Dean Geoffrey Garrett
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Experiential Learning Center
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BS Business Administration (BUAD)
BS Accounting (ACCT)
World Bachelor in Business (WBB)
BS Business of Cinematic Arts (BCA)
BS Artificial Intelligence for Business (BUAI)
Full-Time MBA (FTMBA)
Executive MBA (EMBA)
Part-Time MBA (MBA.PM)
International MBA (IBEAR)
Online MBA (OMBA)
MS Business Administration (MSBUSAD)
MS Business Analytics (MSBA)
MS Entrepreneurship + Innovation (MSEI)
MS Finance (MSF)
MS Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM)
MS Marketing (MSMKT)
MS Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE)
Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)
Master of Management Studies (MMS)
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Master of Business Taxation (MBT)
Master of Business Taxation for Working Professionals (MBT.WP)
Data Sciences + Operations
Management + Organization
GC in Business Analytics
GC in Financial Analysis + Valuation
GC in Management Studies
GC in Marketing
GC in Optimization + Supply Chain Management
GC in Strategy + Management Consulting
GC in Sustainability + Business
GC in Technology Commercialization
GC in Library and Information Management – Online
Business Communication (BUCO)
Data Sciences and Operations (DSO)
Finance + Business Economics (FBE)
Leventhal School of Accounting (ACCT)
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (BAEP)
Management and Organization (MOR)
Institutes + Centers
Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management
VanEck Digital Assets Initiative
Institute for Outlier Research in Business
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
USC Marshall Venture Fund
Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
Center for Effective Organizations
Center for Global Innovation
Center for Investment Studies
Initiative on Digital Competition
Giving + Support
Alumni Engagement + Resources
International MBA Admissions
Designed for mid-career professionals from companies around the globe, the 12-month, on-campus International Business Education and Research (IBEAR) MBA was established in 1978 and today has more than 2,100 alumni, including many International business leaders.
Admission decisions are based on the applicant's work experience, academic background, test results, letter of recommendation and application essays. Applicants must have completed a minimum of six years of full-time work, military or graduate study prior to the start of the program. Interested individuals are encouraged to visit IBEAR classes and discuss the program with current participants and alumni.
We are now accepting applications for IBEAR MBA-46 2023 - 2024.
We review applications as soon as an application file is complete.
Round 1DEADLINE: October 17, 2022DECISION: December 19, 2022Round 2DEADLINE: January 3, 2023DECISION: February 27, 2023Round 3DEADLINE: February 27, 2023DECISION: April 10, 2023Round 4DEADLINE: March 27, 2023DECISION: May 8, 2023Round 5Rolling Round
GMAT/ GRE/ EA Testing Requirements for 2023-24 Admissions CycleAn applicant can submit a request to waive the GMAT/GRE/EA test requirement. Only applicants who have completed an application may request a waiver. In order to make the request, please use the Test Waiver Request Essay on the application to describe your rationale and make a compelling case for the request. Upon submission of your application, please email IBEARMBAadmissions@marshall.usc.edu to alert us of your submission*. The subject line on the email should read: “Request for Test Waiver – Application Submitted.” We will review your case and respond by email to your request for the waiver within 10 business days. Finally, you should review and consider the following guidelines before making the request:Standardized tests provide the Admissions Committee with evidence of a candidate’s ability to perform academically. The basis for your waiver request should be grounded in a record of exceptional academic achievement that includes demonstrated mathematical preparedness. While professional experience can be included as a component of the waiver request, the Admissions Committee will most strongly consider two elements: 1) overall academic achievement; and 2) performance in quantitative coursework.Applications – with or without test scores – will be reviewed holistically.The decision to grant or decline a waiver request should not be viewed as a signal of the ultimate admissions decision.Waivers will not be considered if an applicant has not submitted a complete application including uploaded copies of a résumé and all official academic transcripts.Test waivers will be granted on a case-by-case basis.Decisions on waiver requests are final, and Marshall will not respond to requests for re-consideration.Test scores serve as one consideration in merit-based scholarship decisions.Some employers may consider test scores in their evaluation of job applicant.In the absence of a GRE/GMAT/EA score, in addition to completing the Test Waiver essay, please be prepared to demonstrate in your application one or more of the following:- A strong undergraduate and/or graduate record in analytical coursework or disciplines- CPA or CFA certifications- Master's or advanced degree in an analytical discipline- Certificate courses completed in an analytical discipline- Extensive practical work experience in an analytical field- A recent (valid or expired) GRE, GMAT or EA score* Please include your First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, and CAS ID# (located in the top right corner of your online application) in the email, so that we can easily locate your file.
