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Electives

The Professional MBA (PMBA) curriculum consists of 16 courses — nine core courses and seven electives. Electives in the PMBA program complement the core curriculum. Students select electives based on areas of interest as they progress through the curriculum, or they may choose to specialize their electives in a functional area. Specializations are available in finance, international business, innovation/entrepreneurship and marketing. To complete the specialization, students must take a minimum of four of their electives in that area. PMBA students can also earn a graduate certificate in business analytics while completing the program's coursework.

Electives in the PMBA program are available in multiple, flexible formats: seven-week term courses that meet one night per week (some seven-week elective courses may utilize residency days on the UofSC Columbia campus) and immersion courses that may utilize three to four residency days over a seven- to 14-week time frame (Fridays or Saturdays) on the UofSC Columbia campus.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The PMBA offers three to four optional study abroad trips yearly. Students visit with business executives, tour manufacturing facilities and attend government briefings during the 10- to 14-day trips. These three-credit courses provide a chance to learn how business is done around the world as well as experience the culture of foreign countries.  Students can take up to two trips to count as electives. Current PMBA students should consult the PMBA Blackboard Community to learn about upcoming study abroad trips. 

There is an additional program fee associated with studying abroad. The average fee is around $2,500. This fee includes hotel, in-country transportation, cultural event tickets and most meals at the destination. Students are responsible for scheduling and purchasing their own airfare to and from the country. 

Recent trips: 

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Singapore
  • Central Europe: Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic
  • China

Upcoming trips: Current PMBA students should consult the PMBA Blackboard Community to learn more about upcoming study abroad trips. 

  • Copenhagen, Denmark and Gothenburg, Sweden (April 27 - May 4, 2019)
  • Russia: St. Petersburg and Moscow (May 10-20, 2019)
  • Africa: South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland (May 21-30, 2019) (CLOSED)

Travel locations change each academic year. 

PMBA Electives

2019 Immersion Courses

  • Negotiations and Conflict Management in the Workplace — MGMT 731
  • Social and Digital Media Strategies for Business — MKTG 718
  • Learning with Leaders — MGSC 732
  • Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation — MGMT 733
  • Human Resource and Business Strategy — MGMT 726

Spring I Term 2019

  • Comparative Corporate Governance — IBUS 70
  • Revenue Management — MGSC 778
  • Advanced Business Analytics — MGSC 777
  • Global Corporate Valuation — IBUS 711
  • Small Business Management — MGMT 778 
  • Financial Statement Analysis — FINA 756
  • Customer Relation Management/Data Mining — MKTG 708
  • International Intellectual Property Management — IBUS 709
  • Learning with Leaders — MGSC 732
  • Negotiations and Conflict Management in the Workplace — MGMT 731

Spring II Term 2019

  • Marketing Communications — MKTG 705
  • Investment Management — FINA 762
  • Global Profitability Frameworks — BADM 790
  • Innovation and Design — MGSC 779
  • Global Sourcing: Strategy and Application — MGSC 771
  • Data Resource Management — MGSC 891
  • Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation — MGMT 733
  • Corporate Risk Management — FINA 746
  • Human Resource and Business Strategy — MGMT 726

Summer I Term 2018

  • Accounting for Management Control — ACCT 743
  • Entrepreneurial Finance/Economics of Emerging Ventures — MGMT 780
  • Strategic Dealmaking — BADM 790
  • Survey of International Business — IBUS 700
  • Managerial Accounting — ACCT 729
  • Marketing Analytics — MKTG 712
  • Social Networks & Global Leadership — IBUS 719

Summer II Term 2018

  • International Trade Theory & Policy — ECON 503
  • Innovation and New Venture Analysis — MGMT 777
  • Sales: Process, People and Performance — MKTG 712
  • Project Management — MGSC 872
  • Managerial Economics — ECON 720
  • Managing Cross-Border Teams —IBUS 717
  • Financial Statement Analysis — FINA 756

Fall I Term 2018

  • Competitiveness & Sustainable Enterprise — ECON 589
  • Managing Risk in Multi-Nationals — ACCT 741
  • Advanced Business Analytics — MGSC 777
  • Operations Management — MGSC 791
  • Product & Branding Policies — MKTG 707
  • FInancial Accounting — ACCT 728
  • B2B Marketing — MKTG 712
  • Advanced Financial Management — FINA 761
  • Small Business Management — MGMT 778
  • International Management — IBUS 703
  • Competing Through People — MGMT 770
  • Human Resources and the Global Firm — MGMT 801

Fall II Term 2018

  • International Financial Management — IBUS 701
  • Learning with Leaders — MGMT 732
  • Project Finance — FINA 773
  • Quantitative Methods — MGSC 711
  • International Mergers & Acquisitions — IBUS 735
  • International Legal Environments — IBUS 708