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The USC Marshall School of Business is a private research and academic institution at the University of Southern California. It is the largest of USC's 17 professional schools. The current Dean is James G. Ellis. In 1997 the school was renamed following a US$35 million donation from alumnus Gordon S. Marshall. Its undergraduate and MBA programs are considered among the top 10 and top 20 in the nation, respectively.
The Marshall School began as the College of Commerce and Business Administration in 1920. The Graduate School of Business Administration was established in 1960. It is the oldest AACSB accredited school of business in Southern California. The Entrepreneur Program, the first of its kind in the United States, was established in 1972 and is internationally recognized. The Pacific RIM Education (PRIME) program was implemented in 1997 as the first ever MBA course of its kind to require all first year full-time MBA students to participate in an international experience.
Marshall is related to the Leventhal School of Accounting, which was named after Elaine and Kenneth Leventhal for their $25 million gift. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting program to undergraduates, an MBA program, as well as Ph.D. accreditation. Accounting classes are offered in a renovated historic building.
The Marshall School offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. There are several joint programs that offer studies with International Relations and Cinematic Arts in combination with Business Administration. New students take a business core and have other time to fulfill the USC Core and take elective classes. Until the 2010-2011 academic year, each student chose a concentration to complete with the degree.
The undergraduate program offers a variety of international opportunities. The Global Leadership Program (GLP) comprises a two-semester seminar on business leadership in China and a spring break trip to China. The Learning About International Commerce (LINC) program comprises a one-semester seminar and a trip to another country.
Full-time MBA: Marshall’s two-year full-time MBA comprises a straightforward intensive core and two electives delivered in the four-term first year, followed by a wide range of electives and concentrations in the second year. The core concludes with PRIME, a required research trip to Pacific Rim countries to visit selected companies, both domestic and multinational, and government institutions. In the second year students can choose elective subjects from concentrations or design their own. Courses are often shared with MBA/PM and IBEAR students.
Part-time MBA: The part-time MBA for Professionals and Managers (MBA.PM) is a 33-month programme, though it can be taken over a five-year period. It consists of 12 months of core classes followed by electives. After the core all students take PM Globe, a semester-long macroeconomics course that includes a one-week overseas trip to a Pacific Rim country. The core can be taken at either the USC university Park campus in Los Angeles or the USC Orange County Centre in Irvine. All elective courses are taught at the main campus. Students attend classes two evenings a week.
Executive Education: In 2004, the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) program was available in Shanghai, China in collaboration with Jiao Tong University. In 2006, Marshall opened a San Diego satellite campus for the EMBA program at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, north of San Diego. The curriculum of the 21-month Executive MBA focuses on ten integrated themes rather than functional disciplines. Classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays on alternating weekends and there are three off-campus residential sessions, two domestic and one international, and an incompany consulting project.
IBEAR (International Business Education and Research) MBA: The IBEAR (International Business Education and Research) MBA is a 12-month, full-time program in international management aimed at mid-career managers.
The Marshall School offers a doctoral program.
The Marshall School has over 67,000 alumni worldwide in 44 countries. USC has the largest population of foreign alumni of any university in the United States. Its members often refer to themselves as part of the Trojan Family, and this is seen as an advantage because of the common connection. Many events at Marshall emphasize the importance of networking within the Trojan Family.
The school occupies four multi-storey buildings on campus: Hoffman Hall, Bridge Hall, the Leventhal School of Accounting and Popovich Hall, and the MBA building.
This is the main building of the Marshall School. The $20 million, 55,000 square feet (5,100 m2), building opened in 1999 as the most technologically advanced business school building in the United States. It was named after alumni J. Kristofer Popovich and Jane Hoffman Popovich, for their $5 million gift. The hall provides state-of-the-art technology and eight case-study rooms fully equipped with audio-video teleconferencing devices, thirteen Experiential Learning classrooms capable of transmitting lectures and presentations throughout the building, more than 1,100 data connections outlets throughout the building, a courtyard, and more than 15 miles (24 km) of fiber-optic and cable wiring in its Modern Career Resource Center.
This hall houses all undergraduate offices for the Marshall School of Business. It also houses several classrooms as well as the original Experiential Learning classrooms.
This hall, which opened in 1973 and stands seven stories tall, houses the Crocker Business Library and Computer Services. It is named for Leslie Hoffman, father of Jane Hoffman Popovich. It was designed by I. M. Pei.
The degrees offered are multiple. In addition to the undergraduate program, which was ranked 10th by U.S. News & World Report, and Ph.D. programs, there are: