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Student Life

Beyond the Classroom

As an MBA candidate, you have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities outside of the classroom. You will find a number of organizations that relate to professional organizations as well as personal interests. This includes the Consulting Club, Beer & Wine Society, and Net Impact. In addition, the campus and the Columbia region offer numerous cultural and social activities. 

Life on Campus

Situated in the Innovista, the new Darla Moore School of Business building is in the heart of Columbia. Nearby, the historic Horseshoe is the University's picturesque center of campus - a gathering place for studying, sunbathing, or just relaxing. IMBA candidates can also enjoy Gamecock Athletics and a world class Wellness and Fitness Center.  

Life in Columbia 

As the state capitol and home to South Carolina’s flagship university, the Columbia region attracts a diverse population of residents of approximately 760,000. The area is known for its high quality of life, cultural amenities, outdoor recreational activities, and Southern hospitality.

Columbia is home to a thriving arts community showcased by museums, theaters, concert halls, and art galleries. The Congaree Vista arts and entertainment district features fine dining, a vibrant nightlife, eclectic boutiques, and lively outdoor music concerts and festivals. Columbia’s mild climate and numerous lakes, rivers, and parks provide year-round opportunities for biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, golf, tennis, and more. For more information on area, visit the Columbia Visitors Bureau.