University of Southern California

Marshall Master Degree Programs


USC Marshall offers a variety of graduate programs.

For information about our M.B.A. programs, please click here.
For information about our graduate-level accounting programs, please click here.
For information about our Ph.D. program, please click here.

Other master's degree and graduate certificate programs are described below, along with their contact information and web sites that provide more information.

Master of Science in Business Analytics
The Master of Science in Business Analytics is designed for managers who want to develop their analytical skills and recent college graduates with strong analytical skills who are interested in pursuing a career in business analytics. The program provides students with tools, ideas and frameworks that will aid them in making business decisions in a scientific manner, based on actual data, to improve the performance of their organization. Contact: (213) 740-6697, http://www.marshall.usc.edu/msanalytics.

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (M.S.)
The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to develop the entrepreneurial knowledge, skill sets, and decision-making frameworks required to recognize and evaluate business opportunities and to create and guide a new entrepreneurial entity either individually or within a larger organization. The program is intended for students seeking to pursue careers in entrepreneurship, corporate venturing and innovation, or technology commercialization. The degree can be completed on either a full- or part-time basis, and classes are offered primarily at night to accommodate the needs of working professionals. Contact: MS.EI@marshall.usc.edu, www.marshall.usc.edu/msei; Phone (213) 740-2659.

Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.)
The Master of Science in Finance is designed to provide individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to become experts in finance and thus advance their careers in business. The program is exceptionally well suited to individuals completing a bachelor's degree who are seeking an opportunity to continue their studies at USC for one year and earn a master's degree in finance before entering the work force. It is also well suited to those who have earned or soon will earn a master's degree and wish to earn a second master's degree. Contact: ms.fin@marshall.usc.edu, (213) 740-3932, marshall.usc.edu/msf.

Master of Management in Library and Information Science (M.M.L.I.S.)
The Master of Management in Library and Information Science (M.M.L.I.S.) program is uniquely designed to prepare professionals with the practical leadership skills needed to manage libraries and information centers within colleges and universities, businesses, governmental organizations and in the digital world. Unlike other library science programs, the online MMLIS program provides a robust leadership, management and library and information sciences focus for students. Each course is taught through real world experience-based learning and teamwork, with faculty support and guidance. This approach encourages critical and creative thinking and the development of the skills necessary for working effectively in academic and public libraries and other institutions. The program is delivered entirely online and can be completed in as few as 18 months. To learn more, Click Here, or call 1-877-830-8647.

Master of Long Term Care Administration
This program is designed to prepare competent individuals to administer the long term needs of America's elderly population. It is jointly offered by the Davis School of Gerontology, the Marshall School of Business, and the School of Policy, Planning, and Development. For information, visit: http://gero.usc.edu/academics/graduate-programs/mltca.

Master of Medical Management (M.M.M.)
This program is designed for physicians in the medical field who wish to gain formal business knowledge and develop critical thinking skills. Significant project and course work is completed primarily through distance learning venues. The program consists of four one-week intensive residential sessions. Contact: mmm@marshall.usc.edu, (213) 740-8990, www.marshall.usc.edu/mmm.

Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (MS.GSCM-Online or On Campus) The online Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management offers individuals across the U.S. and around the world an opportunity to expand their knowledge of management of the ever-changing world of global supply chains. The program provides managers with tools, ideas and frameworks that will aid them in improving the performance of the global supply chains that they manage. Online courses are transmitted from studio classrooms via an extensive internet-delivery system to enable the students to access their classes anytime from anywhere. Two international travel experiences to global distribution hubs are included in the program. Contact: MS.GSCM@marshall.usc.edu, www.marshall.usc.edu/MSGSCM.

Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship
The Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship gives students the opportunity to learn business and entrepreneurship skills within a framework of combining both financial and social missions. The program can be completed in one year (full time students) or two or more years (part time students). Courses are offered on the University Park campus in downtown Los Angeles. Contact: SocialEntrepreneur@marshall.usc.edu, (213) 740-9098. www.marshall.usc.edu/msse

Master of Business for Veterans (M.B.V.)
The Master of Business for Veterans is designed for veterans who wish to gain formal business knowledge and develop critical thinking skills to manage or grow a business. Significant project and course work is completed during the two semester program. Class sessions meet over 16 full-day sessions each semester, offered on the University Park campus in downtown Los Angeles. Contact: mbv@marshall.usc.edu, (213) 740-8990, http://www.marshall.usc.edu/mbv.

