EMBA Voices

Arvind Bhambri
Associate Professor of Management and Organization


“The program has changed because executive challenges have changed over this time. Now our program includes social media, it includes globalization, it includes how you use technology to succeed and design organizations – so as the business world changes, the program has had to change to keep up with it.”


Princess Mpati
District Sales Manager - Retail Healthcare
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.”

James Naviaux
Director, Global Partnerships & Commercial Strategy at ESS, Inc.
EMBA Class of 2017


“When you think about the faculty at USC [Marshall], I think that’s really what separates this program from the others. These are people that are incredibly intelligent, have had great careers, have travelled all over the world, and these are the people that you’re learning from.”


Sumner Lee
CEO at Fuse Integration
EMBA Class of 2009


“The Marshall program here really helped me to find the path to where I am now. From being in the military and then moving through to a government job and then coming into the SC MBA program, I was able to build my own understanding and experience and capabilities and it really pushed me to make the leap to go and start my own business."

Jill Olson
Senior Manager Business Operations at  pSemi, A Murata Company
EMBA Class of 2018


“The advice I would give others weighing ROI of this program would be just think about where you are in life and what you want in life. It’s not like you need to know exactly what you’re going to do in 10 years, but know the direction you want to go in, know yourself and this program is going to amazing. Just be willing to commit to the program because you put in is what you get out.”


Florian Limjoco
CEO at  Xiphos Global Inc.
EMBA Class of 2009


“I chose USC Marshall because of its network. I work in a global environment – I travel often into Asia. USC has an extremely good presence there, they travel well. Some of my most recent contacts and opportunities have been with USC alumni.”

Mark DeFond
Associate Dean of Faculty and A. N. Mosich Professor of Accounting
Leventhal School of Accounting, USC


“Every class that we have is collaborate in some way with other disciplines, other functional areas in business – so this is all integrative. We really try to break down those barriers and look at more of a holistic view of what a business is, and how to understand business, and how to be a productive manager and leader in business.”


Jorge Guillermo Batiz
CEO at Arco Áreas Comerciales
EMBA Class of 2018


“There are many special things about the USC EMBA program. One of them is definitely the collaborative learning aspect. Working with a group and really trying to feed off of each other and trying to make things as best as you can as a group and not as an individual.”