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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 

2021 Academic Calendar

Please note that these dates are subject to change if there are revisions to the UofSC calendar due to COVID-19.

Saturday, Jan. 9
Spring 2021 New Student Orientation

Monday, Jan. 11
Spring I term begins

Monday, Jan. 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)

Saturday, Jan. 23
Class day for MGMT 770 and select PMBA courses

Saturday, Feb. 20
Class day for select PMBA courses

Monday, March 1
Spring I term ends

Tuesday, March 2–Thursday, March 11
Non-Instructional Days (no classes)

Saturday, March 13
Class day for MGMT 770

Monday, March 15
Spring II term begins

Saturday, March 27
Class day for select PMBA courses

Saturday, April 24
Class day for MGMT 770 and select PMBA courses

Thursday, April 29
Spring II term ends

Monday, May 3–Thursday, May 6
Non-Instructional Days (no classes)

Thursday, May 6
Darla Moore School of Business Spring Hooding Ceremony

Tuesday, May 11
Summer I term begins

Saturday, May 22
Class day for select PMBA courses

Monday, May 31
Memorial Day holiday 

Saturday, June 19
Class day for select PMBA courses on the UofSC Columbia campus

Thursday, June 24
Summer I term ends

Monday, June 28
Summer II term begins 

Monday, July 5
July 4 holiday observed

Saturday, July 17
Class day for select PMBA courses on the UofSC Columbia campus

Saturday, Aug. 7
Class day for select PMBA courses on the UofSC Columbia campus

Saturday, Aug. 14
Fall 2021 New Student Orientation

Monday, Aug. 16
Summer II term ends

Monday, Aug. 23
Fall I term begins 

Monday, Sept. 6
Labor Day holiday

Saturday, Sept. 11
Class day for MGMT 770 and select PMBA courses

Saturday, Oct. 2
Class day for select PMBA courses on the UofSC Columbia campus

Saturday, Oct. 9
Class day for MGMT 770

Monday, Oct. 11
Fall I term ends

Tuesday, Oct. 12 - Tuesday, Oct. 19
Fall Break

Wednesday, Oct. 20
Fall II term begins

Saturday, Nov. 6
Class day for select PMBA courses on the UofSC Columbia campus

Wednesday, Nov. 24–Friday, Nov. 26
UofSC Thanksgiving break 

Saturday, Dec. 4
Class day for MGMT 770 and select PMBA courses

Thursday, Dec. 9
Fall II term ends

Sunday, Dec. 12
Darla Moore School of Business Fall Hooding Ceremony

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

UofSC Professional MBA Info Session

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE

UofSC Professional MBA Info Session

Thursday, Sep. 2, 2021

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE

UofSC Professional MBA Info Session

Wednesday, Sep. 22, 2021

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE

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