University of Southern California

USC Marshall School of Business Certificate Programs

The USC Marshall School of Business recognizes that many qualified individuals would like to obtain advanced knowledge, but cannot commit to a full degree program. Others would like to specialize in just one topic area without having to complete the entire core curriculum of a degree program. Some students who are already completing a degree at USC would like to have their specialization documented on their transcript.

A certificate demonstrates the individual's desire to master his/her field or seek new knowledge about a particular area of interest. Knowledge gained can improve job performance. The certificate can enhance a resume and help the individual stand out in a competitive job market.

The Marshall School offers 6 for-credit certificate programs:

Completing the proscribed course of study leads to a certificate, officially recognized by the University, and not to a degree, but most course work completed for these certificate programs can subsequently be transferred (if sufficiently current) or credited to a degree.

Certificate students meet the same basic admission requirements as degree seeking students and are subject to the same university rules and policies as degree seeking students.