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Professional MBA Admission Events

Recruiting Event Options for Prospective Students

To accommodate your busy schedule, there are a variety of ways to learn about the Professional MBA program at the Darla Moore School of Business. You will find these sessions informative and helpful in your decision-making process. Alumni or current students of the Professional MBA program frequently provide their perspectives.

Professional conferences and meetings: Join us at these upcoming events and learn about the Professional MBA program.

 

 

Regional information sessions — Quarterly events held in Charlotte, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg and Bluffton.

Regional Professional MBA program information sessions are held in locations around South Carolina and in Charlotte, North Carolina. Learn how a Moore School MBA can accelerate your professional opportunities without interrupting your career. You'll find out about admissions, program curriculum and career management also.

If you have a scheduling conflict with the event in your area, contact Kathy Rollins, director of recruiting for the Professional MBA Program, to coordinate a meeting time that is convenient for you.

Charlotte
Tuesday, June 13, 12:30 p.m.
Darla Moore School of Business
Charlotte Classrooms
BB&T Center
200 S. College, Suite 110
Register

Greenville
Wednesday, June 14, 12:30 p.m.
Darla Moore School of Business
Greenville Classrooms
201 Riverplace, Suite 300
Register

Charleston
Thursday, June 15, 12:30 p.m.
Darla Moore School of Business
Charleston Classrooms
151 Market St.
Register

Virtual information sessions — Online presentations held at various times of the business day.

Attend a Professional MBA Virtual Information Session to learn about the PMBA from anywhere.

Prospective Professional MBA program students are juggling work, family and social commitments. To learn more about the program at your convenience, take advantage of our Professional MBA virtual information sessions. 

Using Adobe Connect, these events provide a program overview including curriculum, the admission process and career management assistance. It is not necessary to have Adobe Connect installed on a computer to access the sessions.

Virtual Information Session
Thursday, May 25, 5:30 p.m.
Register

Virtual Information Session Web Link

Visit the School.

Join us for Professional MBA for a Day. Admitted and prospective students can meet current students, sit in on a portion of a Saturday class and attend an information session. Topics covered include the program's blended education approach, admission process, curriculum and more. Georgia Doran, director of the Moore School Office of Career Management, will talk about current best practices for conducting a job search, personal branding and career services available to Professional MBA students.

Register early as space is limited in the classes.

Location: Darla Moore School of Business, 1014 Greene St., Columbia, South Carolina
Parking: Discovery Parking Garage, located at the corner of Park and Greene streets and surrounding streets
Dress: Business casual


Professional MBA for a Day Agenda

8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.       

  • Registration/Check-in (for prospective students attending the morning class)

  • Coffee with current PMBA students   

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

  • Attend morning class (optional)

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

  • Registration/Check-in (for prospective students attending the presentation, lunch or afternoon class)

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

  • Welcome

  • Why Choose the Professional MBA Program?

10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.         

  • Career Management Services for Professional MBA program students

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • Professional MBA program overview

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Lunch with current professional MBA students

1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Moore School building tour (optional)

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Attend afternoon class (optional)

 

Saturday Class Descriptions


Morning

Leadership Seminar (BADM 790): This course focuses on today's most relevant and vital business issues. Using a speaker series format, it gives students access and visibility to notable business executives from successful companies across the globe. Topics include leading global change initiatives, starting up a software company and running a sustainable nonprofit organization.

Product and Branding Policies (MKTG 707):  Marketing as an organizational function is closely identified with product or brand management. Since product or brand management's origin in Procter and Gamble as an organizational innovation to deal with resource allocation and strategic decision making needs of individual products and brands, it has become a widely accepted structural arrangement in organizations.  This course will examine the challenges of product/brand management, product line and portfolio planning. The course will explore new product development, introduction and product life cycle management.

Afternoon

Leadership Seminar (BADM 790): This course focuses on today's most relevant and vital business issues. Using a speaker series format, it gives students access and visibility to notable business executives from successful companies across the globe. Topics include leading global change initiatives, starting up a software company and running a sustainable nonprofit organization.

International Mergers and Acquisitions (IBUS 735): Most mergers and acquisitions have failed to live up to the expectations of those executives transacting them, have not created wealth for shareholders of the buying companies, or have caused trauma for the managers, employees or other stakeholders associated with them. This course will explore those factors that contribute to both successful and unsuccessful M&A's, with particular focus on key strategic, financial, legal and human resource factors. Students will develop a basic understanding issues involved in transacting and implementing successful M&A's and some skills for managing these issues.

Product and Branding Policies (MKTG 707): Marketing as an organizational function is closely identified with product or brand management. Since product or brand management's origin in Procter and Gamble as an organizational innovation to deal with resource allocation and strategic decision-making needs of individual products and brands, it has become a widely accepted structural arrangement in organizations.  This course will examine the challenges of product/brand management, product line and portfolio planning. The course will explore new product development, introduction and product life cycle management.