Why visit the University of South Carolina MBA in person?

Many circumstances can lead someone to apply to business school.

Sometimes a career veers off the expected track. A corporate merger can rewrite job responsibilities or, worse, eliminate it altogether. Life experiences can ignite the desire to put more purpose into daily pursuits.

Whatever the reason, the next big career move is often an MBA.

The decision to pursue an advanced business degree naturally leads to another pivotal question — which MBA program is the best fit for you?

Online articles, websites and annual rankings abound, but there’s one step you should never skip when considering your shortlist of schools: the on-campus visit.

A visit adds a level of clarity that only comes with real-life experience. You’ll have the chance to meet students who have been in your shoes, get a feel for the academic rigor by attending a class and talk one-on-one with seasoned MBA professionals. You can know with certainty if a school is – or isn’t – the right place for you.

That’s why the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business is ready to welcome you for a visit any time of year.

The Moore School bustles with activity all year long — even in the middle of summer. Cohorts for the University of South Carolina MBA programs begin July 1, a little earlier than other full-time programs. That means classes are in session throughout July and August. So, when you visit, you’ll have a chance to meet current students, engage with our faculty and chat with members of our admissions team.

Visiting when class is in session at the Moore School is great way to collect experiences, knowledge and connections as part of your school search. 

  • Curious about how your business idea can achieve international brand awareness? 
    Grab a seat in our Leading Teams and Organizations class to explore legal, cultural and economic implications of doing business in different countries.
  • Nervous about the quantitative aspects of the curriculum?
    Test the waters in Financial Accounting where the focus is on understanding and using financial statements.
  • Wondering how the degree will sharpen your decision-making skills?
    Exercise your left brain in Quantitative Methods and learn new decision analysis techniques. 

The Moore School welcomes visitors at any stage of the admissions process. Join us whether you’re applying this year or are considering an MBA further along in the future. It’s never too soon to start exploring whether an MBA is right for you.

You don’t even have to be 100 percent certain about business school to schedule a visit. Even if you’re a little curious, we invite you to come see for yourself and learn more.

The bottom line: a campus visit brings a school’s culture to life in a way that can never be fully conveyed on a computer screen, magazine or brochure.

So, stop by whether you’re planning ahead or just happen to be in the area. We’ll be glad to show you around.

Schedule a visit and see why the Moore School could be your No. 1 choice.

Jennifer Ninh
Managing Director, Full-time MBA Programs