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- You can take business courses as early as your first semester at USC
- The ability to double-major and/or minor and graduate in four years!
- Taking a mix of business and non-business courses each semester-think crunching numbers in your accounting class in the morning and off to your dance class in the afternoon for choreography
- BS in Business Administration, emphasis in International Relations
- BS in Business Administration, emphasis in Cinematic Arts *freshman only
- 32 Free Electives which can be used throughout the university; sufficient to pursue a minor or double major
- 12 upper level business units which can be taken across all business departments
- Accounting Fundamentals
- Applied Business Statistics
- Business Finance
- Communication Strategy in Business
- Data Analysis for Decision Making
- Fundamental Principles of the Calculus
- Leading Organizations
- Macroeconomics for Business
- Marketing Fundamentals
- Microeconomics for Business
- Operations Management
- Strategic Management
Personalization, PerfectedWith 32 units of electives and over 80 minors, every student customizes their education for the life they'll lead after college.
Find Your Passion
Business Administration Course Grid Game
A major component of the undergraduate program at USC Marshall is the flexibility to take courses in other academic areas throughout the university. Develop a sample curriculum through this interactive course grid to explore some of the options you will have as a student of the USC Marshall School of Business.The interactive course grid game is to be used for illustrative purposes only.
What drives you?
At USC Marshall you have flexibility to
pursue your passion.
Are you eager to launch a career in entertainment or medical management? Want to change the world by running non-profits in rural Africa? Plan on being an entrepreneur living in China, a financier based in New York or the owner of an art gallery in Santa Fe?
Our business administration curriculum grounds you in business basics while allowing you to develop expertise in specific areas of business from accounting, management and operations to information management, marketing and finance. Plus, you take advantage of multiple elective units that give you the flexibility to explore fascinating classes at one of the world's great research universities.
Use these electives to build toward a dual or joint degree or minor. Choose from any number of USC minors such as cinematic arts, psychology, communication design, international relations and more.
Or choose from any number of USC minors (like biotech, communications design, Spanish, engineering and technology commercialization and cinematic arts). For non-business majors, we offer an array of business minors (such as business law, consumer behavior, or entrepreneurship).
Flexibility and choice are also built in to the broad range of options you'll find here for global study, global experiences and global internships.
Four Year Programs
Our four-year programs allow you the freedom and flexibility to explore courses in the Marshall School of Business and the university at-large.
A four-year program at USC Marshall means:
USC Marshall offers the following four-year undergraduate degrees:
In addition, we offer the following interdisciplinary joint programs:
The USC Marshall curriculum is based on the University's foundation of "breadth with depth". To give you the flexibility needed to succeed in the classroom and in the business world, USC Marshall curriculum offers the following features:
One thing that I love about Marshall is that they offer so many opportunities to learn in different environments. For example, we have the Experiential Learning Center, better known around here as the ELC. It’s the only place where, as business students, we are really forced to interact with each other and analyze how we work with others. I couldn’t ask for anything better because it really gives me hands on experience with possible business situations.
Class of 2013
The Experiential Learning Center
The Experiential Learning Center (www.marshall.usc.edu/elc) was founded in 1967 by the Business School faculty. The Center was established as a collaborative effort between Business Communication and Management and Organization Departments. In addition to the above departments, Center's current users include but are not limited to: Marketing, IOM, Entrepreneur, Executive Education and the USC Preview program.
The Center and its mission have evolved over the years. Originally a single room, the Center is now a major facility consisting of 5 studios that are fully equipped with remote videotaping and playback equipment. This Center is located in BRI- Hall and predominantly serves the needs of the Undergraduate Students. The second ELC facility is located in the most recent building owned by the Marshall School of Business, Popovich Hall. The ELC facility in this location includes 13 studios that are dedicated to serve the needs of the Graduate Students. When not in use by a class the ELC facility at Popovich Hall is used by the Graduate Students as a study space.
Centers employ professional trainers who research, design and conduct the experiential activities for use at the ELC. A group of technicians provide the necessary support to videotape activities at the two Centers. The two facilities are among the most popular resources at the Marshall School of Business, and combined, they are utilized over 150 hours per week.
Successful careers in business start with fundamentals. Undergraduates at Marshall learn to master these essential building blocks through our business core. Spanning subjects from statistics, accounting, economics and finance, to marketing, operations, strategy and data analysis, Marshall’s core curriculum gives you the skills and knowledge to get ahead.
Business core courses at Marshall include:
At Marshall, the core is just a beginning. We understand that thriving in business also requires a global mindset. Our curriculum crosses geographic and intellectual boundaries, giving you unprecedented access to international experiential learning opportunities – linking you to the people and places making headlines and transforming the way the world does business.
Students at USC Marshall have the freedom to do more. Our curriculum gives you the flexibility to create an educational experience tailored to you needs.
Outside of our core curriculum, the classes you take and the skills you acquire are up to you. You call the shots – supported by dedicated academic advisors, faculty and alumni mentors. Marshall’s incredible array of elective courses prepares you to excel as an entrepreneur. Marketing guru. Consultant. Portfolio manager. New media mogul. Innovator in socially responsible business. The destination is yours to decide. The path starts here.
We’re in the business of broadening your horizons. Marshall’s emphasis on interdisciplinary translates to maximum opportunity – allowing you to hone your skills in business and pursue other passions.
At Marshall, supplementary study is encouraged. Double majors and minors are routine. Marshall students have easy access to the full breadth of academic resources offered across USC – one of the nation’s top research universities.
Marshall also offers coveted spots in a number of prestigious joint programs – equipping you with the specialty expertise that distinguishes 21st century leaders and professionals. They include:
Business Administration & Cinematic Arts Joint Program (BCA)
Offered in cooperation with USC’s renowned School of Cinematic Arts, the BCA program provides in-depth knowledge of the history of cinema and television and critical training in areas ranging from entertainment marketing and agenting to broadcast management and gaming.
Business Administration & International Relations Joint Program (BAIR)
In conjunction with USC’s School of International Relations, Marshall offers students the possibility of earning a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in international relations. The program prepares today’s business students to face tomorrow’s global civic, commercial and political challenges.
Dual Degree Program: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Computer Science
Together with USC’s Department of Computer Science, Marshall offers a unique combined degree program that bridges business acumen and technical knowhow to provide students with the tools they need to make their mark across a broad range of disciplines. Students meeting the admission requirements for both USC Marshall and USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering are eligible.