The Trojan Family

The USC Trojan Family is a diverse, global network of hundreds of thousands of alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, donors, partners, friends and fans. This unique, genuinely supportive community is among the most loyal anywhere. The term “Trojan Family” is more than a phrase: “It represents a promise, a commitment to support that is lifelong and worldwide.”

In addition to being part of the USC Alumni Association, all alumni of the USC Marshall School of Business and USC Leventhal School of Accounting are automatically members of the USC Marshall Alumni Association, one of the world’s leading and most influential business-networking organizations.

2014 MAA leaders

The USC Marshall Alumni Association

The USC Marshall alumni network of more than 82,000 graduates across 100 countries is composed of business (USC Marshall) and accounting (USC Leventhal) alumni with experience in a wide variety of industries, professions and regions. All USC business/accounting degree-holders are automatically considered members of the alumni association; no membership fees are required. Alumni are encouraged to get involved, login to the online community and participate in person, and make the most of their alumni association today.

This association provides lifelong benefits, connections and access to the USC Trojan Family and beyond. It provides graduates with an inside track in a competitive business environment, access to career advancement opportunities and resources and diverse ways to serve our community.

Thousands of alumni are connected throughout the year and have fulfilled critical roles as strategic advisors, board members, ambassadors, guest speakers, student mentors, company liaisons, hiring managers, recruiters, event attendees, volunteers, donors, and more.


Building on a long tradition of the Trojan Family, alumni leaders and the business school at USC, originally founded as the College of Commerce and Business Administration in 1920, established Commerce Associates, a membership organization that raised valuable funds for the school and connected alumni and friends through a variety of events. Years later, under the School of Business Administration, the group became known as USC Business Alumni. After a generous naming gift to the USC Marshall School of Business, the alumni organization became known as Marshall Business Alumni Association in 1996, and was formally named the USC Marshall Alumni Association (MAA) at the turn of the millennium.

In 2001, by vote of the MAA Executive Board (then-called National Board) and with the support of then-Dean Randolph W. Westerfield, the USC Marshall Alumni Association became a dues-free organization, with membership granted to all of USC’s business/accounting alumni across its undergraduate and graduate programs at Marshall/Leventhal.

In 2007, the Alumni Board demonstrated further support to the Marshall Community by establishing the USC Marshall Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund. Along with time-honored service, MAA has since been awarding annual scholarship funds to outstanding students through the School. All alumni and friends are welcome to contribute to this fund, and mark the importance of annual giving by alumni, further increasing the value of your degree. Please visit Support Marshall to learn more and to make a gift online.

Every day, through invaluable leadership, volunteerism, and participation, online and in person, alumni and friends are active in engaging, connecting, and supporting the school, and the greater community, around the world.