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Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA)
Course Descriptions

The number in parentheses ( ) following each course titlerefers to the number of units the course is/may be worth.

554 Digital Strategies for Sustainability in Global Markets (3, Spring) Designing and executing business strategies for sustainability (environmental, economic, social/cultural) enabled by digital technologies. Emerging market contexts; team consulting project; international travel.

555 Management and Organization of the Creative Industries (3, Spring) How creative industries (motion pictures, television, publishing, radio, music, arts, games) operate and are organized. Critical discussion of pressing issues that these industries face.

556 Business Models for Interactive Digital Media and Services (3, Spring) Business models and business development for products/services delivered through interactive digital platforms; assessing growing niches in the evolving media/entertainment/ telecom market space.

592 Field Research in Business (.5-4, repeatable) Individual or team projects studying the business practices of an industry, company, government agency, country, geographic region, etc. Proposal, data collection, analyses, and written report. Recommended preparation: completion of required M.B.A., M.Acc., or M.B.T. course work. Graded CR/NC.

593 Independent Research in Business (.5-4 repeatable) Individual research beyond normal course offerings. Proposal, research and written report/paper required. Recommended preparation: completion of required M.B.A., M.Acc., or M.B.T. course work. Graded CR/NC.

595 Internship in Business (.5-2 repeatable; units credited toward degree usually limited to 1) Supervised on-the-job business experience in the student's area of interest. Recommended preparation: completion of required M.B.A., M.Acc., or M.B.T. course work. Graded CR/NC.

596 Research Practicum in Business (.5-2 repeatable) Hands-on practical experience working with a Marshall faculty member on an ongoing research project. Recommended preparation: completion of required M.B.A., M.Acc., or M.B.T. course work. Graded CR/NC.

597 Consulting Project in Business (.5-5 repeatable) Individual or team projects solving real business problems for an existing business entity, domestic and/or international. Proposal, field research, analyses and oral and written presentations. Recommended preparation: completion of required M.B.A., M.Acc., or M.B.T. course work. Graded CR/NC

599 Special Topics (1, 1.5, 2, or 3, max 9) Selected topics reflecting current trends and recent developments in business administration. Emphasis on cross-disciplinary inquiry.

Not all courses are offered every semester. To view class schedules, please visit the USC Schedule of Classes at www.usc.edu/soc.

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