Jul 15, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Strategy and Management Consulting Graduate Certificate

The Strategy and Management Consulting graduate certificate provides students with the tools, concepts and frameworks that will aid them in leading the process of strategy development and management consulting to improve business performance. Evidence-based frameworks and hands-on projects will enhance students’ skill sets in diagnosing strategic issues in complex settings. Different types of intervention strategies and contingency frameworks will provide students with an extensive and robust toolkit that can be applied in multiple industry settings.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the standard Marshall graduate admission requirements. A few years of work experience is preferred, but not required. GMAT or GRE scores are required. International applicants who did not spend four years completing a bachelor’s degree at an American, British, Canadian or Australian college or university must submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores.

Application Procedure

Applications are submitted online through the USC Graduate Admissions Website at gradadm.usc.edu/. International applicants are advised to see the instructions for international students  at gradadm.usc.edu/apply/international-students/.

A complete application includes the online application form, an application fee, test scores, an essay and official transcripts from all institutions attended since the applicant last applied to USC.

  • Current USC students and USC alumni are not required to submit an application fee, new test scores (if previously submitted), or transcripts to verify degrees earned prior to their attendance at USC.
  • All other applicants must submit all documentation identified in the online application instructions.
Degree Requirements

The graduate certificate in Strategy and Management Consulting requires 15 units. The program may be completed on a full-time (8-15 units per semester, depending on course availability) or part-time basis.


For current USC graduate students, courses credited to the graduate certificate in Strategy and Management Consulting may be completed in conjunction with course work required for the program in which the student is already enrolled. The student’s home department determines applicability of these courses to the student’s primary degree program. Current Marshall MBA students may apply all 15 units of the graduate certificate program to their MBA degree.

Courses completed in conjunction with a previously completed/awarded degree may not be credited toward the certificate. Appropriate substitutions for required courses will be determined and documented by the program director.

Successful completion of the program is documented on the student’s transcript and acknowledged with a certificate (diploma) awarded by the university.

For additional information, visit marshall.usc.edu/GCRTSMC or write to GCRT.SMC@marshall.usc.edu.



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