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University of Southern California BUS SAX
Los Angeles CA, United States (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
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Agreement Scope:
Business, Business School
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Program Description:


University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Year Established: 1920
Student population: 5,200
With an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, collaborative research and social responsibility, the USC Marshall School of Business is ideally positioned to address the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment. The guiding philosophy – success demands an understanding of the inner workings of the global marketplace – has established USC Marshall as a leader among US business schools.

With a strong commitment to diversity and a global mindset, more than 80 percent of undergraduate freshman and all full-time MBA students study outside the US while at USC Marshall. Students gain critical international perspectives as they explore the opportunities presented by cross-cultural collaboration. In addition, USC has more international students than any other US institution.
Unique characteristics
The innovative Marshall curriculum enhances academic flexibility for undergraduates while still maintaining a rigorous core business program, by allowing for customization to suit students' diverse backgrounds, interests and aspirations. The Marshall curriculum nurtures a global mindset by providing business students with meaningful cross-cultural experiences across campus or around the world. An affiliation with USC Marshall opens up a bold world of possibilities thanks to the powerful USC Marshall alumni network of over 70,000 graduates worldwide. Students studying at Marshall during the Spring will be able to access internship opportunities over the US summer following exchange.

USC is centrally located just south of Downtown Los Angeles, a hub of fun, food, and activity. USC itself is has also become a cultural and entertainment center of Los Angeles, with crowds of over 100,000 for Trojan football games, Gala events at the Shrine, and The Los Angeles Times Book Fair. Studying in Los Angeles also provides ready access to industries defining the new business frontier: biotechnology, life sciences, media, entertainment, communications and healthcare. 

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:


Business Communication


Real Estate


Data Systems

Operations Management

Management & Organization


Strategic Management

Economics for Business

Applied Statistics for Business

Restrictions: Exchange students have the same freedom in course selection as regular students. Students wishing to take courses outside Marshall, such as economics or in other departments, will be dealt with on a space available basis.

Teaching Periods: Semesters
Fall Semester  - August-December
Spring Semester - January-May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


16 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Letter grades at the host university are awarded based on the 4-point scale.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period after submitting a transcript release form.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.
Language Requirement
All students who do NOT have a US, Canadian, UK, Australian or New Zealand passport are required to submit proof of English language proficiency via TOEFL or IELTS scores (TOEFL iBT score of no less than 20 on each section, or an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than a 6.0 on each band score). For Singapore and Hong Kong citizens only: Students may substitute the TOEFL or IELTS exam score with a letter from your university attesting to the student’s English proficiency. 


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
A range of support services are available to exchange students.
Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of the United States of America in Australia

Student Experiences

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