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The Marshall Curriculum: Flexibility for the Future

Todays business leaders must possess a global mindset that allows them to effortlessly cross boundaries, whether those borders are international, cultural or disciplinary. The USC Marshall undergraduate curriculum is tailored to this belief. Each student has different interests. Understanding this, USC Marshall gives you the flexibility to create an educational experience that is unique to your needs and crosses international and disciplinary boundaries, while still maintaining the rigorous core business program that is a hallmark of Marshall, ranked 10th in the nation in undergraduate studies by U.S. News & World Report and 11th in the world in faculty research quality by the University of TexasDallas. In addition, USC, a world-class research facility located at the heart of the Pacific Rim, offers myriad opportunities outside the business school. The USC Marshall curriculum is based on the Universitys foundation of breadth with depth, which emphasizes the development of a global mindset, with skills and knowledge in a primary area of expertise while interacting with people and ideas from outside that primary area. At USC Marshall, you can participate in international experiential learning opportunities, choose an area of in-depth business study, and pursue study in an area outside of business. To give you the flexibility needed to succeed in the classroom and in the business world, the USC Marshall curriculum offers the following features: 32 free electives which can be used throughout the university and are sufficient to allow you to pursue minor or a double major 12 upper-level business units which can be taken across all business departments to allow you to dive deeper into an area or areas of interest A new 2-unit data-modeling class to provide dataanalysis training that is essential in todays global business world Extensive travel and international experiential learning opportunities beginning the freshman year You Make the Call This is your education. The USC Marshall curriculum allows you to pursue your interests through minors, double majors, and personalization. A USC Marshall student has the ability to take half of all undergraduate units outside of Marshall an opportunity to take advantage of the cutting-edge research, world-renowned faculty and innovative programs that set USC apart. The global mindset is best fostered through a minor or double major enhancing exposure to an area outside of

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

USC Required Courses Marshall Core Marshall Upper-Division Electives Free Elective / Minor
* Can be more, depending on minor / elective choices

36 48 12 32*

business while maintaining the USC Marshall core business fundamentals. And you choose the path of your minor. Do you have a passion for music or art? Do you wish to pursue a career outside of the traditional business world? Do you want to learn a foreign language and culture? There is no wrong way to pick a minor. Your minor is the best match for you. Personalization While breadth in experience is key to the global mindset, so, too, is an in-depth focus on business. You will hone your training through 12 units of upperdivision electives taken within USC Marshall. However, the courses you take and the skills you learn are up to you. If you have your eyes on a career in investment banking, a finance course and a negotiations course may be among your Marshall electives. USC Marshall will guide you through the process, with academic advisors who can help you select a variety of elective-course combinations suited to your particular career goals. The USC Marshall upper-division elective curriculum allows students to design an in-depth curriculum that cuts across departments and personalizes the educational experience. Crossing Boundaries and Borders USC offers students world-class opportunities with a smallcollege feel, providing an overall educational experience that no institution can match. USC Marshall is a leader in experiential learning and was the first business school to offer an international experience as part of its freshman curriculum. But the opportunities do not stop there. We encourage our students to experience the world as much as possible during their time at USC Marshall. USC Marshall also offers undergraduates a semester international-exchange opportunity and summer internships overseas.

The Business Administration Degree


The Business Administration degree at USC Marshall consists of three sets of courses: University general education requirements Gateway and business courses Free electives General education requirements are taken by all USC undergraduates and constitute USCs liberal arts foundation. Gateway courses serve as a foundation for the business curriculum. The business core curriculum is designed to provide a broad understanding of the fundamental areas of business and to lay the foundation for upperdivision USC Marshall electives.

CoRE CoURSES
BUAD 280 BUAD 281 BUAD 302 BUAD 304 BUAD 306 BUAD 307 BUAD 310 BUAD 311 BUAD 425 BUAD 497 ECON 251x ECON 252x Accounting I Accounting II Communication Strategy in Business Leading Organizations Business Finance Marketing Fundamentals Applied Business Statistics Operations Management Data Analysis for Decision Making Strategic Management Microeconomics for Business Macroeconomics for Business

Visit usc.edu/catalogue for detailed course descriptions.

Marshall Undergraduate Business Program Four-Year Sample Course Sequence


Freshman Fall Spring Fall Sophomore Spring Fall Junior Spring Fall Senior Spring

Math 118
Fund. Principles of the Calculus (4)

econ 251x
Microeconomics for Business (4)

econ 252x
Macroeconomics for Business (4)

buad 306
Business Finance (4)

buad 311
Operations Management (4)

buad 497
Strategic Management (4)

buad 425
Data Analysis for Decision Making (2)

Marshall elective (4)

writ 140
Writing and Critical Reasoning (4)

buad 310
Applied Business Statistics (4)

buad 281 buad 280


Accounting I (4) Accounting II (2)

buad 307
Marketing Fundamentals (4)

Marshall elective (4) Marshall elective (4) diversity (4)

buad 302
Communication Strategy in Business (4)

Free elective/ Minor (4) Free elective/ Minor (4)

ge vi
Social Issues (4)

bUad 304
Leading Organizations (4)

ge (4) ge (4)

ge (4)

writ 340
Advanced Writing for Business (4)

ge (4)

ge (4)

Free elective/ Minor (4) Free elective


(0-4)

Free elective/ Minor (4)

Free elective/ Minor (4)

Free elective/ Minor (4)

Free elective (4)

Free elective (gLP/Linc)


(0-2)

Free elective
(0-4)

Total Units = 124-134


(16) (16-18) (16) (14-18) (16) (16) (14-18) (16)

n Marshall Core n USC Requirement n Marshall Elective n USC Elective/Minor


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Leventhal School of Accounting


The USC Leventhal School of Accounting is ranked among the top five undergraduate accounting programs in the United States and was one of the first academic institutions to recognize the need for major changes in accounting education. As the field of accounting advances, so too must its professionals. Working with leaders in both public and private accounting, we have created a program of study that seeks to explore the future structures and directions of the accounting disciplines. Relevant concepts and techniques from other academic disciplines are integrated into all accounting programs. In particular, we focus on the development of communication and interpersonal skills. Throughout your studies, you will be introduced to theories, practices and techniques essential to external and internal organizational communication, interpersonal communication, and skillful presentation of oral and written reports. By combining a broad foundation with a deep concentration in one field of study, the accounting degree provides valuable skills students need to meet the demands of the workplace.

Leventhal School of Accounting Undergraduate Program Four-Year Sample Course Sequence


Freshman Fall Spring Fall Sophomore Spring Fall Junior Spring Fall Senior Spring

Math 118
Fund. Principles of the Calculus (4)

econ 251x
Microeconomics for Business (4)

econ 252x
Macroeconomics for Business (4)

buad 281
Accounting II (2)

buad 311
Operations Management (4)

buad 497
Strategic Management (4)

acct 47x elective (2) acct 47x elective (2) Free elective/ Minor (4) Free elective/ Minor (4) Free elective/ Minor (4)

acct 47x elective (2) acct 47x elective (2) diversity (4)

buad 306 writ 140


Writing and Critical Reasoning (4) Business Finance (4)

buad 304
Leading Organizations (4)

buad 280
Accounting I (4)

buad 302t
Business Communication for Accountants (4)

acct 371b (2) acct 372 (2) acct 373 (2)

buad 307
Marketing Fundamentals (4)

ge vi
Social Issues (4)

buad 310
Applied Business Statistics (4)

ge (4) ge (4)

acct 370 (4) writ 340 acct 371a (2)


Advanced Writing for Business (4)

Free elective/ Minor (4) Free elective/ Minor (4)

ge (4)

ge (4) Free elective (gLP/Linc)


(0-2)

ge (4) acct 374 (2) Free elective


(2-4)

Free elective/ Minor (2-4)

Total Units = 128-134


(16) (16-18) (16) (16-18) (16) (16-18) (16) (16)

n Marshall Core n USC Requirement n Marshall Elective n USC Elective/Minor


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Double Majors & Minors


In addition to the Joint Program opportunities (explained later), USC offers more than 150 majors and more than 120 minors that can be combined with Business Administration to create a unique program tailored to students personal interests and professional aspirations. Minors and double majors can be added simply because a student is interested in learning more about a particular subject or area. Students do not need to have specific career goals in mind when choosing a minor or double major. With the USC Marshall curriculum structured to allow you to take a minor offered at USC, we encourage you to explore the double major and minor options so that you experience as much of what USC has to offer as possible. Many USC Marshall students have a double major. Some of the most common are: Accounting Economics Psychology Political Science Biological Sciences (B.A.) East Asian Languages and Cultures International Relations Music Industry Neuroscience Philosophy Public Policy, Management & Planning A substantial number of USC Marshall students have a minor. Some of the most common are: Cinematic Arts Psychology Economics International Relations Music Industry Spanish Communication & the Entertainment Industry Real Estate Development Communications Design East Asian Languages and Cultures Natural Science

Examples of Double Majors and Minors for Business and Accounting Students: Minor or double major in Psychology: A student interested in marketing needs to understand what attracts customers to certain products, ad campaigns or marketing strategies. A background in psychology will help this student understand how to influence consumers decisions. Minor in Natural Sciences: An undergraduate degree in business can help students interested in opening their own medical practice or eventually working in hospital administration. Students interested in attending medical school after graduation can satisfy all of the science requirements for admission consideration to medical school by completing the Natural Sciences minor. Minor in a foreign language: With the emergence of the global marketplace, students interested in working overseas or pursuing a career with a company that conducts business internationally will benefit from studying another language. Double major in Computer Science: Students who want to work in information technology can pursue this double major to learn about information systems as well as management issues that will arise as technology continues to play a greater role in business processes. Minor or double major in International Relations: Students interested in pursuing a career in international business, a government position overseas or a job at an advisory level within the United States will benefit from studying international relations. Minor in Professional and Managerial Communication: This minor helps students hone their communication skills an advantage in any business venture, especially in leadership positions.

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Interdisciplinary Opportunities
Interdisciplinary Joint Programs USC Marshalls Interdisciplinary Joint programs offer unique opportunities to couple the Business Administration degree coursework from a second discipline, providing students with the specialty expertise that distinguishes 21st-century leaders and professionals. BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, with courses offered by both USC Marshall and the USC School of International Relations, leads to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Relations. Available to entering and continuing students. BUSINESS AND CINEMATIC ARTS, with courses offered by both USC Marshall and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, leads to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Cinematic Arts. Available to entering freshmen only. Space is limited to 50 students per year. See the following pages for more details on the Business/ International Relations and Business/Cinematic Arts joint programs. BUSINESS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE is a dual-degree program that allows students to complete both the Business Administration and Computer Science degrees in four years. In addition to traditional business courses, the program includes Viterbi School of Engineering courses, such as Software Engineering, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, and Programming and Multimedia on the World Wide Web. Available to entering freshmen only. For more information or to apply, e-mail the Viterbi School of Engineering, Office of Admission at viterbi.admission@usc.edu, or call (800) 526-3347.

