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

March 11, 2014
"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."
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Minimum wage hike won't be big negative in S.C., professor says

March 9, 2014
"Dr. McKinley Blackburn, a professor of economics at the University of South Carolina, said that food jobs are going to be influenced quite a bit by the possible increase. He also said there isn't a large difference between the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and the proposed $10.10 an hour."
The Times and Democrat

Brews takes over Moore School of Business

February 24, 2014
"Peter Brews says if Nelson Mandela had been released two years sooner, he might not be a naturalized American citizen today, taking the helm as dean of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina."
GSA Business

Study: S.C. Sea Grant Consortium makes $8.9 million economic impact

January 16, 2014
"The Charleston-based S.C. Sea Grant Consortium generated $8.9 million in economic impact in South Carolina in 2012, a study by the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business found."
Charleston Regional Business Journal
Students get real-world experience in exporting
December 16, 2013
"The South Carolina Small Business Development Centers and professor Frank Rydzewski of the Darla Moore School of Business recently joined efforts to bring real-world experience in export planning to students."
The Times and Democrat

Darla Moore

December 11, 2013
"Darla Moore is the first woman to be profiled on the cover of Fortune Magazine and named to the list of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business."
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State economy expected to grow in coming year

December 9, 2013

"'So we fell a long way, there's no question. But we're moving from a recovery into an expansion,' said USC research economist
Joseph Von Nessen."
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MBAs need a fresh set of skills for the 21st century

December 8, 2013
"If the goal of the MBA programme is to develop tomorrow's business leaders, then business schools need to think harder about what that future will be."
Financial Times

When Superstition Works

November 25, 2013
"While conditioned superstitions affect personal behavior, cultural ones can impact the market at large. Some 10,000 fewer people fly on Friday the 13th, and U.S. businesses generate less revenue on those days compared with other Fridays, since some people don't want to travel, work or make purchases, says Thomas Kramer, and associate professor of marketing at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business."
The Wall Street Journal

Moore is More

November 18, 2013
"'It is a large and very successful program,' says Kathleen Dolan,MBA director. "Both MBA programs are very focused on international business and cover advanced operations, finance and other areas," she says. Students of the PMBA program have options to take two-week trips abroad and meet daily with CEOs. "The program is really aimed at executives who want to push themselves beyond their comfort zones," Dolan says."
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Patrick DeMouy on Ethical, Trustworth Businesses

November 4, 2013


Economists say S.C. economy staying positive

October 18, 2013
"'South Carolina economic growth has persisted in 2013,' said Joseph Von Nessen, an economist at the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business. 'Stability is rising overall on the consumer side and the business side.'"
GSA Business

Parkinson's more a nuisance than a handicap for USC professor

October 18, 2013
"A professor of finance at USC for the past 25 years, Steven Mann doesn't think of himself as being sick; he thinks of Parkinson's as a nuisance in his life. 'It's a challenge. Each day is different,' he said. 'I tell people that Parkinson's has a mind of its own. It's totally random. You can be having a good day, and suddenly it turns out to be not so good, or the other way around.'"
The State

How Possible U.S. Default Could Affect You

October 16, 2013

"'The most likely scenario is that veterans' benefits could be delayed; Social Security checks could be delayed. Any type of check coming from the federal government might get paid late,' says University of South Carolina economist Dr. Bill Hauk."
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Going Global: A Talk With INSEAD's New Dean
October 7, 2013
"Ilian Mihov, who teaches economics at INSEAD's 13-year-old Singapore campus, will remain there as dean, overseeing the original French campus as well as a newer outpost in Abu Dhabi. Mihov was born in Bulgaria but educated in the U.S., where he earned a PhD from Princeton and an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business."
Bloomberg Businessweek

Rural communities excited by new businesses, prospects

October 6, 2013
"Manufacturing announcements, always good news, are particularly exciting for places like Fairfield, Marion and Clarendon counties, according to Joseph Von Nessen, a research economist at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He says any county's economic prosperity depends on its people's employment in steady, well-paying jobs."
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S.C. clean energy firms add jobs, revenue

October 3, 2013
"Overall, the state's clean energy sector generated more than $813 million in annual gross revenue, an increase of 11.9% over 2011, said Joseph Von Nessen, an economist at the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business, who worked on the study."
GSA Business

Has the federal government shutdown affected you?

October 1, 2013
"In the Palmetto state, without a budget, federal employees here were sent home until further notice. "They won't be able to work. They won't be able to get paid while they're not working." said USC Professor, Bill Hauk."
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University of South Carolina adjusts for growth

August 14, 2013
"The University of South Carolina is growing. And so a lot of things are growing around campus. The school has started an online college and is allowing students to add their community activities on their transcripts. Later in the school year, the university will ban tobacco and open a new business school building."
The State

Moore School grad featured in Financial Times

August 9, 2013
"Cait Lamberton is an assistant professor of business administration at the Joseph Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in the US where she leads project courses at undergraduate, MBA and PhD levels. Before joining Katz, Prof Lamberton worked in the commercial vehicle, transportation consulting and fragrance industries, and studied for an MBA and PhD at the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business."
The Financial Times

