Why Marshall

When you join the Trojan family, you're getting more than just an education...

The secret ingredient to Marshall’s success is that together, we form a network unlike any other in the world. At every turn, you’ll find thought leaders, world-class faculty, and global contacts passionately sharing their advantages with fellow Trojans.

The unparalleled opportunities found here change students’ lives, transform their careers, and bring them back for years to come—because together, we’re stronger.

Our network has a stake in each member’s success, and that
brings out the best in each and every one of us.


Marshall Greatness Shared

A Bold Curriculum for the New Millennium

The USC Marshall curriculum prioritizes academic flexibility, ensuring a rigorous foundation in business fundamentals at all levels, while also allowing ample time for intellectual pursuits outside of business. We believe the business leaders of tomorrow need to be able to effortlessly cross boundaries, whether those borders are international, cultural or disciplinary.


A Global Mindset

USC Marshall was the first school to require international travel and study projects as an integral part of every MBA degree. Marshall's Global Leadership Program (GLP) and Learning About International Commerce (LINC) programs were the first of their kind available to freshman students. More than 900 USC Marshall students travel abroad in the course of their studies every year. Where in the world do you want to go?

Thought Leaders and Knowledge Creators

With 243 full-time faculty members, including 137 tenure-track scholars and 106 clinical professors, Marshall students at all levels have access to thought leaders and knowledge creators of national and international renown.

The Trojan Family Network

In business, as in with life in general, it’s all about who you know. Our graduates enter business supported by a powerful group of advocates—the USC Marshall Trojan Family—nearly 90,000 strong, and bolstered by the more than 375,000 living USC alumni worldwide. These are your connections, your friends, colleagues and business partners, for your time here at USC Marshall, and the rest of your life.

At Home in Southern California

As the first AACSB-accredited business school in Southern California, founded in 1920, USC Marshall has deep roots in the Los Angeles and greater Southern California business communities. If staying in Southern California is your goal, you definitely have the home team advantage. Not to mention nearly 300 days of sunshine.