Master's Degree Programs
Executive M.B.A. Program
The Executive M.B.A. program is structured for mid-career to upper-career professionals who are fully employed. Rather than a program of traditional course disciplines (e.g., accounting, marketing, finance) the EMBA program offers a more thematic approach — integrating the material and often delivering it with faculty from different disciplines teaching in a team format. Core faculty include the school’s most senior, experienced members as well as nationally renowned academic and business specialists. This program is delivered on Fridays and Saturdays (full days) for a two-year period at either the USC campus in downtown Los Angeles or San Diego. (The EMBA program in San Diego is pending approval by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.) As with the other USC Marshall M.B.A. programs, an extensive international trip is integrated into the program.
ApplicationIn addition to the general admission requirements, applicants should have a minimum of 10 years of work experience that includes substantial managerial responsibilities. Enrollment is limited to 77 participants. The Executive M.B.A. office may be contacted at (213) 740-6410; Fax (213) 740-9090; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply online at emarshall.usc.edu/admissions.
Program StructureThis program uses a non-traditional interdisciplinary approach to executive and managerial education though “themes” that integrate various functional areas and address classic, yet dynamic, business issues.
The program begins with a six-day domestic residential session. Thereafter, the 22-month M.B.A. program meets Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year with a short summer break. An 11-day international trip is scheduled during the first theme of the program’s second year.
|GSBA 560||The Perspective of Top Management||2|
|GSBA 561||Evaluating Market Performance||9|
|GSBA 562||Management of Operations||11|
|GSBA 563||Technology and Information Systems Management||6|
|GSBA 564||Functional Strategies and Implementation||2|
|GSBA 570||The Role of the Senior Executive||2|
|GSBA 571||Environmental Analysis: Establishing Competitive Advantage||9|
|GSBA 572||Strategic Planning for Growth||11|
|GSBA 573||Managing Strategic Change and Implementation||6|
|GSBA 574||The Executive of the Future||2|
Total units required for degree: 60