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Darla Moore School of Business

Program Structure

With eight classroom sites and a flexible, distance-learning format, the Professional MBA program allows you to access your coursework when and where is most convenient for your busy schedule. The program consists of six seven-week terms in a calendar year, with up to a week off between each term.

In each seven-week term, students are enrolled in one to two courses that meet one evening per week from 6–9 p.m at PMBA regional locations and on-demand (in real time). A recording of each evening class session is made available the following morning. Immersion courses are also offered and occur over a 14-week time frame, meeting a total of three full Saturdays on the UofSC Columbia campus.

  • Spring I:  January to March
  • Spring II:  March to May
  • Summer I:  May to June
  • Summer II:  July to August
  • Fall I:  August to October
  • Fall II:  October to December 

2020 Academic Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 11
Spring 2020 New Student Orientation

Monday, Jan. 13
Spring I term begins

Monday, Jan. 20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)

Saturday, Jan. 25
MGMT 770 class day on the UofSC Columbia campus

Saturday, Feb. 15
Professional MBA class day of the UofSC Columbia campus

Monday, March 2
Spring I term ends

Tuesday, March 3–March 12
Spring I break

Saturday, March 14
MGMT 770 class day on the UofSC Columbia campus

Monday, March 16
Spring II term begins

Saturday, March 28
Professional MBA class day on the UofSC Columbia campus

Saturday, April 18
MGMT 770 class day on the UofSC Columbia campus

Thursday, April 30
Spring II term ends

Monday, May 4–Thursday, May 7
Spring II break

Monday, May 11
Summer I term begins

Thursday, May 7
Darla Moore School of Business Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, May 23
Professional MBA class day on the UofSC Columbia campus

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day holiday 

Saturday, June 13
Professional MBA class day on the UofSC Columbia campus

Monday, June 29
Summer I term ends

Tuesday, June 30–Thursday, July 2
Summer I break 

Thursday, July 2
Summer I break ends

Monday, July 6
Summer II term begins

Saturday, July 18
Professional MBA class day on UofSC Columbia campus

Saturday, Aug. 15
Fall 2020 New Student Orientation
Professional MBA class day on the UofSC Columbia campus

Thursday, Aug. 20
Summer II term ends

Monday, Aug. 24–Wednesday, Aug. 26
Summer II break

Thursday, Aug. 27
Fall I term begins 

Monday, Sept. 7
Labor Day holiday

Saturday, Sept. 12
Professional MBA class day on UofSC Columbia campus

Saturday, Oct. 3
Professional MBA class day on UofSC Columbia campus

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Fall I break

Monday, Oct. 19
Fall I term ends

Tuesday, Oct. 20
Fall II term begins

Tuesday, Nov. 3
Election Day holiday

Saturday, Nov. 7
Professional MBA class day on UofSC Columbia campus

Wednesday, Nov. 25–Friday, Nov. 27
UofSC Thanksgiving break 

Saturday, Dec. 5
Professional MBA class day on UofSC Columbia campus

Thursday, Dec. 10
Fall II term ends

Sunday, Dec. 13
Darla Moore School of Business Fall Hooding Ceremony

Monday, Dec. 14–Sunday, Jan. 10
Professional MBA winter break

Course Delivery Options 

 

Real-Time Classrooms

Attend face-to-face classes in real time at one of eight regional sites.

Saturday Classes

Attend three day-long in-person classes on select Saturdays in Columbia to network with fellow students.

Video Conferencing

Traveling for work or have a conflict that prevents you from attending class in-person? Join class virtually or watch a recording of the lecture at a time that's convenient for you.  


 

Upcoming Events

PMBA Information Session

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE

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