USC Marshall Business School

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Located in Los Angeles, University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business has a variety of MBA programs to choose from including Executive MBA, Marshall Full-time MBA Program, IBEAR MBA, Part-time MBA for Professions and Managers, and a Global Executive MBA.  This business school is known for its contribution to research and it is known for developing leaders in the business industry. Marshall excels at accounting and international business. Diversity, variety, and entrepreneurship are top priority for this business school. USC Marshall offers over 500 MBA courses and a wide spectrum of electives for students to choose from. There are courses in strategy, economics, management, accounting, marketing, and operations. The curriculum combines international and business perspectives. The Full-Time MBA requires students are encouraged to have at least two years of professional experience (full-time). The full-time program incorporates teamwork into its curriculum through the use of core groups. In addition, students have opportunities to participate in challenging academic programs, such as the Marshall Case Competitions and independent research projects. Students can become apart of the APEC Business Advisory Council Research Project. The Global Leadership Development program is a recent addition and it allows students to be able to develop crucial leadership skills. The Pacific Rim Management Education (PRIME) is a study aboard program and students must spend ten days at an international school.

The faculty, as well as staff, are dedicated to their students and they want them to be able to learn the ins and outs of business. Internships with major corporations are available to students. Students have interned for companies, such as IBM and Nike. Marshall graduate students can learn more about management theory through a seminar course, known as the Graduate Student Investment Fund Course.  Students can join organizations and there is an organization for every business interest. There are over 70,000 graduates of Marshall, known as the “Trojan Network.” Students are able to network with alumni through career service programs.  Alumni and graduates mostly join consulting and marketing firms. The top employers of Marshall graduates are large and well-known corporations, such as American Express and Cisco.

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Marshall School of Business

USC Marshall MBA Admissions
630 Childs Way — JKP 308
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2633

Phone: (213) 740 – 7846


Application Deadlines*

Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Application deadline Oct 15 Jan 05 Mar 01 Apr 15 Rolling Admissions*
Decision Notification Dec 31 Mar 31 May 15 June 15

* Deadlines are for the 2019-2020 application season.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants accepted: 29%

Average undergrad GPA: 3.5

Average GMAT: 705

Average work experience (years): 5

Student Body

Total full-time enrollment: 221

Women: 52%

Minorities: 21%

International: 30%

Average age: 28