University of Southern California

EMBA Admissions Profile, Class of 2015

At the USC Marshall School of Business, diversity, first and foremost, is about diversity of ideas. We believe the ability to arrive at solutions to business problems is directly related to having access to the greatest range of ideas, opinions and experiences. Our diverse student body offers unlimited opportunities for intellectual exchange, practical experience, and professional networking.

  Los Angeles XXIX   San Diego VIII
Admissions Profile      
Class Size 74   43
Avg GPA 3.1   3.3
Avg Age 37   38
Avg Yrs Wk Exp 14   13
Avg Salary 144,000   127,000
Women 22%   23%
Married Students 65%   79%
Advanced Degrees 20%   26%
Media/Entertainment 21%   2%
High Tech 18%   19%
Financial Services 12%   12%
Health Care/Biotech 10%   16%
Manufacturing & Operations 10%   14%
Consulting 7%   2%
Education/ Non-profit 7%   5%
CPG/Retail/Marketing 4%   7%
Government 4%   16%
Shipping/Transportation 3%   n/a
Real Estate n/a   2%
Other 4%   5%
Undergraduate Majors      
Business 20%   16%
Engineering 20%   28%
Social Science 17%   14%
Humanities 13%   4%
Science 12%   20%
Accounting 8%   4%
Computer Science 6%   4%
Economics 3%   6%
Mathematics 1%   4%

EMBA Admissions Profile, Class of 2014

  Los Angeles XXVIII   San Diego VII
Academic Profile      
Class Size 72   47
Avg GPA 3.05   3.05
Advanced Degrees 22%   17%
Women 29%   13%
Avg Age 38   39
Avg Yrs Wk Exp 14   15
Married Students 67%   60%
Avg Salary 170K   145K
High Tech 21%   19%
Financial Services 15%   6%
Education/ Non-profit 5%   2%
Consulting 8%   15%
Health Care/Biotech 14%   19%
Manufacturing & Operations 10%   9%
Media/Entertainment 12%   4%
Government 5%   9%
CPG/Retail/Marketing 7%   7%
Real Estate N/A   6%
Other 3%   4%
Undergraduate Majors      
Business 29%   25%
Engineering 16%   16%
Social Science 19%   16%
Humanities 7%   4%
Computer Science 4%   12%
Economics 6%   2%
Science 6%   19%

The Trojan Network (0:33)

"It was clear when I came to visit a class on campus that the Trojan Network is alive, just from the aspect that even students in the first year program and the second year program of the MBA were eager to help me and I wasn’t even part of the program."

Bobby Cockrill
Sr. Sales Representative
Boston Scientific

Representative Employers

Los Angeles Employers:
American Airlines
AND Company
Axiom Solutions
California Medical Association
Calox, Inc.
Carl Zeiss, LLC
City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering
City of Pasadena, Department of Water and Power
Clark Construction Group
CRC Health Group, Inc.
CSG International
D.A. Davidson & Co
Digital Artist Management, Inc.
Edwards Lifesciences
Electronic Arts
Fruit Growers Supply Company
Life Technologies
Maersk Line
Mars Food LLC
Medtronic, Inc.
MGM Resorts International
National Football League
Occidental Petroleum
Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO)
Paramount Pictures
PeopleMedia (
Profit Recovery Partners
Renegade 83
Savvis, A Century Link Company
Sfera Studios
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Spirit Digital Media
State Farm Insurance
TelePacific Communications
The Capital Group Companies
The Walt Disney Company
Toyota Financial Services
United States Air Force
United States Navy
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Xoom Corporation

San Diego Employers:
Abbott Vascular
Alere San Diego
Allergan, Inc.
American Financial Network
Arkema, Inc
Avanir Pharmaceuticals
BarNone (formerly webxu)
Econolite Group, Inc
Entellus Medical
Gowan Company
Imagine Learning
Infosys Technologies Ltd
Johnson Controls
Marriott International
McGregor and Associates
PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Pilot Chemical Company
Qualcomm Inc
Semtech Corporation
Silicon Graphics International Corp.
Specialty Manufacturing Inc.
The Irvine Company
Union Bank
United States Marine Corps
US HealthWorks Medical Group
United States Navy