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Curriculum

Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Management Studies degree requires a minimum of 12 graduate units for all candidates — usually four 3-unit courses.

GCMS applicants are urged to consider areas of specialization available to Marshall graduate students published at www.marshall.usc.edu/ecg. The applicant is asked to identify areas of interest as part of the application process, but is free to choose coursework from the full range of graduate electives available to Marshall M.B.A. students, subject to prerequisite requirements. Access the USC Schedule of Classes at http://www.usc.edu/soc for recent and current class schedules.

An evaluation of work previously completed determines if specific content areas are missing. If it is determined that preliminary courses are needed and are available at USC Marshall, the number of units needed to complete the certificate will increase. (Please see the FAQ page for details.)

None of the GSBA-prefixed classes required for completion of a Marshall M.B.A. program may be applied toward the Graduate Certificate in Management Studies unless they are required to update prior work and are added to the 12-unit total.

All courses applied toward the certificate must be taken within the Marshall School of Business. Acceptable course prefixes include ACCT, BAEP, BUCO, FBE, GSBA, IOM, MKT and MOR. No courses numbered lower than 500 may be included in this program. No coursework completed prior to matriculation in the program can be applied toward the Graduate Certificate in Management Studies.

Successful completion of the program is acknowledged by a certificate awarded by the university.

For additional information contact Management.Studies@marshall.usc.edu or call (213) 740-0671.

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