University of Southern California

Summer Business Program
The 4-week Certificate Program for Non-Business Undergraduates

Session Dates: July 7 – August 1, 2014

STILL TIME TO REGISTER! Application still open until June 15th

USC Marshall School of Business offers this intensive 4-week SUMMER BUSINESS PROGRAM designed to allow talented non-business college students an opportunity to gain critical and essential business skills in order to achieve a clear advantage in today's competitive job market. After all, at any point in your career your job will require some form of business thinking and knowledge.

Program Objectives

Overall, this program will provide the following general learning objectives:

  • Gain essential knowledge of business strategy, managerial accounting, finance, marketing and management of organizations
  • Understand the complex nature of business decision-making and the interaction between the disciplines
  • Learn effective leadership skills
  • Enhance presentation skills and demeanor
  • Get insight from guest speakers
  • Visit companies exhibiting best practices in their industries

Who Should Apply

This four-week program is designed only for recent college graduates and college juniors or seniors in non-business majors (e.g. liberal arts, sciences, engineering, and economics majors).

Taught by USC Marshall School of Business Faculty

This program is brought to you by the internationally ranked USC Marshall School of Business. All courses in the Summer Business Program are taught by a team USC Marshall faculty.


Those who successfully complete the program through attendance and final project participation will earn a USC Summer Business Program certificate of completion. This certificate indicates to potential employers that you have mastered the essentials of the "hard skills" of business. Certificates are awarded based on active attendance and participation as well as mastery of the material.

Program Costs

Residential Tuition: $9,500
(Includes program tuition, on-campus lodging and on-campus meal plan)

Commuter Tuition: $7,500
(Includes program tuition and on-campus lunch)

Online Application

Applicants are required to complete an online application. CLICK HERE to access the Summer Business Program application / registration form.

Application review begins on April 1, and continues through the end of June. It is highly recommended that you submit a completed application by the early decision deadline of May 15th. We will continue to accept applications until June 15th on a space available basis.

Marshall Spotlight

B.S., USC Dornsife
M.C.M., USC Annenberg
Sales, Beck & Score

"I would recommend this program to anyone looking for that business edge. The quantity and quality of the material is top notch."