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Class Profile

At the USC Marshall MBA Program, 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. By cultivating a diverse pool of high quality MBA's, the USC Marshall School of Business is helping to redefine the business community of the new millennium.

MBA Admissions Profile

2015 2014
Applicant Pool
Applications Received 1501 1794
% Accepted 36% 29%
Class Size 214 217
Academic Profile
Average GPA 3.3 3.3
Average GMAT 690 700
GMAT 80% Range 640-730 640-730
General
Average Age 28 27
Average Yrs Wk Exp 5 5
Married Students 12% 12%
Undergraduate Majors
Humanities & Soc Science 38% 35%
Science & Engineering 18%  20%
Business 23% 26%
Economics 15% 12%
Computer Sciences 6% 7%

MBA Student Information

2015 2014
Geographic Distribution (United States)
Northeast & Mid-Atlantic 14%    11%
Mid-West 5% 4%
South & Southwest 10% 4%
West 71% 81%
States Represented 22 19
2015 2014
Diversity
Women 30%   30%
African-American & Hispanic/Latino 7%

 7%

Asian-American 23%

24%

International 26%

19%

2015 2014
Pre-MBA Career Industries
Financial Services/Banking 17%   14%
Media/Entertainment 13% 9%
High Tech/Engineering 5% 15%
Consulting 8% 8%
Education/Nonprofit 8% 7%
Manufacturing/Operations 10% 9%
CPG/Retail 7% 9%
Consumer Services 5% 9%
Real Estate 8% 3%
Healthcare 8% 5%
Hospitality/Food Service 6% n/a

Countries Represented, Class of 2015

Australia
Canada
China
Dominican Republic
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran
Japan

Kuwait
Panama
Russia
South Korea
Sweden
Taiwan (ROC)
Thailand
Turkey
USA

Sample Hiring Companies, 2013

Amazon
Apple, Inc.
Autodesk, Inc.
Blackstone
Blizzard Entertainment
Booz & Company
Caesars Entertainment
Capital Group Companies, Inc.
Chevron Corporation
Citigroup
Del Monte Foods
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Deutsche Bank
DirecTV
E&J Gallo Winery
eBay
Electronic Arts
Ernst & Young
Facebook
Gallup
General Electric
General Mills, Inc.
Hasbro
Houlihan Lokey

IBM
Intel Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
JRK Property Holdings
Kaiser Permanente
Kraft Foods
Macy's
Mattel, Inc.
McKinsey & Company
Morgan Stanley
NBC Universal
Pacific Asset Management Co.,Ltd
PayPal Inc.
PricewaterhouseCoopers
SanDisk
Taco Bell Corp.
Target Corporation
The Olsen Company
The Walt Disney Company
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.
Trust Company of the West
UBS Investment Bank
Universal Music Group
Warner Bros

PRIME: International Experimental Learning Program

Sample PRIME Companies

Arcor, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Club Atletico Boca Juniors, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Daikin Industries, Tokyo, Japan
Dedegumo, Kyoto, Japan
Ducoco, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ford Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
Giant, Taipei, Taiwan
Hana Bank, Seoul, Korea
Highway 4 Restaurants, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong
Kakkaisan, Tokyo, Japan
Kerry Parkside, Shanghai, China
Korean Air, Seoul, Korea
Lee Kum Kee, Hong Kong
Opera Software, Beijing, China
President Chain Store Corp, Taipei, Taiwan
Rock in Rio, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Hong Kong
Wise Wise, Tokyo, Japan

Marshall Spotlight

Boston University
Palos Verdes, California
“They talk about the [Marshall] alumni network, but until you actually live it for two years, it’s hard to understand how strong it is. The bonds you build with your friends are irreplaceable.”

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