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USC Marshall Online MBA Breaks Top Ten in U.S. News Rankings

LOS ANGELES—Less than nine months after graduating its first class, the Online MBA (OMBA) offered by the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California earned the #8 ranking from U.S. News & World Report for Best Online MBA Programs, up four positions from last year’s rankings.

Marshall launched the new program from the ground up in fall 2015. Marshall built its OMBA to take full advantage of the latest technological learning tools and to leverage the existing USC teaching and learning community through on-campus experiences. This approach provides students not only with an exceptionally engaging online learning experience, but also with practical skills in virtual communication and analytics to prepare them for today’s digitally-driven business environments.

The Marshall OMBA attracts students from a diverse array of educational and professional backgrounds and earned 11th place for selectivity among more than 280 participants in the U.S. News Best Online MBA Programs ranking. This diversity provides distance learners with multiple perspectives, which they report enhances the learning process and expands their overall knowledge of the business world.

“We look forward to sustaining the success of the Online MBA program well into the digital future by maintaining our dedication to delivering an innovative, high-touch, advanced business education to accomplished working professionals who need online flexibility to stay on track while earning their degree,” said Sandra Chrystal, Ph.D, Marshall Vice Dean for Online Education.

Both USC and the Marshall School have built a strong pay-it-forward culture that benefits students during their studies and long after they graduate. The OMBA engages students in networking throughout the program, and distance learners become full-fledged members of the Trojan Family, which is more than 390,000 thousand members strong and includes 88,000 Marshall alumni in 92 countries.


About the USC Marshall School of Business

Consistently ranked among the nation’s premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, leadership, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world’s leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.


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