"The mission of the Moore School's undergraduate international business major is to develop within students a transnational mindset: To encourage students to build on and challenge their existing knowledge, and to recognize and step beyond their own cultural perspective; to develop within students the ability to process new information, build new mental models and function effectively within different environmental contexts; to provide students with the analytic building blocks for understanding an ever-changing global market." - Dr. Nancy R. Buchan
This is accomplished through:
- A comprehensive and competitive program led by our renowned international business faculty Completion of internationally relevant classes selected from the Carolina Core general education courses
- Completion of leading-edge international business curriculum
- Completion of a second business major
- Completion of multiple advanced level language courses
- Completion of at least one semester abroad through one of our partner exchanges at over 30 of the top business schools worldwide
The Sonoco Department of International Business at the Moore School has lead the field of undergraduate education in creating progressive, thought-provoking, engaging courses that challenge students to think beyond their comfort zones. Each class exposes students to the vast complexities of our changing world and helps them develop the skills needed to make the best business decisions in environments of increasing globalization, great uncertainty and multiple points of view. To prepare them for courses in the IB major students are recommended to take a variety of internationally-related Arts & Science courses from the Carolina Core. Download courses on a PDF
In addition to receiving a strong international business education, students are also required to complete a second major at the Moore School. This additional concentration helps them develop specific functional skills that enhance their effectiveness as business professionals. Download optional majors on a PDF.
Language skills not only catapult the efficiency, insight and networking skills of a global professional to a higher level, but such proficiency also allows an individual to gain deeper insight into the culture, values and context of the people with whom they are working. In order to enhance this cross-cultural capability, IB students must complete several advanced-level courses in a foreign language (often resulting in a language minor). The languages available at USC include Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. Learn more.
The Moore School's strong international links have allowed us to develop partnerships with over 30 of the best business schools around the world. Every spring, juniors majoring in International Business have the opportunity to study at one these schools through our direct exchange programs. These partnerships allow students to build a network of global contacts with future business leaders around the world. Learn more.