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Classic Track: Global International Business Program

Dare to have a real impact on the ever-changing global economy.

Become a part of — and help shape — the dynamic global economy. The Global International Business Program (Classic Track) helps you develop a deep understanding of the people and places you will experience throughout your entire career. It’s designed for those who have an innate curiosity and a passion for learning and who wish to thrive in an increasingly globalized and multipolar world.

You will learn how to make strategic business decisions in extremely complex situations, lead employees and teams with diverse cultural backgrounds, and drive change in global organizations. In addition to gaining essential business knowledge and critical management skills, you will become proficient in a foreign language and will experience a foreign country in depth through at least one semester of
study abroad.

Each class and experience will help you solidify your understanding of the global dimensions of business and the nuances of different regions — specifically, the impact of culture and institutions on business conduct.


Time Abroad

Students from the Global IB Program  are required to spend one semester abroad at one of more than 60 locations throughout the world.


Language Requirement

Students must take at least four courses at the 300 level or above in one of the nine languages offered at South Carolina.


Functional Major

All IB students pursue a second, functional major within business, gaining specific knowledge and skills in their choice of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, operations and supply chain, real estate or risk management and insurance.  An international business degree paired with a second major in business leads to work in a wide variety of organizations including consulting firms, companies providing international services and multinational companies across a full range of functional areas such as accounting, finance, marketing and logistics.  

In order to complete a double major, students must complete all of the requirements for each major.  In the case of IB, there are 15 credit hours. The majority of other Moore School majors are also 15 credit hours, with the exception of accounting, which is 24 hours.  You can learn more about all of the majors offered at the Darla Moore School of Business on the Undergraduate Majors page.


Four-Year Breakdown

Year 1: You will spend your freshman year at the South Carolina campus focusing on foundational business and language courses. At the end of the academic year, students complete the application for international business admission.  Admission decisions are provided prior to the beginning of the second year in August.

Year 2: You will study at the UofSC campus, continuing your language and business foundation courses. You will take your first international business course, Globalization and Business, in the spring semester, and complete your IB study abroad application to determine placement for the following spring.  Optional short-term study abroad is available for business or language courses.

Year 3: You will begin coursework for your second major and continue your international business studies by taking a variety of international business classes and functional major electives, as well as continuing language courses. During your second semester, you will study abroad at one of our academic partners — the most prominent business schools around the world.

Year 4: You will return to the South Carolina campus to complete your remaining requirements.


Admission Requirements

1. Immediate Admission
This is granted to Honors College students who checked the pre-international business major box on their UofSC application. Immediate Admission students must maintain a 3.65 UofSC GPA and complete 30 credit hours by the end of the second semester to keep their place in the international business major. Students who meet these criteria are admitted directly into the major and do not compete with other students for admission.

2. Competitive Admission
This is the process in which students apply in the spring semester of their freshman year. Students must have a minimum 3.65 UofSC GPA and have completed 30 college-level semester credits. Students can find the application link and resources in Blackboard under Organizations, Moore School Undergraduate Students.  There is a content section dedicated to International Business Information.  The application for Summer 2022 for Spring 2023 entry will be posted to Blackboard for current students by May 10th and the application deadline is June 15, 2022.

1. Immediate Admission
This is granted to Honors College students who checked the pre-international business major box on their UofSC application. Immediate Admission students must maintain a 3.65 UofSC GPA and complete 30 credit hours by the end of the second semester to keep their place in the international business major. Students who meet these criteria are admitted directly into the major and do not compete with other students for admission.

2. Competitive Admission
This is the process in which students apply in the spring semester of their freshman year. Students must have a minimum 3.65 UofSC GPA and have completed 30 college-level semester credits. The application for fall 2022 will be available in April 2023 and due in June 2023.

 

The admissions committee reviews each student for:

  • UofSC GPA
  • Rigor of quantitative courses completed
  • Grades in math, business and language courses
  • Selected language for advanced study
  • Language level
  • Personal statement/essays
  • Clearly articulated career goals
  • Resume/other achievements

No single criterion is sufficient to qualify or disqualify a candidate. The major is subject to a cap on enrollment. Candidates may be very qualified but not admitted because of the limitations on program size.

Interested students should view the Competitive Admissions Presentation.  The information contained in the presentation, including the essay questions, are for the summer 2022 application only.  Application essays are changed annually and admission criteria is subject to change at any time.


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