Marshall Learning about International Commerce (LINC) Program

Learning about International Commerce

Spring 2021


A 2-unit course for first-year business students to adopt digital business skills for the virtually globalized future

LInC is for first-year business students who want to gain exposure to international companies and different cultures and collaborate on global business projects. Students will enroll in a 2-credit class (BUAD 104) during the Spring 2021 semester (class is held Fridays 10:00-11:50 am)

Every class session will include an experiential activity or project related activity, such as:

  • Virtual visits with international businesses and managers
  • Virtual cultural activities, like dance classes and cultural site visits
  • ELC activities and international business simulations
  • Career development sessions

At the end of the course, student teams will present project research and participate in a project case competition for awards and recognition.


Students will enroll in BUAD 104: Learning about International Commerce during the Spring 2021 semester. The class is 2-credits and meets on Fridays 10:00-11:50 am. The class is graded Credit/No Credit. There is a seating capacity of 40 students per section, and students MUST request D-clearance prior to enrolling in the class (see below). Priority clearance will be given to students who request clearance by October 15th. Clearance after October 15th will be first-come first-serve.

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Eligibility & Registration

There is NO APPLICATION for the class. BUT all students MUST request D-clearance for the class.

To enroll in this course, students must:

  • be admitted to Marshall or Leventhal before registering
  • be newly admitted university students* (first semester at USC is in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021)
  • obtain D-clearance (see link below). Priority clearance is given to all students who request clearance by October 15th. Requests after October 15th will be processed first-come first-serve.


Students should submit D-clearance requests here

*Transfer students should apply to the Transfer International Experience (TIE) program instead of LInC.


If you would like to discuss your options in person, please contact the Marshall Undergraduate International Programs office at (213) 821-5130 or by email at

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