Build a foundation of business knowledge

The MBA core curriculum is designed to give students an in-depth examination of business fundamentals.


Be inspired by award-winning faculty

Marshall students develop close relationships with remarkable faculty from leading institutions and industries from around the world.


At Marshall, every aspect of our curriculum reflects the three pillars of the Full-Time MBA program:

USC Marshall Full-Time MBA Learning Goals


At Marshall, we get personal.

The MBA curriculum is designed to develop your professional strengths by fostering an entrepreneurial mindset rooted in diversity and inclusion. In a hyper-connected world, it's important to look at issues with a global mindset. Your courses are designed to expand your awareness of real-world problems that businesses and society face and deliver actual solutions.


Day 1 begins with the fundamentals.

During your first year, you'll learn the core concepts of business and apply critical thinking and analytical skills to solve complex, dynamic business issues. By understanding the key functions in organizations, you will be able to create short- and long-term value for stakeholders.


Teamwork matters

Since Marshall attracts students from across the world with a variety of backgrounds, talents, and professional experiences, you will help build and sustain high-performing teams infused with a variety of skills to achieve success. The team-based curriculum is designed to help you excel in a changing business landscape through collaboration, communication, and adaptability.


Your MBA. Your way.

Every person has a different journey and our full-time MBA curriculum is designed to help you navigate it. Interested in becoming a product manager? Is entertainment your passion? At Marshall, you will have 15 core courses to complete and then you have the flexibility to choose from almost 100 different electives based on your interests and goals. You can even take up to nine elective units from other graduate schools at USC like the School of Cinematic Arts or Viterbi School of Engineering.


You can explore our core curriculum or check out the various elective classes at Marshall.