Quick Stats

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  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    693
  • Program Cost
    $107,100
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    40%
  • Selectivity
    36%
  • Job Offers
    82%
  • Average Salary
    $103,325
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
Contact Information
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Popovich Hall 308
Los Angeles, California 90089, United States
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Best B-School Road Trip: Marshall School of Business

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane hit Hollywood with USC and the Marshall School of Business.

About Marshall School of Business

USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,500-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 90 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.

Events Calendar

  • Oct 16
    Marshall Pacific Rim Business Forum

    Yangon, Myanmar

    The Forum is a global networking and learning experience for business leaders and experts to share their best practices, valuable career experiences, and vital knowledge of doing business in the major economies of the Pacific Rim. The program will feature CEO speaker panel sessions, networking opportunities, and cultural programming.

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About University of Southern California

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.3 GPA of All Applicants 3.37 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 57
  • Median 56
  • Middle 80% 26 to 92
Admissions Selectivity
36% Marshall School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

693 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
83% 665
87% 693
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 1,501
36% 36.0
40% 40.0
Female
36% 36
International
44% 44
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Other Business
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Other Business
  • Economics
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • New York University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
$68,729 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • Ernest & Young
  • US Military
  • Tata
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
2% 2
740 to 769
7% 7
10% 10
710 to 739
22% 22
31% 31
680 to 709
24% 24
28% 28
650 to 679
17% 17
16% 16
620 to 649
13% 13
9% 9
590 to 619
6% 6
3% 3
560 to 589
3% 3
1% 1
530 to 559
3% 3
1% 1
500 to 529
2% 2
1% 1
Under 500
3% 3
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 26%
Top Industry
  • Technology 15%
  • Financial Services 13%
  • Consumer Products 11%
Deloitte Consulting 8
Top Employer
  • Mattel 6
  • Ernst & Young 5
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 5
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
82% Marshall School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
58% 58
64% 63.699022556390986
58% Receive Offers
55% 55
58% 57.85206896551723
55% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
24% 24
21% 21.110859375
24% Receive Offers
25% 25
25% 24.93132867132867
25% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
5% 5
5% 5.492558139534883
5% Receive Offers
6% 6
7% 7.091818181818181
6% Accept Offers
82% Graduates seeking full-time employment
10% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Deloitte Consulting 8
  • Mattel 6
  • Ernst & Young 5
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 5
  • OnPrem Solutions 4
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
30% 30
$116,671.00
69K 135K
Finance/Accounting
27% 27
$93,891.00
60K 125K
General Management
6% 6
$95,417.00
80K 115K
Human Resources
1% 1
$92,000.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
22% 22
$93,784.00
50K 130K
Information Technology
4% 4
$91,000.00
65K 120K
Operations/Logistics
7% 7
$100,043.00
77K 115K
Other
3% 3
$139,360.00
89K 170K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
26% 26
$120,117.00
80K 135K
Consumer Products
11% 11
$95,320.00
77K 110K
Financial Services
13% 13
$94,500.00
50K 160K
Manufacturing
2% 2
$96,500.00
90K 105K
Media/Entertainment
11% 11
$90,700.00
60K 106K
Non-profit
4% 4
$78,860.00
69K 89K
Petroleum/Energy
3% 3
$102,750.00
75K 120K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
2% 2
$104,500.00
93K 115K
Real Estate
6% 6
$96,000.00
80K 110K
Technology
15% 15
$101,388.00
65K 130K
Other
3% 3
$96,500.00
60K 170K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
4% 4
$68,400.00
60K 77K
European Free Trade Zone
1% 1
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
1% 1
Data not provided
North America
94% 94
$104,580.00
50K 170K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
10% 10
$104,700.00
85K 125K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
$130,000.00
125K 135K
U.S. South
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
5% 5
$107,917.00
83K 135K
U.S. West
82% 82
$103,838.00
50K 170K
Canada
1% 1
Data not provided
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Las Vegas--Hospitality & Gaming
  • San Francisco Bay Area--High Tech & Healthcare

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$281,837
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $107,100
  • Budget $85,000
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$281,837
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $107,100
  • Budget $85,000
22 Full Tuition Scholarships
$24,420 Average Scholarship Amount
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
100%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
63 Marshall School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
30% 30
Case study
25% 25
Team project
15% 15
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Media/Entertainment
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate
  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • The Business of Creative Industries; Business of Education; Sustainability, Society and Business
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Other
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/ME (Engineering)
  • MBA/MS (Science)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 22
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Online virtual classrooms; Student self-capture application; Web conferencing systems; In-class lecture engagement system; technology workshops for MBA students with IT issues; High-end Kyocera multifunction devices; 2-hour SLA for major student printer problems; CampusGroups for student organizations; Enterprise Salesforce CRM; NetCommunity alumni community and portal; ShareFile pilot for secure file access from any device; Student email quotas increased; PaperCut student printing system

Students: Who are my classmates?

12% Married Students 26% International Students
30% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
55% 55
Asian American
30% 30
Not Reported
5% 5
Student Citizenship
North America
71% 71
Asia
22% 22
Dual Citizen
3% 3
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Business Ethics
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Human Resources
  • Investment Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • New Media
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

25,883 Living MBA Alumni 24 Countries where alumni clubs exist
46 Active alumni clubs
21% Participating in gift donations Yes Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.