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- What are the application requirements for the Full-Time MBA program?
- What are the application deadlines?
- Does my undergraduate degree need to be in business?
- Are there any minimum requirements?
- Can I take the GMAT/GRE more than once? How long are GMAT and GRE scores valid?
- Can I apply to a part-time USC Marshall MBA program and the Full-Time MBA program in the same year, or move from one program to another?
- Do you offer dual degree programs?
- Is it possible to receive a Full-Time MBA from USC Marshall if I have already earned an MBA?
- Can I visit the campus to get more information about the Full-Time MBA program?
- How can I arrange for an interview?
- What is the cost of attending?
- How do I apply for USC Marshall fellowships?
- May international students apply for a Stafford loan?
- What is your policy on deferred admission?
- If I am not accepted, can I get feedback on my application?
- If I am not accepted at one of the three application periods, can my application be reconsidered later the same year?
- Four-year bachelor's degree, or equivalent
- Completed application
- Official academic transcripts
- Letter of recommendation
- Professional résumé
- Official test scores (GMAT or GRE. If applicable, TOEFL or IELTS)
- Application fee
- Completed application for admission
- Essays (one required, one optional)
- One new letter of recommendation
- Official transcripts
- Official score reports for any tests (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS) taken since your last application
- An updated professional résumé
- Application fee of $150.00
Frequently Asked Questions
Financing the MBA
After You Have Applied
Application ProcessWhat are the application requirements for the Full-Time MBA program?
Round One October 15, 2013 Round Two January 10, 2014 Round Three April 15, 2014
*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on this day. Does my undergraduate degree need to be in business?
No. USC Marshall recruits and admits individuals from a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds.Are there any minimum requirements?
While we have no minimum requirements for admission, the applicant pool is highly competitive.Can I take the GMAT or GRE more than once? How long are GMAT and GRE scores valid?
Yes, you can take the GMAT or GRE more than once. The Admissions Committee will consider the highest score. GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years.Can I apply to a Part-Time USC Marshall MBA program and the Full-Time MBA program in the same year, or move from one program to another?
USC Marshall’s five MBA programs are entirely separate from each other. You must apply for admission to only one program per academic year. We do not allow students to move from one program to another at any time.Do you offer dual-degree programs?
USC Marshall and other USC schools and departments offer several dual-degree programs. To be a dual-degree candidate, you must follow the dual-degree program’s admissions process and be offered admission to both schools/departments. For additional information, consult the USC Catalogue.Is it possible to receive a Full-Time MBA from USC Marshall if I have already earned an MBA?
If you have already earned an MBA, USC Marshall recommends the Master of Science in Business Administration program. The 26-unit MSBA degree enables you to pursue further study in an area of specialization not thoroughly explored during the course of an MBA.
To be eligible, you must have an MBA degree from an institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The MSBA degree may be completed on either a full- or part-time basis. Classes applicable to the degree are offered during daytime and evening hours. For more information, visit the MSBA web site.Can I visit the campus to get more information about the Full-Time MBA program?
Yes, we encourage you to visit. Please see Visiting USC Marshall for details.How can I arrange for an interview?
Interviews are conducted only at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified via e-mail.
Financing the MBAWhat is the cost of attending?
First-Year Second-Year Tuition (based on 2013-2014 tuition) 56,736 47,280 Fees 9,892 (Includes mandatory PRIME fee) 3,792 Books/Supplies 1,350 1,344 $67,978 $52,416 Room/Board* 16,000 16,000 Personal 1,828 1,828 Transportation 2,520 2,520 $20,348 $20,348 Cost of Attendance 88,326 72,764 New Student Orientation Fee 35 N/A Total Cost $88,361 $72,764
* Please be aware that living expenses can vary greatly, depending on where in Los Angeles you live and your choice of accommodation (in shared housing or on your own).How do I apply for USC Marshall Fellowships?
All applicants are considered for fellowship opportunities. Fellowships are merit-based and typically range from $10,000 to full-tuition remission. There is no separate application process for these awards. Second year MBA students who did not receive an award during their first year may apply for a limited number of second year fellowships. This fellowship is based on first year academic performance and contributions to the Marshall community.May international students apply for a Stafford loan?
No, international students are not eligible to receive federal financial aid, which includes Stafford and Perkins loans. However, international students may qualify for private loans if they have a U.S. co-signer.
After You Have AppliedWhat is your policy on deferred admission?
Students who are admitted to USC Marshall but are unable to attend for whatever reason will not be deferred to the following academic year. You must reapply for admission. If you have submitted an application within the past two years, you are required to submit only the following application materials:
Members of the Admissions Committee will offer counseling sessions in September to students who have been denied admission. To schedule a counseling appointment, please call the Admissions Office in late August at (213) 740-7846.
Students denied admission in any round of the application process must wait until the following academic year to reapply.
What is PRIME?
PRIME, which stands for Pacific Rim International Management Education, is a requirement for all full-time first-year MBA Marshall students. This innovative course begins with an intensive semester-long exploration of the social, cultural and political environment of business and management practices in the Pacific Rim.
During the spring term, the PRIME project teams travel abroad for 10 days and make an on-site presentation to a corporate client. Visits to select domestic and multinational companies and government institutions allow students to compare and contrast the region's businesses, industries, markets, trade practices and policies with those of the United States.