Business/Cinematic Arts Joint Program (BCA)


The Business/Cinematic Arts joint program at USC consists of courses offered by both USC Marshall and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. In addition to USC Marshall core classes, BCA students take 24 units at the School of Cinematic Arts. Two lower-division courses cover the history of cinema and television, and additional courses include specialized business/entertainment topics such as entertainment marketing, agenting and film procedures and distribution. There is also an internship course. Upon completion of all requirements, students will receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Cinematic Arts. Previous BCA Internship Companies Include: 20th Century Fox ABC Comedy Development ABC/Jimmy Kimmel Live April Webster Casting BRAVO Columbia Pictures FOX Sports Net ICM Talent Agency KTLA-WB The Morgan Agency & Identity Talent New Line Cinema Paramount Pictures Sony BMG Entertainment-Music Licensing Sony Pictures Stock Footage Thunder Road Pictures UTA Talent Agency

Marshall Undergraduate Business Program With Emphasis in Cinematic Arts Four-Year Sample Course Sequence
Freshman Fall Spring Fall Sophomore Spring Fall Junior Spring Fall Senior Spring

buad 425 Math 118


Fund. Principles of the Calculus (4)

econ 251x
Microeconomics for Business (4)

econ 252x
Macroeconomics for Business (4)

buad 306
Business Finance (4)

buad 311
Operations Management (4)

buad 497
Strategic Management (4)

Data Analysis for Decision Making (2)

Marshall elective (4)

writ 140
Writing and Critical Reasoning (4)

buad 310
Applied Business Statistics (4)

buad 281 buad 280


Accounting I (4) Accounting II (2)

buad 307
Marketing Fundamentals (4)

Marshall elective (4) Marshall elective (4) ge (4) diversity (4)

buad 302
Communication Strategy in Business (4)

ge vi
Social Issues (4)

buad 304
Leading Organizations (4)

ge (4)

ge (4)

writ 340
Advanced Writing for Business (4)

ctPr 385 ctPr 460


Film Business Proc. and Dist. (2) Colloquium: Motion Picture Production Techniques (4)

ge (4) ctcS 190


Introduction to Cinema (4)

cntv 463
Televison: Integrating Creative and Business Objectives (2)

ctin 456
Game Design for Business (2)

ctcS 191
Introduction to Television and Video (4)

ge (4) ctPr 495


Internship (2)

Free elective
(4)

Free elective
(4)

ctin 458
Business and Management of Games (2)

Free elective (gLP/Linc)


(0-2)

ctPr 410
The Movie Business (2)

Total Units = 128-130


(16) (16-18) (18) (16) (14) (16) (16) (16)

n Marshall Core n USC Requirement n Marshall Elective n USC Elective/Minor n Cinematic Arts Course
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Business/Cinematic Arts Joint Program (BCA) continued


Enrolling in the Business/Cinematic Arts Joint Program This is a highly competitive program with only 50 available slots per year. Because of the programs intensive nature, students must enroll in the first semester of their freshman year. Interested incoming freshmen should contact the Joint Program Admissions Coordinator for more detailed information about how to apply. To be considered for the BCA program, students must: Be admitted to the USC Business Administration degree as an incoming Fall-semester freshman. Submit answers to the BCA writing prompt to the USC Marshall Undergraduate Office of Admissions by April 2, 2011 (freshmen entering in Fall 2011). Please visit the following website for more information: marshall.usc.edu/undergradprogram/degrees/jointprograms.htm Business/Cinematic Arts Joint Program Curriculum In addition to the USC Marshall core classes and elective courses, students complete the following: Fall: CTCS 190 Introduction to Cinema (4 units) This comprehensive course analyzes the power and responsibility of American and international film and television. Spring: CTCS 191 Introduction to Television and Video (4 units) This class involves understanding film and television texts in relation to the world they represent, and studying not only the meaning of these texts, but also the processes by which these meanings are constructed. Fall: CTPR 410 The Movie Business (2 units) This course offers a broad overview of the entertainment industry and an examination of the motion picture business from the screenwriters treatment through production, marketing and exhibition in theaters. Students learn about the roles played by writers, agents, studio executives and directors, as well as marketing and distribution channels. Spring: CTPR 495 Internship in Cinema-Television (2 units) Students secure an internship with a company of their choice. The company is given a USC internship contract and is required to meet specific standards that ensure an educational opportunity and beneficial work environment for the student. Class sessions focus on how to find and keep your first job and use it to your advantage, including tips on troubleshooting and how to be an assistant. Students share work-related situations and experiences. Fall: CNTV 463 Television: Integrating Creative and Business Objectives (2 units) An investigation of the creative and business sides of televison and how they connect, including changes caused by fractionalization and digital technology. Open only to Business Administration (CInematic Arts) students. Spring: CTIN 456 Game Design for Business (2 units) This class is designed to provide business professionals with communication skills that facilitate working with designers of games and game-related venues. Not open to CTIN majors. Spring: CTIN 458 Business & Management of Games (2 units) Providing a solid preparation for successful careers in interactive entertainment, this course covers a range of business and legal issues, including an overview of current business models for games and interactive media, methods of pitching and funding products, legal issues pertaining to copyright and intellectual property, and production management techniques. Also included are business start-up basics for aspiring entrepreneurs. Fall: CTPR 460 Film Business Procedures & Distribution (2 units) Taught by a former head of marketing at Universal who is now an independent marketing consultant, this course covers such topics as theatrical marketing, corporate partnership, television marketing and advertising. Spring: CTPR 385 Motion Picture Production Techniques (4 units) This class covers motion picture production from scriptwriting to planning, shooting and editing. The class writes, directs and shoots a digital video.

Business Administration/International Relations Joint Program (BAIR)


The Business/International Relations Joint Program is a unique collaboration between USC Marshall and the USC School of International Relations. To successfully complete the program, students must satisfy all requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, as well as an additional 24 units in International Relations. This program is open to both entering freshmen and continuing students. Interested students should contact the USC Marshall Undergraduate Office of Admissions. Gateway Course 4 Units IR 210: International Relations: Introductory Analysis Approved IR Electives (Choose Two) 8 Units IR 305: IR 306: IR 310: IR 315: IR 316: IR 323: IR 327: IR 341: IR 344: IR 381: IR 382: IR 402: IR 427: IR 444: IR 483: Managing New Global Challenges International Organizations Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies Ethnicity and Nationalism in World Politics Gender and Global Issues Politics of Global Environment International Negotiation Foreign Policy Analysis Developing Countries in World Politics Introduction to International Security Order and Disorder in Global Affairs Theories of War Seminar on Economics and Security Issues and Theories in Global Security War and Diplomacy: The U.S. in World Affairs

IR Economy Courses 4 Units IR 324: IR 325: IR 326: IR 330: Multinational Enterprises and World Politics Rich & Poor States in the World Political Economy U.S. Foreign Economic Policy Politics of the World Economy

Regional Electives (Choose Two) 8 Units IR 333: IR 345: IR 360: IR 361: IR 362: IR 363: IR 364: IR 365: IR 367: IR 369: IR 383: IR 385: IR 439: IR 442: IR 465: IR 468: China in International Affairs Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy International Relations of the Pacific Rim Asia and Southeast Asia in International Relations The International Relations of the Contemporary Middle East Middle East Political Economy Political Economy of Latin American Development Politics and Democracy in Latin America Africa in International Affairs Contemporary European Relations Third World Negotiations European Foreign Policy and Security Issues Political Economy of Russia and Eurasia Japanese Foreign Policy Contemporary Issues in U.S.-Latin America Relations European Integration

The Business/International Relations Joint Program: From a Students Perspective


Why did you choose to enroll in the Business/IR joint program? A knowledge of the international landscape is critical especially in todays globalized world. I also enjoy a wide array of academic subjects, and taking international relations courses is a nice complement to my business curriculum. What do you like most about the joint program? The faculty. In both of USC Marshalls joint programs (BCA and BAIR), youll get a chance to interact with some of USCs top professors. Theres a reason USC supports 12 undergraduate schools each offers unique opportunities and top-notch teaching. How have you benefited from the program? The connections between business and international relations have become obvious through my studies in the program. I feel better equipped to approach questions about international expansion and business issues in specific countries. In addition, I see tangible ways business can effect change on an international scale. What opportunities have you been introduced to by being a part of this joint program? I talked with my professor at length about careers combining both areas of study. He gave me contact information for two of his former students who now work for Google and PricewaterhouseCoopers and have used their Business/IR background to further their careers.

Marshall Undergraduate Business Program With Emphasis in International Relations Four-Year Sample Course Sequence
Freshman Fall Spring Fall Sophomore Spring Fall Junior Spring Fall Senior Spring

buad 425 Math 118


Fund. Principles of the Calculus (4)

econ 251x
Microeconomics for Business (4)

econ 252x
Macroeconomics for Business (4)

buad 306
Business Finance (4)

buad 311
Operations Management (4)

buad 497
Strategic Management (4)

Data Analysis for Decision Making (2)

Marshall elective (4)

writ 140
Writing and Critical Reasoning (4)

buad 310
Applied Business Statistics (4)

buad 281 buad 280


Accounting I (4)

Accounting II (2)

buad 307
Marketing Fundamentals (4)

Marshall elective (4) Marshall elective (4) ge (4) diversity (4)

buad 302
Communication Strategy in Business (4)

ge vi
Social Issues (4)

buad 304
Leading Organizations (4)

ge (4) ir 210 ir economy course (4)

ge (4)

writ 340
Advanced Writing for Business (4)

ir elective (4) ir elective (4)

ge (4)

ge (4)

International Relations: Introductory Analysis (4)

ir regional elective (4) Free elective


(0-4)

ir regional elective (4) Free elective


(0-4)

Free elective
(4)

Free elective (gLP/Linc)


(0-2)

Total Units = 124-134


(16) (16-18) (16) (14-18) (16) (16) (14-18) (16)

n Marshall Core n Inernational Relations Course n USC Requirement

n Marshall Elective n USC Elective/Minor


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Global Leadership Program (GLP)


Todays global economy requires tomorrows business leaders to understand both domestic and international business practices. USC, with more than 90 years experience in educating future business leaders, created the Global Leadership Program (GLP) for that specific purpose. Available to only the top tier of Business Administration students, this program goes far beyond textbook lectures. USC Marshalls experiential approach to teaching enables students to learn directly from CEOs, presidents and top executives in a range of international industries. Please note that there is no application process. Selected students will receive a letter from the USC Marshall Undergraduate Office of Admissions inviting them to join this highly selective program. Freshman Leadership Seminar (Fall) The Global Leadership Program begins with a Freshman Leadership Seminar offered in the Fall semester. This course is designed to broaden students perspectives on issues, trends and opportunities in the business world. The Freshman Leadership Seminar consists entirely of guest speakers, all of whom are considered leaders in their chosen fields. In class discussions, speakers cover such topics as their personal career paths, crucial decisions and current opportunities in their industry. Guest speakers also offer personal advice about courses of study, internships and jobs. Whenever possible, the speakers are USC alumni who have achieved the position of chief executive officer, chairman, president or partner in their respective firms. The Global Leadership Program establishes a foundation for critical thinking and broader perspectives and sets a standard of excellence for students. Global Leadership Seminar (Spring) The Global Leadership Seminar expands the topic of leadership to the international arena. Conducted in Spring semester of the freshman year, the seminar consists of a combination of faculty lectures and guest speakers, and includes a week-long trip to China.

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Global Leadership Program (GLP) continued


Lectures and Guest Speakers The purpose of the lectures is to introduce students to the concept of globalization and the practices of international business, with a specific focus on China. Guest speakers all have significant business experience in China and are considered leaders in their respective fields. Whenever possible, the speakers are USC alumni whose current positions are at the highest levels of their respective organizations. Speakers discuss their profession and the career path that enabled them to reach their current position. They share their Chinaspecific experience and offer personal advice about doing business in China. Students also have the opportunity to job-shadow executives. International Experience During Spring Break, students travel to China to meet with executives from 10-12 local and international companies. The program also includes a tour of the host city, surrounding areas and local cultural sites, and a briefing by the U.S. Department of Commerce on doing business in China. The top 10 percent of freshmen admitted to USC Marshall are invited to participate in the Global Leadership Program.

Highlights of 2011 Shanghai GLP Trip Shanghai Jiao Tong University Baosteel Group Lotus Super Center Green Tree Hotel Shanghai World Expo Xintiandi Shanghai General Motors Zhejiang Xitang Highlights of 2011 Beijing GLP Trip The Great Wall Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City Lenovo Ogilvy Beijing Hyundai Wal-Mart Bimbo Bakeries Tsinghua University

The International Experience I would not have traded my Shanghai experience for anything! I have learned about Chinese culture firsthand and now, I am happy to say, I can eat with chopsticks! One of the highlights was the Shanghai General Motors factory, where we saw a car made from the beginning, when it was just a shell, to the very end as the doors were put in. Shanghai was such a great experience and I cant wait for more during my time at USC Marshall! Weve done so many cool things and Shanghai is amazing! I love it; I definitely have to come back soon! Keanna Harper, 2010 Shanghai Trip

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Marshall Learning about International Commerce (LINC)


USC Marshall Learning about International Commerce (LINC) Program USC Marshall is dedicated to providing enriching experiences that expose students to the practical and theoretical sides of business. We pioneered the required international study trip for MBA students. We also offer an international experience for first-year undergraduates. Marshall Learning about International Commerce (LINC) is designed to expose freshman business students to business practices outside the United States. The program features a two-unit course in International Business and a 10-day trip overseas to meet with executives and political leaders. To be considered for the LINC program, you must apply through the USC Marshall Student Services Office. Admission is limited to 3560 students per location, and applications are due in October, shortly after classes begin. In the Spring semester students take a two-unit course designed to expose them to international business practices. As part of the research component of the course, the students spend 10 days overseas, either during Spring Break or after the semester ends. During the trip, students meet with local business and political leaders to learn more about international trade and commerce. Students also meet with their counterparts from a local university and visit prominent cultural venues. Past LINC trip destinations include Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Santiago and Singapore. Comparable international destinations are offered each year. Visit the USC Marshall Student Blog website to read what participating students think about LINC: marshall.usc.edu/undergrad/buad/international/blogs Highlights of 2011 LINC Hong Kong Trip CEO Ronnie Chan, Hang Lung Group/Hang Lung Properties Chinese University of Hong Kong Invest Hong Kong Vocational Training Center Cyber Port Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited Lee & Man Handbag Manufacturing Limited It was a great first experience out of the country for me. A week was just the right amount of time for me to spend in Hong Kong, too. Our trip included a tour of a Hang Lung real-estate complex where the average apartment was $20,000 a month! The Chairman of the company is Marshall alumnus and USC Trustee Ronnie Chan. Seeing Mr. Chans entrepreneurship was an inspiration and visiting his company was also proof of the strong Trojan family at USC. I had so much fun on this trip and met so many wonderful new friends that I am excited to say I might go on an ExCEL trip next year! Christina Denning, 2010 Hong Kong Trip

