Fall 2020 at Marshall

Fall 2020 at Marshall

The USC Marshall School faculty and staff welcome you to the Fall 2020 semester.

Despite complications posed by the ongoing pandemic, we have a full roster of business classes ready to engage and challenge you. You will enjoy heightened interaction with your professors, and make new friends with  classmates from around the world.

It’s a Fall Semester unlike any other. We’re excited to get started.

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Marshall School Dean Geoff Garrett welcomes students to the Fall 2020 semester, and gives a preview of some special new offerings that may help make sense of this unique moment in time.

Two New Courses

USC Marshall is pleased to announce two innovative new courses for the Fall Semester: If Not You, Who? The Future of Leadership; and, If Not Now, When? The Future of Capitalism. We designed these half-semester courses to help students not only to understand the dizzyingly complex and rapidly changing world all around us but also to develop their own strategies for contributing to a better future for us all.

Special guests: Special guests will be featured in conversation with Dean Geoff Garrett and the course leaders, including USC President Carol Folt and Executive Chairman of United Airlines, Marshall alumnus and USC trustee, Oscar Munoz.

Discussion sections: All class sessions will include facilitated small group discussions (either online or on campus) about the presentation students have just heard, to help formulate questions for the presenters during the final part of each session.

Open Across USC. Classes are open to all undergraduate and graduate students at USC, regardless of major.

If Not You, Who? The Future of Leadership

Led by Management and Organization Professor Sarah Townsend, this course examines critical issues facing leaders today including ethical decision-making under uncertainty, leading during crises, optimizing the impact of new technology, and successfully building diverse and inclusive organizations.

Course Info (Undergraduate)

Course Info (Graduate)

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If Not Now, When? The Future of Capitalism

If Not Now, When?, led by Finance and Business Economics Professor Chris Parsons, explores issues including the dynamics of financial markets, the unstoppable rise of tech, politics-markets interactions, and leveraging data to make better decisions.

Course Info (Undergraduate)

Course Info (Graduate)

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Online Experience

The Marshall School has been delivering award-winning online learning experiences since 2013. Its team of professionals—instructional designers, videographers and production specialists, work closely with faculty members to create engaging, interactive courses that challenge students and lead to excellent learning outcomes.

“High-quality university-level learning can and does take place online,” said Patricia Mills, Marshall’s Vice Dean for Teaching and Innovation. “Online is simply a different delivery method, and Marshall has a robust team of professionals who have been doing this successfully for years.”

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Our Philosophy

We feel that online learning is less about technology and more about engagement with the coursework and your professors.  Marshall online courses consist of both asynchronous and synchronous course work. Asynchronous activities include presentations, moderated discussion boards, case studies, simulations, educational games, self-assessment exercises, and other online instructional content that can be completed at each student’s convenience. Synchronous, scheduled activities include live video class sessions, webinars, facilitated team meetings, one-on-one feedback sessions, and other real-time interactions. Professors are also available via regularly scheduled virtual office hours and email.

The following videos are a small sample of the different types of videos produced for Marshall's online programs.

Case Study Videos

Interactive Videos

Scenario and Vignette Videos

Screen Capture Videos