A complete application file includes the following:Online Application, including essays and one letter of recommendationOfficial Copy of Transcripts and Certificates of Graduation. Official transcripts should be obtained from each college/university attended in a sealed official envelope. Materials in a language other than English should be accompanied by a certified English translation. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university.Official GMAT or GRE score report: To submit your test scores, please use ETS code 389-9C-66. For GRE, USC's ETS school code is 4852. A department code is not necessary. You may also send a copy of your result report in advance to expedite the admission review process to Diana Kurdian at Kurdian@marshall.usc.edu.Application Fee $155 (payment via online application process)Copy of Current ResumeOne Passport Size Photo (optional)Official TOEFL or IELTS score report (international applicants only). Please use ETS code 4852. You may also send a copy of your test result report in advance to expedite the admission review process.
You may use the forms provided with the online application to request that your undergraduate (bachelor's degree) transcripts be sent directly to the mailing address below:University of Southern CaliforniaOffice of Graduate Admission3601 South Flower Street, Tyler 112Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915You can also mail your transcripts to the MBA Admissions office at:USC Marshall School of BusinessMBA Admissions630 Childs Way, JKP 308Los Angeles, CA 90089-02633Tel: 213-740-7846IBEARMBAadmissions@marshall.usc.eduWe encourage applicants to upload unofficial transcripts to the on-line application. However, while the Admissions Committee can review an application with unofficial transcripts, a final decision cannot be rendered until official transcripts have been received and evaluated by USC.
Please ask your undergraduate institution to include an explanation of the grading system and information about how the transcript should be assessed. Transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation.
We require one letter of recommendation. Your letter of recommendation is used as a gauge of your professional achievements and managerial potential. We prefer that your recommendation be provided by a direct supervisor. This person should provide specific observations and examples of your leadership, teamwork, analytical skills and personal qualities. Your letter of recommendation must be submitted online.
Interviews are a mandatory part of the IBEAR MBA admission process. All shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview either in person or via Zoom.
USC International Student English (ISE) Exam
All international applicants who have not earned a bachelor's degree from a university in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.To avoid delays in processing your application, we suggest that you have your TOEFL or IELTS scores sent to USC Marshall when you pre-register for the examination. You can also upload copies of your TOEFL or IELTS scores and your GMAT or GRE scores along with your application.If you are required to take an English Language Exam, an official score report must be forwarded to USC by the testing agency. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years. The TOEFL code for the USC Marshall MBA program is 4852.Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): For additional information, VISIT TOEFL.International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS.ORG
To apply to the 2023 Summer Intensive English Program, download the application and send it, along with supporting documents to EMAIL.
DOWNLOAD IBEAR SUMMER IEP APPLICATION
USC's Summer Intensive English Program
Some students may receive an admission to the IBEAR MBA program that is conditional upon them attending USC’s Summer Intensive English Program. If you required to enroll in this program, you will need to submit an application to the USC International Academy.This application for the Summer Intensive English Program must be sent directly to the USC International Academy and not to the IBEAR MBA Program.To apply to the 2023 Summer Intensive English Program, download the application and send it, along with supporting documents, email@example.com.
