University of Southern California

Jessica Schmidt

“Broadening my understanding of different functional specialties has been a specific goal of mine during my MBA experience. As my overall business skills have increased in breadth and depth during my MBA experience, I have been able to communicate, motivate, and create more successful cross-functional business relationships throughout my organization.”

Jessica Schmidt
Class of 2015

Class Snapshot

Class of 2017

Class

CLASS SIZE
156
AVERAGE AGE
28
PERCENT WOMEN
32%
PERCENT MARRIED
22%

Academic

AVERAGE GPA
3.2
MEDIAN GMAT
620

UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

Business34%
Humanities & Social Science19%
Engineering18%
Economics15%
Science10%
Computer Science4%

Experience

Average Years of Work Experience
6
Average Incoming Salary
$76K

PRE-MBA CAREER INDUSTRIES

Consulting3%
Consumer Products6%
Financial Services20%
Government3%
Manufacturing8%
Media/Entertainment13%
Non-Profit7%
Petroleum/Energy6%
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care12%
Real Estate4%
Technology13%
Other5%

Campus Snapshot

During the first year, students study at USC’s University Park Campus in Los Angeles or at our Orange County Center in Irvine. Second and third-year classes are held in Los Angeles.

University Park Campus
630 Childs Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Orange County Center

USC Orange County Center
2300 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Application Snapshot

Application Deadlines*
November 15, 2014
February 15, 2015
May 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on this day. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to render a decision based on any materials submitted by the application deadline.

Decisions are released monthly, beginning December 1, 2014, through the online application system. Please expect a decision to be posted about 4-6 weeks after submission of a completed online application.