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Admissions Requirements

Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)



Each cohort program runs late July through May

September 1 - MBV starts accepting applications

December 1 - Notification of admission begins 

May 20 - Application deadline

May 30 - Final deadline for receipt of official transcripts

Note: MBV applicants can request to waive the $155 application fee by completing the form from the link below. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD214 or recent active duty orders. Do NOT submit a copy of your military ID.

The request for waiver must be completed first prior to submitting the application. Click here for details on how to complete the fee waiver:

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.

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 MBV requires:

  • Four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited school.
  • 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.
  • Official sealed transcripts and formal resume. 
  • Letter of recommendations.

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 or online platform.

Admission Checklist
MBV Application Checklist Flyer