IBEAR SUMMER IEP APPLICATION
IBEAR-MBA 45 (2022/23) TUITION INFORMATION:Tuition, program, IELP & Mandatory fees for the current IBEAR MBA-45 (2022/23) is $132,351.Tuition FeeProgram FeeIELP Fee*Mandatory FeesTOTAL FEES$121,728$6,000 Program Fee$3,400 International Experiential Learning Program (IELP) Fee$1,223 (includes USC Central Services & Student Health Center Fees$132,351 (Tuition, Program Fee, IELP Fee & Mandatory Fees)*USC IBEAR MBA Participants pay the same IELP as other Marshall MBA students
IBEAR provides merit scholarships for highly-qualified international and U.S. applicants. Scholarship decisions are based on academic and leadership potential. Scholarship recipients demonstrate very strong academic performance, consistently high test scores, as well as a strong career trajectory. They are expected to be leaders in the IBEAR MBA program. You may indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for a scholarship. The amount awarded is contingent on the qualifications of the applicant. Only self-sponsored applicants are eligible.IBEAR Global Business Fellow awards tuition scholarships to high potential self-sponsored international and U.S. Candidates.Hanjin/Korean Air Scholarship: One or two partial tuition awards to a Korean national or Korean-American or to self-sponsored participants focused on a career in global supply chain/logistics.Honjo Foundation/Jack G. Lewis Scholarship: One partial tuition awards to self-sponsored participants of Japanese heritage.
Three types of loans are available to finance your MBA — Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans and private student loans. If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, we recommend that you apply for Federal Stafford Loans first, because they offer favorable interest rates and origination fees. International students are not eligible for the Federal Stafford loan program. International students often obtain loans from private lenders, which they approach and work with directly.Federal Stafford Loan. There are two types, subsidized and unsubsidized. For subsidized Stafford Loans, the federal government pays the interest while you are in school and during authorized deferment and grace periods. For the unsubsidized Stafford Loans, deferred interest is capitalized (added to the principal) at repayment. For more information, visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid.fafsa.Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. Graduate and professional students may wish to consider this low-interest, credit -based federal loan to cover their expenses. You must first exhaust your full Federal Stafford Loan eligibility to be considered for this loan.Private Loan. Private loans are available to both domestic and international applicants. You should be aware that interest rates and fees vary significantly among lending institutions. International applicants may be required to have a U.S. citizen co-sign the loan.
How to Pay
You may plan to pay online, by check, or wire transfer. Checks should be made payable to USC and sent to the IBEAR MBA Program.In-personIf you wish to pay in-person, please go to the Cashier's Office. They accept the following payment methods:Cash (in U.S. dollars only)Make check, money order or cashier's check payable to University of Southern California. Must be in U.S. Dollars only.* The USC Cashier's Office is located in the USC Credit Union branch at Student Union Room 106 (facing the Tutor Campus Center)Contact Person/OfficeUSC Credit UnionStudent Union, 106MailFor payments by mail, USC accepts the following payment methods:Domestic checks/drafts (drawn on US banks)Please be sure to write your 9-digit student ID number and your full name, exactly as shown on your USC card, to insure that your payment is credited to the proper account.To prevent late fees, your mail payment must arrive by USC's tuition settlement deadline.Contact Person/OfficePlease send your payment (in US $) to:USC Cashier's Office620 W.McCarthy Way, Suite 21,Los Angeles, CA 90089Wire Transfer:For more information, visit the Student Financial Services / Wire Transfer website: https://sfs.usc.edu/payment/wire-transfers/. Pay Online:USC e.pay is the university's secure electronic service for managing your student account. it offers the fastest and simplest form of payment. To set up e.pay visit: https://sfs.usc.edu/epay/.Company Sponsored Students:If you are sponsored by a company or government agency, contact USC Agency Billing as soon as possible to make payment arrangements. Visit USC Agency Billing website: https://sfs.usc.edu/agency/.