Ask anyone what makes Marshall’s MBA program distinctive and the first thing that comes out of their mouths is “The Trojan Network.” No doubt about it, the school has a loyal and strong following that has helped many an MBA in their careers. As one recent graduate put it: “The Trojan Network is strong and unlike anything I’ve ever witnessed or experienced.”
But Marshall also has a strong academic track record along with a collaborative and friendly student culture that makes it a superb place to get your MBA.
The 2010-2011 school year marked the introduction of a new Full-Time MBA first-year core curriculum at USC Marshall. The new core offers a myriad opportunities to personalize the FTMBA experience while ensuring discipline-based depth. The primary emphasis is on case discussions, student presentations, and team projects, rather than faculty lectures.
The PRIME Advantage (Pacific Rim International Management Education) is a key component of the Marshall MBA experience — intended to broaden students’ understanding of the economic, institutional and cultural issues that relate to overseas business, markets, policies, and trade. Part of the first-year core, the PRIME program culminates with a 10-day trip to an international city, where students visit domestic and multinational companies and make a presentation to senior managers.
The second-year is intended to be customized to meet individual goals. The required credits can be earned by taking elective coursework in one or two areas of concentration; designing an individualized program that cuts across multiple concentrations; and/or selecting courses from other schools within the university.