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Darla Moore School of Business

Management Curriculum

Degree requirements: 122 hours
Major requirements: 61 hours

All majors are required to take Carolina Core classes to develop problem-solving skills and explore world cultures, history, languages and art. Business students also complete the Business Core Curriculum, which covers the basics for success in advanced business courses. Courses common to all programs include business communications, statistics, international business, accounting, economics, computer applications and business law.

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CMW: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 hours)

Must be passed with a grade of "C" or higher.

ARP: Carolina Core Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6-7 hours)

Must be passed with a grade of "C" or higher.

SCI: Carolina Core Scientific Literacy (7 hours)

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 hours)

Students shall demonstrate in one Foreign Language the ability to comprehend the topic and the main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. This ability can be demonstrated by achieving a score of two or better on a USC foreign language test. Those failing to do so must satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.  CC-GFL courses

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours) any CC-GHS course

GSS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours) any CC-GSS course

AIU: Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours) any CC-AIU courses

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component* (0-3 hours) any overlay or stand-alone CC-CMS course

INF: Information Literacy* (0-3 hours) any overlay or stand-alone CC-INF course

VSR: Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility* (0-3 hours) any overlay or stand-alone CC-VSR course

*Course can be Stand Alone or Overlay
— Overlay-approved courses offer students the option of meeting two Carolina Core components in a single course. A maximum of two overlays is allowed. The total Carolina Core credit hours must add up to a minimum of 31 hours. Some programs may have a higher number of minimum Carolina Core hours due to specified requirements.

The program requires 9 hours of course work with international content that may be completed through other degree requirements. Three hours must be taken from an approved list of courses offered by the Moore School of Business which contain international business or international economics content. The following course options can also be used to satisfy the 3 credit hours of this requirement: approved course work containing international business or international economics content, taken at a semester abroad program; an approved Maymester or summer overseas course containing international business or international economics content; an approved internship course in international business wherein a student would obtain discipline-related work experience in a foreign country; or an approved service-learning component.

Students may choose from one of the following options to complete the remaining 6-hour requirement:

Language: Two language courses at the 200 level or above


Electives: Two approved courses with international content taken either inside or outside the Moore School from the list of available internationally-focused courses.

Minors (non-business) may be selected from a University-wide list of approved minors. The minor is normally a minimum of 18 hours of prescribed courses in one subject area. Minors are recognized on the transcript.

Cognates which consist of 4 related courses in a specific field. The cognate is intended to support the course work in the major. The cognate must consist of twelve (12) hours of courses at the advanced level, outside of but related to the major. Cognates do not earn an additional designation on the transcript.

The number of elective hours required depends upon the number of hours used to fulfill other degree requirements, including the optional minor or cognate.  Minimum degree requirements must equal 122 hours. Selecting to pursue a minor or cognate, multiple business majors or the business analytics concentration may be used to reduce the total number of electives hours. No courses of a remedial, developmental, skill-acquiring, or vocational nature may apply as credit toward degrees in the Darla Moore School of Business. 

Options to meet this requirement may include:

  • Pre-Professional coursework can be applied for students seeking admission to a professional degree program after graduation.
  • A maximum of 4 courses towards completion of an accelerated master’s program if not counted elsewhere in the degree.
  • Directed Electives:  Students may select courses of interest with their advisor.  Students are strongly encouraged to take a business section of UNIV 101. All directed coursework electives must be passed with a grade of C or better. Directed coursework may not include coursework in PEDU or MATH/STAT below the Moore School minimum requirements (ex. MATH 111 or STAT 110) or 1 credit performance classes.

Management Curriculum

Students must take 15 hours from the following list of courses (course descriptions can be found in the Academic Bulletin):

  • MGMT 376 — Employee Engagement
  • MGMT 401 — Negotiation and Conflict in the Workplace
  • MGMT 402 — Managing Teams in the Workplace
  • MGMT 403 — Leadership in Organizations
  • MGMT 404 — Compensation and Retention
  • MGMT 405 — Talent Management
  • MGMT 406 — International Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 407 — Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Management
  • MGMT 431 — Intercultural Competencies for Working in International Teams
  • MGMT 476 — Collective Bargaining
  • MGMT 499 — Business Internship

Note: In fulfilling the 15-hour requirement, students must take MGMT 374 and at least one of the following courses (course descriptions can be found in the Academic Bulletin):

  • MGMT 373 — Entrepreneurship and New Venture Opportunities
  • MGMT 376 — Organization Behavior
  • MGMT 401 — Negotiation and Conflict in the Workplace
  • MGMT 402 — Managing Teams in the Workplace
  • MGMT 403 — Leadership in Organizations
  • MGMT 408 — Diversity and Inclusion
  • MGMT 425 — Analytics for the Human resources Professional

Course descriptions can be found in the Academic Bulletin:

  • MGMT 373 — Entrepreneurship and New Venture Opportunities
  • MGMT 473 — Developing and Launching New Ventures
  • MGMT 474 — Executing Strategy in New Ventures
  • MGMT 479 — Applications in Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

*Additional Information:

DOUBLE MAJOR: Students selecting Entrepreneurship as a major are required to select a second, non-management major in business.

**Consult with your academic adviser or department on courses recommended for individual majors. The analytics concentration must be taken in conjunction with another track in your major. The department may add additional electives to the Data Analytics concentration subject to the approval of the Data Analytics Committee.


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