Dean Geoffrey Garrett
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Teaching + Innovation
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
Master of Business for Veterans Admissions
The Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) degree is a fully accredited 1-year graduate degree that was created specifically for military veterans, active duty, and reserve personnel. The program is designed to leverage the management and leadership experience already gained during military service. The MBV provides formal business knowledge and develops critical thinking skills. Participants will discover the transferability of their military experience and skill sets to the business environment, as well as the ability to launch, manage, and grow a new business.
This 10-month program is completed in just two semesters and provides an understanding of all business disciplines. The program incorporates a thematic curriculum that focuses on the way business functions relate to each other on a daily basis versus teaching the individual subjects as unrelated functional entities. Classroom sessions involve student participation in an interactive learning environment, as well as lectures, projects, and individual coursework.
Dates and Deadlines
The Fall 2023 Application Cycle is now open.
MBV Admissions Deadline: May 20, 2023
Four-year Undergraduate Degree, or Equivalent
To be in the program the applicant must have earned the equivalent of a 4-year U.S. bachelor's degree with a competitive GPA. Applicants in the process of finishing an undergraduate degree may apply, with acceptance contingent on finishing the undergraduate degree and ability to be physically present at the start of the program. Please see here for degree requirements by country.
Complete the online application and upload all required documents here. International applicants should also consult the instructions for international students published in the USC Graduate Admissions website. When applying, we recommend using a personal email address that you will maintain access to for the foreseeable future rather than university or temporary accounts that you may lose access to. The program office is only able to communicate admissions decisions to the email address used at time of application.
Nonrefundable application fee: $155
USC students/staff/alumni, US military veterans, and select other groups qualify for an application fee waiver. For Fee Waiver Categories and instructions on how to apply for a waiver, click here.
Transcript requirements are set forth by the Office of Graduate Admission. Please view their website for details.
Transcript submission is a two-step process:1.You must upload scanned copies of official transcripts from all institutions attended to the online application. These must be official transcripts printed on university letterhead. Print-outs from online student portals are not acceptable.2. After you submit your application and receive your 10-digit USC ID number, you must submit the official transcripts by mail, courier, or electronic services from all colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions you have previously attended.
Official transcript:A transcript is considered official when it is received in the sealed envelope provided by the school, or when it is electronically transmitted (not emailed) from the institution. Even if it is mailed by the applicant, it can be considered official as long as the envelope has not been opened.Cover sheet:We recommend that you fill out the “College/University Transcript Cover Page” and send it to the registrar’s office of each post-secondary institution you have attended. Although it is not mandatory, including it along with your USC ID number will help match your transcripts to your file as quickly as possible.E-transcripts:USC accepts official electronic transcripts from all countries, provided that the transcript originates from a secure site formally linked to the sending institution. Please instruct the vendor to email the transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not send any other materials or correspondence to this email. Electronic transcripts e-mailed to any other address will not be downloaded, delaying review of your file and adding an extra expense because the transcript will need to be re-sent.Transcripts in original language of issuance:International students who have earned their degree outside the United States must check the country-specific requirements to determine if original-language copies of their academic records are needed. In such cases, a separate, word-for-word, English-language translation of all academic records must also be submitted. The translation should either be issued directly from the school itself or by a professional, certified translator. It must contain all information shown on the original-language documents and “mirror” them as precisely as possible. Dual-language transcripts are also acceptable.USC alumni or current students:USC degree holders do not need to submit USC transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admission. Please be sure to include your USC enrollment in the “Academic Background” section so that we may match your application to the academic records already on file.Credential evaluation:Please note that USC does not accept or recognize credential evaluation reports from outside agencies (e.g. WES, ECE, etc.) for the purposes of admission review.Mailing InstructionsIf sending your transcripts via regular mail, please use the following address:University of Southern CaliforniaUSC Office of Graduate Admission3601 South Flower Street, Room 112Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915If sending your transcripts via courier service, such as DHL or FedEx, please use the following address:University of Southern CaliforniaUSC Office of Graduate Admission and Financial Aid3601 South Flower Street, Tyler 112Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915Phone: (213) 740-1111
Spotlight: USCThe USC Office of Graduate Admission organizes Spotlight: USC programs, where you can learn how to successfully complete USC’s online Graduate Application, avoid common mistakes, ask general application-related questions, and take a tour of campus. Click here to see the schedule and register.To support you in the admission process and help you learn more about the program, we host a series of events allowing you to connect with advisors, professors, and current USC students.
