Dean Geoffrey Garrett
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Teaching + Innovation
Experiential Learning Center
Open Expression Statement
BS Business Administration (BUAD)
BS Accounting (ACCT)
World Bachelor in Business (WBB)
BS Business of Cinematic Arts (BCA)
BS Artificial Intelligence for Business (BUAI)
Full-Time MBA (FTMBA)
Executive MBA (EMBA)
Part-Time MBA (MBA.PM)
International MBA (IBEAR)
Online MBA (OMBA)
MS Business Administration (MSBUSAD)
MS Business Analytics (MSBA)
MS Entrepreneurship + Innovation (MSEI)
MS Finance (MSF)
MS Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM)
MS Marketing (MSMKT)
MS Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE)
Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)
Master of Management Studies (MMS)
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Master of Business Taxation (MBT)
Master of Business Taxation for Working Professionals (MBT.WP)
Data Sciences + Operations
Management + Organization
GC in Business Analytics
GC in Financial Analysis + Valuation
GC in Management Studies
GC in Marketing
GC in Optimization + Supply Chain Management
GC in Strategy + Management Consulting
GC in Sustainability + Business
GC in Technology Commercialization
GC in Library and Information Management – Online
Business Communication (BUCO)
Data Sciences and Operations (DSO)
Finance + Business Economics (FBE)
Leventhal School of Accounting (ACCT)
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (BAEP)
Management and Organization (MOR)
Institutes + Centers
Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management
VanEck Digital Assets Initiative
Institute for Outlier Research in Business
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
USC Marshall Venture Fund
Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
Center for Effective Organizations
Center for Global Innovation
Center for Investment Studies
Initiative on Digital Competition
Giving + Support
Alumni Engagement + Resources
Recognized as one of the best Online MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report (2021), USC Marshall’s Online MBA (Master of Business Administration) equips business leaders with time-tested, forward-thinking skills to advance not only their own careers — but their respective industries.
The combination of our industry-informed curriculum, intentional course modality, cohort-learning model and expert faculty places USC Marshall’s Online MBA among the top online MBA programs in the nation. Our students experience the rigor and camaraderie they would expect of a top Online MBA program, while its virtual delivery is well-suited for working professionals who desire flexibility without compromising the efficacy of their studies.
Our Online MBA students engage with real-world scenarios to strengthen capabilities that today’s employers expect of executive-level leaders. It’s our mission to create confident, competent graduates who join the greater Trojan family that is more than 390K members strong.
Our 21-month, accelerated MBA program is designed to be flexible to fit your schedule, but uncompromising for your career goals.
Every course is created and taught by USC Marshall faculty, connecting students directly to accomplished experts.
Put simply, your success is our bottom line. That’s why we provide our students with a variety of academic advising and career support services.
Trojan alumni are changing the face of business around the world, and as an online student, you’ll gain access to our reputable network.
Online MBA Courses
Our curriculum is industry-tested, and you’ll learn from and interact directly with accomplished industry experts — in live class sessions.
Your classmates serve as one of the greatest benefits of your MBA, and at Marshall, you’ll be surrounded by the best.
"What I love the most about OMBA is how connected the students are despite being located all around the world. We can easily reach out to anyone from another cohort or from another state to intentionally engage with one another."
Madeline Choi '21
NEWS + EVENTS
Marshall Develops DEI Leadership Training
Strategic DEI content, built around faculty expertise, now informs all graduate students at orientation.
Two USC Marshall online graduate programs recognized in national rankings.
Marshall Makes Strong Showing in National Rankings
OMBA is Number One
USC Marshall’s Online MBA is once again the number one program as ranked by Poets & Quants.
APPLYING TO THE OMBA PROGRAM
USC Marshall, one of the nation’s premier business schools, offers an online MBA specifically designed for working-professionals who desire a flexible, rigorous and uncompromising program. In accordance with the program’s high standards, admissions requirements are equally stringent for Marshall’s online and residential programs.
For more information about this program, please fill out the form below. If you have further questions you may EMAIL the admissions team directly or call 213-821-6800.
21 Month Standard Duration
51 Total Program Credits
2 Live Class Sessions Per Week
50 Graduate Clubs and Organizations
Current Students: 312
Average Age: 33
Average Years of Work Experience: 10
Top 5 Industries Represented by Our Student Body
What Sets Our Online MBA Apart From the Rest?
Alumni Advantage: Join a business school with one of the strongest and most reputable professional networks in the world.
Cohort Community: Learn alongside an intentionally selected, diverse and driven group of professionals.
Career Services: Gain access to USC Marshall’s Graduate Career Services, from day one.
OMBA ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
The USC Online MBA at the Marshall School of Business offers students an integrated curriculum with award-winning video content that consists of five cross-disciplinary courses. In each course, students acquire essential knowledge about the corresponding core subject areas—marketing, finance, management, accounting and entrepreneurship — and gain insight into how these disciplines intersect.
OMBA’s courses are developed and taught by a team of faculty members who engage students in relevant, practical exercises and timely real-world discussions. In today’s increasingly complex industries, our cross-disciplinary curriculum provides a holistic understanding of business operations that is essential for producing leaders ready to succeed in the global marketplace.
Courses + Sequence
Students must complete the following courses to graduate from the program:
GSBA-501 Role of the Manager (3 units)
GSBA505 Fundamentals of Business (10 units)
GSBA535 Opportunity Recognition and Implementation (9.5 units)
GSBA-538 Managing Outside the Firm (9.5 units)
GSBA-539 Business Environment & Leadership (9.5 units)
GSBA 501 and GSBA 505 are prerequisites for all other Online MBA courses. GSBA 535, 537, 538 and 539 may be taken in any order and comprise the program’s second, third, fourth and fifth semesters.
With the exception of GSBA-501 (week-long, residential intensive) all courses are comprised of asynchronous and synchronous learning activities. Students can complete asynchronous activities at their convenience; however, students must adjust their schedules and attend mandatory synchronous activities.
Courses are modular in structure. Students are expected to complete all readings and online asynchronous content in preparation for live online class meetings.
Video presentations and other content produced at the Marshall in-house studio
Moderated discussion boards
Case studies and simulations of real-world business scenarios
Self-assessment exercises, interactive games, and other virtual learning experiences
Class sessions twice a week
Collaborative virtual activities and assessments including facilitated team meetings
One‐on‐one faculty sessions via webcam*
Other real‐time interactions
*Instructors are also available via regularly scheduled virtual office hours and email.
The live class session schedule varies each semester but is held at convenient times for working professionals: Monday-Thursday, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Pacific).
If students choose to take a break from the program, they can resume their studies the following semester.
Electives and Certificate Programs (optional)
After completing all six required classes for the Online MBA, graduates may choose to continue their USC Marshall education. In addition to Marshall’s on-campus MBA electives and certificate programs, an alumnus may enroll in an online elective.
Online and on-campus electives vary in subject matter such as project management, entrepreneurship, Lean Six Sigma, and virtual.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE/ON-CAMPUS ELECTIVES AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN STANDARD TUITION AND CAN BE TAKEN AT AN ADDITIONAL COST FOR STUDENTS.
Those looking for an online dual-degree program should consider the MBA/MS in Systems Architecting and Engineering, MBA/MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, MBA/MS in Gerontology or MBA/Master of Social Work programs.
See a full list of in-person and online dual degrees.
Prospective students must apply and be accepted separately to each program and fulfill all requirements for both degrees. If interested, please talk to an Enrollment Counselor to confirm requirements before applying.