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Executive MBA (EMBA)

Executive MBA

EMBA

Since its founding over 35 years ago, USC Marshall’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program has maintained its mission of developing seasoned professionals into competent, innovative, and confident business leaders. We encourage our students to reach beyond their technical expertise by broadening their working knowledge of business disciplines, discovering connections that lead to smart business solutions, and strengthening their unique leadership potential.

Executive MBA
  • PROGRAM PROFILE

    Pacing: Part-time

    Program Length: 2 years

    Format: Hybrid

    Class Schedule: One weekday evening online plus one in-person class every other Saturday

    Student Profile: Mid-to Senior- level professionals

    STEM Designation: Not STEM Certified

EMBA PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Our 22-month hybrid program is designed for senior executives who wish to remain fully employed as they pursue their graduate studies.

    Our hybrid schedule includes in-person classes located on USC's historic University Park Campus in Los Angeles and virtual classes via Zoom:

    ­­ - Saturdays (bi-weekly, in-person) - 7:50am - 5:30pm 
     - Tuesday evenings (weekly, via Zoom) - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

APPLYING TO THE EMBA PROGRAM

Is an Executive MBA the right degree for you?

Our ideal Executive MBA candidates are seasoned professionals and senior managers who are self-motivated learners looking to take ownership over the next step in their career. They are eager to break out of their functional expertise and hone their leadership, communication, and broader business acumen.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  Deadline Decision By
Round 1 November 1, 2023 December 31, 2023
Round 2 January 5, 2024 March 31, 2024
Round 3 March 1, 2024 May 15, 2024
Round 4 May 1, 2024 June 30, 2024
Round 5

Applications submitted after May 1, 2024 will be considered on a space-available basis.

  • ADMISSIONS EVENTS

  • REQUEST INFORMATION

    For more information about this program please fill out THIS FORM.

  • ADMISSIONS CONTACT

    Marshall School of Business
    MBA Admissions Office
    Anastasia Figueroa, Senior Associate Director, MBA Admissions

    310.874.9545

    EMAIL

    SCHEDULE A CALL

EMBA ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

The USC Marshall Executive MBA curriculum focuses on ten integrated themes that parallel managerial situations facing executives on a daily basis. Within a given theme, we carefully sequence class sessions to integrate the different functional areas that are relevant to the overall theme topic. Just like executives, who are judged on how the company fares overall under their direction, students receive a single grade for each theme.

Our curriculum structure is one that gives us greater flexibility to remain current with today's business environment. Because we're not locked into conventional courses, we're able to introduce new content as new developments emerge. By the end of the program, you will have covered all the material — and more — of a traditional program, but its relevance and application will be heightened substantially by how we present it (and how you learn it).

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Princess Mpati, EMBA Class of 2018

“I immediately started using everything that I was learning because I’m already a working manager, I already have people that report to me so a lot of the leadership classes, a lot of the organizational development classes – information that I could to work on Monday and start using. So If I was to look back and compare last year to this year I would say my performance at work is superior to last year. Being in the program has changed the way I look at things, it’s changed the way I think, [and] I have resources that I now leverage.” Princess Mpati, District Sales Manager - Retail Healthcare

EMBA NEWS + EVENTS