University of Southern California

The MBT Curriculum

“The coursework is rigorous and it’s basically what we’re going to be doing when we’re working professionals. We’re going through cases…we’re learning how to apply the code…we’re learning how to research efficiently and properly.”

Adam Cavers

Program Snapshot

24 (range 20-36)
Undergraduate Major
Accounting 50%
Economics 16%
Business Admin/Finance 14%
Social Science/Humanities 11%
Other 9%
Other Stats
Students from outside of USC 79%
International Students 23%
Countries Represented 14
Undergraduate Schools Represented 81

About Us

"I really enjoyed taking the CFO class — John Owens is an amazing professor. He brought an array of great business leaders to speak with us, and we had a chance to network after class. Take advantage of this time — it's hard to come by a chance to talk to the CFOs of firms like Mattel and Disney!"

—Jenna Anderson '14,
Ernst & Young, Assurance, Los Angeles, CA

About Us

The USC Leventhal School of Accounting is consistently ranked among the top accounting schools in the nation. The latest Public Accounting Report and U.S. News & World Report rankings place our undergraduate and graduate programs in the top five nationwide. Our graduate programs have been ranked among the top five in the country by Public Accounting Report each year since the rankings were established 24 years ago. Leventhal's longstanding reputation for excellence is a tribute to its faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Our faculty are award-winning scholars who publish cutting-edge research and develop innovative programs that attract outstanding students. Both faculty and staff are committed to guiding our goal-oriented and motivated students to succeed in their studies and in their careers. In addition, the Trojan Family of 335,000 alumni worldwide (80,000 from Leventhal and Marshall) is a constant source of support for our mission.

An integral partner within the highly rated USC Marshall School of Business at one of the world's leading private research universities, Leventhal also has the advantage of being located in Los Angeles, an international business hub. Leventhal's professional connections within the accounting and business communities span Southern California, the nation and the world. Its deep ties to the local community give students the opportunity to interact with executives in classes, internships and other experiential ways, like case competitions and networking events.

With a challenging curriculum that offers a global focus and delivers the conceptual and technical skills that drive the profession, USC Leventhal aims a step ahead as the profession evolves, leading the way in accounting education. Find your future here.



When the USC School of Business was founded in 1920, the Department of Accounting began offering a BSBA with an emphasis in accounting and later an MBA with an accounting track and a doctoral program. In 1979, the USC School of Accounting was established. It was renamed the USC Leventhal School of Accounting after a $15 million gift from Elaine and Kenneth Leventhal in 1996.