The Global Leadership Program (GLP) brings together the best and brightest of the USC Marshall Freshmen.
The Global Leadership Program (GLP) is a groundbreaking program open by invitation only to the most academically talented students in each incoming freshmen class. GLP consists of a fall & spring course, BUAD 101 Freshman Leadership Seminar, during the academic year, including regular meetings for social activities, networking, advising, & career development. The experience is capped off with a visit to Shanghai or Beijing during spring break. During the trip, students will be meeting with executives of some of the top companies and businesses in major cities in Asia as well as local & national government officials. In their latter years, GLP Alumni have the opportunity to plan events and mentor younger students, as well as continue to travel abroad to learn about the global impact of business.
Time: Spring break (one week)
Destination: Shanghai or Beijing
Course req’d: BUAD 101
GLP Peer Mentor
GLP Activities Committee
For more GLP admission info, contact
Office of Admissions
GLP 2011-12 Facebook Group
GLP 2010-11 Facebook Group
GLP 2007-08 Facebook Group
Goals of the Global Leadership Program
Creation of a community of GLP students, past and present, and mentoring of new students by GLP Alumni.
Development of events and programs that foster leadership and knowledge of international business.
Introduction of resources and programs of interest; promotion of greater interaction between faculty and students.
This year GLP students will be able to travel to either Shanghai or Beijing. Students will spend spring break in one of the two China locations. GLP students who participate in one of the spring break trips also have the opportunity to apply for summer internships in China.
To learn more about GLP students’ experiences abroad, check out blogs from students who traveled abroad on past trips. Many other international trips are also offered to Marshall students through the LINC and ExCeL programs.
Each GLP student is assigned an individual academic advisor at the Marshall School of Business. In addition to your assigned advisor, Jennifer Siemer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Russell Sommer (email@example.com) will work closely with the GLP Mentors and Activities Committee to coordinate co-curricular programs and events for students in GLP.
GLP Peer Mentors and GLP Activities Committee
GLP Peer Mentors and GLP Activities Committee assist with programming and event planning for GLP freshmen. GLP Peer Mentors are GLP Alumni who are available to answer questions or share knowledge about USC and the Marshall School of Business with new students. The GLP Activities Committee is comprised of current students and GLP Mentors who develop and plan academic and social events for the GLP freshmen.