Local hospital partners with USC for hands-on learning

July 25, 2013
"The Carolinas HealthCare Management Team and the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina has formed a relationship where students enrolled in a senior capstone class have the opportunity to complete their capstone project at Carolinas HealthCare System."
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Opening of New Darla Moore Business School Delayed

July 10, 2013
"USC students and faculty will move into the new building a few months later than initially planned because of a delay in the move of U.S. Department of Justice offices into the school's current home."
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University of South Carolina moves Charlotte MBA program uptown

July 1, 2013
"The University of South Carolina has moved its professional master's of business administration program in charlotte to an uptown location. The program is ranked among the nation's top 20 part-time MBA programs in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Graduate School Rankings."
Charlotte Business Journal

B-Schools Are Speaking the Language of Business

July 1, 2013
"A growing number of business schools seem to be taking the view that a degree of fluency in at least one other major language is essential for the next generation of corporate leaders, despite the fact that most of their international programs are now conducted in English. One of those committed to this trend is the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina."
Bloomberg Businessweek

The CNN 10: Startups to watch

June 25, 2013
Chase Adam wants to revolutionize charity, one medical patient at a time. After his Peace Corps stint in Costa Rica ended in 2010, Adam founded Watsi, a crowd-funding platform for people in developing countries who need money for medical treatments."
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The Best Undergraduate Business Schools by Specialty 2013

June 24, 2013
"If international business is your focus, one of the schools you should be targeting is the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business."
Bloomberg Businessweek

Talent, High-Speed Decision-Making Lead Samsung's Success

June 24, 2013
"At the forum, Patrick M. Wright, bicentennial chair of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, also said, 'Samsung was a true transformer over the last 20 years in a very positive way. Its business transformation is a model for all modern multinationals and the transformation well illustrates the competitive advantage that form a strong link between business strategy and people strategy.'"
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Improving market report shows challenges await homebuilders

June 19, 2013
"Joey Von Nessen, an economist with Resh Marketing Consultants and a research economist at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, said year-over-year numbers show new and existing home sales are increasing across the state."
Charleston Regional Business Journal

USC officials: Assembly Street project on schedule

June 11, 2013
"The construction zone passes directly in front of the new Darla Moore School of Business which will officially open in December. Foot traffic is expected to triple with 12,000 more students to cross Assembly St. daily."
WISTV

Perspective: Business School

June 7, 2013
"The Darla Moore School of Business has long been recognized as one of the best international programs, and now has top billing in the 2013 Best Undergraduate Business School rankings."
WISTV

When it comes to employment rates, South Carolina is really two different states

June 1, 2013
"'The statewide number and it's relative position compared to the U.S. as a whole is actually pretty typical of what we've seen during this period,' Joseph Von Nessen, research economist at the Moore School of Business, said. 'The upstate has been growing faster than the state average and is doing quite well in terms of employment growth, and that's particularly true of Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson.'"
Greenville Business Magazine

Foreign firms help lead manufacturing renaissance in Carolinas

May 29, 2013
"International collaboration is also about creating "global pipelines," which are defined as a company having one or more foreign partners, said Dirk Brown, director of the Faber Entrepreneurship Center and a clinical professor at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina."
Charleston Business Report

University of South Carolina names interim dean at Moore School

May 28, 2013
"John McDermott, chairman of the economics department at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, has been named the business school's interim dean."
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Sage Conversations: Insights from a next generation leader

May 22, 2013
"One university that contributed heavily to the Next Generation Security Leader program was the University of South Carolina, which has one of the most prestigious business programs: The Darla Moore School of Business. It is consistently ranked as one of the top ten international business schools in the country."
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The Best Undergrad B-Schools for International Business

May 6, 2013
"As part of the 2013 Best Undergraduate B-Schools ranking, Bloomberg Businessweek asked undergraduate business students from the Class of 2013 to tell us, via an online survey, about their business school experience, from getting in to getting a job ... At the top of the list is the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business. Surprised? You shouldn’t be."
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Wall Street cuts tens of thousands of jobs since 2008

April 25, 2013
"Steven Mann, chairman of the finance department at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, says many of his students have given up on banking jobs. 'In 2005, 2006, 2007, I'd ask, 'Do you want to go work at a bank?' and the answer was always yes,' he says. 'Now the answer is no one. They want to be in the treasury department of General Electric.'"
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Meeting focuses on support for expanding Medicaid in S.C.

