The Moore School's AMBA is business-focused and career-oriented. You will spend half of the program taking foundation courses and courses in our global business core with some of the world’s top business school faculty—a faculty who possess a global perspective and who are leaders in their respective fields.
From there, you’ll have the opportunity to focus in an area that aligns with your individual career goals.
Foundation courses are designed to provide a common framework for the program and all subsequent coursework. The business foundation curriculum is designed to allow some flexibility because students have different backgrounds and objectives. Foundation courses include Decision Analysis, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Global Economics, Management of Information Systems, Management of Human Capital, and Leadership. The business foundation addresses the need for business analytics as well as broad managerial and leadership skills.
Global Functional Core
These courses focus on best business practices across the disciplines of finance, marketing, and supply chain and operations management from a global perspective. Courses integrate functional and international expertise in an interactive classroom environment.
Areas of Focus
The Moore School offers a curriculum relevant to students and beneficial to their career upon graduation. Students select one area of focus to gain expertise in a particular subject. These areas of focus cover different business disciplines in an in-depth manner to give students a better understanding of current business practices. A variety of learning methods are utilized including consulting projects and creating business plans, depending on which area of focus is selected. Focus areas offered:
The capstone course is designed to integrate material covered throughout the program. A key purpose of this course is to hone critical thinking skills and develop a strategic perspective. It requires teamwork, communication skills and involvement in challenging projects and simulations. The capstone course provides exposure to cases addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the business world today, as well as exposure to the complexity of the business environment, the role of ethical leadership and the nature of stakeholder influence.
Joint Degree Program
Students may also opt to pursue a joint degree, such as a Law and MBA degree (JD/AMBA). Through this option, students combine elective courses from the AMBA’s General Management area of focus with courses from the University of South Carolina School of Law’s Juris Doctorate program. A student can potentially complete the requirement of this joint program in 3 ½ years.