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USC's Darla Moore school ranked #1 for international MBA

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The University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business has been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools. The school's international MBA program received the top spot in the 2015 ranking.

USC officials announced the ranking Tuesday. 

Peter Brews, who was named dean of the Moore School in December, said the ranking validates the hard work done at the Moore School to keep its program at the leading edge of IMBA programs globally.

"The Moore School has over the past few years redesigned its international MBA program, and it is gratifying to receive such wonderful recognition for this effort," Brews said. "I am grateful to all the faculty, staff and students who contributed to the ranking announced today. Being ranked No. 1 in both undergraduate and graduate International Business programs by U.S. News & World Report is an outstanding accolade to receive, and the Moore School will continue on its innovative path in international business education so that this stellar ranking is maintained."

The U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings are based on peer and recruiter assessments, placement success, selectivity and salary surveys of graduates.

With its No.1 ranking, the Moore School's program outranked Thunderbird School of Management (No. 2), University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School (No. 3) and Harvard Business School (No. 4). The Moore School has ranked in the top three for 25 consecutive years.

The IMBA Program has alumni and business partnerships in more than 80 countries spanning six continents. Among the distinctive features that sets the program apart is that students participate in an eight-month international immersion experience and engage in language immersion in the classroom and through international experience in Europe, Asia or Latin America. Additionally, students who specialize in global supply chain and operations management earn a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate.

The Moore School enrolls more than 4,000 undergraduate students and nearly 900 graduate students. The school offers a wide range of programs, including nine undergraduate concentrations, seven master's degrees and two doctoral degrees. In addition, the school offers an array of executive education programs and consulting services to businesses.

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