Highlights of 2011 LINC Taipei Trip Giant Manufacturing Hocheng Corporation Hsichu Science and Industrial Park Jade Yachts Alpha Company National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism National Taiwan University

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Marshall Learning about International Commerce (LINC) continued

Highlights of 2011 LINC Mumbai Trip Bombay Stock Exchange OM Creations Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Tata International Showroom S.P. Jain College Hindustan Unilever Limited Silvol Times Non Network

Highlights of 2011 LINC Santiago Trip Banco Santander Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago (stock exchange) CORFO/Chilean Economic Development Agency Fundacin Chile / CORMA Universidad del Desarrollo Via Concha y Toro D+S/Walmart Chile

Our trip had a perfect balance between company visits and tourist activities. We were able to meet with many professional speakers and enjoyed leisure activities. On our last company visit, we listened to an insightful presentation given by PricewaterhouseCoopers, learning new information about health care, which many of us had very limited knowledge of. The presentation encouraged several questions that showed everyones awareness. Our last dinner together made me cherish the time we all spent together even more. I can honestly say that this was the best trip Ive taken. The 10 days in Sydney also proved the LINC program to be an invaluable opportunity that we would not find anywhere else. This was an experience I would not give up for anything. Singapore is a truly cosmopolitan city-state where almost anything can be found. We visited international companies such as Burson-Marsteller, as well as regional and local companies. There really are business opportunities throughout the world, and a theme repeated throughout our company visits was global talent is moving around now more than ever, making experience in another nation critical. In the end, I feel like global experience and the friendships one makes will really define ones future. Eaphy Mao, 2010 Singapore Trip Highlights of 2011 LINC Singapore Trip Ernst & Young Housing Development Board Marine Barrage National University of Singapore Burson-Marsteller DBS Bank Nordam Asian-Pacific Brewery Hewlett-Packard Vivian (Chia-Ying) Lin, 2010 Sydney Trip

Highlights of 2011 LINC Sydney Trip Australian Football League Apple Store Sydney KPMG Brown Forman Computershare Alcoa Westfield Sydney

Highlights of 2011 LINC Buenos Aires Trip Instituto Argentino de Ejecutivos de Finanzas Universidad de Austral Aerolineas Argentinas Walmart Bimbo Bakeries Le Serensima Grupo Clarn Bodega del Fin del Mundo Winery Kraft

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Learning Environments
First-Class Faculty, World-Class Experience An elite business school is founded on its thought leadership and its commitment to produce information and ideas that have the potential to change the world. Leaders in all professions want to be close to the source of those ideas, and Marshalls faculty is comprised of preeminent experts in all fields of business. In the past two years, Marshall has hired 33 of the nations most sought-after researchers and educators, the greatest two-year recruiting period in its history. They join a roster of renowned thought leaders influential thinkers, leading policy-makers and real-world practitioners who are eager to share their insights, experiences and connections with students. We at Marshall combine this quality of faculty with a collegial atmosphere that encourages faculty-student partnership to provide our students an education that is unmatched among the worlds top research institutions and that creates incredible opportunities for professional growth, groundbreaking discovery and continued learning. Putting Students First Among the benefits Marshall undergraduates enjoy: Graduate-level access. Marshall faculty teaching at the undergraduate level also teach in our MBA and doctoral programs. Extensive student-faculty involvement. Outside of the classroom, our students work hands-on with our faculty, most of whom serve as mentors, studentorganization advisors and case coaches, as well as travel on international learning trips.

Partnership Perfected Marshall students can work one-on-one with faculty in research and supplemental-learning opportunities. BUAD 490: Directed Research. Driven students may approach a faculty member of their choosing to discuss possible research topics and become a student colleague with that faculty member on a research project. Offering up to eight units, the course can be spread over multiple semesters. Students will work with the faculty member to design the project, develop a meeting schedule, identify course deliverables and conduct the research throughout the course of the project. BUAD 499: Special Topics. Another student-driven course, BUAD 499 allows students to work with faculty to gain additional expertise on a subject of the students choosing (for instance, how business intertwines with the students minor). Students will discuss their plan and expectations with a faculty member of their choosing, who will then work with the student to design a learning plan, coursework and deliverables, then meet with the student throughout the course to discuss topics and gauge progress. This class can also be spread over semesters with up to eight units possible. Strength in Numbers The strength of our faculty is recognized throughout academia. Among our distinctions: Ranked No. 1 in the nation in undergraduate student satisfaction in BusinessWeeks Campus Life rankings Ranked No. 5 in leadership development by Leadership Excellence magazine Tom OMalia was ranked a Top 20 professor in Fortune Small Business Americas Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs

Mentors: In the past four years, four Marshall


faculty members have received USC Mellon Awards for Excellence in Mentoring for their work in mentoring undergraduate students.

Student-organization advisors: Faculty advisors


work closely with leadership of the more than 35 Marshall student organizations to plan trips, conferences, speaking engagements and other activities.

Case coaches: Marshall undergraduate students


participate in case competitions around the globe. Faculty not only instruct students through case competition courses, but work after hours with case teams and travel to competitions.

International travel: Marshall faculty travel the


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World-Class Research Marshall continues to climb the ranks of the worlds top producers of business research. Among our rankings in the prestigious University of Texas-Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings for 2005-09: No. 11 in the world in overall research No. 5 in the world in Marketing and Accounting research Marshall faculty published 158 articles in 24 leading research journals for 2005-09. Whats more, Marshall is currently ranked No. 8 in the world in research for 2010. David Carter, Executive Director, USC Sports Business Institute (SBI): A former consultant for sports and entertainment companies, law firms and individual athletes, Professor Carter has authored three books on sports business and is a frequent voice in national and international media. The SBIs mission is to understand and further the growth of the rapidly expanding sports business industry on a global basis. Professor Carter also oversees the undergraduate Sports Business Association. Adlai Wertman, Founding Director, Society and Business Lab (SBL): For seven years, Professor Wertman was President and CEO of Chrysalis, the only nonprofit in Los Angeles devoted solely to helping homeless change their lives through employment. He is an expert on social responsibility, social enterprise and public/private partnerships. The SBL develops new strategies for solving global and social issues and provides support for students and faculty who want to use their business skills to save the world. Your Vote Counts Each year, graduating Marshall juniors and seniors recognize their favorite professors with the Golden Apple Award, given to professors who have had the greatest impact on their students. The 2010-11 winners: Learning-Centered Faculty Our Centers for Excellence are another area where our facultys knowledge and experience provide students with unique opportunities beyond the classroom. Among our directors: Larry Harris, Director, Center for Investment Studies (CIS): Professor Harris is a former Chief Economist of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The CIS fosters learning and cutting-edge research on investments and the underlying workings of financial markets. The CIS administers the Undergraduate Student Investment Fund, where undergraduates work as investment-fund managers, making stock buy/sell decisions using a portion of USCs endowment, and runs the annual Southern California Business Film Festival in which students submit their business- or finance-based films to compete for cash and prizes. Zekiye Selvilli, Assistant Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics Feng Zhu, Assistant Professor of Management and Organization Stacy Geck, Associate Professor of Business Communication Thomas Knapp, Assistant Professor of Clinical, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Merle Hopkins, Professor of Clinical Accounting Kendall Simmonds, Professor of Clinical Accounting Leslie Porter, Professor of Clinical Accounting Ira Kalb, Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing Michael Coombs, Associate Professor of Management and Organization

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Spanning All Departments Distinguished researchers fill the halls in every department at Marshall. Some of the thought leaders you will work with and learn from: Accounting: Mingyi Hung Expertise: The role of accounting information in global markets Select publications: Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research and Review of Accounting Studies Select honors: Best Paper Award, European Accounting Association; Best Paper Prize, Journal of Accounting and Economics; USC Marshall Golden Apple Award; two research grants from Hong Kong University Communication: Robyn Walker Expertise: Communication and decision making in teams Select publications: American Communication Journal; International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations; International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management; and Business Communication Quarterly Select honors: Editor, Journal of Business Communication; Mellon Fellow, USC; Peer Achievement Faculty Award, USC Student Senate Leadership Council; three-time recipient of both the USC Marshall School of Business Summer Research Grant and USC Undergraduate Research Grant

My students thirst for knowledge, desire for challenges and aspiration for self-improvement keep amazing me as an instructor. I derive a lot of joy from my interactions with them inside and outside of the classroom and am truly thankful for that.
Hao Zhang, Assistant Professor of Information and Operations Management

Economics: Kevin Murphy Expertise: Executive compensation Select publications: Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings and the University of Chicago Law Review. Additional professional service / experience: Associate Editor, Journal of Financial Economics and Journal of Corporate Finance (current); expert, U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of the Special Master for Executive Compensation (2009); Chairman, Academic Research Committee, American Compensation Association (1997-99) Entrepreneurship: Helena Yli-Renko Expertise: Growth and performance of young, technology-based firms; internationalization; and knowledge acquisition and social capital in interfirm relationships Select publications: Journal of Marketing, International Business Review and Entrepreneurship and Regional Development Select honors: Hills Award for Best Paper, American Marketing Association; Editorial Board member, Journal of Management Studies and International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship; 1996 Finnish Champion, Ladies Team Championship in Golf Finance: Fernando Zapatero Expertise: Mathematical and computational methods in asset pricing and corporate finance Select publications: Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research and Review of Accounting Studies Additional professional service / experience: Associate Editor, Annals of Finance, Journal of

Entrepreneurship faculty believe the hands-on situation of doing it is probably more valuable than researching it. I want the students to understand what we are trying to show them and to be able to use it themselves when they go out and do it.
William Crookston, Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship

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Select publications: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Psychological Science Select honors: Best Papers Proceedings, Academy of Management; State Farm Doctoral Dissertation Award; All-American Scholar Athlete, Baseball; Graduate Deans Medal, College of Science and Mathematics, CSU-Fresno Statistics: Yingying Fan Expertise: High-dimensional statistical inference, classification and variable selection, nonparametric statistics, and financial econometrics Select publications: The Annals of Statistics, Journal of Econometrics and Journal of the American Statistical Association Select honors: National Science Foundation Grant; Fellowship, Princeton University; Chair, IOM Department statistics seminar, USC Marshall School of Business (current); Zumberge Individual Award, USC James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund Strategy: Peer Fiss Expertise: Diffusion of practices, framing and decoupling, symbolic management, corporate governance, strategic management, configurational theory, fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA), set-theoretic methods in management and the social sciences Select publications: Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review and Strategic Management Journal Select honors: Ascendant Scholar Award, Western Academy of Management; Award for Excellence in Research, USC Marshall School of Business; Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Economic Dynamics and Control, Mathematical Finance and Mathematics and Financial Economics (all current); Chair, Department of Finance and Business Economics, USC Marshall School of Business; Referee, more than 25 journals Marketing: Valerie Folkes Expertise: Consumers responses to negative information and attributions for service and product performance Select publications: Journal of Consumer Research, Psychology and Marketing and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science Select honors: Best Article on Services Award, American Marketing Association Services SIG; USC Mellon Award for Excellence in Marketing; Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Consumer Research; President, Association for Consumer Research (2001) Operations: Amy Ward Expertise: Approximation and the control of stochastic systems; impact of customer impatience and abandonments on service system performance Select publications: Journal of Applied Probability, Mathematics of Operation Research and Operations Research Select honors: Operations Research Meritorious Service Award; Co-advisor, 2006 Nicholson Student Paper Competition winner; Associate Editor, IIE Transactions, Service Operations Engineering Department Organizational Behavior: Nathanael Fast Expertise: The influence of power on people and their leadership effectiveness; the facilitation of the spread of culture

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Experiential Learning Center (ELC) ELC is a learner-centered management training facility that enables students to simulate real-world business situations and put into practice the theories and concepts presented in the classroom. The practical experiences students gain in ELC help them to be fully engaged in the learning process and to acquire the skills necessary for successful consensus building and decision making in a leadership role. In a typical session, a class divides into groups of five or six students. Each group is videotaped as participants spend the first hour attempting to reach consensus on a business problem. Then the class convenes to watch the videos and discuss the way each group made decisions including the participants emotional reactions and conversational styles. By analyzing which individual and group approaches were most effective, students become more aware of their performance level and better able to refine their communication style for greater effectiveness. USC Marshall Advising The Office of Undergraduate Advising assists USC Marshall students in achieving their academic goals. Each student is assigned to a professional academic advisor. This full-time staff member can help you develop your academic program, clarify degree requirements

and monitor your progress toward graduation. Your academic advisor will help you choose electives, a minor or a double major; develop your educational goals; and tailor your academic experience to fulfill your scholastic aspirations. Faculty and peer mentors also offer guidance and support. Faculty mentors share career-related knowledge and experience, provide insight into graduate school and professional opportunities, and offer detailed information about course content and curriculum. Advising and information sessions, luncheons with faculty and other social and networking events all help you make connections and form relationships that will endure throughout your academic career and beyond.

