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Full-Time MBA (FTMBA)

  • Full-Time MBA (FTMBA)

    Full-Time MBA (FTMBA)

    The USC Marshall Full-Time MBA (FTMBA) program is committed to transformative learning, a culture of inclusion, collegiality, cooperation, and team work. The program is designed to allow students to discover and develop their personal strengths, build core business knowledge, sharpen analytical and critical thinking skills, and lead high performing teams.

    Marshall is located in one of the most vibrant global economies and is part of a large, diverse university ready to engage the world’s demanding challenges. The Trojan family, known for its strong network, includes more than 450,000 alumni, where 90,000+ are from the Marshall School. Our campus community includes a world-class faculty, high performing students and a dedicated professional staff.


  • Marshall employs a holistic academic-career program model. Marshall has tightly integrated and aligned the academic, programmatic and career development of the MBA Program. Academic courses at the start of the MBA Core such as Communication for Management, Foundations for Your Professional Value and Structured Analysis for Unstructured Problems that explore self-awareness, leadership, communication and value-creation help students identify their personal interests and value in the marketplace.


The Core Curriculum is designed to provide students with the fundamental principles of business that every manager needs to know and is delivered over five terms within the first academic year. It provides students enhanced and systematic opportunities to practice teamwork, leadership, critical thinking and creative problem solving. Furthermore, the Core Curriculum provides opportunities for students to define and develop their professional identity and explore major career paths and industry-specific and functional insights that are critical to securing a meaningful summer internship.

In Term 4, student-teams participate in a consulting project with a Los Angeles-based company, developing solutions for real-life business problems, using fundamental business tools they have learned in the program. In Term 5, students also begin to explore global business through the Global Context of Business course followed by the PRIME overseas experience. USC Marshall’s signature PRIME overseas experience is an experiential opportunity that allows students to travel abroad to one of a select number of countries to gain first-hand knowledge of how business is done globally. During the 10-day PRIME trip, students visit domestic and multinational companies and governmental institutions, develop business insights and complete projects that take into consideration the cultural, financial, regulatory, political and other constraints and opportunities of the country.


Elective courses allow students to explore their areas of interest and develop deep competencies that align with their career goals.
MBA students may select 7.5 units of elective classes during the Spring semester of their first year. This provides students the opportunity to take classes that they feel will prepare them to be successful in their summer internship. Students may choose to take additional elective classes during the summer in lieu of an internship.

The second-year of the MBA program is intended to be customized to suit student’s interests and career goals. The 30 remaining elective units can be earned by:
- Taking elective coursework – Marshall offers close to 100 elective courses for MBA students in any given year;
- Designing an individualized program of study that cuts across several functional areas*;
- Completing an independent study project*; and/or
- Selecting courses from other graduate schools within the university*- students may take up to nine elective units at another USC graduate school

*Available to second year MBA students who have completed all core curriculum and are in good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA)

Please note course offerings are not guaranteed and students should consult the Schedule of Classes for courses offered during any given term.


USC Marshall offers students many opportunities to apply classroom learning to real world scenarios.


  • USC Marshall has 40 graduate student organizations. Ranging from community outreach, diversity and affinity groups, career clubs, and social and athletic organizations, students are able to expand their network to other USC Marshall MBA graduate programs and corporate contacts. Club activities take place during the day, evenings and weekends, and can include networking opportunities, social events and company visits.




  Deadline Decision By
Round 1 October 15, 2023 December 31, 2023
Round 2 January 5, 2024 March 31, 2024
Round 3 March 1, 2024 May 15, 2024
Round 4 April 15, 2024 June 15, 2024
Round 5

Applications submitted after April 15, 2024 will be considered on a space-available basis.


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    Los Angeles, CA 90089-2633



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