University of Southern California

Special Programs

Office of Executive Education

The Office of Executive Education offers two- to seven-day, non-degree professional development programs designed to help working professionals excel in their career. The Office of Executive Education is located at the AT&T Center in Downtown Los Angeles, (213) 740-8990; Fax (213) 740-6406 or email:

Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

The Marshall School’s Center for Inter­national Business Education and Research (CIBER) won a national competition in October 1990 to become one of the U.S. Department of Education’s 10 national centers for international business. The center’s mandate is to broaden and deepen knowledge about international business among USC students, faculty and business stakeholders to increase their international competitiveness. Between 1990 and 2010, the U.S. Department of Education provided USC CIBER with $7.4 million of support, which has been more than matched by USC cash and in-kind contributions to support over 130 projects that have helped to internationalize teaching and research programs throughout the Marshall School of Business and USC. In 2010 CIBER won its seventh consecutive four-year renewal worth $1.6 million. CIBER Director Richard Drobnick and Suzette Furbeyre coordinate and direct the projects, which are led by USC faculty. Phone (213) 740-7130; Fax (213) 740-8538 or email: