USC Marshall School of Business

USC Marshall School of Business

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.

An Overview


Class Size

Course Fee ($)

Course Duration (months)

Average GMAT Score

Average GRE Score

Average Salary $127,495
Average Age 29
International Participants 34.4%
Gender 45.2% (Women)
Average Work Experience 5 Years

USC Marshall offers five distinct MBA programs suited for individuals at different levels in their career.

Full-time MBA
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.

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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

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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

Notable Alumni

Paul Orfalea

Founder of Kinko

Charles Elachi

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary science at California Institute of Technology

Chris DeWolfe

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
your response.
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

Rounds Application Deadlines
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.

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