The USC Marshall Advantage Technologically enhanced classrooms Web-based teaching tools Faculty-led classroom lectures Cooperative internship/career and career programs Experiential Learning Center Crocker Business Library/Computer Lab Dozens of student organizations

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Society and Business Lab (SBL) The Society and Business Lab (SBL) is the first proactive lab setting that integrates the best of business and social thinking to address world problems. SBL applies new models for social involvement to the corporate world. SBL trains the next generation of responsible business leaders while providing a base for related academic research. SBL will incorporate a bridging program, the first of its kind at a university business school, which will create new models enabling corporations to use their non-cash resources for the benefit of communities around the world. SBL offers coursework in social responsibility, social enterprise and ethics; coordinates USC Marshall student and faculty nonprofit consulting efforts; and supports faculty research. Thematic Option Program Thematic Option is the Universitys general education honors program. Each year, fewer than 200 freshmen from all USC majors participate in this interdisciplinary core curriculum. T.O. as its commonly called offers small classes with some of the Universitys best undergraduate teachers and a handpicked group of writing instructors. T.O. has been cited by several college guides as one of the best undergraduate honors programs in the country, and student evaluations generally echo that assessment. To be invited to the program, admitted students must have a high school GPA of about 4.0 and a combined SAT I score of at least 2100. The Thematic Option curriculum is organized according to themes rather than by discipline. Students take four Core courses, two writing courses and two additional Theme courses selected from a range of USC

departments. T.O. includes both small writing classes and individual writing tutorials, in which students refine their writing skills while discussing issues raised in the core curriculum. The program is structured so that the number of units required for students who choose T.O. is no more than for students who complete regular general education requirements. T.O. students and faculty come together for a wide range of evening events, including films, dinners and guest speakers. The intellectual community fostered by working on the same coursework and attending the same evening events helps freshmen meet others who share their interests and passion for learning. Thematic Option Curriculum The T.O. honors curriculum consists of four interdisciplinary Core classes that deal with distinct themes. The Core classes are augmented with linked writing classes, individual writing tutorials and an annual conference to encourage undergraduate research. Core 101 Core 102 Core 103 Core 104 Symbols & Conceptual Systems Quality of Life: Culture & Values Process of Change in Science Change & the Future

Each year, the Thematic Option program hosts a twoday undergraduate Research Conference, a public forum in which students present their own academic work in panels chaired by USC faculty.

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USC MaRShaLL PoInTS oF dISTInCTIon


USC is the only top-ranked private research university in the Western United States that offers an undergraduate degree in business. USC Marshall graduates join an influential global network of more than 75,000 USC Marshall alumni working in more than 90 countries and more than 300,000 USC alumni. USC Marshalls undergraduate business program is ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report (2010). USC Leventhals undergraduate accounting program is ranked in the Top 5 by U.S. News & World Report (2010). The USC Marshall International Case Competition is the largest and most widely recognized multinational business undergraduate event of its kind, attracting students at top business schools in the United States, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. USC Marshall was the first business school to require all first-year full-time MBA students to study abroad. International travel is also a requirement for our part-time (MBA.PM), executive (EMBA) and multinational (IBEAR) programs. USC Marshall was the first business school to offer international travel as part of coursework for freshmen. USC Marshall ranked 4th overall among top executive MBA programs internationally in a Wall Street Journal survey of graduates and employers (Sept. 30, 2008). USC Marshall placed 1st in rankings for teaching leadership and management skills, and 3rd overall for program quality, leadership education, faculty quality and program support. USC Marshalls Greif Center is ranked 2nd in the nation for its graduate Entrepreneurship Program by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review (2010). USC Marshall is 11th overall and 5th in accounting and marketing research worldwide in the University of TexasDallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings (2005-09). USC Leventhals undergraduate program is ranked No. 5 by Public Accounting Report (2009).

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Beyond the Classroom


Business Practices Around the World As a USC Marshall student, you will have many opportunities to broaden your understanding of international cultures, foreign markets and business practices around the world. Beyond classroom learning, USC Marshall offers students many unique cultural and educational opportunities abroad. USC also has the largest number of international students of any university in the United States, with undergraduates from more than 120 countries. Global Summer Internship Program One of the most difficult challenges for a business-degree program is striking the right balance between practical training and theoretical, classroom learning. Companies actively search for students who are at the top of their class, but who also have real-world experience in their chosen field. The challenge facing students who intend to pursue a career in the international arena is even more problematic, because opportunities for hands-on international experiences are rare. Typically, international-studies programs offer students only a glimpse of life in another country. To address these issues, USC Marshall has created several exciting international summer program to provide students with theoretical as well as practical experiences. The program consists of an eight-week internship in London, Madrid, Dublin or Sydney Please check the website for specific requirements, such as the Spanish language requirement for the program in Madrid: marshall.usc.edu/undergraduate/international Marshall Indonesia Summer Internship Program The goal of Marshall Indonesia Summer Internship Program (MISIP) is to provide selected sophomores, juniors and seniors with an in-depth international experience with Indonesian firms and foundations which are led by prominent USC Marshall alumni and friends in Jakarta. Students who are selected for MISIP 2011 will spend two amazing months (June and July) gaining invaluable work and cultural experience outside of the U.S. Students selected to participate in the program will be provided a stipend which will cover their economy class air ticket, rent for reasonable and secure housing, and meals. MISIP interns will NOT be required to enroll in a USC class, nor will USC charge any fees. For more information, please check the programs website: marshall.usc.edu/undergrad/buad/international/ misip Think Impact Summer Social Entrepreneurship Internaship Program The USC Marshall School of Business has teamed with ThinkImpact to offer 10-week summer social entrepreneur internships via their Innovation Institute Scholars Program in Kenya and South Africa. ThinkImpact builds social businesses in rural Africa by taking selected sophomores, juniors and seniors to live and work with community entrepreneurs. Students will identify and evaluate supply chains and develop a socially innovative business plan. They will learn through an asset-based community development curriculum and unleash the potential at the base of the pyramid creating jobs, products and services that change lives. For more information, please check the programs website: marshall.usc.edu/undergraduate/international/ gsip

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International Exchange Program (IEP) The International Exchange Program (IEP) enables students to immerse themselves in a different culture, develop a global perspective, form friendships with students from around the world and experience stimulating new surroundings. All instruction is in English, and participating students receive full credit toward the business degree. Participants may choose to spend one semester at one of the following participating exchange institutions: australia Australian National University, Canberra University of Melbourne China Peking University, Beijing denmark Copenhagen Business School Finland Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki France ESCPEAP, Paris ESCEM, Poitiers HEC School of Management, Paris Germany WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Koblenz hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong University of Science & Technology hungary Corvinus University of Budapest Italy Universit Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan Korea Korea University Business School, Seoul Seoul National University Business School, Seoul netherlands Rotterdam School of Management Portugal Universidad Novea de Lisboa, Lisbon Singapore National University of Singapore Singapore Management University Spain ESADE Business School, Barcelona University of Navarra, Pamplona Switzerland University of St. Gallen Taiwan National Taiwan University Thailand Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thammasat University, Bangkok United Kingdom University of Manchester, Manchester Business School, England International Experiential Corporate Environment Learning Program (ExCEL) USC Marshall created the International Experiential Corporate Environment Learning Program (ExCEL) to enable undergraduate students to observe global business practices, enhance their knowledge and understanding of international business, and develop an appreciation of cultural differences. The program features meetings with executives of leading companies in major cities in Asia and beyond joint ventures and locally owned businesses as well as subsidiaries of U.S. companies and with local and national government officials. Recent ExCEL Program Highlights budapest, hungary, Spring 2010. Students visited Graphisoft and toured the high-tech campus that was created to attract other software companies. Students also visited Cisco Systems and toured both the National Instruments factory and famed Royal Tokaji Winery. Participants also met with leaders of the largest bank in Hungary. A visit to Korda Studios, a movie-production studio with cutting-edge technologies utilized by filmmakers around the globe, combined pleasure (movieset tours) with business (an informational session on the Hungarian tax incentives that lure studios from Western Europe and the United States). Additional company visits included PannEnergy, a geothermal energy company, and Cushman and Wakefield. dubai, United arab Emirates, Spring 2009. Participants met with officials from companies shaping economic life in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, including developers of the Palm Islands, OQYANA-World First islands, Dubailand and other mega-billion-dollar developments. Students also met with local and national government officials. Companies visited include Nomura, McKinsey & Company, Jones Lang LaSalle, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Emirates Airlines, Nakheel, ALDAR, TDIC (Tourism Development & Investment Company), The National newspaper, DME (Dubai Mercantile Exchange), DHCC (Dubai Healthcare City), and The Tiger Woods Dubai golf resort.

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bangkok, Thailand, Spring 2008. Students met with representatives of CP Group, Kantana Entertainment, Fairtex Muay Thai Boxing Camp, the American Chamber of Commerce, Elle magazine, Amata Corp. and Spa Advertising. hanoi and ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Winter 2007-2008. In Vietnam, students met executives at HSBC, Kova Paints, Mai Linh Corp., Indochina Capital, Tan Thanh furniture, Dong Quang Joint Stock Company, and Sea Links Golf and Country Club. BRIDGE Externship Program An externship is an unpaid learning opportunity that allows a student to job-shadow a USC Marshall graduate for one week during Spring Break. The BRIDGE Externship Program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who would like to explore a specific career path. Please note that an externship does not involve pay or USC credit. Students are responsible for their own expenses and for arranging transportation and housing. Upon successful completion of the externship, students may receive a letter of recommendation. Case Competitions In case competitions, undergraduate student teams from top business schools around the world compete against each other under deadline conditions to develop solutions for real-life business problems. Participation in the five-day USC Marshall International Case Competition the largest international case competition in the world is both an honor and a supreme challenge. Students are chosen for the team on the basis of their familiarity with business fundamentals, understanding of complex international business issues, and strong analytical-reasoning and presentation skills. Each team has just 20 minutes to present its analysis and recommendations. Teams are judged by a panel of industry experts, including CEOs, top management executives, consultants and academics. USC Marshall also participates in and wins undergraduate case competitions held at other institutions. In recent years, we fielded a student team at competitions held by Copenhagen Business School (Denmark); the Deloitte Foundation; McGill University in Montreal, Canada; and the Nanyang Technological University Business School in Singapore.

The tentative schedule for 2011-12 undergraduate case competitions administered through the USC Marshall Undergraduate Office*: dates 2011 Aug. 16-21 Sept. 12-17 Late Oct. / Early Nov. Oct. 19-22 Early Nov. 2012 Jan. Late Jan. Feb. 14-18 March April April Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Case Competition** University of Auckland Marshall International Case Competition McGill University Maastricht University USC Marshall International Real Estate Case Competition** Sydney, Australia, or New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Los Angeles Montreal Maastricht, Netherlands Los Angeles Thammasat University National University Singapore Hong Kong University of Science and Technology University of Connecticut Northeastern University Bangkok, Thailand Kent Ridge, Singapore Hong Kong Storrs, CT Boston, Massachusetts host Location

* Subject to additional case competitions being added to the calendar, either through the USC Marshall Undergraduate Student Services Office or various USC Marshall departments and centers. ** Administered by Lusk Center for Real Estate

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Careers & Internships


USC Marshall Undergraduate Student Services Office The USC Marshall Undergraduate Student Services Office encourages students to pursue a well-rounded education with opportunities for personal growth, leadership development, career development and interaction with fellow students, faculty and alumni. Throughout the year, Student Services plans career events featuring representatives from a wide range of companies. Student Services also maintains an extensive database of job and internship opportunities which USC Marshall students can consult. USC Career Planning and Placement Center (CPPC) USC Marshall partners with the USC Career Planning and Placement Office, which provides additional student services, including rsum-writing workshops, job search strategy sessions, career counseling, and information about specific industry trends and internship opportunities. Career Advantage Program (CAP) The Career Advantage Program (CAP) is designed to bring together USC Marshall undergraduates and business professionals primarily USC Marshall alumni to create a supportive relationship that maximizes students potential. Since the late 1990s, CAP has grown from a handful of alumni mentoring a small group of students to nearly 120 alumni assisting more than 350 undergraduates. The professionals mentor small groups of students, serving as role models and: offering academic and career guidance sharing their personal experiences helping students develop professional networks providing a link to the business world helping students hone interview and job skills USC Marshall Career Source The USC Marshall Career Source is a database available to all USC Marshall and Leventhal undergraduates. The Source lists internship and job postings, upcoming career development programs and student organization events, and provides career tips. ConnectSC Students can log on to connectSC to access job listings, internship opportunities and on- and off-campus student employment.

