Diversify your network

Classmates are from a broad range of industries and backgrounds.


Create lifelong connections

Sharing a common experience enables students in each core to build a strong bond with each other.


Expand your leadership potential

Utilize group projects, student government and campus organizations to develop your leadership skills.


40 student clubs & organizations

Graduate student clubs include diversity and affinity groups, career interests, and social and athletic organizations.


Leadership & Development


While attending USC Marshall, MBA.PM students have many opportunities to strengthen and demonstrate their leadership skills to classmates, faculty and recruiters through formal leadership opportunities and student-initiated projects and events.

Marshall Graduate Student Association – Professionals & Managers (MGSA.PM)
MGSA.PM represents the interests, needs and aspirations of the MBA.PM student. The mission of the organization is to help students enhance and maximize their overall experience in the MBA.PM program, improve the program’s standing and build stronger MBA.PM, Marshall and USC communities.

Year 1 Core Representatives

During Year 1, each core elects a board to represent them. These Core Reps organize and tailor events specifically for their core classmates. Events range from networking, career development and social events. Core Reps are able to use their position to demonstrate leadership and creativity skills to fellow classmates and other MBA.PM classes.

Pre-Fall Mentors

Second and third year MBA.PM students volunteer their time during the first year Pre-Term weekends to welcome the new MBA.PM students to campus, answer questions, and partner with faculty and staff. Wearing their signature red shirts, Pre-Fall Mentors establish a relationship with the first year students and introduce them to the MBA.PM community of students.


Marshall Case Competition Program (MCCP)

The MCCP allows students to apply classroom learning to real life business situations, further developing critical business and leadership skills. Competitions occur throughout the year and cover a variety of industries and functions. Click here to learn more.

MBA Alumni Mentor Program

The MBA Alumni Mentor Program brings MBA students and alumni together in a relationship designed to assist students in making informed career decisions.

MBA Society and Business Fellowship Program

Sponsored by the USC Marshall Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab (BSEL), the MBA Society and Business Fellowship Program is a highly selective, year-long opportunity for the small cadre of MBA and MBA.PM students who are seeking a business degree in order to pursue careers in poverty alleviation, including homelessness, education and global health.

Student Clubs

USC Marshall has 40 graduate student clubs and organizations. Led by the full-time MBA students, MBA.PM students can hold leadership positions within the clubs. Ranging from community outreach, diversity and affinity groups, career clubs, and social and athletic organizations, students are able to expand their network to other USC Marshall MBA graduate programs and corporate contacts.

Club activities take place during the day, evenings and weekends, and can include networking opportunities, social events and company visits. Learn more about each of the clubs at USC Marshall by visiting their webpage.

Community Outreach

Diversity and Affinity Organizations

Career Clubs

Social and Athletic Organizations


Networking with Classmates

The Marshall Graduate Student Association – Professionals & Managers (MGSA.PM) facilitates several social events throughout the year to encourage networking among and between MBA.PM classes and Marshall MBA programs, as well as other MBA programs in Los Angeles. Some of the more popular events include:

ja in a day JA in a Day
MBA.PM students volunteer at this annual event to teach L.A. schoolchildren the basics of financial literacy.
ibowl iBowl
Students raise funds for Junior Achievement in the weeks leading up to the iBowl event at a local bowling alley.
usc football Football Tailgates
Fight On! MBA.PM students congregate on campus prior to home football games to network with current students and alumni.
we run the city We Run the City
Combining fundraising and athletic skills, MBA.PM students joined Team USC Marshall for a 5K race to compete against UCLA and raise funds for Special Olympics.
crosstown Crosstown Mixers
Throughout the year, several mixers are organized with other part-time MBA programs in Los Angeles. Activities have included attending Dodger games, Korean BBQ and Karaoke.

“Growing up in Southern California, I have known about the Trojan Network since I was a kid. Now that I am attending Marshall, I have seen firsthand the power of the Trojan Network. It is amazing to see how active the alumni have been in attending different recruiting events and actually caring about active students like myself. During my time at Marshall, I participated in a formal mentorship program and I have been able to meet many successful graduates who were more than happy to give great advice.”

Patrick McBride
Class of 2015


“I went on the MSBO (Marshall Sports Business Organization) So-Cal sports business trek last year. We visited executives at the Angels, NFL.com, the LA Kings, and Fox Sports West among others. In my experience, the access was unmatched to any other career-related event I've attended thus far. Whether there were Trojans at the visits or not, the executives we met with were so open to helping us understand the industry, and letting us ask lots of questions.“

John Impullitti
Class of 2015


“As President of the OC Core, I made sure that our core had every opportunity to enjoy the USC Football tailgates and games. I organized the very first bus from the Irvine Center to the LA campus. This event was a huge success and we were able to pack the bus with over 40 people.”

Jorge Salcedo
Class of 2016