April 12, 2013
"Advocates of expanding Medicaid coverage in South Carolina say doing so would generate a total net increase in federal funding to the state of about $11.2 billion between 2014 and 2020, provide affordable health care coverage to 329,000 South Carolinians who cannot afford health insurance, create nearly 44,000 new jobs and increase tax revenue for the state. Those figures come from a study done by researchers at the University of south Carolina's Moore School of Business."
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Darla Moore School of Business to bring nation's top benefits, retirement experts to Charlotte

April 10, 2013
“'This conference offers professionals working with retirement benefits access to the most up-to-date thinking and guidance in the industry,' said Moore School Dean Hildy Teegen."
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Business concept means big bucks for USC grad students

April 10, 2013
“'A team of students in the University of South Carolina's International Masters of Business Administration have won more than 15,000 dollars toward starting their dream business"
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USC's Professional MBA Cracks US News Top 20 Rankings

April 9, 2013
"Mike Switzer interviews Tim Carroll, director of the Professional MBA program at the University of South Carolina in Columbia."
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The Future of American Academics and Leadership

March 25, 2013
"In an America where issues of diversity and race still seem to taint political and corporate decision-making and immigration gets misunderstood as a handicap instead of a strength, it is gatherings like the one at USC's M.O.S.A.I.C. Symposium (Meaningful Opportunities for Students to Achieve International Competencies) that fuel a spirit of American academic excellence and leadership."
The Huffington Post

Economic impact of Sonoco, 'the heartbeat of Hartsville,' far-reaching

March 26, 2013
"Global packaging giant Sonoco contributes more than $1 billion a year to South Carolina’s economy, creating nearly 9,300 jobs and generating more than $473 million in income for South Carolinians, according to a study released Tuesday by USC’s Moore School of Business."
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SCRA’s 30-year Economic Impact Tops $15 billion

March 18, 2013
"'In a study led by the University of South Carolina‘s Moore School of Business, SCRA’s annual output in South Carolina was $1.24 billion, with a 30 year cumulative total of over $15.3 billion."
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Internal Structure of New USC Business School Complete

February 4, 2013
"Students, faculty and staff at USC are celebrating the completion of the internal structure of their new business school."
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USC Signs Off the Final Beam of New Business School

January 29, 2013
"It was a celebration of sorts in front of the Darla Moore School of Business on Tuesday as students, faculty, and staff signed the final beam of the new school. The 20-foot steel beam will be raised to the top of the new building on Monday, marking the beginning of the next major phase of the construction project."
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Talent Management Among Top Issues Facing HR Professionals

January 14, 2013
"'it still remains to be seen now rapid economic growth may be ... but based on the assumption of growth, there will be a lot of people that will start looking for new jobs,' Patrick Wright, professional of business management at the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business, told BNA."
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Studying Sustainability at Wal-Mart

January 11, 2013
"With Wal-Mart Stores' international operations facing scrutiny on several fronts, the giant retailer's sustainability strategy is the theme of new classes at two business schools."
Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Cautiously Optimistic with a Chance for Change

December 31, 2012
'"2012 has been an interesting year in South Carolina. We've seen growth overall, but it's been highly variable,' says Dr. Joseph Von Nessen, a research economist at USC's Darla Moore School of Business and a key presenter at the school's Annual Economic Outlook Conference."
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Manufacturing Jobs Making a Comeback in Southern U.S.

December 20, 2012
"Both U.S. and foreign companies have opened plants in southeastern states in recent years, many since the end of the recession. Others are expanding existing plants or have plans to break ground in 2013. 'It's a business climate like you won't find anywhere else,' says Doug Woodward, an economics professor at the University of South Carolina and incoming president of the North American Regional Science Council, which studies local economies."
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Business Schools Build Courses on Walmart’s Sustainability Strategy

December 19, 2012
"In 2005, Walmart made history when then-CEO Lee Scott announced a bold sustainability strategy that would impact every aspect of its business. Along the way, business researchers from the University of South Carolina and the University of Arkansas were given unprecedented access to study the process."
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Walmart's Sustainability Strategy Leads to B-School Teaching

December 18, 2012
"'The goal of the Walmart sustainability case project is to lead students through an in-depth analysis of Walmart's journey of formulating, implementing and measuring an ambitious corporate sustainability strategy. Because we have written multiple interconnecting teaching cases, we are able to have students look across organizational levels and across time to evaluate and learn from Walmart's experience,' said Andrew Spicer, an associate professor at USC's Darla Moore School of BUsiness."
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SRS Nuke Waste Has Value, Expert Says

December 17, 2012
"Terry Michalske, one of a handful of presenters before the S.C. Governor's Nuclear Advisory Council, said the federal agency had commissioned the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business to study the business opportunity to expand production of helium-3, a byproduct of tritium."
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USC Professors Offer Economic Forecast for 2013

December 12, 2012
"University of South Carolina economists predicted Wednesday that the state will enjoy stable economic growth in the coming year, but only if Washington politicians reach agreement on spending cuts and taxes to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Researchers Joey Von Nessen and Douglas Woodward said they expect job growth of 1.2 percent in the coming year and the increases to occur across a broad array of industries."
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Medicaid Expansion Could be Good for Jobs

December 7, 2012
"A study released Friday by the South Carolina Hospital Association says the Medicaid expansion provided for in the Affordable Care Act could mean some 44,000 new jobs and millions in additional revenues for the state by 2020. And it all would translate into about $1.5 billion in labor income and $3.3 billion in economic activity by 2020, according to the report prepared by the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business."
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SmartState Program Produces Seven-Fold Return on State Investment, Creates 8,000-Plus Jobs

December 6, 2012
"According to the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, the impact from graduate students who stay in South Carolina following their mentorship under SmartState Endowed Chairs annually is $4.2 million."
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Surveys Can Reveal Workplace Traits

