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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 and the University of South Carolina Graduate School. The email from the Graduate School will contain instructions to follow in order to access the Graduate School portal, where your USC ID and VIP ID are located.

A non-refundable confirmation fee of $250 is required upon admission to the Professional MBA program.  This fee will be applied to your first term’s tuition bill. Access to your VIP and USC ID is required to pay the fee online in Self-Service Carolina. Students should log in to and click on "Pay Enrollment Fee" under the Newly Admitted Students section. PMBA students should select the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business confirmation fee. The University charges a $6.25 credit card convenience fee for online payments. 

Please take some time to go through the 2019 Professional MBA New Student Checklist [pdf] to learn about the 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 2019 term will be held on Saturday, January 5 at the Darla Moore School of Business, 1014 Greene St., Columbia, South Carolina. Plan to arrive at 9 a.m. Students will be taking a professional photo for the Professional MBA directory and should wear business casual attire. 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 new classmates from the regional classroom you will be attending. The event will conclude around 3:00 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 students progress through the Professional MBA program they should reach out to their Quinn Jacob for assistance.

Quinn Jacob
Student Services Manager
Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene St., Room 319
Columbia, SC 29208
Office: 803-576-6792