Master's Degree Programs
Global Executive M.B.A. Program
The Global Executive M.B.A. program in Shanghai offers a thematic approach -- integrating the material and often delivering it with faculty from different disciplines teaching in a team format. The program is delivered in a lockstep fashion over a 21-month period in 13 modules. It includes 10 five-day modules in Shanghai, two 10-day modules at the Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, and a study trip to another Asian country, plus assignments to be completed between classroom sessions and examinations. Shanghai sessions are taught at Antai School of Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.
ApplicationApplicants should have a minimum of eight years of work experience. General admission requirements apply except that in lieu of the TOEFL score, prospective applicants are pre-screened at the GEMBA office in Shanghai. The L.A. Global Executive M.B.A. office may be contacted by phone at (213) 740-8243, by fax at (213) 740-7559 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply online, visit www.marshall.usc.edu/admissions.
Program StructureThis program uses a non-traditional interdisciplinary approach to executive and managerial education through “themes” that integrate various functional areas and address classic, yet dynamic, business issues.
Classes begin in May at the Antai School of Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. Thereafter, the program continues in a series of content-specific themes during five-day sessions every six weeks, primarily at the Antai School. An experiential trip to another Asian country is scheduled in the second year. A two-week capstone program, held at the Marshall School in Los Angeles, concludes with Themes IX and X and commencement.
|Year 1, summer||Units|
|GSBA 560||The Perspective of Top Management||2|
|GSBA 561||Evaluating Market Performance||9|
|year 1, fall||Units|
|GSBA 562||Management of Operations||11|
|year 1, spring||Units|
|GSBA 563||Technology and Information Systems Management||6|
|Year 2, summer||Units|
|GSBA 564||Functional Strategies and Implementation||2|
|GSBA 570||The Role of the Senior Executive||2|
|YEAR 2, Fall||Units|
|GSBA 571||Environmental Analysis: Establishing Competitive Advantage||9|
|GSBA 572||Strategic Planning for Growth||11|
|Year 2, spring||Units|
|GSBA 573||Managing Strategic Change and Implementation||6|
|GSBA 574||The Executive of the Future||2|
Total units required for degree: 60