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Why We Are Ranked No. 1

For almost two decades the international business undergraduate program at the Darla Moore School of Busines has been ranked #1 among American universities. The Moore School's Sonoco International Business Department as a whole has received ample recognition for their academic, research and field leadership. 

Program Rankings

No. 1 undergraduate international business program for 18 consecutive years.
— U.S. News & World report

No. 1 MBA program for international business, and among the top three International
MBA programs for 25 consecutive years.
— U.S. News & World report

No. 2 in the world for research productivity in international business.
— Journal of International Business Studies, 2013-2016

What Sets Us Apart

Our four-decade-long commitment to international business education enables us to offer great depth and breadth in advancing our students' understanding of the complex opportunities and risks inherent in business globally. We take great pride in developing such internationally adroit business leaders here at the Moore School.

The secret to the Moore School’s undergraduate international business success includes:

    • A selective admissions process with a maximum annual enrollment of 160
    • Advanced foreign language training
    • A semester study abroad at one of more than 30 of the world's top business schools
    • A comprehensive international business curriculum of functional, regional and thematic global business courses
    • An opportunity to participate in cohort programs in which students divide their studies between the Moore School and one of several partner universities
    • The experience of developing business and expansion plans for actual business

Exceptional Faculty

Journal of International Business Studies

The University of South Carolina's international business faculty has been rated #1 in research productivity by the Journal of International Business Studies.  

International Business Review

Our faculty are ranked No. 1 of the top 50 U.S. universities and No. 2 of the top 50 universities worldwide in terms of the total number of research articles published. 

This continued leadership in international business education is a tribute to faculty and staff who are dedicated to an innovative, responsive curriculum and programming that exceeds expectations for our students, our partners in the business community and our alumni. It reflects our commitment to produce future leaders in global business, and to fuel economic development and prosperity locally and globally.