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Darla Moore School of Business

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Professional MBA

Earn a UofSC MBA without interrupting your career.

The Quality You Want, the Flexibility You Need

Professional MBA students are taught by the Moore School's leading research and clinical faculty members who present timely topics pertinent to real-world business issues. Students offer insights from some of the region's largest employers in health care, manufacturing, financial services and energy. Using this knowledge, students have an immediate impact at their workplaces and enhance their future career opportunities. 

The Professional MBA program offers the convenience of earning an MBA in a distance-based format utilizing video conferencing. Courses are delivered in flexible formats during evenings and select Saturdays.


  • No. 1 part-time MBA program in South Carolina
  • No. 22 part-time MBA program in the United States
  • An MBA degree from the AACSB accredited Darla Moore School of Business, a leader in graduate business education
  • World-class faculty and executive lecturers
  • Learn and network with working professionals who bring a wealth of business experience and knowledge to the classroom and project teams 


  • Program entry in January or August
  • Multiple class formats: regional classrooms, on-demand course capture in real-time and delay, and day-long immersions (residencies) on the Columbia campus
  • Regional classrooms in Aiken, Bluffton, Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville, Paris Island and Spartanburg
  • Specializations available in finance, international business, innovation/entrepreneurship and marketing
  • 28 months to complete with options to accelerate or extend completion time
  • Optional Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

The Professional MBA program is a rewarding learning experience and has given me the insight to make business decisions with confidence. The faculty are excellent and offer a wealth of academic and practical knowledge and experience. They provide us with real-world examples of how the concepts can be applied in today's increasingly global marketplace.

— Eric Thompson
Vice President, Strategic Accounts
XPO Logistics

Contact Us

To learn more about the Professional MBA or how to apply, contact the PMBA admissions/recruiting team.

Upcoming Events

PMBA Charleston Information Session

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE

Professional MBA Charlotte Info Session

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE

PMBA Spartanburg Info Session

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE

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