GMAT/GREGMAT/GRE scores are neither required nor accepted. All applications will be reviewed holistically.English-Language proficiency –TOEFL/IELTS (International Students)International graduate applicants must demonstrate English-language proficiency by submitting TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores.Minimum Requirement:TOEFL: Total 100; each band 20IELTS: Overall 7; each band 6Exceptions: International applicants are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement only under the circumstances outlined here.Submitting Scores:To avoid delays in the processing of your application, please have your TOEFL or IELTS scores sent to USC Marshall when you pre-register for the examination. Upload electronic copies of your TOEFL or IELTS scores with your application in addition to sending official scores to USC Marshall through the testing service. Official scores must be received directly from the testing service and dated no earlier than 2 years (24 months) prior to the start of your intended first term at USC. Do not enter the name and contact information of your specific intended graduate department.Code:TOEFL: 4852 (no department code is required)IELTS: choose “University of Southern California, Graduate Programs” from the list of available institutions on the day you sit for the exam
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam or Graduate Record Exam for USC Marshall Master of Business for Veterans is an optional component of the application. The GMAT or GRE exam is highly recommended for those applicants who are unable to demonstrate, either through past academic performance or work experience, sufficient strength in the areas of quantitative and analytical reasoning. After an initial review, the Admissions Committee may request candidates to submit a GMAT or GRE score in order to supplement their application material.
You may take the GMAT or GRE more than once and the Admissions Committee will consider only your highest score. GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years. The GMAT school code for the USC Marshall EMBA Program is 389-9C-48. Learn more about the GMAT here.
The GRE code for USC is 4852. Learn more about the GRE here.
Program Cost and Scholarship
Tuition is calculated per unit based on the unit price of the given academic year. Tuition is subject to increase each academic year. For detailed information on tuition and mandatory fees please visit: https://classes.usc.edu/term-20223/tuition-and-fees/. Please keep in mind this information relates only to the listed academic year.
Program CostsThe approximate overall cost of the program is $61,000. Costs cover the tuition, textbooks, classroom materials, parking, and other mandatory university fees. Lodging is not provided nor calculated in the overall program cost.
Loans and Financial Aid The USC Marshall School of Business does not offer scholarships or fellowships for any students in our fully employed programs. However, many employers participate in tuition assistance programs and there are a number of additional loan options available. Three types of loans are available to finance your MBV-Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, and private loans. Learn more about applying for financial aid here.
Many students in the USC Marshall MBV program qualify for education benefits through various VA and State programs. Please visit VA Resource Center for details on available programs.
Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration web page on education and training benefits.
Visit the California Department of Veterans Affairs web page on education benefits.
Military Experience Candidates applying to the MBV program must have served a minimum of three years of honorable active or reserve service and have served in leadership roles in one of the military branches. Former and inactive military should upload a DD-214.
Eligible statistics courses must be taken for credit from an accredited college or university, and must cover all the following topics:1. Basic probability2. Probability distributions (normal, exponential, etc.)3. Inferential statistics such t-tests, and Chi-square test, confidence intervals, and sampling4.Intro to linear regressionIf you have questions about whether a class you took qualifies as statistics after reviewing the above, you may email the syllabus to our office, email@example.com. Note: Prior programing experience is not required.
The essay provides the Admissions Committee a deeper understanding of an applicant's past experiences and goals for the future.Required–Describe your professional leadership or managerial experience. Explain the reasons for pursuing the Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) degree and why you have selected this degree over others.Address your short-term and long-term goals and how the program will help you achieve those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your academic and professional background. (Suggested length: two to three pages, double-spaced, Arial, 10 font.)Optional - If you choose, include any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider when evaluating your application. (Suggested length: no more than two pages, double-spaced, Arial, 10 font.)
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation recommendation are required to be submitted online. Letters of recommendation allow the Admissions Committee to gauge your professional achievements and managerial potential. Your recommenders should provide specific observations and examples of your leadership, teamwork, analytical skills, and general likeability. We prefer at least one recommendation from a direct supervisor. Your second recommendation should be from someone who can comment on your leadership experience and abilities, professional expertise, and the value you have added to your organizations, or former instructors who can describe your ability to perform well in master’s-level courses. Start early to allow ample time for your recommender to complete this important piece of your application.
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