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Major Exploration Day 

October 6, 2017

Darla Moore School of Business

Schedule

Accounting

Economics

Finance

International Business

Management

Management Science

Marketing

Real Estate 

Risk Management and Insurance 

Potential Career Paths

Advice from Moore Students about their Majors

Closing 

Table of Contents

Schedule

Time TBD- Check-In

Time TBD- First Breakout Session

Time TBD- Second Breakout Session

Time TBD- Closing Remarks


Breakout Sessions

Accounting- Room                                                                                                        

Faculty- 

Upperclassman Intern-

Professional in field-

Economics- Room                                                         

Faculty- 

Upperclassman Intern-

Professional in field-

Finance- Room                                                         

Faculty- 

Upperclassman Intern-

Professional in field-

International Business- Room                                                         

Faculty- 

Upperclassman Intern-

Professional in field-

                                                                                                                        Management- Room                                                                                                                                                                                            Faculty- 

Upperclassman Intern-

Professional in field-


Management Science- Room

Faculty- 

Upperclassman Intern-

Professional in field-


Marketing- Room

Faculty- 

Upperclassman Intern-

Professional in field-


Real Estate- Room

Faculty- 

Upperclassman Intern-

Professional in field-


Risk Management & Insurance- Room

Faculty- 

Upperclassman Intern-

Professional in field-

ALL ABOUT ACCOUNTING

Department Chair: Mark Cecchini, Ph. D. 

Administrative Assistant: Cynthia Parker 


Curriculum (24 hours) 


What you Need to Know about this Major

  1. Develops your ability to analyze and solve financial problems
  2. Offers a mentoring program that pairs interested students with
    practicing accountants
  3. Leads to careers in public or private accounting, budget planning,
    tax accounting or auditing

This major is a good fit if you...

  1. Want to understand business as a whole, not just in pieces,
  2. Are good at using information, especially numbers, to solve problems,
  3. Seek a profession that is always in high demand

Student Organizations

Beta Alpha Psi: uscbetaalphapsi@gmail.com

IMA Student Chapter: imagamecocks@gmail.com

National Association of Black Accountants: sonabasc@mailbox.sc.edu



ECONOMICS

Department Chair: John H. McDermott                                                           

Department Administrator and Academic Advisor: Kathy Anastes

Undergraduate Program Coordinator: William Hauk


Curriculum (15 hours) 

Required Course (nine hours): 

  • ECON 321- Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 322- Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 436- Introductory Econometrics

Economics Electives (six hours): 

  • Six hours of ECON courses numbered 400 or above

What you Need to Know about this Major                                                                 

  1. Explores how societies use resources to satisfy wants and needs                                                                
  2. Requires the business core as well as required and elective course work in economics.                                                    


This major is a good fit if you...                                                                

  1. Enjoy thinking about business from a theoretical, big-picture perspective.                                                                  
  2. Want to keep your options open for careers in a variety of business sectors.
  3. Are interested in attending graduate or professional school.                                                  


Student Organizations

Gamecock Economic Society: soecon@mailbox.sc.edu


FINANCE 

Department Chair: Gregory R. Neihaus

Administrative Assistant: Ellen E. Roueche

                                                            

Curriculum (15 hours) 

Required Course (nine hours): 

FINA 365 — Corporate Financial Analysis                                                       

FINA 469 — Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management                                                          

FINA 470 — Financial Statement Analysis

                                                               

Two of the following courses (six hours):                                                    

                                                               

What you Need to Know about this Major                                                                 

  1. Develops skill sets that are critical to financial success.                    
  2. Answers questions such as... What is it worth?, Does the return justify the risk?, Which projects should be pursued?, Who provides the capita?, Where should we invest?


This major is a good fit if you...                                                                

  1. Are comfortable working with numbers.                                                             
  2. Enjoy analyzing data to make high-stakes decisions.                                                              
  3. Desire a fast-paced, dynamic career.

                                                        

Student Organizations

Carolina Finance and Investment Association: carolinafinanceandinvestment@gmail.com 


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Department Chair: Tatiana Kostova

Administrative Coordinator: Beth Busby 

                                                            

Curriculum (15 hours) 

Students can choose one of these 6 tracks.