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2010 Graduates
ToP 40 hIRInG CoMPanIES*
Accenture Altria Sales & Distribution Apple Bain & Company Bank of America Merrill Lynch Barclays Capital Bloomberg Boeing Capgemini Credit Suisse Deloitte & Touche Duff & Phelps Ernst & Young Financial Technology Partners First Investors General Electric Google Hemming Morse Hitachi Consulting Holthouse, Carlin & Van Trigt Houlihan Lokey JPMorgan Chase & Co. KPMG McGladrey & Pullen Morgan Stanley Moss Adams NBC Universal PNC Business Credit PricewaterhouseCoopers Raytheon Sony Electronics Southern California Edison Summit Partners Target Teach for America Thomas Weisel Partners Triage Consulting Group UBS The Walt Disney Company Wells Fargo Bank

ToP 40 InTERnShIP CoMPanIES*


20th Century Fox Ameriprise Financial Apple Bank of America Merrill Lynch Barclays Capital BDO Seidman Citigroup Cosmopolitan Magazine Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Deloitte & Touche Deutsche Bank DIRECTV DreamWorks Animation Ernst & Young FOX HSBC Interscope Records JPMorgan Chase & Co. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors KPMG Marcus & Millichap Mattel Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Morgan Stanley MTV Networks NBC Universal Nordstrom Northwestern Mutual PricewaterhouseCoopers Smith Barney Sony Pictures Entertainment Southern California Edison Target TBWA/Chiat/Day UBS Union Bank of California Universal Music Group The Walt Disney Company Warner Bros. Entertainment Group Wells Fargo Bank

* Data for 2010 graduates; many companies hired multiple Marshall graduates

* Data for 2010 graduates; many companies hired multiple Marshall interns

Job Placement by Industry


Accounting Financial Services Consumer Products/Retail Consulting Services Media/Entertainment Real Estate Other Technology/ Science Manufacturing

30% 22% 12% 12% 8% 7% 4% 4% 3%

Average Salary Median Salary Average Bonus Median Bonus

$54,000 $55,000 $6,200 $5,000

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USC Scholar Programs


Renaissance Scholars High-achieving undergraduates who pursue a major and minor (or two majors) in widely separated fields of study and maintain specific GPAs are honored as USC Renaissance Scholars. USC offers more than 150 undergraduate majors and 120 minors that encompass the arts and humanities, the social and natural sciences, and the professions. By intensively studying two vastly different academic areas, students are often able to harness an extraordinary intellectual energy that leads to new ways of thinking and breakthrough discoveries. Discovery Scholars Each year hundreds of undergraduate students at USC conduct original research in the humanities, the physical and life sciences, the social sciences and the professions. Some USC students also create outstanding original works of art, architectural designs and musical compositions, or demonstrate a high level of artistry in theater or music performance. To recognize students who excel in the classroom and also produce exceptional scholarship or artistic works, the University established the USC Discovery Scholars program. All USC undergraduates are encouraged to pursue the Discovery Scholar honor, which is offered within every major concentration at the University. Global Scholars The Global Scholars program recognizes undergraduates who have excelled in their studies both at home and abroad. Every year, up to 10 Global Scholars receive a $10,000 prize to be applied toward graduate study. Students must have an overall USC GPA of 3.5 or higher to be considered for this distinction and must have participated in an international program administered by USC or an outside institution. Applicants must have spent a minimum of 10 weeks abroad in one or more academic, work-experience or service-learning programs as part of their undergraduate experience. For international students, the overseas experience must be outside their home country, preferably in a different region of the world. Global Scholars are expected to complete a capstone paper, project or research paper in which they reflect on their international experience. This project, for which each USC school has different criteria, is intended to validate the depth and quality of the students time abroad. Each year, the Global Scholars present their capstone projects at the campus-wide Undergraduate Symposium.

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Student Organizations
Undergraduate Student Organizations at USC Marshall USC Marshall has its own undergraduate student organizations, as well as a student government. Our student organizations reflect nearly every academic area within USC Marshall. By joining an organization, you can interact both socially and professionally with other students who have the same academic focus and develop business-critical skills such as networking, teamwork and leadership. You also have the opportunity to join the more than 600 USC student organizations. For a complete list of USC organizations and website addresses, visit: usc.edu/stuorgs

USC Marshall Student Organizations Accounting Society Alpha Kappa Psi Asian American Business Association Association of Integrated Marketing Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) Beta Alpha Psi Black Business Students Association Delta Sigma Pi Fashion Industry Association Global Business Brigades Hospitality Industry Project (HIP) Information Systems Association Korean Business Student Association (KBSO) Latino Business Student Association Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI) Marshall Business Law Association Marshall Business Student Government (MBSG) Marshall Case Team Marshall Council Marshall Outreach & Volunteer Entrepreneurs (MOVE) Marshall Student Ambassadors Marshall Womens Leadership Board Net Impact Rotaract Southern California Business Film Festival (SCBFF) Student Affiliates of FBE Student Consulting Association Trojan Consulting Group Trojan Investing Society Trojan Real Estate Association USC Entrepreneur Club USC Health Care Business Club USC Sports Business Association USC Value Investing Group

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Accounting Society Dedicated to exposing students to academic and career issues in the financial and accounting worlds Provides opportunities to meet other individuals studying or working in the field of accounting Activities include a professional/student mentoring program, weekly speaker engagements, socials with accounting firms, office tours, community service projects, professional development workshops and club social events Alpha Kappa Psi Develops well-trained, ethical, skilled, resourceful and experienced business leaders Prepares students for success in their business endeavors through professional and social venues National business fraternity upholding the highest ideals of conduct and achievement in university and professional life Asian American Business Association Prepares its members for the business world through various professional and social events Association of Integrated Marketing Provides and promotes a better understanding of the functions and values of marketing Stimulates and encourages marketing professionalism through marketing education Applies the skills, creativity and energy of marketing to help solve social problems Promotes fellowship and free exchange of ideas Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) Dedicated to enhancing opportunities and professional growth for minority students in accounting, finance and related business fields Offers skill-development workshops, networking with recruiters at top companies, professional mentoring, scholarship opportunities and access to ALPFAs online career center Provides opportunities to participate in ALPFAs national case study competition Beta Alpha Psi Coed national honors fraternity for financial information professionals Membership based on academic achievement in accounting, finance and information systems courses Fosters closer relationships among professionals, faculty and students to encourage higher standards of education Encourages student involvement in campus activities, as well as academic pursuits Activities include free tutoring; hosting networking events with members and professionals in accounting, finance and information systems; community service projects; tours of firm offices; and social activities Black Business Students Association Dedicated to creating, among African-American students in all academic majors, an awareness of and a desire to obtain the skills needed to be a successful professional Designed to advance professional development Delta Sigma Pi Professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business Encourages scholarship, social activity and the mutual advancement of students through research and practice Over 175,000 members and 243 chapters coast to coast Fashion Industry Association For students interested in the industry of fashion and/or cosmetics Endorses career exploration and opportunities in the industry Provides and promotes a better understanding of the different aspects of the fashion industry through practical knowledge and guidance

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Global Business Brigades Uses micro-enterprise solutions to aid economic development on a global level Students travel to countries such as Panama and Ghana for hands-on projects created in collaboration with local business people, with the goal of improving and sustaining their micro-enterprises The Hospitality Industry Project (HIP) Only USC Marshall club dedicated to the hospitality industry Hosts site visits, speakers and mixers with restaurants, hotels, casinos and resorts, including an annual Las Vegas corporate tour Provides exclusive internship opportunities Information Systems Association Brings together students who are interested in information systems and information technology Provides a forum in which to expose students to career issues related to the industry Korean Business Student Association (KBSO) Promotes networking and fellowship among Korean students at USC who are interested in the field of business Alumni connections in Korea visit regularly Latino Business Student Association One of the largest and most active pre-professional business organizations in California Founded in 1978 with the goal of developing tomorrows leaders through professional exposure, community involvement and social interaction Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI) Assists local small businesses and not-for-profit organizations with their business challenges, based on the concept of service-learning (members practice their skills while helping the community) Teams of four to six USC student consultants are guided by the LACI board and a faculty mentor 29 Recognized as USC Marshalls Most Outstanding Organization in 2009 and 2010 Marshall Business Student Government (MBSG) Focuses on creating programs, activities and other similar services for undergraduate business students Primary link between students and Marshall administration Working with administration and faculty, MBSG students help improve the USC Marshall undergraduate experience Marshall Business Law Association Help students learn more about business law through events offered on or around campus and by bringing in guest speakers Plans Career Fest Events focusing on the benefits of a joint law/MBA degree Marshall Case Team Business case competition team participates annually in top domestic and international case competitions Team members develop critical analytical and presentation skills required by top companies All travel and competition expenses are covered by USC Marshall Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs (MOVE) Dedicated to exploring the relationship between service and ethics and business Offers rewarding opportunities for the USC community to engage in local community service Hosts service, social and professional events, including the annual Marshall Community Service Day Marshall Student Ambassadors Represents USC and USC Marshall Assists with Admissions events and other USC Marshall community activities, providing outreach to prospective students, parents, alumni and friends Members host high school students, serve on student panels, give tours of the business school and answer prospective students and parents questions

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Marshall Womens Leadership Board Goal is to develop the leadership skills necessary in todays changing environment Explores business and social issues related to women Establishes relationships with prominent businesswomen in the community Promotes and strengthens the role of professional women through service projects Net Impact Students and professionals use their business skills and resources to tackle societys social and environmental challenges Provides opportunities for students to learn about responsible business practices and network with like-minded individuals to turn ideas into action Explores issues that include green business, corporate social responsibility and international development through speakers, site visits and campus projects USC Rotaract Rotaracters have the opportunity to meet very successful business people from a wide array of fields and in a relaxed setting Provides networking opportunities and serve surrounding and global community Place heavy focus on community service Southern California Business Film Festival (SCBFF) New film competition model designed to link business and finance concepts with film Events have included screenings, VIP networking, panels and crash course in filmmaking Hosts annual Southern California Business Film Festival (business-themed student film competition), cosponsored by USC Marshall, the Center for Investment Studies, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts Student Consulting Association Provides exclusive information, access and opportunities for interested and talented individuals to achieve their goals Serves as a gateway for members to explore the different avenues of consulting Trojan Consulting Group Provides pro-bono (free) consulting services to nonprofits in the Los Angeles area by leveraging members dedication and intellectual capital Services provided include targeted and general market analyses, comparable studies, marketing strategy and general business plan development Membership is selective (application and interviews are required) Trojan Investing Society Stimulates student interest in the investing world through practical application Members begin a portfolio of securities at the start of each year to which all members contribute equally Students develop a deeper understanding of the securities world by following the portfolio Has diverse members with diverse investing backgrounds Trojan Real Estate Association Educates undergraduate students about different aspects of the real estate industry Helps students prepare for and obtain internships and jobs in all real estate sectors Offers networking opportunities by hosting a speaker series consisting of a broad range of industry professionals USC Entrepreneur Club An innovative approach to business for the business leaders of tomorrow Offers company visits, numerous events with speakers from around the country and extensive networking

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USC Health Care Business Club Organizes professional, academic and social activities for USC students interested in exploring opportunities in health care and life science industries Hosts meetings with health care and life science decision makers Assists students seeking health care- and life sciencerelated internships and careers USC Sports Business Association Educates undergraduate and graduate students about the sports business industry Provides opportunities to connect with sports professionals for career opportunities USC Value Investing Group Provides a forum for exploring the principles of value investing by discussing and analyzing investment opportunities and strategies from a value-oriented perspective Offers trips to major investment conferences such as the annual shareholder meetings at Berkshire Hathaway and Wesco Financial Provides industry outreach through conference calls, meetings and site visits with distinguished investment professionals

