University of Southern California

Frequently Asked Questions

Do communication skills really matter? Take a look at the evidence here and here.

Key Findings: Candidate Quality Remains No. 1. The number one criterion that employers use in their decision to recruit at a school is the quality of its students. They seek students with strong communication skills (86%), initiative (77%), professionalism (77%), motivation (76%), and integrity (76%), and those who are able to deal effectively with pressure (75%) and have an achievement goal orientation (74%).

Or read this: http://www.topmba.com/articles/general/soft-skills- demand-say-mba-recruiters

How do CMC courses advance Marshall’s “global mind” curriculum?

The Center prepares students to communicate clearly and persuasively – whether across a table or around the world. A strong foundation in business is the beginning, but highly developed communication skills make possible productive interaction with other cultures, societies, and nations.

Do you have specific questions about Center for Management Communication courses, faculty, or programs? Email cmc@marshall.usc.edu or stop by our office in ACC 400.

The main department office is located on the 4th floor of the Accounting Building. The stairway to the 4th floor is across the hall from room ACC 303 (on the 3rd floor hallway of the south end of the Accounting Building). A directory on the fourth floor lists the locations of all CMC faculty offices, some of which are located on the second floor of Accounting or other nearby buildings. ACC 400 is open between 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Our phone number is 213-740-0627.