December 4, 2012
"When it comes to the workplace traits of an employee or a potential hire, there are no right or wrong answers. That's why these surveys shouldn't be regarded as tests. Instead, think of them as predictors of how a potential hire or employee will do in a work setting, says researcher Rob Ployhart, with the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina."
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'Fiscal Cliff' Triggers Dividend Rush

December 2, 2012
"University of South Carolina Moore School of Business finance professor Steven Mann attributed much of the spike in special and accelerated dividend payments to businesses that are owned largely by their executives, board members and other insiders. He doesn't blame them. "Thats only being smart," said Mann, who also lamented that the current federal tax code is forcing companies to take such actions."
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Trio of Student Ventures Win Big in UofSC's The Proving Ground

November 19, 2012
"International MBA student Howard Glenn presented Watsi -- a nonprofit venture that tells the stories of people living in poverty who need low-cost medical treatment. Watsi provides a way for people to help pay for those treatments. He pitched his team's concept in a five-minute format before a panel of judges and capacity crowd at the Darla Moore School of Business."
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Professor and Researcher to Speak on South Carolina's Economy

November 15, 2012
"Douglas Woodward, director of the division of research and economics professor for the Darla Moore School of Business at the university, will offer his opinions on the economic outlook in South Carolina and in the United States."
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Sage Conversations: A Model of Security Leadership

November 13, 2012
"Francis D'Addario, an emeritus faculty member of the Security Executive Council, has been on of the key drivers of the SEC's Next Generation Security Leader Program, which is meant to take current leaders and their teams to the next level of value in their organization. The program was partly developed by informing the content for business relevancy with academic input from one of the most prestigious business schools in the country, the Darla Moore School of International Business at the University of South Carolina."
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Life Insurance in a Box? Metlife, Walmart Team Up to Test Sales in Stores

November 11, 2012
"MetLife, the nation's largest life insurer, is pilot-testing one-year term life insurance for sale on the shelves of the nation's largest retailer at 200 Walmart stores in South Carolina and Georgia. 'It is a completely new marketing approach and it's intended to certainly sell life insurance purchases,' said Greg Niehaus, Finance and Insurance professor at the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business."
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Would You Like Sprinkles on Your Insurance Policy?

November 11, 2012
"BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina recently opened a kiosk at the entrance to the mall's food court, nestled between Kay's Jewelers and Claire's Boutique. 'It makes sense,' said Melayne McInnes, associate professor of health economics at USC's Moore School of Business. 'You want to be where your customers are and where you can reach them.'"
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Innovation is Key to South's Survival in Global Market

November 11, 2012
"So, if innovation is needed to compete, can the South compete? Dirk Brown, who became director of the Faber Entrepreneurial Center at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business after almost 20 years building technology companies in Silicon Valley, is among those who would appear to answer with an emphatic 'yes. It's a hidden gem,' he says, in commenting about the environment for innovation in the South. 'I can get very talented engineers, marketing support, and a world-class business environment and still have a great quality of life for my family. The Southeast is quietly reaching the critical mass required to support the next generation of high-growth, technology companies.'"
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10 Items For Your 2013 Strategic Plan

November 10, 2012
"'Companies need to look at social media from a strategic perspective across the business organization and not relegate it to marketing and communications or let it exist independently within each function or department of a business,' says SHRM Darla Moore School of Business researcher Rob Ployhart. He points out that the silo approach, which is all-too-common, leads to inefficiency, redundancy and mixed messages, both internally and to customers."
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Businesses Operating in Social Media Denial

November 9, 2012
"Despite 60 percent of Americans using some form of social media, according to the Pew Research Center, the prevailing belief by business is that social media is a fad, a phenomenon, just another version of the Internet. Darla Moore School of Business researcher Rob Ployhart is working to change that. The management professor is conducting some of the first studies on social media and its use as a a business strategy. To help executives struggling with the issue now, Ployhart provided guidance in a report released late October by SHRM."
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New USC Moore School Meeting Construction Timeline, Budget

November 9, 2012
"Construction of the new $106.5 million Darla Moore School of Business is meeting the construction timeline and budget, University of South Carolina trustees learned Friday."
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Student Startup Teams Compete in USC Proving Ground

November 6, 2012
"Seven student startup teams in The Proving Ground, the University of South Carolina's entrepreneurial challenge, were selected Monday to compete Nov. 13 for $40,000 in prizes and startup support."
Columbia Regional Business Report

NJ Homeowners Wait for Clarity on High Hurricane Deductibles

October 31, 2012
"The National Weather Service labeled Sandy a post-topical cyclone, not a hurricane, when it made landfall Monday evening at the Jersey Shore. That distinction will mean thousands of dollars in cost savings for homeowners who suffered wind damage and who have homeowner's policies that include hurricane deductibles. Ernie Csiszar, professor at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, and a former director of insurance in that state, was not surprised by New Jersey's ruling. "Wind pools require both a designation as a hurricane by the National Weather Service, and on top of that, each state has wind speed limits," he said."
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To Solve S.C. Jobs Problem, Grow Great Jobs Here

