Driven by gifted faculty and dedicated staff, the Academy empowers the next generation of disruptors to change the face of society. Academy faculty represent diverse disciplines including design, business, engineering, communication, and the arts, with additional expertise drawn from USC’s other professional schools. The high faculty to student ratio in the Academy ensures individual mentoring for each student and the ability to customize each pathway to the degree, leading to multiple career outcomes and an alumni network that currently spans startups, big tech, the creative industries, business and finance, consulting and public policy. In an unusual higher education leadership model, faculty and administration work as a collaborative team to continually assess, refine and iterate every aspect of the student experience.

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