  1. Global International Business
  2. CIFA (France) Cohort
  3. IBA (Chile) Cohort 
  4. IBCE (Hong Kong) Cohort
  5. IBEA (Multi-Culutural) Cohort
  6. IBMENA (Egypt) Cohort                                                                                                                     

Required Course (three hours): 

IBUS 310 — Globalization and Business

One of the following regional courses (three hours):                                                                                                               

  • IBUS 541 — Business in Latin America                                                                                        
  • IBUS 542 — Business in Asia                                                                                      
  • IBUS 543 — Business in Europe                                                    
  • IBUS 544 — Business in Africa
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  1. Explores business activities that occur between people or organizations
    from different countries and cultures.                                                                                                  
  2. Is highly selective — South Carolina Honors College students may select
    and gain immediate admission to the Classic IB track. The small number
    of remaining openings will be filled through a highly competitive
    selection process.                                                                                              
  3. All students must apply for the cohort tracks.                                                                
  4. Requires at least one semester of study abroad.                                                                
  5. Requires students to develop business fluency in a foreign language


This major is a good fit if you...                                                                

  1. Desire to develop your global mindset and the competencies necessary
    for career progression to the highest levels of management.                                                                                               
  2. Are interested in understanding how global competitive dynamics
    influence industries and companies throughout the world.                                                                                                
  3. Are willing to confront situations and problems often characterized
    by complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty.                                                                     

Student Organizations

International Business and Chinese Enterprise: dhudgens@moore.sc.edu

International Business Student Advisory Council: lauren.stefan@moore.sc.edu


MANAGEMENT

Department Chair: Robert Ployhart

Department Administrator: Sandy Bringley

                                                            

Curriculum (15 hours) 

Human Resources and Organizational Leadership (15 hours): 

                                                                              

                                                                           

Entrepreneurship (12 hours), plus additional major:                                                    

*DOUBLE MAJOR: Students selecting Entrepreneurship as a major are required to select a second,                                       non-Management major in business.

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What you Need to Know about this Major                                                                 

                                                                  

  1. Focuses on organizations, behavior in organizations and how organizations evolve or are changed.                             
  2. Explores topics such as leadership, managing change and diversity, ethical behavior, teamwork and the coordination, and alignment of multiple functional areas          
  3. Offers two concentrations:
    1. Human Resources and Organizational Leadership 
    2. Entrepreneurship                                                                        

                                                               

This major is a good fit if you...                                                                                                                                 

  1. Want a broad-based business education                                                                 
  2. Are a people person or have strong leadership qualities                                                                 
  3. Are interested in management and human resources.                                                                
  4. Are interested in starting your own business at some point in your career.                                                          

                                                        

Student Organizations

Entrepreneurship Club: kressd@moore.sc.edu


MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

Department Chair: Mark Ferguson

Department Administrator: Julia M. Witherspoon

                                                            

Curriculum (15 hours) 

Global Supply Chain and Operations Management (15 hours):                                                                             

                                                               

What you Need to Know about this Major                                                                 

                                                                  

  1. Provides competencies to systematically analyze and improve business
    processes in manufacturing, services, health care and their supply chains                                                                       
  2. Offers a major in global supply chain and operations management
    (GSCOM)                                                                                                
  3. Prepares graduates for industry-validated professional certifications
    such as Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and APICS CPIM.                                 

                                                               

This major is a good fit if you...                                                                                                             

  1. Enjoy analyzing business problems and finding creative and
    practical solutions.                                                                                                 
  2. Enjoy learning through real-life, hands-on experiences.                                                                  
  3. Are an analytical and logical thinker who enjoys working in diverse teams.

                                                                                           

Student Organizations

Society of Supply Chain Operations Excellence (SCOPE): pearse.gaffney@moore.sc.edu


MARKETING

Department Chair: Satish Jayachandran

Administrative Assistant: Jennie Smyrl                                                            

Curriculum  

Marketing (regular major) (12 hours):                                                                      

Any one of the following courses: (three hours):                                                                                                                       

Marketing (intensive major) (15-21 hours):                                                                    

Two to four of the following courses: (6-12 hours):                                                                   

  • IBUS 402 — International Marketing                                                                        
  • MKTG 451 — Topics in Marketing                                                                         
  • MKTG 454 — Business-to-Business Marketing                                                                        
  • MKTG 455 — Marketing Communications and Strategy                                                                        
  • MKTG 457 — Personal Selling and Sales Management                                                                         
  • MKTG 458 — Creative Strategy in Advertising                                                                         
  • MKTG 459 — Marketing Channels and Distribution                                                                         
  • MKTG 460 — Product Management                                                                         
  • MKTG 461 — Retailing Management
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  • What you Need to Know about this Major                                                                                                                                 
  1. The development, pricing, distribution and promotion of products, services and ideas.                                                  
  2. The study of economic, cultural, demographic and attitudinal factors that influence demand for products and services.                                                                                               

This major is a good fit if you...                                                                                                                                  

  1. Enjoy strategic thinking and problem-solving.                                                                
  2. Are skilled at insights and data-driven decision-making.                                                                
  3. Have strong interpersonal and communication skills.

                                                                                                                       

Student Organizations

American Marketing Association: amasouthcarolina@gmail.com 

REAL ESTATE

     

Curriculum                                                                   

Three of the following courses: (nine hours):                                                                                                                    

One of the following courses: (three hours):                                                      

What you Need to Know about this Major                                                                 

                                                                  

  1. Involves the study of concepts, principles and methodologies used
    in commercial real estate analysis and decision making                                                                                        
  2. Covers topics such as market analysis, real estate finance, property
    appraisal and investment analysis and portfolio management                                 

                                                               

This major is a good fit if you...                                                                                                                      

  1. Are interested in real estate development or management.                                                            
  2. Want to develop a strong background in finance.

