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International Business

The Sonoco International Business Department at the Moore School is widely recognized within the field of international business. The IB department offers an undergraduate degree, a master's and two Ph.D. programs: international business and international finance.

What to Expect

The department emphasizes the understanding of cross-border relationships — both within the same organization and across multiple organizations — comprising the modern multinational enterprise, as well as the institutional, financial, sociocultural and sociopolitical contexts surrounding the enterprise.   

International business is a good match for students who want to develop a transnational mindset and the skills needed for career progression to the highest management levels. To be successful, students must desire a cross-cultural understanding of how global competitive dynamics influence companies throughout the world. Students will benefit from challenging coursework, cutting-edge business knowledge and skills with a strong foundation in liberal arts and sciences. You will also gain global opportunities, cultural awareness and language appreciation. You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through study abroad, service learning and internships. 


Undergraduate Degree

B Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in International Business 

Offered through the Darla Moore School of Business, the No. 1 ranked undergraduate IB program in the U.S. is designed for students who have an innate curiosity and passion for learning and who wish to thrive in an increasingly connected world. IB majors develop an understanding of the values, context and culture needed to work within your choice of region, master a foreign language, study abroad at one or more of the world’s best business schools and double-major in a second area of business.

This highly selective program offers two tracks: 

  • Classic Program — A comprehensive international business education at the Moore School plus at least one semester abroad at one of our more than 50 elite partner universities.
  • Cohort Programs — Moore School students form a cohort with students from elite partner universities in the Middle East, Asia, Europe or Latin America. The cohort remains together for a minimum of two years and divides its time between South Carolina and the partner schools. Students spend up to two years abroad.


Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.

As I began to take higher-level classes, I was truly amazed by the dedication of the professors to their courses and the development of their students.

Chelsea Chang, international business and operations and supply chain major
Chelsea Chang sitting in front of ruins on a study abroad trip.


Graduate Degrees

The Darla Moore School of Business offers a master’s degree in international business as well as an International MBA program and dual degree program with the School of Law.

Assistant Director, full-time M.B.A. programs: Diondra Smalls Black, 803-777-3709,

Application information for this degree is available through The Graduate School. 

Application information for this degree is available through The Graduate School.

Admissions Director: Lisa Carter, 803-777-9343,

Application information for this degree is available through The Graduate School.

Through special arrangement, the university offers dual degree programs in certain areas to permit a student to work on two degrees concurrently by combining credits, resulting in the student taking fewer courses than the total required if each degree were pursued independently.

This program, offered by the Darla Moore School of Business and the School of Law, culminates in a International Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor.

Application information for this degree is available through The Graduate School.

Apply to Graduate School 

Learn more about The Graduate School, degree options and how to apply for admission to doctoral, master’s, certificate and combination degree programs at South Carolina.