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Residential Life
RESIDENCE HALLS, APARTMENTS AND SUITES BIR CAR CTY FLR Birnkrant Residential College Cardinal Gardens Century Apartments Fluor Tower Connects students with the cultural offerings of greater Los Angeles as well as the arts and humanities community at USC Cinema Floor: New Residential College For students who have an interest in cinema or hope for a career in the Industry Walls of the hallway are decorated with a mural depicting cinema history, designed and painted by students Faculty and alumni of the School of CinemaTelevision are invited to weekly dinners, programs and other activities Floor programs include trips to Hollywood and film studios Sponsors an Ed Wood Film Competition, in which individuals and teams from the entire USC student body are given 24 hours to produce a 10-minute film on a designated topic Deans Halls: Marks Hall & Trojan Hall For Trustee, Presidential and Deans Scholars only Residents from all over the country and from all academic majors Activities include Deans Halls Forum, Welcome Reception and special dinners Home to more USC campus senators, student government officers, members of honors societies, club leaders, Resident Advisors and award recipients than any other residence hall International Residential College: Parkside Apartments For students interested in intellectual and social exchanges with faculty and students from all over the world Offers a regular program of guest speakers, social and cultural events, and the opportunity to practice language skills Latino Floors: Fluor Tower Floors promote cultural awareness, community involvement and academic success Facilitate a smooth transition to University life and create an unforgettable first-year experience Open to all students who have an interest in the Latino culture and those who want to experience their first year at USC in a supportive and close-knit multicultural community Residents come from all over the world For more information, visit: usc.edu/student-affairs/elcentro

MKH Marks Hall MKT Marks Tower NEW New Residential College NRC PAR PKS PRC TRO North Residential College Pardee Tower Parkside Apartments Parkside Suites Trojan Hall

RAD Radisson Hotel

Living and Learning in USC Special Interest Communities As a resident of USCs special interest housing, you can experience University life with students and faculty who share your special interests, academic achievements or cultural background. Special interest communities feature organized and informal activities and programs. Business Floor: North Residential College A community geared toward students with majors and career goals related to Business Administration as well as non-business majors who want to explore business applications in their respective fields On-site course-scheduling assistance from Marshall advisors, who visit the floor each semester Office of Student Services staff sponsor special activities involving the Los Angeles business community Faculty and senior administrators often attend weekly Business Floor dinners Floor residents say that it is easier to work on group assignments in business classes with people who are already their neighbors. Another academic advantage of the Business Floor is the individual and group study rooms renovations that demonstrate USC Marshalls commitment to helping students succeed. Arts & Humanities: New Residential College Special interest floors dedicated to architecture, music and the visual arts

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Muslim Floor: Parkside Apartments Provides a venue for the exploration of the Muslim culture and way of life Designated as substance-free, with individual kitchens that allow residents to prepare halal food and share Islamic holidays with friends Through social activities held with USC Muslim organizations, students learn how Islam relates to other faiths For more information, contact the USC Office of Religious Life: orl.usc.edu Quiet Community Floor: Fluor Tower Designed to be a tranquil haven Residents create a supportive environment designed to help each other focus on academic goals Open to both men and women at the undergraduate level Rainbow Floor: Century Apartments Provides lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and their allies with the opportunity to create a safe and affirming living environment through educational, academic and social programming, in cooperation with the LGBT Resource Center and Student Services Residential Education staff Programs include LGBT and ally mentoring, social justice initiatives, career and academic support, and networking with local Los Angeles resources For more information, visit: usc.edu/student-affairs/glbss SChalom Floor: Parkside Apartments Gives students the opportunity to live with Jewish students, explore Jewish culture and connect with the Jewish community Individual kitchens in the apartments make it easier for students who keep kosher to do so Rabbi Jonathan Klein, director of the USC Hillel Jewish Center, serves as a faculty/staff mentor and brings activities and programs to the floor For more information, contact the USC Office of Religious Life: orl.usc.edu Somerville Place: Fluor Tower Named after John and Vada Somerville, the first two African-American graduates of the USC Dental School Established to foster understanding of and respect for the African-American culture while developing a sense of family and community 33 Creates an environment that nurtures academic success, leadership, self-direction and personal growth Strives to achieve spirituality, respect, retention, successful transitions and an understanding and display of positive social values For more information on Somerville Place and its cosponsoring office, the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, visit: usc.edu/student-affairs/black_cultural_center Substance-Free Floor: New Residential College Students are committed to healthy habits and avoid tobacco products, alcohol and other drugs not just on the floor but in their daily lives Sponsors activities geared to a substance-free lifestyle Residents participate in Health Center programs and community service projects, and serve as role models for at-risk youth

HOW TO APPLY FOR SPECIAL INTEREST COMMUNITIES If one or more of these special interest communities seem right for you, please be sure to indicate those communities on the Housing Application. Certain programs, such as Deans Halls, have specific eligibility requirements. Programs can fill quickly, so apply early. Arts & Humanities College or International Residential College List the community you would like as your first choice on your USC Housing Application and complete the supplemental application. (Download it at http://sites. google.com/site/uscsuppapps/) Latino Floors If you want to live on the Latino Floors, an online application is required. To apply, or for additional information, contact El Centro Chicano at (213) 740-1480 or visit: usc.edu/student-affairs/elcentro Somerville Place If Somerville Place is your choice, you must complete a supplemental application. Contact the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs at (213) 740-8257 or cbcsa@ usc.edu, or visit: usc.edu/student-affairs/black_cultural_ center

Community Involvement
USC Student Service Opportunities More than 60 percent of USC students volunteer in the Universitys community outreach programs, providing educational, social and health services that strengthen surrounding neighborhoods and offer rewarding personal experiences. Joint Educational Project (JEP) Founded in 1972, the Joint Educational Project (JEP) is one of the oldest and largest service-learning programs in the country, offering you the unique opportunity to combine academic coursework with outreach in the neighborhood surrounding the campus. Each year, approximately 2,000 students receive academic credit for their participation in JEP. In addition, 400 students serve as non-credit volunteers, sharing their time and special talents. JEP is also home to the Trojan Health Volunteers, a program designed to serve pre-med students and health educators, and USC ReadersPlus, an America Reads*America Counts work-study affiliate. For more information: http://college.usc.edu/jointeducational-project Alternative Spring Break (ASB) In March 1991, students and staff of USC created Alternative Spring Break (ASB) with the idea that participation in ASB activities would significantly change student lives as well as those of community residents. ASB has evolved into an intensive five-to-six-day community service-learning program designed to introduce students to diverse communities and the impact of key social issues in multiple locations. Each service project includes an introduction to the social, cultural and historical context of the specific community students will experience throughout the week. Opportunities for discussion and reflection help students gain new perspectives on social problems. Recent Volunteer Center trips and themes include: Orcas Island and Death Valley National Park (environmental issues) Salinas, California (hunger and homelessness) Bluff, Utah (Navajo culture in Navajo Nation) Isla Mujeres, Mexico (island culture and the effects of tourism) Antigua, Guatemala (Guatemalan culture and development) ASB trips are offered to student participants for a nominal fee that includes transportation, housing and meals for the week. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Center: volctr@usc.edu Volunteer Center The Volunteer Center is a primarily student-run program within the Division of Student Affairs that offers opportunities for students, alumni, faculty and staff to get involved with the community. Each year, the Volunteer Center organizes numerous service projects, identifies volunteer opportunities and maintains an extensive database of over 200 nonprofits and other agencies that offer volunteer opportunities. Community Action Short-Term Team (CAST) The Community Action Short-Term Team (CAST) offers the rewards of community service as well as the flexibility needed for a college lifestyle. Members of CAST agree to receive biweekly e-mails that highlight upcoming one-day or short-term community service events. After registering, students can view projects on our website and communicate directly with CAST: cast@usc.edu Friends and Neighbors Service Day The USC Volunteer Centers Friends and Neighbors Service Day program is one of our most popular. These one-day service events take place on Saturdays throughout the school year and provide a great opportunity to meet fellow students as well as to get involved in the local community.

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Recreational Sports
Club Sports The University of Southern California Club Sports Program consists of more than 40 student-run clubs. Clubs may be competitive, instructional, recreational or a combination of all three. Teams are designed for the amateur athlete who enjoys fun, excitement and intercollegiate competition while improving skills. Martial Arts Martial Arts Consortium provides a diverse curriculum of martial arts styles. This is a unique opportunity to try something new or to continue martial arts skill development in a familiar style. Sessions are open to students, faculty and staff for a per-semester fee. Aikido Dux Ryu Ninjitsu Jujitsu Karate Kung Fu Tae Kwon Do 3x3 Basketball 5K Spring Run Baseball Basketball Dodgeball Flag Football Golf Inner Tube Water Polo Community USC Recreational Sports is affiliated with several community outreach programs, all of which provide sports and educational opportunities for the youngsters in our neighborhood. National Youth Sports Program The federally funded National Youth Sports Program provides summer instruction in sports for youngsters 10 to 16 years old. Trojan Kids Camp Trojan Kids Camp operates in conjunction with the National Youth Sports Program during the summer to provide additional supervision and sports activities for youngsters 10 to 16 years old. After-School Sports Connection (ASSC) The After-School Sports Connection is a part of the USC Family of Five Schools community outreach effort. ASSC offers after-school sports instruction to students in the third through fifth grades. ASSC also offers summer swim lessons through a partnership with Kids in Sports of Los Angeles. Pac-10 Competitions Racquetball Soccer Softball Swim Meet Tennis Volleyball

Aquatics Recreational Sports provides a wide variety of aquatic activities including recreational swimming, Masters swimming, life-guarding classes, Club Water Polo, and swim lessons. The McDonalds Swim Stadium, swimming and diving home of the 1984 Olympics, features a 25-by25-yard dive pool, a 50-meter-by-25-yard competition pool, two outdoor Jacuzzis, a sauna and locker room facilities. The Physical Education Building has a 25-yard pool with locker room facilities. Fitness/Wellness All fitness programs (USC Workout, Personal Trainers and Massage Therapy) are open to USC students, faculty and staff. USC Workout (group exercise) includes SCycling, cardio boxing, muscle conditioning, yoga, mat Pilates, water jogging, and step and basic aerobics. Spirit Groups The men and women of the Yell and Song Leader teams are energetic, athletic and enthusiastic students who proudly represent USC. A relatively new addition is the USC Mascot, who represents the Trojan Spirit during basketball games and other athletic events scheduled during the spring. Intramural Sports (IM) The Intramural Sports (IM) program is one of the most popular undergraduate and graduate student activities at USC, with more than 9,600 participants. IM sports promote physical fitness and competition, social interaction and student involvement. Sign up as a team or individual. Groups and individuals are encouraged to participate regardless of skill level. Sports include:

RECREaTIonaL SPoRTS
Archery Badminton Ballroom/Latin Dance Baseball Boxing Chess Climbing Competition Cheer Crew Cricket Cross Country Cycling Dance Dragon Boat Equestrian Fencing Field Hockey Figure Skating Golf Ice Hockey Judo Jujitsu Kendo Lacrosse Marathon Ninjitsu Ping Pong Polo Racquetball Roller Hockey Rugby Shinkendo Skiing and Snowboarding Soccer Softball Squash Surfing Tae Kwon Do Tennis Triathlon Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball Wakeboarding

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Visiting Speakers
Dan Bane Chairman & CEO, Trader Joes Brandon Beck CEO and Founder Riot Games Felix Bernshteyn Assistant Vice President Oaktree Capital Distressed Debt Croup Alexander L. Cappello Former USC Trustee and Managing Director, Cappello Capital Corp. Ramona Cappello CEO Corazonas Food Peter Chernin Former President & COO, News Corporation Richard Cook Former Chairman, Walt Disney Studios Christopher Cox Former Chairman, Securities & Exchange Commission David Conforti General Manager, Trump National Golf Club Michael Critelli Chairman & CEO, Pitney Bowes David DeAngelo Founder Double Your Dating Chris DeWolfe Co-founder and former CEO, MySpace Robert A. Eckert Chairman & CEO, Mattel Mark Emmert President NCAA Chris Fenton CEO and Founder DMG Entertainment in China Timothy Ferriss Author, The 4-Hour Workweek (New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today No. 1 best seller) Vicente Fox Former President of Mexico, Co-President of the Centrist Democrat International Mark Friedman Co-Founder/President Perfect PushUp and Perfect Fitness Don Garber Major League Soccer Commissioner Bob Gatto Head of M&A Nestl Bill George Author and former Chairman and CEO, Medtronic Mark Goldston Chairman & CEO, NetZero John Heil Former President Lawrys Foods Don Herrema Executive Vice Chairman and CEO KW Capital Markets R. Scott Huennekens CEO, Volcano Corp. Robert A. Iger President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company Jeff Immelt Chairman & CEO, General Electric Craig Jennings CEO Hydrel David Kass Associate Higgins Marcus and Lovett Sue Klug President Suprevalus Retail Dr. Arthur Laffer Founder and Chairman, Laffer Associates Todd Maclin CEO, Chase Commercial Banking Mark McKinley Chairman and Co-Founder Equator, LLC Robert McKnight CEO, Quiksilver Ron Meyer President & COO, Universal Studios Mark Mondello Managing Dirtector of Media and Entertainment Valuation Duff & Phelps Dr. Edward Prescott Nobel Prize winner Natalie Portman Actress and social activist Ambassador Shaofang Qiu Consul General of Peoples Republic of China at Los Angeles Bob Rollo Founding Partner Rollo Associates Richard Rosenblatt Chairman and CEO Demand Media Kevin W. Sharer Chairman & CEO, Amgen Adam Shavitz Accelerate Performance Myron Steele Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court Ronald D. Sugar Chairman & CEO, Northrop Grumman Corp. Donald Tang Vice Chairman, Bear Stearns Ken Thompson President & CEO, Wachovia Corp. Ted Turner Founder, CNN Peter V. Ueberroth USC Trustee and Honorary President of the United States Olympic Committee Sourena Vasseghi Motivational Speaker

