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Darla Moore School of Business

  • I AM LEADING THE NEXT GENERATION   Marcelo, Division Director, Vascular and Interventional Radiology   "It was an intense and extraordinary journey. I learned a lot and met outstanding people. During the pandemic, my MBA taught me to see opportunities in times of crisis. The soft skills learned during the MBA have helped me to unite people behind a vision, empower people to succeed, negotiate in a time of constrained resources and have a strategic and compelling evidence-based, data-driven vision that we could be successful in despite all the odds."


The Professional MBA’s rigorous curriculum prepares you to face the challenges of today and seize the possibilities of tomorrow.

Over the course of 28 months, you’ll master the hard and soft skills essential for success in business, regardless of your aspirations. Absorb accounting, human resources, management, finance, operations and marketing coursework during six, seven-week terms per year. With the Moore School’s longstanding history of international excellence, you’ll benefit from a global focus throughout your program. Elective courses include optional 10-14 day study abroad experiences offered up to three times per year.

The PMBA is a 48-credit hour program, consisting of nine core courses (27 hours) and seven elective courses (21 hours). Prerequisite coursework is not required for admission.

  • Financial Accounting :  ACCT 725
  • Quantitative Methods:  MGSC 711
  • Competing Through People:  MGMT 770
  • Managerial Accounting:  ACCT 726
  • Financial Policies:  FINA 760
  • Managerial Economics:  ECON 720
  • Marketing Management:  MKTG 701
  • Operations Management:  MGSC 791
  • Strategic Management:   MBAD 702

Design a custom plan of study based on your interests and goals, or to enhance your professional competitiveness. Elective courses are offered in multiple formats and allow students to gain greater functional knowledge in a specific area of business. Some electives are offered in the immersion format, providing students the ability to have face-to-face instruction with the professor and network with students from around the region.

Elective credits may be used to complete a specialization or graduate certificate. Areas of specialization include international business, finance, innovation/entrepreneurship or marketing. A graduate certificate in business analytics is also available and designed to complement the program's curriculum while expanding career opportunities. Optional short-term study abroad experiences are offered yearly as immersion electives.

Course Sequences

Students starting the PMBA program in the Spring I or Fall I terms are encouraged to follow the recommended course sequence. The sequence is designed to provide the basic quantitative foundation necessary to be successful in the rest of the courses.

Upcoming Events

PMBA Networking Event: Charleston

Wednesday, May. 31, 2023

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Registration required.

PMBA Networking Event: Columbia

Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2023

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Registration required.

PMBA Information Sessions

Thursday, Jun. 8, 2023

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE

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