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The No. 1 School for International Business has arrived in Doha

Enhance your career by pursuing a Master of International Business in your home country with the University of South Carolina Live, a digital classroom experience — no visa required. 

About Aspire Academy 

Classrooms are located on the state-of-the-art campus of Aspire Academy.  As an epicenter for Qatar’s global ambitions, Aspire provides an ideal environment to study international business in Doha.   

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Flexible, Versatile, Prestigious: Master of

International Business

Known worldwide for its number-one-ranked international business programs,* the Darla Moore School of Business offers you an unmatched credential — and competitive edge — for the next phase of your career. Join more than 48,000 alumni from close to 100 countries starting this fall. 

Welcome from the Dean

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“On behalf of everyone at the Moore School, we are thrilled that you'll be joining our prestigious community, live from Doha. As [part of] one of the world's leading centers for international business education and research, our programs prepare managers to be ready for today and tomorrow's global business challenges. The MIB program will help you develop the skills needed to engage in high-value, 21st-century work around the world. We look forward to meeting you."

— Peter J. Brews, Dean of the Darla Moore School of Business  


About UofSC Live:

Via award-nominated Live technology, the UofSC campus comes to Qatar. You will be connected with your UofSC professors, in real time, direct from South Carolina to the Aspire campus, for a digital experience that rivals studying in person. This virtual classroom enables extensive interactions with top-ranked faculty and your fellow peers, forming an exceptional professional network to support your career and future success.

How it works  

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Be two places at the same time - Study at UofSC while going to class in the Aspire Zone in Doha

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Live classroom experience with personalized interaction and feedback  

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Led by top ranked UofSC faculty in real time

 

Master of International Business 

Designed for innovators and change-makers, this rigorous program provides practical tools to prepare future leaders for success in the global marketplace.

Program Overview

Live in Doha
2 years (5 semesters) 
30 credit hours through 10 academic courses that combine core classes with specialization opportunities in Business Analytics, Global Strategy and Leadership, or International Market Development. Students develop in-demand skills and learn to think critically to navigate the dynamic nature of global business.
Global Citizenship Certificate
— Design Thinking Certificate
— Access to a global alumni network
— Individual career coaching appointments
— Professional development sessions covering: 
  • Interviewing and resume building
  • Professional networking
  • Job search strategies

Entry Requirement 

 Qualifying business undergraduate degree or 1-2 years work experience

    • Duolingo: 115
    • IELTS: 6.5 (no part below 6.0)
    • TOEFL: 80 (no part below 18)
    • 3.0 GPA
    • Resume recommended

Note: Students who do not meet the requirements for the MIB are encourage to apply for our one- or two-semester program options.

Academics Sample Courses 

  • Consulting and Organizational Development in Multinational Corporations
  • Comparative Corporate Governance 
  • Data Analytics for International Business
  • Design Thinking for International Business
  • Exploring Global Business 
  • Global Business Management 
  • International Entrepreneurship 
  • International Intellectual Property Management
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions

Important Dates 

All dates are subject to change.

  Fall 2021
Application Deadline July 2021
Payment Deadline July 29, 2021
Program Start Date August 2021

Not yet ready for a master’s degree?

Gain marketable skills to advance your career with flexible program options that fit your schedule. Engage with top-ranked faculty while earning graduate credit that can be applied toward the Master of International Business degree program, and benefit from growing your professional network through personalized career coaching.   

We offer a two-semester Global Strategy Certificate program which is geared toward future international business leaders. Apply today if you are planning to transition into a global business role or industry, or if you would like to gain in-demand skills to advance in your current role. If you choose to continue your studies toward a master’s degree, earned credits can be applied toward UofSC’s top-ranked Master of International program. 

Study for one semester in the Master’s Start program and develop your skills through the Business Essentials Boot Camp. Led by expert faculty, the boot camp provides foundational competencies in cross-cultural communication, analytics, and finance to advance your academic goals or help you stand out among applicants in your next professional role.

Who Ideal for students who are already in the workforce and looking to advance toward a management role in high-growth global industries. 
Location Live in Doha
Curriculum 12 graduate credits earned through 4 MIB core courses
Support English language and ESL tutoring
Professional Development
Global Citizenship Certificate
 
Professional development sessions cover: 
  • Interviewing and resume building
  • Professional networking
  • Job search strategies
Outcome Global Strategy Certificate 
Who Ideal for students from non-business undergraduate backgrounds or working professionals transitioning into a business career path. 
Location Live in Doha
Curriculum 6 graduate credits earned through 2 MIB core courses
Support
- Business essentials boot camp for students transitioning in their academic or professional career
- English language and ESL tutoring
Professional Development
Professional development sessions cover: 
  • Interviewing and resume building
  • Professional networking
  • Job search strategies
Outcome Certificate of Completion and transcript from UofSC 

Apply Now

To apply, email the following documents to megan.clements@uofsc.org:
    • Completed application form
    • Post-secondary school transcript, as well as a certified English translation (if required)
    • Post-secondary diploma or certificate of graduation, as well as a certified English translation (if required)
    • Copy of your passport or QID
    • Proof of English-language proficiency

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