GSBA 501 and GSBA 505 are prerequisites for all other Online MBA courses. GSBA 535, 537, 538 and 539 may be taken in any order and comprise the program’s second, third, fourth and fifth semesters.
With the exception of GSBA-501 (week-long, residential intensive) all courses are comprised of asynchronous and synchronous learning activities. Students can complete asynchronous activities at their convenience; however, students must adjust their schedules and attend mandatory synchronous activities.
Courses are modular in structure. Students are expected to complete all readings and online asynchronous content in preparation for live online class meetings.
Video presentations and other content produced at the Marshall in-house studio
Moderated discussion boards
Case studies and simulations of real-world business scenarios
Self-assessment exercises, interactive games, and other virtual learning experiences
Class sessions twice a week
Collaborative virtual activities and assessments including facilitated team meetings
One‐on‐one faculty sessions via webcam*
Other real‐time interactions
*Instructors are also available via regularly scheduled virtual office hours and email.
Online MBA Class Scheduling
The live class session schedule varies each semester but is held at convenient times for working professionals: Monday-Thursday, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Pacific).
If students choose to take a break from the program, they can resume their studies the following semester.
Electives and Certificate Programs (optional)
After completing all six required classes for the Online MBA, graduates may choose to continue their USC Marshall education. In addition to Marshall’s on-campus MBA electives and certificate programs, an alumnus may enroll in an online elective.
Online and on-campus electives vary in subject matter such as project management, entrepreneurship, Lean Six Sigma, and virtual.
|Please note: Online/on-campus electives and certificate programs are not included in standard tuition and can be taken at an additional cost for students.
Dual Degree Programs
Those looking for an online dual-degree program should consider the MBA/MS in Systems Architecting and Engineering, MBA/MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, MBA/MS in Gerontology or MBA/Master of Social Work programs.
See a full list of in-person and online dual degrees.
Prospective students must apply and be accepted separately to each program and fulfill all requirements for both degrees. If interested, please talk to an Enrollment Counselor to confirm requirements before applying.
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||"I have an undergraduate degree in business, but I knew that a graduate degree would help me move up in my career and give me the versatility to work in any industry. The Marshall Online MBA gave me a vision, opening my eyes to opportunities beyond what I imagined. And it gave me a framework of knowledge, skills and tools that I can use to move forward in any direction—from corporate management to entrepreneurial ventures.”
Samuel Rodriguez ‘17
Associate Director of Operations and Business Intelligence
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