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Executive MBA (EMBA)

Executive MBA

EMBA

A part-time, two-year MBA for fully employed senior managers that broadens knowledge of various components of business leadership with an emphasis on how to contextualize real-world issues and opportunities in addition to optimal managerial practices. The Executive MBA program prepares students for executive leadership roles at the most senior-levels of an organization.

Our 22-month Executive MBA program consists of weekly virtual classes, bi-monthly in-person sessions at USC’s historic University Park Campus in Los Angeles, and a 10-day international intensive.

Executive MBA
  • PROGRAM PROFILE

    Duration: 2 years

    Format: Hybrid

    Class Schedule: One weekday evening online session and one in-person session every other Saturday.

    Student Profile: Mid-career to senior-level professionals.

    STEM Designation: For international applicants, this program is not eligible for the OPT-STEM extension

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

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.

Executive MBA Curriculum

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.

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

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