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Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Education (MBA/EdD)

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The Marshall School of Business in conjunction with the USC Rossier School of Education offers a program leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Education.

The program emphasizes educational leadership and management competencies across the wide variety of education-related organizations in the public, non-profit and for-profit sectors and is designed to prepare students to assume executive leadership positions in these organizations, including schools, universities, educating businesses, regional, state and federal education agencies, education research institutions and private foundations with education missions. MBA/EdD graduates will be prepared to improve the scope and quality of educational services to target populations through the application of management skills to the field of education and of education principles to business enterprises.


Applicants to this program must apply to both schools individually and may choose to submit scores for both the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and the GRE.

Program Requirements

The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students should be able to complete the program in approximately four years.

The MBA portion of the degree program requires that the student complete the required courses in an MBA program and graduate business electives sufficient to bring the total units completed in the Marshall School of Business to 48. Dual degree program students may not count courses taken outside the Marshall School of Business toward the 48 units.

See the Rossier School of Education page  for EdD degree requirements.

The MBA and EdD degrees are awarded simultaneously upon completion of all program requirements for both degrees.

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