Master of Management Studies (M.M.S.)
The Master of Management Studies is designed to provide students who have completed graduate business course work equivalent to the first year of a traditional two-year M.B.A. program with an opportunity to pursue further studies at the USC Marshall School of Business. The program is especially valuable for those who have completed the first year of a traditional M.B.A. at another institution and those who completed a one-year M.B.A. program and wish to enhance their knowledge in specialized areas of business. The degree can be completed on either a full- or part-time basis, and classes are available during both daytime and evening hours. Contact: Management.Studies@marshall.usc.edu, (213) 740-0671, www.marshall.usc.edu/mms.

Master of Science in Business Administration (M.S.B.A.)
The Master of Science in Business Administration is designed to provide students with an opportunity to pursue an area of specialization subsequent to successfully completing the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). The program is especially valuable for those who wish to enhance their knowledge base in a specialized area of business. In cooperation with a faculty member, the student in this program designs a course of study to meet his or her individual needs. The degree can be completed on either a full- or part-time basis, and classes are available during both daytime and evening hours. Contact: MSBA.Program@marshall.usc.edu, (213) 740-0671, www.marshall.usc.edu/msba.

Other programs of interest

Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals for Non-Business Professionals
The Graduate Certificate in Business Funda­mentals for Non-Business Professionals is designed for individuals who hold undergraduate degrees in non-business fields and seek core business knowledge to support management responsibilities or relationships with business professionals but who are not likely to pursue an M.B.A. It is best suited to mid- and senior-level managers, professional and technical specialists assuming management responsibilities, those seeking improved career mobility, individuals returning to the work force and small business owners. The program provides a basic introduction to the major disciplines within the field of business, common business practices and effective business communication. Classes are offered primarily at night to accommodate the needs of working professionals. Contact: Business.Fundamentals@marshall.usc.edu, (213) 740-0671, www.marshall.usc.edu/bfnbp.

Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis and Valuation
The Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis and Valuation is designed to offer students the intensive instruction and training needed to successfully compete in rapidly developing global financial markets. Course work in the theories and practice of financial accounting, financial analysis, valuation, credit analysis, and financial instruments and markets expands analytical capacities to better understand and develop strategic financial decisions. Contact: Financial.Analysis@marshall.usc.edu, (213) 740-0671, www.marshall.usc.edu/fav.

Graduate Certificate in Management Studies
The Graduate Certificate in Management Studies (G.C.M.S.) is designed to provide those who have completed the equivalent of the first year of an accredited traditional 2-year M.B.A. with an opportunity to pursue further studies at the USC Marshall School of Business. The program is also especially valuable for those who completed a one-year M.B.A. program and wish to enhance their knowledge in a specialized area of business. Contact: Management.Studies@marshall.usc.edu, (213) 740-0671, www.marshall.usc.edu/gcms.

Graduate Certificate in Optimization and Supply Chain Management
This 15-unit graduate certificate program offers working professionals an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the rapidly expanding uses of technology in the management of global supply chains. The program focuses on areas like product introduction; strategic procurement; outsourcing; logistics and distribution; and information technology. Contact: Supply.Chain@marshall.usc.edu, (213) 740-0671, www.marshall.usc.edu/oscm.

Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Business
The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Business is designed to offer individuals the instruction and training they need to help shape solutions to social and environmental sustainability challenges, both from within and from outside the business sector. Coursework includes sustainability strategies and practices, business law and ethics, and sourcing management. The program is suited to students coming from a broad range of backgrounds. Applicants do not need to be a matriculated USC student to undertake the program. Anyone who holds a 4-year bachelor's degree is welcome to apply. For more information: www.marshall.usc.edu/susb. Contact: Sustainability@marshall.usc.edu; (213) 740-0671.

Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization
The Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization, offered through the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, provides technology commercialization skills in an academic/real world environment that combines theory and practice. Through a living laboratory academic program, students experience the entire spectrum of the commercialization process: invention, product development, technical and market feasibility analysis, intellectual property acquisition, business development and venture funding. Working with USC scientists and engineers, students have the potential to become stakeholders in a new technology venture. They are also eligible to apply for summer internships sponsored by industry partners to give them additional experience in taking a new technology to market. The program is particularly well suited to those in science, engineering and business. Contact: entrepreneur@marshall.usc.edu, (213) 740-0641, www.marshall.usc.edu/tccm.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The Doctor of Philosophy program in business administration is designed to produce research-oriented graduates who, from positions in academia, can advance business practice and enhance the contributions that businesses make to the larger community. These goals can be advanced through research contributions in theory, concepts, methods and practices, and education of the next generation of business leaders. Contact: phd@marshall.usc.edu, (213) 740-0676, www.marshall.usc.edu/phd.