University of Southern California

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 2016
Applicant Pool
Applications Received 1501 1648
% Accepted 36% 32%
Class Size 214 222
Academic Profile
Average GPA 3.3 3.3
Median GMAT 690 690
GMAT 80% Range 640-730 640-730
General
Average Age 28 28
Average Yrs Wk Exp 5 5
Married Students 12% 13%
Undergraduate Majors
Humanities & Soc Science 38% 31%
Science & Engineering 18% 18%
Business 23% 26%
Economics 15% 19%
Computer Sciences 6% 6%

MBA Student Information

2015 2016
Geographic Distribution (United States)
Northeast & Mid-Atlantic 14%    12%
Mid-West 5% 4%
South & Southwest 10% 6%
West 71% 78%
States Represented 22 20
2015 2016
Diversity
Women 30% 31%
African-American & Hispanic/Latino 7%

 7%

Asian-American 23%

20%

International 26%

29%

2015 2016
Pre-MBA Career Industries
Consulting12%11%
Consumer Products14%8%
Financial Svcs17%19%
Govt5%8%
Manufacturing3%5%
Media/Entertainment14%14%
Non-Profit8%8%
Petroleum/Energy3%3%
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care7%5%
Real Estate8%4%
Technology4%11%
Other5%4%

Countries Represented

Australia
Brazil
Canada
China
Domincan Republic
Ecuador
Gabon
Germany
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy

Japan
Kuwait
Malaysia
Pakistan
Panama
Russia
South Africa
South Korea
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan (ROC)
Thailand
Turkey
United Kingdom
USA

Community

"I’m surprised and astounded every day by the types of strong relationships that I’ve made here at Marshall."

Aaron May
(2015)

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