October 24, 2012
"South Carolina has a job problem. At 9.1 percent unemployment, it is the eight worst in the county. The economy is just not growing fast enough to replace the jobs we lost five long years ago. The state has announced 30,000 new jobs in the past year. That's very good. But we must create about 20,000 new jobs every year for four years to get back to where we were by 2018, according to USC's Darla Moore School of Business."
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S.C. Economy, Growth Cling to 'Fiscal Cliff'

October 18, 2012
"S.C. Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt says a number of economic development projects are waiting to be announced. But things like the presidential election, "fiscal cliff" and sequestration are keeping companies on the sidelines. While the election outcome may offer business an idea of where U.S. economic policy is headed, it may not be the most important issue. 'It doesn't matter who's president,' said Timothy Koch, professor of banking and finance at the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business. 'We're going to have a split Congress. What really matters is are we going to solve this fiscal cliff or kick the can down the road.'"
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B-School News Roundup

October 18, 2012
"A Sneak Peek at the University of South Carolina's New $106 Million Moore School of Business: Building USC's New Business School (WLTX)"
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Sage Conversations: Be A Leader

October 15, 2012
"Today, more than ever, the security industry needs leadership and there are efforts to provide more guidance and instruction to the industry in this area. The Security Executive Council has teamed with the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of International Business on their Next Generation Leader Development program."
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SCRA Announces Fiscal Year 2012 Year End Results and Highlights

October 11, 2012
"SCRA today reported results for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, which ended June 30, 2012. While revenues equaled last year's record of $195 million, the company achieved new record backlog of $481 million, representing a 19% increase from last year's prior record. According to multiple economic studies, including the most recent done by the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business, SCRA's operations throughout the past 29 years have made a cumulative contribution of more than $14 billion to South Carolina's economy."
MarketWatch.com
October 10, 2012
"If you drive down Columbia's Assembly Street, chances are you've seen the metal and concrete rising from the site that will soon house USC's Moore School of Business. News19 got a look inside the construction site - and at what it will look like when it's all done. "We know that his building needs to have staying power and needs to be appropriate for satisfying our needs well into the future," explains Moore School of Business Dean Hildy Teegen."
WLTX

Former University of South Carolina Star Pitcher Takes on New Challenge

October 6, 2012
"Just over 900 students at the private school in Columbia's Old Woodlands neighborhood heard from none other than USC pitcher Michael Roth. Roth, who graduated from USC with a 3.83 GPA in international business, talked about the importance of balancing athletics or other activities with academics while addressing students from Hammond's lower and upper schools during three school assemblies Friday morning."
The State

Spartanburg-Based BMW Expansion Cruising Along

October 5, 2012
"The economic engine that is automaker BMW's Spartanburg County plant is firing on all cylinders. Spartanburg-based BMW Manufacturing Co. said Thursday it is on track to deliver on the $900 million expansion the company announced in January. The plan includes the addition of more than 1 million square feet of production space and the hiring of 1,000 full-time employees over the next three years, including 300 associates by the end of 2012. According to a study released by the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business, the facility has a ripple effect on the state's economy that supports 4.3 jobs for every one job created at the plant. Based on that math, the plant will prop up 34,400 jobs by 2014."
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Moore School Scholar Earns Highest Six Sigma Designation

September 30,  2012
Sanjay AhireSanjay Ahire, a management science professor in the Darla Moore School of business, has earned the Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and joins fewer than 50 industry professionals nationwide who have attained that level of certification through the American Society of Quality (ASQ). Lean Six Sigma refers to a globally recognized process improvement approach that helps any organization meet customer needs effectively and efficiently. Ahire's excellence in practice and leadership on more than 75 Lean Six Sigma projects is what earned him the rank of Master Black Belt, the highest Lean Six Sigma expertise level one can achieve.
SCNow.com


Construction Booming Again in Columbia

September 29, 2012
"'We're coming back,' said Krista Hampton, Columbia's director of planning and development. 'I don't know if we'll ever see what we saw in 2005 and 2006. But we're coming back.' Perhaps a symbol of that is a new ultra-modern $107 million USC business school rising on Assembly Street. The building is the most visible symbol of continued growth at the University that stretches from academics to athletics to even the student body, which is now approaching a record 30,000 students."
The State

Columbia's Jobless Rate Slightly Drops in August

September 28, 2012
"The unemployment rate in the metro area dropped to 8.4 percent in August from 8.6 percent the previous month even as the statewide rate remained stuck at 9.6 percent. In Columbia, the University of South Carolina job fair drew 60 fortune 500 companies, more than double the total that attended last year, according to university officials. That reflect an improving economy that is making companies eager to hire again after retrenching, said Georgia Doran, director of career management at USC's Moore School of Business. "Companies are ready again," she said."
The State

6 Ways Credit Cards are Better than Cash

September 26, 2012
"Oliver Burkeman, a British journalist, wrote about a bizarre experiment he's conducting. He's locked up his credit cards at home, and each week fills a series of envelopes with the banknotes and coins he's budgeted for various spending categories. Burkeman was partly inspired by a study by academics at the universities of Kansas and South Carolina that appeared last November in the Journal of Consumer Research. Study authors Promothesh Chatterjee and Randall L. Rose commented, 'Our findings suggest that marketers may be affecting not just he amount of money consumers are willing to spend but also the nature of the goods and services that find their way into consumer's market baskets...'"
Fox Business

