European Social Statistics 2013

Eurostat recently released the full-text 2013 edition of European Social Statistics, and it is available for free online here. Find updated statistics on:

  • Population
  • Health and safety
  • Education and training
  • Labour market
  • Income and living conditions
  • Social protection
  • Crime and criminal justice

Employment, education, and at-risk target measures for European countries in 2020 can also be found at the end of the document.

Moore School takes top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek International Business ranking

The Darla Moore School of Business’ undergraduate International Business program is ranked No. 1 by Bloomberg Businessweek as part of its 2013 Best Undergraduate B-Schools rankings. The business magazine released the ranking of the top 10 international business schools today (May 6).

“Our four decade long commitment to international business education enables us to offer great depth and breadth in advancing our students’ understanding of the complex opportunities and risks inherent in business globally,” says Dean Teegen. “We take great pride in developing such internationally adroit business leaders here at the Moore School.”

For the Moore School, the ranking is just the latest affirmation of the international business program’s success.  For 16 consecutive years the program has earned the No. 1 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 “America’s Best Colleges Guide.”

To read the full article–The Best Undergrad B-Schools for International Business – Businessweek.

Students: Consider donating your books

Support the USC chapter of the American Marketing Association by donating your books to their book drive. Books of any type and condition will be accepted, including textbooks, novels, etc. The chapter hopes that funds raised will allow student members to attend the AMA National Conference in New Orleans next spring.

To find out how to drop off books or request a pick up, email Liza Rutledge at

New Resource–RMA eStatement Studies

USC faculty & students now have access to eStatement Studies(eSS) from RMA.

The online version of Annual Statement Studies is useful for comparing company performance within an industry, as well as for business valuations and benchmarking for business plans. The newly expanded content contains data to assess probability of default and critical analysis of cash flow. Data is derived directly from the financial statements of RMA member companies and is updated annually in November. Contains two publications:

Financial Ratio Benchmarks

  • Nineteen classic financial statement ratios for over 800 industries
  • Common-size balance sheet and income statement
  • Trend data available on the history tabs

Industry Default Probabilities & Cash Flow Measures

  • Data arrayed by asset and sales size for over 700 industries
  • Probability of default estimates on a percentage scale, mapped to a .EDF bond rating scale
  • Cash flow measures on a common-size percentage scale

The online version allows for data aggregation on both the national and regional levels, and searching for industries may be by name or by NAICS code. Data may be downloaded into Excel, and the Client Comparison Worksheet is an available Excel tool that helps compare your financial data with the benchmarking data from eSS.

For help using eSS, call the Business Library (803.777.6032) or watch the tutorial below.