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Darla Moore School of Business

UofSC’s new Professional MBA site will serve military community in Beaufort area

May 8, 2019

Contact: PMBA program 

The Darla Moore School of Business is opening an eighth Professional MBA regional site at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Beaufort.

The new site will provide quality distance MBA degrees to the military community in the Beaufort/Bluffton and Tri-Command areas including Marines, sailors, Department of Defense civilians and their family members. Students are being accepted for August 2019 and may apply online.

“Being able to earn their MBA degrees remotely gives active Marines the flexibility they need considering their deployment potential and busy schedules,” said Libby Hendley, managing director of the PMBA program.

In addition, the university offers enrollment services for veterans to help navigate the admissions process and VA educational benefits.

Other members of the Beaufort/Bluffton communities interested in the PMBA program may apply at the USC-Beaufort site. Additional locations are in Aiken, Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg. Students enrolled in the program are considered full-time students at the USC Columbia campus, allowing them access to all campus services.

The Moore School’s 28-month program offers the convenience of earning an MBA in a distance-based format using video conferencing. It is the top-rated part-time program in South Carolina and the No. 22 part-time program nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Courses are delivered in flexible formats during evenings and select Saturdays for more than 400 students at regional sites.


About the Darla Moore School of Business

The Darla Moore School of Business 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, consulting projects, study abroad programs and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Moore School offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as distinctive executive education programs. In 1998, the school was named for South Carolina native and New York financier Darla Moore, making the University of South Carolina the first major university to name its business school after a woman.

About the University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 350 degree programs and is the state’s only top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 14 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 47 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation’s best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.

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