The Elective Course Guide is intended to communicate information about the various options you have in planning your elective program. It is designed to help you to realize two broad goals: (1) achieving an outstanding learning experience and (2) conducting a successful job search.
A concentration is intended to provide you with a strong basic specialization that prepares you well for the job market. All concentrations list at least one required course; you are also expected to take a certain number of additional courses from a specific list. These concentrations were designed by Marshall faculty following consultation with alumni and others who work in areas related to our academic disciplines. They recommend the best current advice on how to prepare yourself for a career in the areas related to the discipline.
Your primary concentration should be in a 'functional discipline' such as Marketing or Finance, while a secondary concentration should supplement the primary concentration with a particular job focus in mind, such as the Business of Entertainment. Another approach to a secondary concentration might be to create your own concentration by adding certain enrichment courses that fit your career interests, such as an information systems or an international course.
Information regarding a given semester's registration schedule can be found in the Schedule of Classes on the web at http://www.usc.edu/soc/. For more information regarding the policies and procedures for graduate business elective registration, please contact the Marshall Academic and Technology Administration office via phone at (213) 740-5424, fax at (213) 740-8936, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We urge you to give serious thought to selecting your most likely concentration and the courses you will take. Please call upon your advisors and anyone on the faculty and staff of the Marshall School to assist you.
The Marshall School of Business and the University of Southern California reserve the right to change their policies, procedures, rules, regulations, course offerings and any other contents of this document at any time. For a complete list of courses offered by the Marshall School of Business, please consult the USC Catalogue (http://www.usc.edu/catalogue).