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Admissions Requirements


Each year’s program starts in August


Begin Accepting Applications: October 1

Notification begins: December 1

Final Deadline: June 1

We encourage candidates to apply early, as the USC Marshall School of Business Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) is a competitive and selective program. Decisions are released on the 1st of each month approximately 4-6 weeks after submission of an application. Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered, space permitting.

Program Requirements

The Admissions Committee assesses each candidate on a number of dimensions including prior academic performance and professional leadership experience. We seek students with the intellectual and interpersonal abilities to contribute to the classroom experience, to excel academically and who possess the leadership potential to succeed.

Eligibility for the Master of Business for Veterans requires:

  • Four-year undergraduate degree.
  • A minimum of three years military service, with verifiable leadership or management experience on active or reserve forces duty.
  • Verifiable academic or work-related math skills.

Interviews are a requirement of the MBV application process for those candidates who meet the program requirements and will be conducted by invitation only after a completed application has been reviewed. USC Marshall School of Business conducts most interviews with candidates by telephone.

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