USC Moore School Remains Tops for International Business

September 24, 2012
"The University of South Carolina is being recognized for having the nation's top undergraduate international business program, according to rankings in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 "America's Best Colleges Guide." In addition to earning the No. 1 international business ranking for the 16th consecutive year, the Darla Moore School of Business broke into the top 40 for overall business education, moving up a spot from 41 last year."
The Times and Democrat

SC Jobless Rate Stays at 9.6 Percent

September 21, 2012
"The state's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.6 percent as the labor force participation rate dipped to 58.4 percent - the lowest since at least 1976, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday. In fact, there are 35,000 fewer people in the labor pool today than in 2008, as the Great Recession was beginning, according to Joey Von Nessen, an economics professor with the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business."
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Walmart Pushes for Environmental Sustainability

September 14, 2012
"Walmart's push for sustainability was the focus of Thursday's Darla Moore School of Business School lecture, featuring University of South Carolina professor Andy Spicer, who has conducted about 25 case studies of Walmart's practices."
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Clemson No. 25, South Carolina No. 55 in Top Public School Ranking

September 12, 2012
"The University of South Carolina was recognized for having the nation's top undergraduate international business program. The university's international MBA ranked third nationally."
Greenvilleonline.com

Columbia Under Construction: Summer 2012

August 30, 2012
"The new Moore School will be an environmentally sustainable facility with a cantilevered and glass design that maximizes natural light within. Through the coordinated efforts of USC, the Darla Moore School, and a Department of Energy grant, the project team will be pursuing a rating of Net-Zero, meaning the facility will generate at least as much energy as it will consume."
Columbia Regional Business Report

USC Earns Highest Rating in 2013 Green Honor Roll

August 24, 2012
"The University of South Carolina was named to the 2013 Green Honor Roll, receiving the highest possible score on Princeton Review's "Green Ratings." USC was the only university in South Carolina and was one of two universities in the Southeastern Conference to earn the top ranking. Vanderbilt University also earned a rating of 99. The Princeton Review's fifth annual "Green Ratings" were based on surveys about colleges' environmentally related practices, policies and academic offerings. USC's most ambitious green project is its new Darla Moore School of Business, which is being built at a LEED Platinum level with the goal of creating the world's largest new zero (generate as much energy as consumed) building."
SCNow.com

Market for Downtown Office Space on the Rise

August 24, 2012
"The University of South Carolina recently decided it needed a presence downtown with the opening of an office for its Moore School of Business at RiverPlace. Dean Hildy Teegen said the Moore School will use its space here for professional MBA classes, executive education, alumni meetings and statewide discussions on business and policy issues over an advanced telecommunications network."
GreenvilleOnline.com

2012 SCBA Bank Directors' and Managers' College

August 24, 2012
"The South Carolina Bankers Association (SCBA), in association with the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and the FDIC, is pleased to announce the tenth annual SCBA Bank Directors' and Bank Managers' College for our South Carolina banks. The purpose of the directors' and managers' college is to educate new directors and reeducate veteran directors of banks regarding their responsibilities."
South Carolina Bankers Association

USC Business School Dean to Step Down

August 23, 2012
"After spearheading a huge fund-raising effort, University of South Carolina business school dean Hildy Teegen was in the midst of building a new $106.5 million, ultra-environmentally friendly business school. She had built strong ties in the community through economic development work. Teegen will continue leading the Moore School of Business until a successor is named. She plans to take a one-year sabbatical starting in fall 2013 and return to teach at the school and research economic development, USC said."
The State



Darla Moore No Stranger to Breaking Glass Ceilings

August 20, 2012
"Banking and investment magnate Darla Moore shattered boardroom glass ceilings; now, she's moved onto the golf course. Along with former Secretary of state Condoleeza Rice, the South Carolina financier and philanthropist was invited to become a member of the Augusta National Golf Club on Monday."
NBC News

College Branding

August 17, 2012
"Another example is the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, which made international business its theme. Every business student must study abroad for a lengthy period of time. Global literacy is embedded in its curriculum. "In our world, when we think of best practices for international, where do we go? We go to South Carolina," Moez Limayem, new dean of the University of South Florida's College of Business, says."
Gulf Coast Business Review

Statewide Foundation Director Named President of National Organization

August 14, 2012
"Shannon Willis Scruggs, executive director of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, has been elected President of the National Association of IOLTA Programs (NAIP)... Scruggs earned her undergraduate degree from Wofford College and an MBA from the University of South Carolina."
UpstateBizSC.com

Student Featured in Business Book

August 10, 2012
"Darla Moore School of Business student Pedro De Abreu is one of the 25 entrepreneurs in the world featured on the business book, Young Entrepreneur World: How 25 Teen-Trepreneurs Succeeded and Left World Leaders Scratching Their Heads."
The Columbia Star

