Global Education

Learn how to make decisions backed up by data and sound reasoning. Build on your strengths, and reach for your highest goals — leading with the deep knowledge and skills to take action.


GSBA-580, The Global Context of Business, is a key component of the Marshall MBA experience and seeks to train students as global managers by allowing them to compare and contrast the U.S. business experience with that in other countries. The course is a carefully sequenced and integrated learning experience that has three main components: common sessions, country-specific sessions, and PRIME International Experience Learning, a required 10-day site visit overseas. Students visit selected companies, both domestic and multinational, and governmental institutions. Teams complete industry- and company-oriented recommendations in capstone projects that incorporate concepts from global strategy and global economics.

The USC Marshall PRIME program was established in 1997 and has been an integral component of the USC Marshall Full-Time MBA experience since then. Learn more PRIME's evolution and its impact here

PRIME is one of those foundational and very influential trips that you’ll take in your life.

Marcus Sun

Class of 2014

Contact Us

Office of Global Programs and Partnerships
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
BRI 310A
Los Angeles, California 90089-0802