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Tuition & Fees

PMBA - Tuition and Fees

Professional MBA students are considered students of the USC-Columbia campus regardless of the actual location where they attend classes. Students pay an hourly rate per course (every course is three credit hours).  Both residents and nonresidents of South Carolina pay the same hourly rate. The following fees and costs are subject to change without notice upon a Board of Trustees mandate.  Other university fees not reflected below may apply.




Graduate admission application fee  $100  $100
PMBA tuition (per credit hour)  $662  662
PMBA banking track tuition (per credit hour)    $753 
USC technology fee (per credit hour)  $17  $17
USC matriculation fee (one-time fee)  $80  $80

PMBA Program
Cost Summary


USC matriculation fee (one-time fee) $80 
Tuition (48 credit hours at $662 per credit)     $31,776
USC technology fee (48 credits at $17 per credit)                    $816 
Course materials and resources
(Estimate of $135 per course - 16 courses)
 Grand Total $34,832

Once admitted, PMBA students will be asked to remit a non-refundable $1,000 seat deposit which guarantees their place in the class.  The deposit is credited toward the first tuition bill.  

Certain courses, such as the study abroad course "Exploring Global Business," may require additional fees/expenses for items such as travel and lodging.

*Fees are subject to change without prior notice.  Fees above approved by USC Board of Trustees, July 2014.