University of South Carolina Moore School Professor First Scholar to Earn Highest Six Sigma Designation

August 9, 2012
"Sanjay Ahire, a management science professor in the Darla Moore School of Business, has earned the Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and joins fewer than 50 industry professionals nationwide who have attained that level of certification through the American Society of Quality (ASQ)."
NewsWise.com

South Carolina Capital Market Survey and Report

August 8, 2012
"New Carolina is partnering with the Faber Entrepreneurship Center at University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business and the South Carolina Department of Commerce to conduct a survey to identify the greatest challenges that privately held South Carolina companies are experiencing when attempting to secure debt and/or equity capital."
UpStateBizSC.com

Upcoming USC Moore Business School Breakfast Series to Focus on Boosting, Building Sales

August 6, 2012
"Sales -- how to boost and build them -- will be the focus of the Darla Moore School of Business' next monthly business-education series Tuesday, Aug. 21, a the University of South Carolina. Al Walker, a Moore School alumnus and president and CEO of Al Walker & Associates, will share innovative approaches about how business professionals can increase sales and build lasting client relationships."
GreenvilleOnline.com

University of South Carolina Fundraising Jumps 20 Percent

August 3, 2012
"In another record breaking year for fundraising, the University of South Carolina reached $609 million raised in the Carolina's Promise campaign, including a $1 million commitment from Tom and Gloria Faulds to the Darla Moore School of Business."
The Times and Democrat

Technology Instigator to Launch in Fall

August 1, 2012
"The Faber Entrepreneurship Center will launch the Technology Instigator, a campus-wide program designed to facilitate networking and connectivity among inspired students, in the fall. The instigator is still in its testing phase, but the goal is to have an office in each college and link them through video conferencing, Dirk Brown, director of the Faber Entrepreneurship Center, said. Students will have the opportunity to discuss business ideas with each other and with business professionals that they otherwise would not have met."
The Daily Gamecock

Chamber Members Encouraged to Participate in South Carolina Capital Market Survey

August 1, 2012
"New Carolina is partnering with the Faber Entrepreneurship Center at University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business and the S.C. Department of Commerce to conduct a survey to identify the greatest challenges that privately-held South Carolina companies are experiencing when attempting to secure debt and/or equity capital."
Columbia Chamber Blog

Moore Breakfast Series: Consultative Sales and Sales Management - August 21

August 1, 2012
"The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina continues our monthly business education breakfast series with, 'Consultative Sales and Sales Management' on Tuesday, August 21 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m."
SwampFox

South Carolina’s three-year run of baseball success forever changed Gamecocks’ image

July 31, 2012
“I think it’s fair to say that when I travel outside of the state, the things people most know about the University of South Carolina have been the Moore School of Business, the Honors College, Gamecock football,” Pastides said. “But now more than ever, people are saying, ‘That’s the baseball school, isn’t it?’ That’s something I can use to the university and the state’s betterment and to advance us all, because if you get a foot in the door, so to speak, a conversation starter about the World Series, that could lead to many other fruitful outlets.”
The Post and Courier

Reuse USC’s Coliseum? Or tear it down?

July 29, 2012
"As construction of the new, ultra-green University of South Carolina business school takes shape at Assembly and Greene streets, the 44-year-old Carolina Coliseum next door awaits an uncertain future."
The State

Moore School offers business education breakfast series

July 24, 2012
"The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina will hold the next session of its new monthly business education breakfast series for the state’s business owners and managers on Tuesday, July 31. Mike Switzer interviews Brian Love, the director of program development at the Moore School."
South Carolina ETV Radio

Hotelier Rama puts focus on giving back

July 24, 2012
"Giving back to the community, and focusing on education is important to his family, Rama says... Over the years, they’ve made many donations to educational and philanthropic organizations. Last year, the family founded Auro University in Surat, India, a cooperative effort in conjunction with the University of South Carolina. The college offers students in India a chance to study through several USC programs, including the Darla Moore School of Business and College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management."
GreenvilleOnline.com

Pedro De Abreu, an undergrad Darla Moore School of Business student and entrepreneur is published internationally

July 24, 2012
Darla Moore School of Business student Pedro De Abreu has been one of the 25 entrepreneurs in the world featured on the business book, Young Entrepreneur World: How 25 Teen-Trepreneurs Succeeded and Left World Leaders Scratching Their Heads.
MidlandsBiz

Faculty, trustee honored as Liberty Fellows for leadership

July 23, 2012
"Two USC faculty members and a Board of Trustees member have been chosen as Liberty Fellows for their leadership roles in South Carolina. Dirk Brown, director of the Faber Entrepreneurship Center and a clinical assistant professor at the Darla Moore School of Business, and Danielle Holley-Walker, the associate dean of academic affairs and professor with the School of Law, were among 23 leaders from around South Carolina selected to be a part of the 2014 class of Liberty Fellows."
MidlandsBiz

Some views of the Moore School that is to be

July 23, 2012
"It’s the new Moore School of Business, of which Dr. Teegen is the dean. It’s intended, among other things, as the gateway to the Innovista, and should go a long way toward helping people understand that Innovista is NOT those two buildings everybody keeps obsessing over, but will constitute a transformation for that whole underdeveloped urban expanse from this location down to the river."
BradWarthen.com

