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University of South Carolina's international business program retains top ranking

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The University of South Carolina’s international business program retained its No. 1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report for the ninth consecutive year.

The International MBA program in the Darla Moore School of Business has been ranked in the top three for the past 33 years, according to a news release from the university.

The School of Medicine Columbia remained the best school for graduates practicing in areas where there is a shortage of health care professionals, according to the publication’s latest graduate school rankings released Tuesday.

“Our world-class faculty and comprehensive program prepare IMBA candidates for top positions globally and greatly contribute to this ranking,” Peter Brews, dean of the Darla Moore School of Business, said in the release. “Our students’ preparation and skills speak for themselves with a top job placement rate for our most recent graduates. Our IMBA graduates go on to work and lead Forbes 500 companies and work in a multitude of countries.”

Also in the business school, the professional MBA program was ranked No. 27 in the country and the top program in South Carolina, while the Moore School’s MBA program improved eight spots nationally to No. 47.

“Professional MBA program students not only learn from our distinguished faculty, but they also benefit from each of their colleagues coming from a range of industries and sharing their own experiences,” Brews said. “Most Moore School Professional MBA program graduates see an immediate return on investment and can actually take what they’re learning in their courses and directly apply it to their companies while they’re completing the program.”

In other rankings, the law school moved up in several categories to No. 84, the School of Nursing master’s program broke into the rankings this year at No. 33 and public health improved 10 spots to No. 31.

“Our university continues to maintain its excellence across its graduate offerings through the impactful work of our faculty, staff and students,” said Stephen Cutler, the university’s interim provost. “By offering the nation’s top international MBA and through having the most graduates practicing in medically underserved areas, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to providing a world-class education that betters our state, nation and world.”

Reach Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.

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