Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence for Business

Program Co-Director: Kimon Drakopoulos, Marshall School of Business

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Artificial Intelligence for Business is offered jointly by the Marshall School of Business and the Viterbi School of Engineering. It offers qualified students an opportunity to gain an educational foundation in both areas.

This program was created to develop future business leaders who will have a deep understanding of Artificial Intelligence technologies. Specifically:

  • Students will have expertise in leveraging AI within organizations with the goal of enhancing societal value and understanding the ethical issues and risks in AI technologies.
  • Students will be able to conceptualize new products and services that leverage AI, with a sophisticated understanding of the state-of-the-art capabilities and practical limitations of what AI technologies can realistically achieve in a business context.
  • Students will be capable of forming effective teams with the expertise required to implement and scale AI technology solutions and formulate realistic timelines for AI products.
  • Students will have expertise in analytics-driven decision-making and strategy, able to discern the value of data assets in an organization and the effort required to realize the full potential of analytics in a business context. · Students will understand and situate advanced AI technologies, make realistic assumptions about potential and risks for business ventures, and envision new markets through AI innovation.

The degree cannot be combined as an additional major in either Business Administration or Engineering. The degree is administered by the Marshall School of Business.

A cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) is required for all courses taken at USC as well as all upper-division courses applied toward the major, regardless of the department in which the courses are taken. Finally, this degree requires at least 128 units.

All information contained here is summarized from the USC Catalogue and is considered non-official. For all rules, regulations, procedures, and outlines, please see the current academic year USC Catalogue. The USC Catalogue supersedes all other publications.

Current students follow degree requirements in effect for the academic year they began their studies at USC.  If you are a current student, please refer to your STARS report or the appropriate USC Catalogue for your year.  Students seeking to advance their catalogue year to follow updated curricula may contact their department advisor.

Published on October 31st, 2022

Last updated on August 25th, 2023