Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1392
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $45,602
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    3,825
  • University Selectivity
    20%
  • University Yield
    31%
  • Average Salary
    $55,408
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1920
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
3670 Trousdale Parkway
Bridge Hall 101
Los Angeles, California 90089, United States
Website
405x225

Marshall School of Business

USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, accounting, global business, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, a center of global business and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall’s 4-year business program offers impressive global experiential opportunities and myriad engagement options with the LA community. With an alumni network spanning 90 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.

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Very hands on business classes. The program gives as much theoretical work as it does opportunities to implement them. Many extracurricular activities, such as clubs/organizations, that allow students to use their leadership skills. Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in these programs. Professors are always available for additional instruction and consultation.

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Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
20% University of Southern California 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. SAT/ACT scores
  2. Recommendations
  3. High school GPA
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
47358% 47,358
20% 20
31% 31
20% School Selectivity
31% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT 1 or
  • ACT with writing
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

All international applicants (first-year and transfer) whose native language is not English must take TOEFL, IELTS or PTE. First-year applicants with minimum scores of 600 on SAT Critical Reading or 27 on ACT English are exempt from taking TOEFL, IELTS or PTE. These exams must have been taken within the past two years from application date.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
5102% 5,102
27% 27
45% 45
27% Program Selectivity
45% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

International students (first-year and transfers) whose first language is not English are required to take TOEFL, IELTS or PTE. First-year applicants with minimum scores 600 on SAT Critical Reading or 27 on ACT English are exempt from taking TOEFL, IELTS or PTE.

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 63
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 23%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 11%
  • Other 6%
  • Real Estate 4%
Price Waterhouse Coopers 50
Top Employer
  • Ernst & Young 39
  • Deloitte and Touche 31
  • KPMG 17
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
87% 87
59% 59.252482758620694
87% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
10% 10
17% 16.796475409836066
10% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
87% Graduates seeking full-time employment
13% Graduates not seeking employment
76% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
12% 12
$63,100.00
46K 90K
Finance/Accounting
55% 55
$58,500.00
30K 128K
General Management
6% 6
$48,000.00
25K 100K
Human Resources
1% 1
$30,000.00 Data not provided
Management Information Systems
2% 2
$53,400.00
35K 67K
Marketing/Sales
18% 18
$47,200.00
30K 125K
Operations/Production
2% 2
$47,100.00
30K 79K
Logistics/Transportation
1% 1
$45,500.00
30K 58K
Other
3% 3
$45,600.00
34K 84K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
28% 28
$54,000.00
30K 70K
Consumer Products/Retail
8% 8
$49,200.00
30K 79K
Consulting
11% 11
$62,600.00
40K 84K
Financial Services
23% 23
$65,000.00
40K 128K
Government/Education
3% 3
$46,400.00
35K 60K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
1% 1
$46,800.00
30K 65K
Manufacturing
1% 1
$51,300.00
40K 65K
Media/Entertainment
4% 4
$40,100.00
25K 63K
Non-Profit
1% 1
$40,000.00
34K 45K
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
$55,500.00
40K 67K
Real Estate
4% 4
$55,500.00
30K 90K
Sports/Leisure
1% 1
$46,800.00
30K 100K
Technology/Science
7% 7
$49,500.00
30K 82K
Transportation
1% 1
$40,700.00
32K 45K
Other
6% 6
$51,500.00
30K 100K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
9% 9
$60,800.00
30K 100K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
$54,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. South
1% 1
$33,500.00
32K 35K
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
$57,400.00
40K 100K
U.S. Midwest
2% 2
$58,000.00
45K 75K
U.S. West
86% 86
$54,400.00
25K 128K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch 58
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers 52
  • UBS 37
  • Deloitte and Touche 37
  • Ernst & Young 34
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 52
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 439
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,676
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Individual advising; career databases; Career Fest, First Generation Mentor Program, CAP (year-long mentorship program with alumni), networking receptions, recruiting treks, job shadowing, career and networking workshops and podcasts, industry profile series, online jobs and internships portal, corporate advisory board, summer internship programs, career and internship courses

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$60,748
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $45,602
  • Fees $746
  • Expenses $14,400
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$60,748
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $45,602
  • Fees $746
  • Expenses $14,400
45% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 2% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 67%
  • Merit 33%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.usc.edu/admissions/fa
Scholarships
$36,908,137
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$38,896,938
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Marshall School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
43% 40
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
66% 38
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Marshall School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Management
More Information
Business Program Classes
16% Less than 20 Students 17% More than 50 Students
67% 21 to 50 students
38 Average number of students in non-business required electives
117 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Web Development Start-ups
  • Social Innovation Design Lab
  • Global Business from a Local Perspective
  • Transfer Student International Experience
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2010
Degrees Offered
  • BS, Business Administration
  • BS, Accounting
  • BS, Business Administration(Cinematic Arts)
  • BS, Business Administration (International Relations)
  • BS, Business Administration (World Program)
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
202% 202
37% 37
Prominent Faculty
  • Warren Bennis

    Leadership

  • Gerry Tellis

    Global Marketing

  • Ed Lawler

    Organizational Effectiveness

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Many Marshall students have work study as part of their financial aid package and are employed throughout Marshall and other USC offices.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Approximately 75% of first year students participate in a global business course that has a one-week international component; Semester-long study abroad programs with 34 top business schools in 22 countries; Internship and service learning programs in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa; World Bachelor in Business program (with HKUST and Bocconi) provides one year of study at each university, with the 4th year at one of the three. WBB graduates are awarded degrees from each school.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Each student organization leads 2 community service projects/year; 225+ students participate in Marshall Community Service Day; Student consulting teams participate in Los Angeles Community Impact and Net Impact community projects; Trojan Consulting group services local businesses; the Volunteer Center engages with over 300 non-profits and local agencies; the Joint Educational Project combines courses with hands-on service learning opportunities in local neighborhoods

Students

58% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1460 75th Percentile Score on SAT 33 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
46% 46
Asian American
28% 28
Hispanic
13% 13
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
70%
8%
7%
6%
6%
3%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
75% 75
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
22% 22
Canada
3% 3
18 Average age of full-time students
96% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
82% 82
95% 95

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 49,587
Alumni Donations
$14,049 Average Gift Largest Gift

Jill and Frank Fertitta

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Kevin Tsujihara

    CEO, Warner Bros

  • Mellisa Lora

    President International, Taco Bell

  • Mark Benioff

    Founder and CEO, Salesforce.com