USC Marshall to Conduct Virtual Info Session on Online MBA

March 2nd at 11AM & 5PM Pacific

USC is holding two information sessions to answer questions from prospective students about the Online MBA, now enrolling for its third class of students. Hosted by David Chiscon, a USC enrollment counselor, this virtual event will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11 AM and 5PM Pacific Time. Presenters include expert faculty and admissions staff, who bring years of experience in digital innovation, demonstrating the dedication and expertise that set this program apart. Two of the presenters are Miriam Burgos, who is a Professor of Multicultural Marketing, and Peter Cardon, who teaches Management Communication on-campus and in the Online MBA.

The USC Marshall School of Business first introduced the Online MBA in August 2015. Motivated by a tradition of excellence and a forward-thinking culture, its rigorous curriculum was carefully developed after Marshall researched online learning and invested significantly in operational development to design the engaging coursework. The goal was to provide a program that paired the premium quality expected of a USC MBA with next-generation skills that could be enhanced within a digital environment. With that in mind, Marshall tapped many of the same faculty that teach the highly-ranked ground programs and integrated topics like virtual teaming, analytics, and communication in each of the curriculum’s five courses.

Since August, USC Marshall has welcomed two impressive cohorts from a diverse array of industries. Background diversity has been especially important. Due to the collaborative nature of the program, students with diverse professional experience can add richness to the learning process. Therefore, the student body has been mainly comprised of professionals with an average of eight years of experience, although some have had much more. Students have come from a variety of companies and sectors, including Oracle, Boeing, the military, film production, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Although the program is designed to be online, a face-to-face component develops camaraderie between students and the faculty, thereby fostering a stronger connection to the Trojan Family. The one-week, one-time, on-campus residential intensive at the onset of the program allows students to meet peers and professors and complete coursework in person, prior to transitioning into the fully-online curriculum.

USC Marshall currently offers two opportunities to start the Online MBA. Since the next session begins in August 2016, program administrators and faculty will talk about the admissions process during the March 2nd info sessions. Other topics covered during the discussion will include how the program’s curriculum blends trending topics with foundational business principles, admissions requirements, and the general student experience, among other points of interest. Prospective students are encouraged to submit questions ahead of time so that the presenters can respond directly. In addition, the event will feature a live Q&A session with current students of the program, giving you the opportunity to learn first-hand about their experiences.

Click here to register for one of two info session time slots.

More information about the Online MBA is also available at the program website: onlinemba.marshall.usc.edu.