The Marshall Difference

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



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    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.

    At Marshall, we believe our 93,000 strong Marshall alumni network is a true differentiator.  We operate by the guiding principle that engaged students will become engaged alumni and engaged alumni are essential for a great student experience.  Students are given the opportunity to make impactful connection with alumni who return to Marshall as guest lecturers, career mentors, and open doors to their professional networks. The involvement by students and alumni is intended to foster a true vested interest in each other’s success and in the School that continues beyond commencement.


    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.


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    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.



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    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.