                                                                                                            

Student Organizations


RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE

Department Chair: 

Administrative Assistant: 

                                                            

Curriculum 

Students must take the following two courses:                                                                                                         

Students must choose three of the following courses:                                                                                                          

What you Need to Know about this Major                                                                 

  1. Teaches disciplined methods for making decisions under uncertainty.                                                            
  2. Provides a broad framework for evaluating all types of risks.                                                          
  3. Introduces risk management as a rational method for identifying and treating all types of risk.        
  4. Emphasizes risk assessment as core element of business literacy.                                  


This major is a good fit if you...                                                                                                                           

  1. Are good at problem-solving.                                                                
  2. Want to be good at making decisions when there is uncertainty about the outcome.                                                         
  3. Enjoy working collaboratively with people across a range of functional areas.

                                                                                                                      

Student Organizations

Gamma Iota Sigma: sociarmc@mailbox.sc.edu


POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS


So, what can you do with a business degree? Where will you end up in five years?  A degree in each of these majors opens the door to a broad range of careers. Here are some examples of career paths you may pursue pertaining to each degree. 


Accounting

  1. Accountant
  2. Accounting Clerk
  3. Bookkeeping
  4. Budget Analyst
  5. Certified Internal Auditor
  6. Comptroller/Controller
  7. CPA
  8. Forensic Accounting
  9. Government Accounting
  10. Tax Accountant

Economics 

  1. market research analyst 
  2. Economic Consultant
  3. Compensation and Benefits Manager
  4. Actuary
  5. Credit Analyst

Finance

  1. Financial Analyst
  2. Applications Developer
  3. Quantitative Analyst
  4. Credit Manager
  5. Financial Planner

International Business

  1. Stock Broker
  2. Product Manager
  3. Consultant Foreign Exchange Trader
  4. Foreign Service Officer
  5. Trade Specialist
  6. Import/Export Coordinator

Management

  1. Business Analyst 
  2. Financial Analyst
  3. Sales Trainee
  4. Human Resources Manager
  5. Account Manager
  6. Sales Manager

Management Science

  1. Account Manager
  2. Consultant
  3. Junior HR Consultant
  4. Operations Analyst
  5. Recruiter
  6. Project Manager

Marketing

  1. Marketing Manager
  2. Sales Representative
  3. Marketing Specialist
  4. Public Relations Specialist
  5. Sales Manager
  6. HR Specialist

Real Estate

  1. Appraiser
  2. Assessor
  3. Asset Manager
  4. Building Superintendent
  5. Claims Adjuster
  6. Commercial Lender

Risk Management and Insurance

  1. Actuarial Assistant
  2. Compliance Officer
  3. Pension Administration Analyst
  4. Associate Underwriter
  5. Insurance Sales Representative
  6. Risk Management Analyst
  7. Connotative Derivative Analyst

Advice from Moore School Students about their Majors

*include excerpts from upperclassmen about how they chose their major and why and what they enjoy about it


Jeff Smith, junior double majoring in International Business and Accounting 

"I chose IB because I have always loved people and learning about them as well as their cultures. I think what drew me to the IB program at USC was the fact that I was going to be exposed to a curriculum that focused on gaining that global perspective, while having the opportunities to hone my foreign language skills and study abroad as well. As for my accounting major, I love the fact that accounting is a versatile discipline that can be applied to both the private and public sectors. Also, I was drawn in by the fact that accounting is the base of all business and it's needed to make decisions in all other areas."


Jack Bowling, IB/GSCOM major 


“To this day, GSCOM to me represents a nexus of science, math, and business principles. These are the perfect combination of themes within a business school major for me because I did not want to sacrifice math or science when selecting a business school major. Also, considering that GSCOM can be used in any industry, I find that the flexibility of the major in terms of future job prospects caters to my ever-changing career aspirations. At first, I wanted to enter the sustainable energy industry until I realized that it wasn’t for me. Now, I want to enter into the humanitarian healthcare field with a role in administration. GSCOM will certainly support me in this endeavor.


International Business, along with its excellent reputation at DMSB, introduces complex social/political/economic issues facing the world today that I find intriguing. Matter of fact, I found that my first IB class, taken after years of other business school classes, introduced the topic of human trafficking and its influence even in the United States. At minimal points during my time at USC have I heard much over humanitarian issues incorporated into lessons as I did in my first IB class. This is the sort of topic I want to learn about in school—not only on my own. As an aspiring international humanitarian worker, I immensely appreciate the addition and emphasis of such topics in the International Business major.”


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