About the School
Founded in 1920, USC Marshall School of Business is situated in Los Angeles, which is a global melting point for arts, technology, and trade. USC Marshall has evolved with time and embraced the fast-paced changes in business and technology to offer their students transformative programs.
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|Average Work Experience||5 Years|
USC Marshall offers five distinct MBA programs suited for individuals at different levels in their career.
This two-year program is designed for professionals who are in their early stages of their careers and it provides core business ideas that help students get the opportunity for specialization.
Executive MBA Program (EMBA)
This 22-month lock-step curriculum is designed to provide middle to senior-level managers, a deep perspective.
MBA for Professionals & Managers (Part-Time)
This three-year part-time program is suited for both new professionals and managers and wish to continue their studies while working. The course combines business curriculum with a broad range of specialised electives.
IBEAR MBA (1-Year, Mid-Career)
This is a one year accelerated, general management MBA Program designed for mid-career professionals.
Online MBA Program
This Online MBA program offers flexibility, integrated curriculum and a full range of technological tools that helps create an engaging online experience while providing advanced skills to students.
For more information, visit: https://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/mba-programs
USC Marshall offers merit-based scholarships to their incoming students and they are informed about the same, at the point of admission. Candidates should note that the assessment criteria for the scholarships and admissions are the same, however, scholarships are accessed at a more competitive level. Also, none of the candidates will have to fill out separate applications for their scholarships.
There are additional scholarship opportunities that exist and they are:
- Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) Fellowships
- Schoen Family Scholarship Program for Veterans
For more information on scholarships, please visit: https://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/mba-programs/full-time-mba/admissions/tuition-and-financial-aid
We present few numbers about USC Marshall MBA students:
- 35.5% MBA-PM
- 18.2% EMBA
- 16.7% MBA students
- 13.5% MBA Full-time
- 5.1% Online MBA
- 5.7% PhD
USC Marshall also has a lot of career clubs that help accelerate students towards their professional goals by honing their skills. These clubs are as follows:
- Business of Entertainment Association (BEA)
- Entrepreneur & Venture Management Association (EVMA)
- Graduate Marketing Association (GMA)
- Graduate Real Estate Association (GREA)
- Healthcare Leadership Association (HLA)
- High Tech Association (HTA)
- Leadership & Organization Club (L&O)
- Marshall Consulting & Strategy Club (MCSC)
- Marshall Data Analytics Club (MDAC)
- Marshall Finance Association (MFA)
- Marshall Mobility and Automotive Club (MMAC)
- Marshall Net Impact (MNI)
- Marshall Retail Management Associa tion (MRMA)
- Marshall Travel & Hospitality Club (T&HC)
- Operations Management Club (OMC)
Why USC Marshall
Founder of Kinko
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary science at California Institute of Technology
Ex-CEO and co-founder of Myspace
USC Marshall School of Business MBA Application Process
The latest application requirements set by the USC Marshall School of Business MBA admission office are described below.
USC Marshall has two compulsory essays and one optional essay for their candidates.
Essay 1: What is your specific, immediate short-term career goal upon completion of your MBA? Please include an intended position, function, and industry in
Word limit: 100 words
Essay 2: Please draft a letter that begins with “Dear Admissions Committee”
Word limit: 600 words
This letter is meant to be your personal statement that provides the
Admissions Committee with an understanding of your candidacy for Marshall beyond what is evident in other parts of your application. This essay is purposely open-ended. You are free to express yourself in whatever way you see fit. Our goal is to have an appreciation for and an understanding of each candidate in ways that are not captured by test scores,
grades, and resumes.
Optional Essay: Please provide any additional information you would like the admissions committee to consider.
Word limit: 250 words
|Round 1||Oct 15, 2020|
|Round 2||Jan 5, 2021|
|Round 3||Mar 1, 2021|
|Round 4||Apr 15, 2021|
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USC Marshall does not require any letter of recommendation.