Become a Leader in Global Business

The One-Year MBA program is part of the University of South Carolina’s Top-100 Best Graduate Business School.1

The MBA program starts with core global business courses, which include real-world case studies, hands-on projects and some of the world’s top business school faculty. Students have the opportunity to focus in an area of functional specialization that aligns with their individual career goals:

  • Finance

  • Global Supply Chain and Operations Management

  • Marketing

  • Strategic Management

Accelerator Admission Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator Master’s Accelerator Pre-Sessional English
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5) 5.0
TOEFL® 80 (no sub-score below 18) 74 (no sub-score below 16) 60
GMAT Required No No No
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Additional Requirements Three years of full-time professional work experience and a résumé.
One course in Statistics and Quantitative Methods.2
Available Entry Spring Fall Spring, Summer or Fall

Sample Coursework

Semester 1 – Advanced Master’s Accelerator Semester 1 – Master’s Accelerator
  • Introduction to Statistics and Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Globalization and Business
  • Composition and Presentation for the MBA
  • Professional Development Sequence
  • Introduction to Statistics and Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Globalization and Business
  • Business English
  • Composition and Presentation for the MBA
  • Professional Development Sequence

Progression Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator Master’s Accelerator Pre-Sessional English
Progression Requirements Not applicable – student is already enrolled in degree program 3.25 GPA with no grade lower than a B in academic coursework.
Completion of Statistics and Quantitative Methods course.
Successful completion of English language courses, Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules.
Successful completion of all Pre-Sessional English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team.
Total credits required for degree: 44

Tuition Costs

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Advanced Master’s Accelerator
1 semester
Master’s Accelerator
2 semesters
Tuition cost $14,875 USD $29,001 USD
Global Carolina fees3 $1,625 USD $1,999 USD
Total tuition cost $16,500 USD $31,000 USD
Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.
1 U.S. News & World Report.
2 All students will be required to complete a Statistics/Quantitative Methods course to progress into their degree.
3 Global Carolina fee covers all fees assessed for students (including ISS, English testing, BM fees, tech, health center, etc.).

IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL ENGLISH COURSES BEFORE ENROLLING IN THE MASTER'S ACCELERATOR?

Enroll in the Pre-Sessional English Program. Classes are designed to improve students’ comprehension and ability to take rigorous academic courses in the English language.
Estimated tuition and fees: $6,500*
(based on a duration of 17 weeks)

*Pre-Sessional English program is 8.5 weeks in the summer at a cost of $3,250 USD.

Ready to manage your future?

In just one year, the MBA program at USC gives you all the tools to succeed. Give yourself a smart start to your career – apply now as part of the Master’s Accelerator program.