The USC Master of Urban Planning/Master of Business Administration dual degree program enables students to understand the implications of public policy and planning strategies on both local and global business development. Exposure to both fields becomes an educational as well as a professional asset for careers in either public service or private enterprise. This dual degree program normally requires five semesters in residence.
Students must complete a total of 84 units for the dual degree, including 48 units of work in the USC Marshall School of Business and 36 units in the USC Price School of Public Policy. Required courses that must be taken in the Marshall School of Business include all courses required in a M.B.A. core program and graduate business electives sufficient to bring the total units completed in the Marshall School of Business to at least 48. Dual degree students must not count courses taken outside the Marshall School of Business toward the 48 units.
Policy, Planning, and Development
Planning Theory and History for a Just Society, Fall (PPD 522) – 4 units
Urban and International Development, Spring (PPD 523) – 4 units
Physical Planning: Urban and Community Design, Spring (PPD 528) – 2 units
Legal Environment of Planning, Spring (PPD 529) – 2 units
Data, Evidence, and Communication for the Public Good, Fall (PPD 534) – 4 units
Planning Studio, Fall (PPD 531L) – 4 units
Capstone in Urban Planning, Spring (PPD 629) – 4 units
Concentration Gateway Class – 4 units
Concentration Methodology Class – 4 units
Concentration Elective – 4 units