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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.
USC Marshall is pleased to offer the Online Master of Business Administration, a program that blends USC’s expertise in preparing business leaders with its experience instructing students in an online environment.
The program is built for a digitally-driven business world, one where off-site communication is a critical component to effective collaboration. The Online MBA program infuses a foundation of core disciplines with skills in emerging topics like analytics, virtual communications, and remote team management. The goal is to ensure that graduates are ready for the multifaceted challenges facing leaders in the evolving global marketplace, cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset.
USC Marshall is committed to providing a best-in-class experience to students. The cohort size is intentionally kept small. The program utilizes many of the same full-time faculty that teach in the highly-ranked MBA offered on-campus, bringing a wealth of experience in a variety of industries.
The OMBA begins with a one-week residential intensive during which students and faculty meet face-to-face and complete the first course of the program, GSBA-501: The Role of the Manager. The remainder of the program is fully online with live, synchronous classes conducted via webcam and asynchronous coursework that includes interactive scenarios, group assignments, case studies and videos. Students benefit from engaging award-winning content created by the program’s acclaimed course design team.
GSBA-501 The Role of the Manager (3 units)
Beginning with one week of online content and ending with a six-day residential intensive, students will learn to identify the fundamental roles of a manager in order to successfully develop and grow a company. This course introduces business issues facing executives today, including marketing and communications concepts, analysis of financial statements, operational assessments, innovation and technology management, and strategic growth initiatives in a global economy.
GSBA-505 Fundamentals of Business (10 units)
Throughout this course, students learn to utilize fundamental business tools to frame and analyze problems faced by businesses today. This course focuses on financial accounting, microeconomics, analytics and statistics, and virtual teams. All subjects are integrated into a team project that requires students to develop working strategies for analyzing and communicating fundamental business decisions.
GSBA-538 Managing Outside the Firm (9.5 units)
This course explores strategies for effectively managing external resources in order to compete in an international marketplace. The course coordinates production processes, marketing strategies, and corporate financial plans in order to maximize growth. All subjects are integrated into a team project that requires students to develop working strategies for effective new product development and supply chain management.
GSBA-537 Managing Inside the Firm (8 units)
In this course, students learn to streamline operations across functions within an organization. The focus of this course is on managerial accounting, employment law, operations management, and organizational behavior inside the organization. All subjects are integrated into a team project that requires students to develop working strategies for effective internal operations and communications with key stakeholders.
Elective (1.5 units)
GSBA-535 Opportunity Recognition and Development (8 units)
This course helps students identify and implement new business opportunities on a global scale. The focus of this course is on entrepreneurship, legal contracts, and negotiations in order to successfully identify and develop new business opportunities. All subjects are integrated into a team project that requires students to develop working strategies for effective entrepreneurial start‐ups.
Elective (1.5 units)
GSBA-539 Business Environment and Leadership (9.5 units)
Students will learn to integrate comprehensive financial and marketing strategies that allow the firm to thrive in international markets. All subjects are integrated into a team project that requires students to develop working strategies to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
*Exact course offerings each semester will vary.