Our school is built on a promise: that rigorous intellectual inquiry and unprecedented global opportunity can combine to create an extraordinary environment. Located in the heart of Los Angeles – one of the world’s most diverse, dynamic and vibrant metropolises – and at the gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall provides an unparalleled perspective on 21st century business.
We occupy a prominent position at the forefront of innovation in business education, leading with a curriculum that recognizes the interdependence between academic instruction and hands-on experience. At Marshall, students live their learning, incorporating lessons from the classroom and the real-world to acquire usable knowledge that will serve them throughout distinguished professional careers.
Marshall was founded in 1920 as the USC College of Commerce and Business Administration. Today, we ask our students to embody the ideals of the USC Trojan Family – to be faithful, scholarly, skillful, courageous and ambitious, attributes at the very core of the legendary USC alumni network.
We are a global hub for entrepreneurial thinking, attracting scholars and practitioners committed to addressing the day’s most pressing issues in business. We are also home to interdisciplinary investigation – from our vantage point at one of the country’s most prominent research universities, enhancing the understanding of the role of business in shaping modern societies.
As we approach the centennial of our school’s founding, USC Marshall is in a unique place – able simultaneously to reflect on and uphold our traditions, while embracing the challenges of an exciting and evolving future. I encourage you to get involved in our community; together, we can continue to make a great institution into something even more remarkable.
A Leading Private Research University
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments.
In a comprehensive new ranking, The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranked USC 15th among 1,061 public and private universities. Representing California, only USC, Stanford, and Caltech appear in the top 25, and among 150 colleges and universities in the western United States, USC ranks third. In student and faculty diversity, USC tied for second with Columbia among the top 25 nationally ranked universities.
USC’s distinguished faculty of 4,000 innovative scholars, researchers, teachers and mentors includes five Nobel laureates, and dozens of recipients of prestigious national honors including the MacArthur “Genius” Award, Guggenheim Award, the National Medal of the Arts, the National Humanities Medal, the National Medal of Science, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and Pulitzer Prize.
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