate studies. Under the ACM agreement, a non-resident student may pay in-state tuition, provided the institution they wish to attend is a member of the ACM and no comparable program is available within their state of legal residency. Of the member states of the ACM, some offer an International MBA program; thus, residents of those states would not be eligible for the reduced costs for out-of-state programs.

Refer to the table below for a representation of states supporting the International MBA program at the Moore School:

● Alabama ● Arkansas States marked with a "●" denote anticipating entities supporting the International MBA program at the Moore School. States listed in italics denote participation in the ACM, but currently do not support the International MBA program. 

This information is subject to change and it is managed by the ACM directly.
● Delaware ● Florida 
● Georgia ● Kentucky
● Louisiana    Maryland 
● Mississippi    Oklahoma 
   Tennessee ● Texas
● Virginia ● West Virginia

3University of South Carolina/Taiwan Sister-State Tuition Benefit: This program was established through the sister-state agreement between South Carolina and Taiwan. Through this agreement — valid for candidates enrolling in academic year 2014-15 and to be reviewed each year — any International MBA candidate who is a citizen of Taiwan would pay in-state tuition, significantly lowering the cost of the program. To qualify, applicants must be admitted to International MBA program and must demonstrate Taiwan citizenship with a valid passport.

4In addition to tuition and fees listed above, JD/International MBA students are also responsible for paying the School of Law tuition and fees. 

All program and university fees are subject to change without notice upon mandate of the University Board of Trustees. Program fee does not include additional university fees (see Special Fees and Non-Recurring fees listed above ). Cost-of-living and travel expenses vary by individual and are not reflected in the above figures.