Darla Moore School of Business

Peter Brews, Dean
Mark Ferguson, Senior Associate Dean, Academics and Research
Kendall Roth, Senior Associate Dean, International Programs and Partnerships
Janice Bass, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Deborah Hazzard, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Mark Cecchini, Associate Dean, Executive Development
Satish Jayachandran, Associate Dean, IMBA and MBA Programs
Robert Lipe, Associate Dean, PMBA

Degree Programs

The Moore School of Business offers programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in Accounting, B.S.B.A., Business Economics, B.S.B.A., Finance, B.S.B.A., International Business, B.S.B.A., Management, B.S.B.A., Marketing, B.S.B.A., Operations and Supply Chain, B.S.B.A., Real Estate, B.S.B.A., and Risk Management and Insurance, B.S.B.A.. All programs are built on a strong business core, emphasize data, analytical and functional proficiency, provide exposure to global issues, and are enriched by coursework in the liberal arts.

Progression and Retention Requirements

The requirements stated below are minimum requirements and are subject to change.

First Year Progression

To progress after the first year of admission, a student must have a minimum cumulative Institution GPA of 3.00 on a minimum of 24 hours. The 24 hours must include ENGL 101 and ENGL 102, MATH 122 or MATH 141, MGSC 290, either ECON 221 or ECON 222, STAT 206, and ACCT 225 with a minimum grade of C in each of these courses. Students have fall, spring, and the following summer terms to meet progression requirements. A student not meeting these requirements must transfer out of the Moore School of Business. Students not meeting progression requirements may choose to transfer to another major or will be automatically transferred to Undergraduate Studies under the University Advising Center.

Upperclassmen Retention Requirements

All students are reviewed annually at the end of each summer term for meeting retention requirements. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative Institution GPA of 2.800. Students not meeting this retention requirement must transfer out of the Moore School of Business. Students not meeting upperclass retention requirements may choose to transfer to another major or will be automatically transferred to Undergraduate Studies under the University Advising Center. Students entering their final year and/or are within 30 hours of graduation must have a minimum 2.800 cumulative Institution GPA to graduate. 
A student will not be permitted to take major courses until first-year progression and 200-level business prerequisite courses have been successfully completed with a minimum grade of C in each course. This coursework includes ENGL 101 and ENGL 102, MATH 122 or MATH 141, STAT 206, ECON 221 and ECON 222, ACCT 225 and ACCT 226, and MGSC 290 and MGSC 291.

All majors in the Moore School of Business must earn a minimum grade of C in all business and economics courses to count toward graduation requirements. Students must petition to take any business or economics class for a third time. Petitioning does not guarantee permission and based on academic record, some students may be required to change majors or transfer out of the business school.

CLEP Subject Examinations 

Students who wish to obtain credit for certain business administration courses may do so as follows:

  • ACCT 225: CLEP Subject Examination titled “Financial Accounting” with a score of 90% or higher available from the testing service.
  • ACCT 324: CLEP Subject Examination titled “Introductory Business Law” with a score of 90% or higher available from the testing service.
  • MGMT 371: CLEP Subject Examination titled “Principles of Management” with a score of 90% or higher available from the testing service.
  • MKTG 350: CLEP Subject Examination titled “Principles of Marketing” with a score of 90% or higher available from the testing service.

Dual Degrees

Currently enrolled students from other UofSC colleges who expect to obtain a second baccalaureate degree from the Moore School of Business must meet regular admission and progression requirements of the school and formally apply and be accepted by the school prior to obtaining 75 hours.

Classes

Enrollment priority will be given to business majors who are in good academic standing in all business and economics classes.

Suspension

The Moore School of Business adheres to the University’s general policy on suspension.

Graduation

All students admitted to the Moore School of Business effective Fall 2016 and thereafter must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 on all UofSC work attempted in order to obtain a degree from the Moore School of Business.

Attendance Requirements

Students are expected to attend all regular class meetings. Students must conform to University attendance regulations as stated in the section entitled “Academic Regulations.” Where specific faculty policies regarding attendance are more stringent, they will be stated in writing for individual courses.