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Marshall News & Events


Rankings: U.S. News & World Report named Marshalls undergraduate program No. 10 among business schools. The undergraduate program also ranked No. 3 in entrepreneurship, No. 5 in accounting, No. 5 in international business, No. 6 in real estate and No. 10 in marketing. BusinessWeek ranked the USC Marshall Schools undergraduate business program No. 1 nationwide in student satisfaction in its Campus Life rankings. The publication ranked the Marshall Schools undergraduate program No. 24 overall in its undergraduate business school rankings. Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review ranked The Greif Centers entrepreneurship undergraduate program No. 10 in the country. The rankings were based on factors such as entrepreneurship course and degree offerings, the numbers of former students and faculty who have started businesses, and outside-the-classroom learning opportunities. The Financial Times reported that the USC Marshall School is ranked No. 9 among the worlds top 10 international business programs. The rankings are based on alumni recommendations. Leadership Excellence magazine ranked USC Marshall No. 5 in leadership development and ranked three USC Marshall professors in its Top 60 thought leaders (Warren Bennis, No. 2; Morgan McCall, No. 35; Edward Lawler, No. 59). Anniversaries, Achievements and Honors: In the highly competitive world of faculty recruitment, the USC Marshall School of Business attracted 12 new professors with impressive track records, wideranging expertise and a passion for teaching for the 2010-11 academic year. The new faculty members include Lori Yue, Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, whose research on banking selfgovernance was a 2009 INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition finalist and who has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, Academy of Management Annals, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Professor Yue also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Business Venturing. On the heels of three international undergraduate strategy case competition wins in the 2008-09 academic year, USC Marshall had another strong showing in 2009-10. The Marshall Case Team won at Nanyang Technological Universitys Business School in Singapore, while a team of undergraduates hosted and won the International Real Estate Case Competition. Also, a team of USC Marshall undergraduates faced off with MBAs and finished second only to Wharton at the CFA Challenge in 37 Las Vegas. USC Marshall hosted the 11th annual Marshall International Case Competition, known to be the worlds largest academic contest for undergraduate business students, which drew teams from 30 top-ranked universities, 19 of them from outside the United States. USC Marshall was honored in April 2010 with the USC Mellon Culture of Mentoring Award, the highest honor for mentoring awarded at USC, for its exceptional effectiveness in mentoring and creating a sustainable culture of mentoring. The USC Academic Senate in May 2010 awarded Doug Shook, Associate Dean, Chief Information Officer, and Professor of Clinical Information and Operations Management at USC Marshall, the Distinguished Faculty Service Award, in recognition of his service to the USC community. Marshall Firsts: USC Marshalls Society and Business Lab, led by Professor of Clinical Management and Organization Adlai Wertman, celebrated its first anniversary in October 2009. The groundbreaking program is designed to encourage corporate engagement and social responsibility while educating students and preparing them for future leadership roles. SBL has developed diverse initiatives and program offerings that attract attention from students, donors, scholars and practitioners dedicated to bringing business knowledge and resources to address issues concerning poverty, education, health and the environment. USC Marshall joined a select group of universities during the 2008-09 academic year in becoming a CFA Program partner, enabling students at Marshall to acquire most of the knowledge required to successfully complete the rigorous Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

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Community Engagement: USC Marshall is a community leader with many studentled programs that give back to the community. One example, Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI), an undergraduate student-led consulting group that places teams of students in the community to assist local nonprofits and small businesses with their challenges, has worked with 76 clients and completed 87 semesterlong projects in which students logged more than 17,000 hours of community service since its founding in fall 2006. For the past four years, undergraduates have joined together through MOVE to organize Marshall Community Service Day, which connects USC Marshall students, faculty and staff with volunteer sites around Los Angeles for a day of public service. In March 2011, 250 USC Marshall students, faculty, staff and alumni served at a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Union Rescue Mission, Heal the Bay, and area schools. They also planted trees at a neighborhood park. More than 60 percent of USC Marshall freshmen participated in a global business experience. In spring and summer 2010, several programs were offered to Marshall students, including GLP, LINC and ExCEL. Students spent time in Budapest, Sydney, Panama, Hong Kong, Chile, Singapore and China. The USC Marshall Global Business Brigades chapter has traveled to Panama six times since 2009 to assist local farmers and business owners. Students are immersed in communities that need business savvy and they empower members by presenting sustainable business models. For eight days, students live in a rural community and spend time understanding each business, facilitating training sessions and learning about the local culture. As a part of the Global Business Brigades program as a non-profit organization, the students also act as investors by providing the communities with over $2,000 in investment funds per brigade. The students carefully allocate the money in an effort to ensure that it is invested in the long-term success of the community. In the spring 2011 semester, students will also partcipate in an inaugural brigade to Ghana, Africa. USC Marshall is home to the Southern California Business Film Festival, a student-run festival established in 2007 and sponsored by USCs Marshall School of Business, Center for Investment Studies and School of Cinematic Arts. The festival includes a competition of student films focused on the topics of business and finance and offers student filmmakers an audience for their work and a chance to connect with executives in entertainment and business.

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59,303 USC Marshall 56,350 USC Marshall Alumni Around the World* Alumni in the United (Top 25 Countries) States (Top 25 States)
Rank Country Total Rank Country Total

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United States China Japan Taiwan Indonesia Hong Kong South Korea Singapore Thailand India Canada United Kingdom Brazil Germany North Korea Australia Philippines Malaysia Mexico Chile Switzerland France Italy Spain Vietnam

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*Source: Based on home address of living alumni; data taken from USC Marshall Alumni Database, July 2011 (does not include spring or summer 2011 graduates)

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Transportation
Transportation at USC and in Los Angeles:
Tram Service University Tram Services provide transportation to and from off-campus housing, campus parking areas, the Health Sciences campus, and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Tram service is provided at no charge to students and other members of the USC community. For more information, including a schedule and list of routes, call (213) 740-3575 or visit the USC Transportation Services website: transnet.usc.edu Campus Cruiser The Campus Cruiser provides a walking, bicycle or automobile escort for people who are concerned about their safety as they travel around the USC community. Student escorts will accompany students to locations within a one-mile radius of campus (for example, from the library to a parking structure). Vehicles used are marked with the USC Department of Public Safety logo or with the words Campus Cruiser. Bike escorts wear bright yellow jackets marked Campus Cruiser. All escorts carry photo identification. To use the Campus Cruiser service, call (213) 740-4911 when you are ready to leave, and an escort will arrive in approximately 15 minutes. The service runs from 5 p.m. 2:45 a.m. every day except University holidays. Summer hours vary slightly. A 24-hour shuttle runs from Leavey Library to all areas on regular service routes. For more information, visit transnet.usc.edu/transit Metro The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) operates buses and railway cars throughout the greater Los Angeles area, including several stops near USC. Metro bus schedules are available at the office of Transportation Services in Parking Structure A and in Topping Student Center. For more information, visit the Metro website (metro.net) or call 1-800-COMMUTE (1-800-266-6883). Students can apply for a discount Metro pass at Topping Student Center. DASH Operated by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), the DASH is another bus transportation option for downtown Los Angeles. DASH shuttles stop along Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard next to the USC campus. Maps and schedules are available at Topping Student Center. For schedules and more information, visit the LADOT website (ladottransit.com) or call (213) 808-2273. Big Blue Bus The Big Blue Bus is a bus system servicing the west side of Los Angeles and is operated by the City of Santa Monica. For maps and schedules, call (310) 451-5444 or visit: bigbluebus.com Amtrak For long-distance travel, between cities in California or to other states, you can ride Amtrak. Board at Union Station, in downtown Los Angeles. For ticket information, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit: amtrak.com

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Enjoying Los Angeles
Los Angeles is one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world, offering a wide range of entertainment options. You can bicycle on a sunny beach path in the morning, visit a world-class museum in the afternoon and sample the legendary club scene at night. (Among the top clubs: the Echo, the Troubadour, House of Blues Sunset Strip and the Viper Room.) There are also dozens of vibrant ethnic neighborhoods to explore and myriad restaurants serving food from around the world. For current listings, visit discoverlosangeles.com or pick up a (free) copy of the LA Weekly.

One of the most economically powerful cities in the world, Los Angeles is a capital of international trade, technology and entertainment. Other thriving industries include tourism, business and professional services, finance, telecommunications, health services, aerospace, education, manufacturing and agriculture.

Attractions Disneyland Knotts Berry Farm L.A. Live Los Angeles Zoo Paramount Studios Six Flags, Magic Mountain Universal Studios Hollywood Walt Disney Studios Warner Bros. Studios 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia 1000 Universal Center Drive, Universal City 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank 3400 Riverside Drive, Burbank (714) 781-4565 (714) 220-5200 (213) 763-5483 (323) 644-4200 (323) 956-1777 (661) 255-4100 (800) 864-8377 (818) 560-5151 (818) 972-8687

Los Angeles County is home to 15 Fortune 500 companies, including Walt Disney and Amgen. Five of them are headquartered in the city of Los Angeles: Northrop Grumman, Occidental Petroleum, AECOM Technology, Reliance Steel & Aluminum and CB Richard Ellis Group. When you add neighboring Orange and Ventura counties, the total number of Fortune 500 companies in the region comes to 23; and all together, California has 57.

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Los Angeles has been ranked among the top 10 U.S. cities for college students, internships and recent grads. It has also been named among the top 10 happiest cities to work in and the most fun cities to live in. A vibrant melting pot, Los Angeles County is considered the most diverse metropolitan area in the country. It also has the largest number of foreign-born residents in the United States. USC reflects the diversity of the greater Los Angeles area and has more international students than any other U.S. university.

Museums Armand Hammer Museum Autry National Center of the American West The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA The Getty Villa J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles County Museum of Art Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Museum of Tolerance Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Norton Simon Museum Paley Center for Media 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills (310) 443-7000 (323) 667-2000 (213) 626-6222 (310) 440-7300 (310) 440-7300 (323) 857-6000 (213) 626-6222 (310) 553-8403 (213) 763-3466 (626) 449-6840 (310) 786-1091

Los Angeles has a Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature in downtown is 66 F: 75 F during the day and 57 F at night. In the coldest month, January, the temperature typically ranges from 59 to 73 F during the day and 45 to 55 F at night. In the warmest month, August, the temperature typically ranges from 79 to 90 F during the day and hovers around 64 F at night.

Symphony/Opera LA Opera Music Center, Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County Walt Disney Concert Hall 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles (213) 972-8001 (213) 972-7211 (323) 850-2000

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Los Angeles has nine professional sports teams: Dodgers (baseball); Lakers, Clippers and Sparks (basketball); Kings (hockey); Galaxy and Chivas USA (soccer); and Derby Dolls and Thunderbirds (roller derby). There are also numerous venues for horse racing and car racing.

Sports Angel Stadium (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers) The Galen Center Great Western Forum L.A. Memorial Coliseum Staples Center (Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers and Kings) 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles 3400 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles (near USC) 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood 3939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles (near USC) 111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles (888) 796-HALO (866) DODGERS (213) 740-0626 (310) 330-7300 (213) 747-7111 (213) 742-7340

USC scores high not only in the academic rankings, but also in the popular polls. The Daily Beast called it one of the 100 happiest colleges (No. 31), 25 most desirable urban schools (No. 15), 25 best schools for future powerbrokers (No. 19) and 25 great schools with great weather (No. 10).

