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Information for New Students

Once you have submitted the admission application and received an email from the University of South Carolina Graduate School announcing your admission to the Professional MBA Program, there are some steps to be taken to become eligible to register for classes.

Please take some time to go through the 2017 PMBA New Student Checklist to learn about the required documentation to be provided by newly admitted students.  The checklist includes information about immunization and citizenship verification forms as well as web links for course registration, health insurance waivers and other needed information.

The Professional MBA Program team will host on-boarding webinars weekly starting about a month before the term begins.  These sessions will go through some of the details of the checklist as well as answer questions from attendees. You will receive invitations to these events by email.

Orientation for the Spring 2017 term will be held on Saturday, January 7th at the Moore School of Business, 1014 Greene St., Columbia.  Plan to arrive at 9:00 am and dress is business casual.  The day will provide an overview of the PMBA Program, a faculty panel and greetings from Dr. Peter Brews, the dean of the Moore School.  It's a great time to meet classmates from the PMBA regional classroom you will be attending.  The event will conclude about 3:00 pm and includes lunch and networking.

Blackboard is the academic software package used by faculty, staff and students at the University.  The PMBA community page of Blackboard provides helpful information about navigating the program including electives offered, course schedules, academic calendar and upcoming deadlines. How to access Blackboard is included in the checklist link above.

PMBA students will receive weekly emails that provide updates about courses, study abroad opportunities and networking events.

Welcome to the program.  You are going to meet some lifelong friends, be academically challenged and acquire new skills and knowledge while in the program. 

I will be your point of contact as you go through the Professional MBA Program.

Best wishes,

Lauren Welch
Program Manager
Professional MBA Program
USC Moore School of Business