Marshall School of Business

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Marshall School of Business

Long before modern Hollywood made Los Angeles the epicenter of celebrity in the U.S.—even before the advent of paved streets and electric streetlights in L.A.—the city was a center of learning. The University of Southern California, the first university in the region, opened its doors in Los Angeles in 1880, followed 40 years later by the region's first business school. In 1972, USC secured another "first" as its business school established the first entrepreneurship program in the U.S.

Today, the Marshall School of Business remains focused on entertainment and entrepreneurship. The school offers a top-ranked business major to more than 3,500 undergraduates. Highly ranked full-time, part-time, and executive MBA programs combine to educate another 1,900 students in business. Southern California teems with members of the "Trojan Family," and Marshall does not shy away from introducing its students, early and often, into the vast network for the purpose of career placement. Minutes from the Pacific Ocean and busy downtown Los Angeles, Marshall provides a strong business education in one of the most desirable locations in the country.

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