University of Southern California

Marshall Spotlight

Silicon Valley, CA
When your father is a chief financial officer and your uncles are accountants, it is hard to avoid the penchant for working with numbers. Mike's strengths in accounting and finance took him through a successful academic career at Marshall, and later, into a promising career as an investment banking analyst at Piper Jaffrey in San Francisco. Still, his goals are set high, as he hopes one day to become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company and leave his mark on the world of business.

Business Administration

An undergraduate degree program in Business Administration at the USC Marshall School of Business allows students to combine in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of business with a solid foundation in the liberal arts. We help students channel their skills and ambition into exceptional careers with the power to transform business and make a positive difference in people’s lives. Focusing on leadership development and the acquisition of managerial skills our undergraduate business programs emphasize experiential learning that nurtures entrepreneurial talent and fosters critical thinking. USC Marshall provides the foundation for a lifetime of learning and helps pave the way for career success in business and beyond.


Choosing an accounting major at the Leventhal School of Accounting at USC sets you on a path to be part of a close-knit community of students, faculty, staff and alumni. Students take classes together, work on a myriad of team projects, and participate in student organization activities.