Experiential Learning

From global consulting to asset management, you can leverage hands-on learning at Marshall.



Los Angeles is perfectly situated to serve as the gateway to global business in the Pacific Rim. Established in 1997, USC Marshall's PRIME Program has been an integral component of the Full-Time MBA experience for over 20 years. PRIME is designed to put your collective classroom experience to use in an immersive experience abroad.  

After studying the cultural, economic, and political facets of a region, you will work with multi-national companies, domestic enterprises, and governmental institutions to develop recommendations and solutions for pressing economic and societal issues.

You will have the opportunity to select one of six unique experiences in Southeast Asia and, where you will explore the history and culture of the region. Whether you visit the Great Wall or hike the Peruvian highlands, you'll have an unforgettable experience!

APEC Business Advisory Council

For first-year MBAs and by invitation-only, ABAC (APEC Business Advisory Council) is a year-long, real-world consulting project that culminates in a presentation before the business arm of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) at its annual CEO meetings.

This is a highly competitive and demanding project. Students commit to spending many hours over and above their regular MBA coursework researching and writing their recommendations. The final project is presented to senior executives of APEC-member corporations, who in turn present the findings to leaders in government. Since 2003, USC Marshall has been the only business school in the U.S. whose students conduct such research. 

For information on past ABAC research projects, click here​.

Contact Us

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