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Full-Time MBA (FTMBA) Admissions

Full-Time MBA (FTMBA) Admissions

Greetings from the MBA Admissions Office. Thank you for considering Marshall as a place to pursue your graduate management education. We seek to recruit a class that, as a whole, will be greater than the sum of its parts. Every candidate has strengths and weakness, just as each candidate has the capacity to learn and to teach.

What matters most to us is our learning community and how, through collaboration, we grow and learn together to collectively strengthen the Trojan Family. Thus, we do not believe in the concept of the “perfect” or “ideal” candidate. In fact, there are more atypical candidates than typical ones, and everyone has a unique story.

If you have the ambition, the commitment, and the motivation to begin this next phase of your life, we welcome the opportunity to hear your story.


  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.



Connect with current first- and second-year Full-Time MBA candidates to gain insights into the USC Marshall experience. Explore the full list of student ambassadors and chat with the one who best aligns with your interests and inquiries.


If you are not a United States national, and you will be entering, or have already entered, the United States with an F-1 or J-1 student visa, you should apply as an international student. Applicants who already reside in the United States and hold other non-immigrant visas (for example, E2, H2 or L2) are also considered international students.

Permanent residents of the United States, naturalized U.S. citizens, and U.S. citizens residing abroad and attending a university outside the United States are not considered international students.

Consortium Applicants

Marshall is a proud member of and the first business school on the West Coast to join the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance between 21 leading American graduate business schools and top corporations whose mission is to increase representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in business education and in the corporate world. All prospective MBA students with a demonstrated commitment to The Consortium mission are encouraged to apply. In order to learn more about this important partnership, please visit The Consortium website.

Connect with Consortium Liaisons

Connect directly with a current Consortium Liaison below and learn more about DEI AT MARSHALL.

  • Shiressa (Reese) Johnson

    Reese has 10+ years of experience across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Bio-Tech, and Financial Services. She held several positions within Information Security, Internal Audit, and Program Management prior to joining USC Marshall School of Business. Reese is a nonprofit Board Member and mentor who is passionate about servant leadership and corporate social responsibility. In the summer of 2023, she will join Liberty Mutual Insurance as a Corporate Leadership Development Program Intern. Excited about expanding the Trojan Family, Reese takes pride in being a committed resource to candidates along their business school journey.



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