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Program Overview

The USC Online MBA is built to help students succeed in the digitally driven business landscape, providing a curriculum focused on the practical skills expected of today’s global leaders:

  • Thinking like an entrepreneur to drive business growth
  • Communicating with international team members
  • Interpreting and acting on digital analytics and metrics
  • Managing remote employees and other long-distance teams
  • Developing a global perspective
  • Using social media to strengthen brands

Each course has been designed by USC Marshall faculty members specifically for our online learning platform. The program combines self-paced, asynchronous coursework with real-time, interactive class sessions via webcam. As a result, the curriculum provides an opportunity to gain practical skills in virtual collaboration and working with remote teams that can help graduates distinguish themselves in a competitive job market. Graduates exit the program with a compiled e-portfolio highlighting the work they have completed as a student – a valuable resource for future professional opportunities.

Throughout the program, students also gain hands-on practice working with the latest analytics and metrics technologies to make informed decisions and improve existing processes. This provides students with a multifaceted perspective on business leadership and prepares them to examine challenges from all angles.


Monique Halstead I went to work right out of high school and didn’t go to college until after building an incredible career. I’m honored that USC Marshall welcomed me into the program even though I hadn’t followed a traditional path. They saw what I could bring to and get out of the experience. The USC Online MBA was an incredible opportunity for me and would be for any business professional who is serious about their career.”

Monique Halstead ‘17
Associate Director, Data Governance

Courses explore business fundamentals – topics like finance, accounting, marketing, and entrepreneurship – as they relate specifically to the overall theme of the course. Individual topics are taught by different faculty members with focused expertise in the subject matter, meaning students will engage with several top-level instructors as they work through each course. This gives students the opportunity to actively engage their critical thinking and communication skills while considering all aspects and perspectives when solving business problems.

The program blends USC’s heritage of academic excellence with the flexibility of online learning and provides access to the renowned Trojan alumni network. This allows students to benefit from a top online MBA experience that can help them explore new opportunities for growth.

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Connect With USC Marshall School of Business:

Phone:(213) 821-6800

Recognized and Acclaimed

The Online MBA holds a top-5 ranking from U.S. News & World Report, earned a Top-3 ranking from Poets & Quants for best online MBA program and reached top-5 in both the World University Rankings of global online MBA programs from QS and the list of Top Online MBA programs from The Princeton Review. The program's curriculum designers have been honored by the Online Learning Consortium and its video content has earned two Telly Awards. USC Marshall is accredited by AACSB, a longstanding quality benchmark for business schools.