S.C.’s jobless rate rises to 9.4 percent in June

July 21, 2012
"On the flip side, leisure and hospitality gained 3,700 jobs as the summer tourist season cranked up. Manufacturing and professional and business services picked up 1,500 jobs each, and construction posted a healthy increase of 1,000 jobs. But those gains were not enough to keep the state’s jobless rate from rising, and that rate likely will be even higher by year-end, according to Douglas Woodward, director of the Division of Research and professor of economics at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina."
The Post and Courier

Innovista to launch new startup center

July 20, 2012
"The Innovista Center for Product Realization, or ICPR, will be an interdisciplinary, collaborative and holistic approach to helping technology-based startups... The program will leverage the expertise of USC faculty at the College of Engineering and Computing, the Darla Moore School of Business and the university’s Office of Technology Commercialization."
Columbia Regional Business Report

B-School Highlights: July 20

July 20, 2012
As construction began on the new 250,000-square-foot, green building and grounds that will be home to University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business, the school’s administrators closed on a $65 million bond sale to help finance the project, according to a July 6 announcement.
BloombergBusinessWeek

Slideshow: New Darla Moore School of Business Construction

July 18, 2012
Slideshow features images of the construction of the University of South Carolina's new $106.5 million Darla Moore School of Business beside the Carolina Coliseum on Assembly Street in Columbia and an artist's rendering of the completed building.
The State

USC Moore School biz-ed breakfast series continues July 31

July 17, 2012
The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina will hold the second session in its new monthly business-education breakfast series for the state’s business owners and managers Tuesday, July 31.
MidlandsBiz

Roger Lovette: South Carolina and its children need the arts

July 15, 2012
The Moore School of Business at USC has discovered that creative industries in South Carolina contribute more than $9.2 billion to the state’s economy annually and help support more than 78,000 jobs. These industries bring in over $570 million dollars in tax revenue to the state annually.
The Greenville News
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The State

New dean wants USF business school to stand out

July 15, 2012
"Limayem... cautions that raising the bar and national reputation of a state university business school with a lean $15 million budget last year is no overnight project. But it's doable, he says. He cites the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business that was able to break through by building expertise in international business."
Tampa Bay Times

B.L. Harbert wins contract to build University of South Carolina business school

July 13, 2012
"B.L. Harbert International has been selected to build the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, the Birmingham-based construction company announced today. The $65-million project will be 250,000 square feet and will be built to qualify for LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. B.L. Harbert International hopes the project might become the largest Net-Zero building in the world, with design features including 50-percent higher energy efficiency, solar panels for electricity production and cloud computing to reduce electricity consumption. B.L. Harbert says it plans to start construction on Aug. 6."
The Birmingham News

Gamecocks pace SEC on first-year academic honor roll

July 12, 2012
"For the fifth time in as many years, South Carolina led the way on the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll. A total of 97 first-year student-athletes achieved a minimum 3.00 grade point average for 2011-12." The list includes 20 business majors.
Gamecocks Online

Resource Recovery Facilities: An Economic and Efficient Energy Supply

July 12, 2012
"Through BMW’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and energy capturing, they’ve also become the world’s first green automotive paint shop–powered by methane gas from the landfill. It’s estimated that since BMW began these endeavors, carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced by approximately 216,000 tons. A University of South Carolina Moore School of Business report compares this energy savings to the amount of emissions produced by a standard automobile traveling 105 million miles."
Software Advice

New Carolina is sponsoring a survey to understand the capital market needs of high growth South Carolina firms

July 11, 2012
New Carolina is partnering with the Faber Entrepreneurship Center at University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business and the South Carolina Department of Commerce to conduct a survey to identify the greatest challenges that privately-held South Carolina companies are experiencing when attempting to secure debt and/or equity capital.
Swamp Fox

Midlands Construction Permits Outpacing 2011

July 9, 2012
"Joey Von Nessen, a research economist with the USC Darla Moore School of Business, said that over the last six to nine months, there has been a steady increase in housing starts across South Carolina. 'If we look at house price appreciation across the state, there's been a slight increase in price appreciation. Prices are bottoming out, or in some places, have bottomed out. I believe they'll all bottom out statewide in the next six to nine months,' Von Nessen said."
Columbia Regional Business Report
Satish Jayachandran

Choice of Cause in Cause-Related Marketing

July 1, 2012
"The authors, including Dr. Satish Jayachandran, Francis M. Hipp Moore Distinguished Fellow and Professor of Marketing in the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, show that offering consumer choice of a cause increases their willingness to pay for products and purchase likelihood and improves consumer attitude toward the company."
American Marketing Association

Building Activity Picking Up

July 1, 2012
"'What we're seeing across the state are signs that the fundamentals of the housing market are getting back to some state of normalcy,' says Dr. Joseph P. Von Nessen, Research Associate at USC's Moore School of Business. 'Varios Indicators show the housing market turning around, stabilizing, and the beginnings of some modest growth,' he adds."
Columbia Business Monthly