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Darla Moore School of Business


MBA Enhancements

Enhance the value of your MBA education with experiential learning that’s rooted in real-world business partnerships and corporate projects.

There’s no greater experience than testing your knowledge in real world scenarios. Throughout our MBA program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in consulting projects and exercises with our corporate partners. Be a consultant with one of our nine Research and Partnership Centers, add a key industry certification to your degree, or take the reins of a student business organization.

Research and Partnership Centers

The Moore School is one of five educational institutions in the country — the only in the Southeast — selected as a Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) by the U.S. Department of Education. We’re home to nine thriving research centers designed to support the competitiveness of U.S. businesses:

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates demonstrate expertise in specific business skills and are noted in your transcript. You’ll also receive a separate diploma awarding a “Post-Bachelor Certificate” in the specific area of knowledge. 

Graduate certificates serve as a tool for graduates to demonstrate knowledge on a specific business skill. Graduate certificates are noted in the graduate’s transcript. Graduates also received a separate diploma awarding a “Post-Bachelor Certificate” in the specific area of knowledge.

Industry Certifications

Develop functional business specializations that can enhance your marketability.

SAP® Certified Associate

Train on the same integrated SAP systems that are in place at many large organizations and earn certification to help you hit the ground running.

Sonoco Lean-Six-Sigma Green Belt

In partnership with Sonoco Products Company, this 18-module e-learning course prepares you for the Green Belt readiness exam followed by an operations or process consulting project to earn the coveted certification.

APICS Certificate in Product in and Inventory Management

Prepare for the first four of five module exams of the APICS-CPIM certification by completing two courses; one MBA core class and one GSCOM elective course (MGSC 875 Supply Chain Coordination and Control).


Student Business Organizations

Take advantage of school-level professional associations and clubs that support your career development and specialization, including:

  • MBA Student Association
  • Graduate Women in Business
  • Consulting Club
  • USC Graduate Net Impact
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Case Competition Team