University of Southern California

Class Profile

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.

Applicant Pool 2016 2015 2014
Applications Received 416 504 517
Class Size 230 252 237
Academic Profile
Average GPA 3.1 3.1 3.1
Median GMAT 600 600 610
General
Average Age 29 28 29
Average Years of FT Work Experience 6 6 6
Average Incoming Salary $69K $73K $76K
Percent Women 36% 29% 27%
Percent Married 23% 21% 25%
Undergraduate Majors
Humanities & Social Sciences 34% 24% 37%
Business 33% 34% 30%
Engineering 13% 17% 13%
Economics 10% 12% 11%
Computer Science 6% 6% 5%
Sciences 4% 7% 4%
Pre-MBA Career Industries
Financial Services & Banking 20% 18% 23%
Media and Entertainment 9% 13% 13%
Health Care/Biotech 5% 7% 8%
Manufacturing/Operations 10% 17% 8%
Consulting 3% 5% 7%
CPG/Retail 14% 4% 7%
Education/Nonprofit 12% 6% 7%
High Tech/Engineering 9% 5% 6%
Real Estate 6% 7% 6%
Consumer Services 2% 4% 5%
Energy 1% 1% 3%
Government 5% 8% 3%
Other 4% 5% 4%

Representative Employers

20th Century Fox
ABC Entertainment Group/The Walt Disney Co.
Amgen
Bank of America
The Boeing Company
Broadcom Corporation
The Capital Group
Cisco Systems
City of Los Angeles
DIRECTV, Inc.
Mattel, Inc.
NBC Universal
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO)
Raytheon Company
Sony
Southern California Edison
St. Jude Medical
Union Bank, N.A.
United States Navy
University of Southern California
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Wells Fargo & Company
Western Asset Management Company