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Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 22 months
University rank #561 (QS) , SC,
Candidates of the Business Administration programme delivered by University of South Carolina will participate in an international immersion which includes courses and projects that will elevate their understanding of cultural and business dynamics in a vibrant international market.


One reason the Business Administration programme delivered by University of South Carolina alumni are unstoppable? They truly live international business while they’re learning it. That’s also why U.S. News & World Report has ranked the International MBA among the nation’s top three programs for more than 25 consecutive years.

No other International MBA program offers you so many choices to enhance your degree as well as a higher level of international immersion opportunities. You’ll be plunged into the language, market and culture of a community you choose for a richer, more meaningful learning experience that no classroom can deliver.

You choose from two tracks of study — the Global Track for in-country immersion where English is widely spoken or the Language Track for immersion in an international environment that includes language study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Global Strategic Management
  • Managing the Multinational Enterprise
  • Comparative Institutional Systems
  • Global Supply Chain
  • Global Finance
  • Global Marketing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Due to highly competitive admissions, we advise you to be fully informed of application deadlines and apply as early as possible.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 22 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Recommended score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The admissions application asks for your general personal and contact information, academic and employment information, and information related to your participation in certain organizations (i.e., U.S. Armed Forces).
  • Transcripts - An earned undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required to be considered for admission to the MBA programs. A degree in business is not required. Applicants from any major are encouraged to apply as we value diversity within our cohorts.
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
  • GRE General Test (GRE).
  • Letters of Recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    71580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 71580 USD per year and a duration of 22 months.
  • National

    43142 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43142 USD per year and a duration of 22 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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