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Darla Moore School of Business

Information for New Students

Congratulations on your admission into the Professional MBA program. Please read the following information carefully in order to become eligible for registration. 

New Professional MBA students will receive admission notification by email from the Moore School of Business and the University of South Carolina Graduate School. The email from the Graduate School will contain your VIP ID and your USC ID.

A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required for the Professional MBA program.  This deposit will be applied to your first term’s tuition bill and is due upon admission notification. There is currently not an on-line payment option.  You may pay by check or credit card.  USC policy prohibits accepting credit card information by phone or fax.  Complete the 2018 Professional MBA Program Deposit form [pdf] and return it by mail to the address listed.

Please take some time to go through the 2018 Professional MBA New Student Checklist [pdf] to learn about the required documentation required from newly admitted students. The checklist includes information about immunization and citizenship verification forms as well as web links for course registration, health insurance waivers and other needed information. The Professional MBA program team will host required virtual onboarding webinars that explain the details of the checklist as well as answer questions from attendees. You will receive invitations to these webinars by email.

Orientation for the Spring 2018 term will be held on Saturday, January 6 at the Darla Moore School of Business, 1014 Greene St., Columbia, South Carolina. Plan to arrive at 9 a.m., and dress is business casual. The day will provide an overview of the Professional MBA program, a faculty panel and greetings from Moore School Dean Peter Brews. It is a great time to meet classmates from the Professional MBA regional classroom you will be attending. The event will conclude around 3 p.m. and includes lunch and networking.

Blackboard is the academic software package used by faculty, staff and students at the university. The Professional MBA community page of Blackboard provides helpful information about navigating the program including electives offered, course schedules, the academic calendar and upcoming deadlines.

Professional MBA students will receive weekly emails that provide updates about courses, study abroad opportunities and networking events.

As you progress through the Professional MBA Program, Lauren Welch will be your point of contact.

Lauren Welch
Professional MBA Program Manager
Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene St., Room 319
Columbia, SC, 29208
Office: 803-777-3981