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Moore School moves to Riverplace


By Liz Segrist
lsegrist@scbiznews.com
Published April 18, 2012

Another MBA program will have a footprint in downtown Greenville.

The University of South Carolina Moore School of Business will move its MBA program from the University Center of Greenville into the Riverplace development across from Camperdown Way near Falls Park.

“We wanted students to be closer to their workplaces and we wanted to be able to tap into the expertise of business leaders that may be near there by having them speak or participate in the program,” said Dean Hildy Teegen of USC’s Darla Moore School of Business.

Clemson University recently announced plans to move its MBA program from the Bowater Building adjacent to Falls Park to the Project One development under construction at Coffee and Main streets in downtown Greenville.

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Along with the professional MBA evening program for working professionals, Teegen expects to move executive programming, alumni events and statewide business and policy dialogues into Riverplace. The new construction on the bottom floor will enable USC to occupy two classrooms, a small office and a student lounge.

The USC MBA program, based at USC’s main campus in Columbia, has six satellite campuses around the state. Teegen said the program needed a dedicated space for its statewide telepresence equipment, or video conferencing.

“We need our own space as we anticipated that needs for our evening MBA program and for our investments in our immersive, high-tech telepresence equipment,” Teegen said. “We also wanted to be walking distance from hotels and restaurant space for events or executive programming, which could last for several days.”

USC has been offering its MBA program in Greenville for decades and will continue all of its other offerings at the University Center.

Greenville developer Phil Hughes of Hughes Investments is the building owner and Moore School board member. The Moore School will sit across from Hughes’ most recent development, the mixed-use residential apartments, Riverwalk.

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