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The Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) March 15
Application deadline (international students) January 15
Application fee $150

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 27.0% - Low
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.30 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.93-3.74
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 182
Average GMAT score 687 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 630-740
Students with prior work experience 223
Average work experience (months) 63

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 77.0%
Average age of new entrants 29
Average undergraduate GPA 3.11
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.56-3.61
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 230
Average GMAT score 609
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 540-690
Students with prior work experience 237
Average work experience (months) 74

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The admissions committee evaluates applicants on the following criteria: academic background, professional work experience, personal and professional community activities and leadership experiences, and the potential for future leadership. Please visit our website: www.marshall.usc.edu for detailed information about our admissions process and to apply online.
Executive program
The admissions committee evaluates applicants on the following criteria: academic background, professional work experience, personal and professional community activities and leadership experiences, and the potential for future leadership. Please visit our website: www.marshall.usc.edu for detailed information about our admissions process and to apply online.
Part-time program
The admissions committee evaluates applicants on the following criteria: academic background, professional work experience, personal and professional community activities and leadership experiences, and the potential for future leadership. Please visit our website: www.marshall.usc.edu for detailed information about our admissions process and to apply online.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Keith Vaughn
Full-time program phone (213) 740-7846
Full-time program E-mail marshallmba@marshall.usc.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​marshall.​usc.​edu
Executive program phone (213) 740-7846
Executive program E-mail marshallmba@marshall.usc.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​marshall.​usc.​edu
Part-time program phone (213) 740-7846
Part-time program E-mail marshallmba@marshall.usc.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​marshall.​usc.​edu
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(15) Departments/concentrations
accounting marketing
consulting management information systems
entrepreneurship production/operations management
finance organizational behavior
general management portfolio management
human resources management real estate
international business other
leadership
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, other
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time accelerated, part-time evenings and weekends, traditional executive MBA, other executive MBA
Joint programs available education, engineering, healthcare (medicine), law, pharmacology, public policy/administration, social work, M.B.A./M.R.E.D., M.B.A./M.S., M.B.A./D.D.S., M.B.A./M.A.

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The MBA curriculum is a comprehensive learning experience designed to develop innovative leaders who act with the highest ethical standards in a rapidly changing economic, social and political world. Foundation courses are completed in the first semester, allowing enhanced curriculum customization for the balance of the program. Visit www.marshall.usc.edu/mba for an overview of the program.
Executive program
The EMBA is structured for senior level managers.This program is offered in Los Angeles, San Diego and Shanghai. The curriculum design incorporates an interdisciplinary approach by organizing course material into themes that integrate various disciplines and address classic, yet dynamic, business issues. Please visit our website: www.marshall.usc.edu for a detailed description of the program.
Part-time program
The MBA curriculum is a comprehensive learning experience designed to develop outstanding leaders who act with positive impact and character in a rapidly changing economic, social and political world.A core of essential foundation courses in the first year culminates with an international experience.Please visit our website: www.marshall.usc.edu for a detailed description of the program.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#21 Best Business Schools

(8) Ranking by Specialties

#7 in Accounting
#10 in Entrepreneurship
#10 in Executive M.B.A.
#7 in International
#18 in Management
#20 in Marketing
#8 in Part-time M.B.A.
#20 in Production / Operations

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 69
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Acceptance rate 27.0% - Low
Average starting salary and bonus $109,619 - High
Average undergraduate GPA 3.30 - Medium
Average GMAT score 687 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 66.9% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 89.1% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 455
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 1,240

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 455
Minority students 33.0%
International students 20.4%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 785
Minority students 44.6%
International students 3.1%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director N/A
Financial aid phone (213) 740-1111

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $46,781 per year
Part-time: $31,187 per year
Required fees $5,003 per program
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $19,439
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class N/A

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of Southern California has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 230
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 175
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 66.9% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 89.1% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 107
Low base salary $55,000
Average base salary $97,638
High base salary $165,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $56,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $99,404
High base salary: U.S citizen $165,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $55,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $92,000
High base salary: Foreign nationals $130,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 66
Low signing bonus $2,500
Average signing bonus $19,424
High signing bonus $60,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $5,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $20,849
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $60,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $2,500
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $14,923
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $40,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 54
Low other compensation $2,000
Average other compensation $22,851
High other compensation $90,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 27
Marketing/sales low salary $56,000
Marketing/sales average salary $88,455
Marketing/sales high salary $110,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 4
Operations/production low salary $55,000
Operations/production average salary $80,375
Operations/production high salary $95,000
Number reporting general management jobs 14
General management low salary $65,000
General management average salary $92,500
General management high salary $120,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 38
Finance/accounting low salary $75,000
Finance/accounting average salary $96,395
Finance/accounting high salary $135,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 21
Consulting low salary $70,000
Consulting average salary $109,167
Consulting high salary $130,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 3
Other occupations low salary $87,600
Other occupations average salary $124,200
Other occupations high salary $165,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 4
Manufacturing low salary $90,000
Manufacturing average salary $96,000
Manufacturing high salary $100,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 10
Northeast low salary $85,000
Northeast average salary $103,200
Northeast high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) N/A
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) N/A
South low salary N/A
South average salary N/A
South high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) N/A
Midwest low salary N/A
Midwest average salary N/A
Midwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 7
Southwest low salary $56,000
Southwest average salary $89,000
Southwest high salary $115,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 78
West low salary $65,000
West average salary $99,713
West high salary $165,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 12
International low salary $70,000
International average salary $88,182
International high salary $120,000
 


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