Since its founding in 1919 as the School of Commerce, the Darla Moore School of Business has grown into a thriving center of academic excellence, with an enrollment of more than 5,000 undergraduate students and over 800 graduate students.
The faculty is composed of more than 150 teachers, scholars and practitioners whose expertise encompasses the full spectrum of business disciplines and who were themselves educated at many of the finest universities in the world.
The Moore School is perhaps best known for its outstanding leadership in international business education and research. For the past 16 years, the school's undergraduate major in international business has been ranked No. 1 in that specialty, and its International Master of Business Administration program is currently ranked No. 1 and has been ranked in the top 3 for 25 consecutive years by U.S.News & World Report. In 2013, the Financial Times ranked the school's MBA program as No. 1 in "international experience."
The school is home to thriving research centers, such as the Riegel & Emory Human Resource Center, the Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management and the Moore School's Division of Research. In 1990, the U.S. Department of Education selected the Moore School as one of five educational institutions in the country, and the only one in the Southeast, to serve as a Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER).
The school offers a wide range of programs in addition to its international specializations: nine undergraduate concentrations, seven master's programs and two Ph.D. programs; the Daniel-Mickel Center for Executive Development; and an annual Economic Outlook Conference that draws widely from the public sector as well as academia.
In March 1998, the school became the nation's first major university to name its business school for a woman, honoring University of South Carolina alumna and business executive Darla Moore. Ms. Moore's combined gifts of $70 million make the Moore School the beneficiary of one of the largest private donations to a U.S. business school.
The Darla Moore School of Business is accredited by AACSB International.