The Marshall Difference

We are dedicated to helping you find your path and build relationships with the top businesses around the world.


Transformational Courage, Collaborative Ambition, Impactful Service, and Unwavering Integrity are the values that represent the core beliefs of the Marshall community, as well as our aspirations for the future.  

We are the Trojan Family. Our values exemplify the impact that our students and graduates make on the world around us. Marshall MBAs are collaborative leaders who drive innovation by leveraging diverse perspectives. Our support of each other begins with the relationships forged at USC, and extends around the world through our loyal alumni. Learn more about our Marshall Values in this video.

Transformational Courage: 

  • We dream big. Our entrepreneurial mindset is fueled by new ideas and ambitious goals.
  • We are resolute in our aim. We always push to improve ourselves, our communities, and our companies. 
  • We strive for excellence as lifelong learners, because knowledge drives our passions. 

Collaborative Ambition: 

  • We work together to solve today’s – and tomorrow’s – biggest challenges. We rise by lifting others.
  • We are each other’s greatest resources. Our inclusivity opens our eyes to different perspectives.
  • We take our work and ourselves seriously. And we have fun while doing so.

Impactful Service

  • We take pride in the places we call home and are committed to their betterment.
  • We act with purpose, driven to leave an enduring influence on our communities.
  • We foster a pay-it-forward culture. As Trojans, we take care of our family.

Unwavering Integrity 

  • We will never sacrifice our values to achieve our goals. Our principles are who we are.
  • We lead by example. Our actions inspire the people around us.
  • We hold ourselves and each other accountable, because we know that our actions reflect on all of us.

You are Family

You are Family

Because we think of you as family. From the moment you enroll, you will experience the nature of the Trojan Family Network, which cuts across campus to include students and alumni from each of USC’s schools.


We are home in Southern California

Los Angeles, the third largest metropolitan economy in the world, is home to the USC Marshall School of Business.

Since its earliest days, Los Angeles has been a center for innovation and creativity, an outpost on the edge of an ocean that invited dreamers to try and make their dreams a reality.

Los Angeles is the iconic home of the entertainment industry, as well as the birthplace of the modern aerospace industry, which brought millions of returning GIs into the middle class.

Los Angeles encompasses 4,000 square miles, stretching from the Pacific Coast eastward to Mt. Baldy (10,000 feet high) to parts of the Mojave Desert. The county contains 88 incorporated cities and many unincorporated communities.


Days of sunshine per year

A Global Gateway
L.A. is the primary economic gateway to the Pacific Rim. The Port of Los Angeles is the #1 container port by volume in the United States. The Los Angeles Customs District, which includes the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, Port Hueneme and LAX, is the nation’s largest, with more than $400 billion in trade. (source: Port of Los Angeles – LA Trade Numbers)

Hot Startup culture
L.A. is on fire as a nationally important tech hub. Successful apps like Tinder and Snapchat have chosen to headquarter in “Silicon Beach” instead of Silicon Valley, and investors are following the talent. VC firms established in LA include Upfront Ventures, 500 Startups and Greycroft Partners, which raised more than $3 billion in startup funding in 2015. (source: CB Insights)

Biotech Beach
San Diego, just down the road from Los Angeles County, is perhaps better known for biotechnology. But Los Angeles is poised to become a contender, with its leading research universities, top clinical and research hospitals, manufacturing base, massive port and venture capital presence. USC is leading the way. Click here to read more.

The high tech sector
in L.A. County paid almost 17 percent of all wages in the county ($32 billion) in 2013, while employment in the high tech sector accounted for nine percent of all employment in the county.



Learning tree

Your Success is our Business

USC Marshall has a world-class faculty of leading scholarly researchers and noted practitioners, all of whom make it their business to help you attain your goals.  Whether it’s helping you get your head around big data or making that critical professional introduction, USC Marshall’s faculty play a key role in your MBA transformation.