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Beaches Hermosa Beach Long Beach Malibu Shopping Melrose Avenue: One of the most popular places to shop and people-watch, Melrose has a wide range of shops, cafs and restaurants. Third Street Promenade: This pedestrian-only street in Santa Monica has clothing boutiques, bookstores, movie theaters and restaurants. Rodeo Drive: Ground zero for designer boutiques, in Beverly Hills. Malls: The most popular malls are Century City Shopping Center, Beverly Center, Westside Pavilion, Santa Monica Place, the Grove at Farmers Market and Universal CityWalk. Theaters Actors Forum Theatre Alex Theatre The Broad Stage Geffen Playhouse Hudson Theater Los Angeles Theatre Center Mark Taper Forum & Ahmanson Theatre 10655 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale 1310 11 St., Santa Monica 10886 Le Conte Drive, Westwood 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles (818) 506-0600 (818) 243-ALEX (2539) (310) 434-3200 (310) 208-5454 (323) 856-4249 (213) 489-0994 (213) 628-2772 Manhattan Beach Marina del Rey Redondo Beach Santa Monica Venice Beach

Home to Hollywood, Los Angeles is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, leading the way in the production of film, television, music and video games. According to the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, there are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers and musicians living and working in Los Angeles than any other city at any time in the history of civilization.

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Los Angeles County is a leader in aerospace research and development. It was the birthplace of the Space Shuttle, the Stealth fighter and B2 bomber, and the Mars Rover.

Pop Venues Avalon Hollywood El Rey Theatre Gibson Amphitheatre Greek Theatre Music Box at the Henry Fonda Theatre Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live The Roxy Theatre Wiltern Theatre Movie Theaters For all theaters and show times (323) 777-FILM (3456) AMC Century City 15 AMC Citywalk Stadium 19 ArcLight Hollywood Manns Criterion 6 Flagship Theatres University Village Graumans Chinese Theatre Nuart Theatre Pacific Theaters at the Grove Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles 100 Universal City Walk, Universal City 6360 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 1313 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica 3323 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles (888) AMC-4FUN (888) AMC-4FUN (323) 464-4226 (310) 395-1599 (213) 748-6321 (323) 464-8111 (310) 281-8223 (323) 692-0829 (877) 835-5734 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles 9009 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 3970 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles (323) 467-4571 (323) 936-6400 (818) 622-4440 (323) 665-5857 (213) 464-0808 (213) 763-6030 (310) 278-9457 (213) 388-1400

California has always been known as an incubator of new ideas and products, and Los Angeles has led the way in nurturing that entrepreneurial spirit. Not only is it considered a top city for entrepreneurs, but it is also a leader in green jobs and clean technology.

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Submitting Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Scores If you take AP Exams in the spring, be sure to list USC as one of your college choices, so that your scores will be sent to the University Admissions Office. For all previous AP Exams, you need to contact the College Board to have your scores sent directly to the University Admissions Office. (The USC CEEB code is 4852.) AP Exams Students receive four USC units for most AP exams passed with a minimum score of 4. A maximum of 32 units can be awarded for AP exams. Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exams listed below will receive General Education or USC Marshall prerequisite subject credit as follows: GE Category I: Cultures & Civilizations I AP Art History or AP European History GE Category III: Scientific Principles AP Biology, AP Chemistry or AP Physics B or C (Mechanics or Electricity/Magnetism) Business Administration Requirements AP Calculus AB or BC (MATH 118) International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams USC grants 20 units of credit to students who earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a score of 30 or higher, or 6 semester units of credit for each score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level exams (maximum of four exams) whichever credit total is higher. The following IB exams fulfill USC subject requirements, in addition to earning 6 units: GE Category I: Cultures & Civilizations I IB History with focus on Europe GE Category III: Scientific Principles IB Biology, IB Chemistry or IB Physics Business Administration Requirements IB Mathematics (MATH 118) ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION Admitted freshmen must submit the Enrollment Commitment Deposit by May 1 to reserve their place in the Fall class. The deposit must be received and processed before students can register for Orientation. Admitted students should submit the Housing and Meal Plan Application as early as possible, because Housing Applications are processed in the order they are received. The Housing Application can be submitted before the Enrollment Commitment Deposit. Admitted students should submit a final transcript after completing their last semester. For advising purposes, students should bring copies of their AP scores to Orientation. (Official scores must still be sent by the College Board.) What Happens at Orientation Receive academic advisement Complete class registration Get a USCard Sign up for health insurance (or provide proof of existing insurance) Purchase a USC Parking Permit (if needed) Register your bicycle Meet faculty, staff and fellow students Learn important facts about life on campus

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USC Telephone and Location Directory
USC Marshall Student and Administrative Services
Undergraduate Admissions busadm@marshall.usc.edu Bridge Hall 105 Tel: (213) 740-8885 Toll Free: (800) 352-5719 Fax: (213) 740-7788 Undergraduate Student Advising undergrad.advising@marshall.usc.edu Bridge Hall 104 Tel: (213) 740-0690 Undergraduate Student Services studentservices@marshall.usc.edu Hoffman Hall 200 Tel: (213) 740-5705 Financial Aid Health Center, Student The area code for the USC University Park Campus is (213).

Popular Libraries Accounting Crocker Business Library Doheny Memorial Library Leavey 740-5027 740-8520 740-2924 740-4350 Accounting 100 Hoffman Hall 200 DML LVL

University-Wide Student and Administrative Services Admission Office Bookstore Campus Cruiser Escort Service Cashiers Office Dental Clinic Department of Public Safety 740-1111 740-5200 740-4911 740-2877 740-2012 740-6000 King Hall 200 3151 S. Hoover St. Parking Structure A SAS/JHH Bookstore

Emergencies USC Dept. of Public Safety 740-4321 740-1111 740-8742 740-2546 Parking Structure A SAS/JHH, Lobby Health Center Parking Structure X

USC Marshall School of Business


marshall.usc.edu Office of the Dean dean@marshall.usc.edu Bridge Hall 100 Dean, James G. Ellis Office of the Vice Dean vicedeanrsvp@marshall.usc.edu Bridge Hall 101 Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, John G. Matsusaka Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Kim D. West Bridge Hall 103

Housing Office

Inquiry and Payment System Billing 740-7471 International Admissions Lost and Found Lyon Center Mailing Services Management Mail Stop 740-7296 740-9759 740-5127 743-2299 740-2467 Parking Structure C (PSX) Trojan Hall Parking Structure A Lyon Center

Office of International Services (OIS) 740-2666 Office of Student Conduct (OSC) 821-7373 Registration, USC Ticket Office Transcripts Transportation Office Travel Services (STA Travel) University Operator USC Campus Tours 740-8500 740-4672 740-7445 740-3575 743-4782 740-2311 740-1111 SAS/JHH Student Union 300 FIG Building 107 REG 101 Student Union 100 SAS 106 Parking Structure A University Village

Leventhal School of Accounting


lsoa_ugrad@marshall.usc.edu Accounting 101 Dean, Randolph Beatty Assistant Dean, Mildred Penner Tel: (213) 740-4838

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Your University Resources There are many resources available to you at USC and within USC Marshall. This section lists primary sources to consult when you need support. USC and USC Marshall Websites USC USC Marshall USC Financial Aid USC Health Center USC Housing Orientation usc.edu marshall.usc.edu usc.edu/admission/fa usc.edu/healthcenter housing.usc.edu usc.edu/orientation the books will be used the following semester). For more information, call (213) 740-0066 or visit uscbookstore.com USC Libraries The Crocker Business Library collects information on a broad range of business topics, including marketing, information systems and management, that support USC Marshall courses and research. The School of Accounting Library is devoted solely to accounting and taxation materials. The USC Central Library System includes the Doheny Memorial Library and 14 specialized subject libraries. There are also two independent business school libraries. For a complete description of the services provided by each library, visit usc.edu/libraries/ or refer to the USC Library Guide, available at most library reception desks. Leavey Library is USCs newest resource for innovative teaching and learning. In addition to book stacks and the Periodical Room, Leaveys resources include the Information Commons (computing facilities and collaborative workrooms), Multimedia Commons (equipment and software for graphics, audio and video projects), Learning Rooms and Video Conference Rooms. Leavey is open 24 hours during most weeks when classes are in session or exams are underway (except on Sundays, when the library is closed from midnight to 9 a.m.) USC STA Travel Service The USC Travel Service is a full-service computerized travel agency in University Village, north of campus at the corner of Hoover Street and Jefferson Avenue. Services offered include airline tickets, tour packages, rail tickets and other travel-related services. Trained travel agents will assist you in planning a trip and locating the best possible fares, including student discount airfares. For more information, visit: fbs.usc.edu/depts/travel/page/1279/sta Athletic Facilities The Intramural Recreation Department at the Lyon Center offers a variety of recreational opportunities for students, including USC Workout (aerobics classes), club sport teams, the McDonalds Swim Stadium, a weighttraining center, racquetball and squash courts, and a cardiovascular center equipped with stationary bicycles, stair climbers, rowing machines and cross-country ski machines. The Lyon Center also offers locker rentals on a semester basis, which include towel service as well as rental of recreational equipment. Certain athletic clubs and classes charge a nominal fee. The Center is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 6 a.m. to midnight on Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

OASIS This powerful online information tool is specifically for student use. Once you are enrolled in the program, you can check your completed course list, grades, current enrollment status, fee bill account status (including balance due and specific charges) and change your address for all USC departments. To log on, use your USC ID number and six-digit birth date (mmddyy format). usc.edu/OASIS USC Catalogue The USC Catalogue is the document of authority for all students. The edition for the semester of your admission to the undergraduate program will be the reference used to ensure that you have met all USC Marshall and University requirements for graduation. Degree requirements listed in the USC Catalogue supersede any information contained in any publication of any school or department. The University reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations and course offerings at any time. To consult the current USC Catalogue, visit: usc.edu/catalogue SCampus Subtitled A Guidebook for USC Students, SCampus contains a wealth of important information about the many services and facilities, special programs and other resources available to you on campus. The publication also outlines official policies, procedures and rights and responsibilities that govern the USC community. You will receive a copy of SCampus during orientation. University Bookstore The campus bookstore is adjacent to the Student Union. In addition to textbooks, the store carries school supplies, art supplies, greeting cards, gifts and USC clothing. The bookstore is open from 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. At the end of each semester, you have the option of selling your books back at a discounted rate (usually 50 percent off the cover price if 46

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on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit: usc.edu/student-affairs/ IMREC Dining Facilities USC Dining Services provides a wide range of services at venues located throughout campus, including Popovich Caf (on the first floor of Popovich Hall), Caf 84, which offers pizza delivery, and the USC dining halls. They include EVK Dining Hall, near Leavey Library, and the buffet-style International Residential College at Parkside. Dining hours for USC facilities, which vary throughout the semester, are generally posted outside each location. Located near the south side of Cromwell Field, the new Lot Marketplace is the largest single dining complex at USC, with seven dining options and a retail store. Options include popular brands such as Wolfgang Puck Express, Carls Jr., ZAO Noodle Bar and Submarina California Subs, plus coffee and desserts. The Lot also has five plasma screens, a contemporary sound system, ATMs and wireless capability. Post Office The closest U.S. Post Office is at 3858 S. Vermont Ave., directly behind campus, across from Marks Tennis Stadium. Stamps and other postal services are available at the Mail Stop at Parking Structure C (PSX), 620 W. McCarthy Way. Banking Services The Cashiers Office in King Hall offers a check-cashing service to students with a current university ID card and a valid drivers license. This service is available only for firstparty personal checks made payable to USC Cash. The maximum amount is $25. USC has several USC Federal Credit Union and Bank of America automated teller machines (ATMs). The USC Federal Credit Union ATMs are located just outside the bookstore and in King Hall. Bank of America ATMs are located just outside the bookstore. Wells Fargo ATMs are located in the University Village shopping center across the street from campus, near the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Hoover Street. For full-service banking, Bank of America is located at the corner of Jefferson and McClintock avenues, in the University Village parking lot. Campus Security The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is located at 3667 McClintock Ave., Parking Structure A. Security officers patrol the university grounds 24 hours a day and should be called in case of an emergency. Red emergency phones on campus automatically connect the caller with DPS. The emergency number is (213) 740-4321.

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Helpful Web Links

USC Orientation Program


usc.edu/orientation

USC Financial Aid


usc.edu/admission/fa

USC Housing
housing.usc.edu

Transportation Services
transnet.usc.edu

Academic Calendar
usc.edu/academics/calendar

USC Catalogue
usc.edu/catalogue

USC Schedule of Classes


usc.edu/academics/classes

Recreational Sports
usc.edu/student-affairs/IMREC

Student Organizations
usc.edu/stuorgs

Volunteer Center
usc.edu/volunteer

USC Athletics
usctrojans.collegesports.com

USC Bookstore
uscbookstore.com

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