Quick Stats

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  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    618
  • Program Enrollment
    687
  • Yield
    66%
  • Selectivity
    84%
Contact Information
630 Childs Way
Popovich Hall 308
Los Angeles, California 90089, United States
Website

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.

What Recent Grads Say See All 16 Comments >

The USC Marshall network is unparalleled, particularly for anyone wanting to be in business in Southern California. The connections I have now as a Trojan alum are likely to be the basis of many future successes in my business career. Additionally, the level of sacrifice that all students make in the part-time program creates a truly unique environment in which to meet people and develop relationships. The people I met in the MBA PM program at Marshall, whether they were fellow students, alums, or faculty and staff, are the singular best thing I received out of this degree. These people are now my advisors, my partners, my friends, and they will be my business cohorts for decades to come; I wouldn't trade them for anything.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 72
  • Median 65
  • Middle 80% 31 to 120
Admissions Selectivity
84% Marshall School of Business 72% Average Across All Schools

618 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
76% 606
77% 618
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 417
84% 84.0
66% 66.0
Female
36% 36
International
1% 1
Wait-listed
100% 47
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Considered
Pre-MBA Careers
Finance / Accounting
30% 30
Marketing / Sales
27% 27
Operations
24% 24
General Management
8% 8
Management
4% 4
Other
3% 3
Human Resources
2% 2
Consulting
1% 1
Financial Services
20% 20
Consumer Products
14% 14
Other
10% 10
Manufacturing
10% 10
Media / Entertainment
9% 9
Non-Profit
9% 9
Technology
8% 8
Real Estate
6% 6
Government
5% 5
Pharma / Health Care
5% 5
Consulting
3% 3
Petroleum / Energy
1% 1
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
1% 1
1% 1
710 to 739
6% 6
6% 6
680 to 709
10% 10
10% 10
650 to 679
16% 16
17% 17
620 to 649
15% 15
17% 17
590 to 619
22% 22
24% 24
560 to 589
11% 11
10% 10
530 to 559
8% 8
7% 7
500 to 529
4% 4
4% 4
Under 500
6% 6
3% 3
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: Long Term Pay by PayScale

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,576
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,576
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
38% 115
14% 43
Students in Core Classes
62 Marshall School of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Team project
30% 30
Lectures
25% 25
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 63
  • Average # of months to complete program 33
  • Six-Year completion rate 96%
  • Max time allowed to complete 60
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning No
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings, Every weekend
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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?

No Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
45% 45
Asian American
33% 33
Hispanic
9% 9
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Business Ethics
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Environmental
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Human Resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Investment Banking
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Volunteer
  • Partners/Family
  • 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.