University of Southern California

Selecting the Right Program

Which program is right for you?

Executive Online

Our executive online program is designed for working professionals with 3-5 years working experience. Attendance is considered part-time in this case; students are able to tune in to class on their own time from anywhere. The online program spans 16 months and covers 27 units.


The on-campus program is designed for individuals who wish to engage with faculty and peers in a traditional classroom setting. Classes will be taught Monday-Friday at the University Park Campus. The residential program spans over a single year and covers 27 units.

GMAT or GRE scores are required for the on-campus program and recommended (but not required) for the online program. For international students, the TOEFL is required for admission to both programs.

For international students who did not complete a 4-year bachelor’s degree at an American, British, Canadian or Australian college or university, proof of proficiency in English is required for admission for the on-campus program. TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores are required for admission to only the on-campus program.

Executive Online On-Campus
Attend class anytime X
Watch archived classes throughout semester X
Weekly class meeting on USC campus X
Monthly Virtual Office Hours X
Experiential Learning Trip X X
Apply Lean Sigma Techniques X X
Industrial Project X X
Completion in one year X
Designed for working professionals X
Attend Part-time only X
Attend Full-time only X
Designed for Recent Graduates X
Access to guest speakers and Industry X X
Webinars X X