University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

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USC Marshall School of Business
MBA Admissions
630 Childs Way- Popovich Hall 308
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Telephone: 213-740-7846

MBA Degree Programs

Marshall MBA
Traditional full-time MBA program (designed to be completed in 20 months)
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MBA for Professionals and Managers
Part-Time MBA program for individuals who are fully-employed
Taught in the evenings and on weekends (33 months)
First year coursework may be completed at either the Los Angeles or Irvine campuses
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Executive MBA
For mid- to senior-level professionals who have high potential as business and industry leaders
Delivered on alternating Fridays and Saturdays for a two-year period
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Global Executive MBA
Accelerated 20-month program -- 10 sessions in Shanghai plus two trips to Los Angeles and one trip to another Asian country. Attend class every six to eight weeks, in five-day modules spanning weekends. Schedule allows participants to fly in from cities around the Pacific Rim.
Telephone: (86) 21-6293-2707
For more information and application procedures:

IBEAR MBA - International Business Education and Research (IBEAR)
For mid-career managers who are pursuing international and Pacific Rim-related careers
Full-time intensive program completed in 12 months
Telephone: (213) 740-7140
Email: or
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Dual Degree Programs
- Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A.)
- Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts in East Asian Area Studies (M.B.A./M.A.)
- Master of Business Administration/Master of Planning (M.B.A./M.Pl.)
- Master of Business Administration/Master of Real Estate Development (M.B.A./M.R.E.D.)
- Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Gerontology (M.B.A./M.S.)
- Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.B.A./M.S.)
- Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Education (M.B.A./Ed.D.)
- Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Medicine (M.B.A./M.D.)
- Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Pharmacy (M.B.A./Pharm.D.)
- Master of Business Administration/Master of Social Work (M.B.A./M.S.W.)
- Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service (M.B.A./M.A.)

Related Masters Degree and Business Certificate Programs
For a full-list of related Masters Degrees, visit For a list of Business Certificate programs, visit

- Master of Business for Veterans (M.B.V.)
Contact:, (213) 740-8990,

- Master of Accounting (M.Acc.)
Contact:, (213) 740-4838,

- Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.)
Contact:, (213) 740-3932,

- Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (MS.GSCM)

- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Contact:, (213) 740-0676,

- Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals for Non-Business Professionals
Contact:, (213) 740-0671,

- Graduate Certificate in Management Studies
Contact:, (213) 740-0671,


  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)


Admission Requirements

Please visit the web site of the program in which you are interested for detailed information about admission requirements, the admission process, and how to submit application. Most applications to Marshall graduate degree programs require the following:

  • A bachelor's degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. undergraduate degree from an accredited institution (regardless of field or major).
  • Computer proficiency and knowledge of calculus.
  • Completed application form.
  • A nonrefundable application fee (a check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. currency and made payable to the University of Southern California).
  • Responses to required essay questions.
  • History of full- and part-time work experience or resume.
  • One official transcript from the registrar of each college or university attended (undergraduate and postgraduate, if applicable) whether the degree was completed or not. If all college or postgraduate work has not been completed, transcripts must be sent again when work in progress is completed and the degree posted. Transcripts written in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Coursework from one institution reported as transfer credit on another school's transcript does not constitute an official record. These must be unopened. Certified English translations must be enclosed if the originals are not in English.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. (Scores should be from tests taken within the last five years and must be sent directly from ETS.
  • International students who did not graduate from an American, British, Canadian or Australian college or university must submit a recent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. Test scores must be sent by the Educational Testing Service directly to USC. (


Description of Learning Environment for Students

The Marshall School prepares men and women from around the world to lead global businesses of a new century and a new millennium, whether those enterprises are big or small, corporate or entrepreneurial. The school focuses on international business in all its aspects, including course work in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and information systems/operations management. Beyond courses in the departments, the school offers several semester-long exchange programs with leading business schools throughout the world. At the graduate level, a major curricular innovation brings global business into each student's program through the Pacific Rim Education Program (PRIME) which includes an educational trip outside the United States. To further enable the school's graduates to excel in tomorrow's organizations, the school incorporates technology throughout its programs. Students study the impact of the digital revolution on all aspects of business, including accounting, marketing, finance and operations, and on issues of organizational design and development of new markets.



The more than 185 faculty members at the school include authorities recognized around the world for their contributions to business theory and practice. They are also distinguished by their dedication to teaching and excellence.

The academic culture at Marshall promotes entrepreneurship and innovation. Marshall's faculty is the leading force in teaching basic academic principles and developing what's new, what's forward-thinking, what works. As a result, Marshall faculty are globally recognized intellectual leaders in their fields whose cutting-edge research incorporates experience, practice and scholarship. Many have authored leading textbooks and serve as editors or on editorial review boards of various journals. Several faculty members are noted as the most cited researchers in their areas of expertise and many receive teaching awards.

More information about Marshall School faculty is available at Access the Research & Faculty link to Academic Departments.


Tuition and program costs vary by degree program. Please visit the web site of the program in which you are interested for program-specific information.



U.S. News and World Report 2005 Best Graduate Business School Survey

  • Full-time Marshall MBA - 18th
  • MBA for Professionals and Managers - 6th
  • Executive MBA - 10th
  • Graduate Programs in Accounting - 7th
  • Entrepreneurship - 5th

Business Week - 17th in 2002

Marshall is one of the world's top schools for MBA studies, thanks to the content, scope, and professionalism of our cross-disciplinary program. Working with an exceptional faculty in small class settings, you'll explore business problems from a multinational perspective as you hone your interpersonal skills, entrepreneurial talents, technological know-how, global awareness, teamwork, and leadership abilities. It all takes place at one of the world's premier private universities in a trend-setting city along the vital Pacific Rim. There's no better place to jump-start your career...or your life.



The USC Veteran Affairs Office provides a broad range of assistance to USC students who apply and are eligible for educational assistance administered by the Veterans Administration. Additionally, USC supports students called to active duty with liberalized policies and procedures designed to minimize difficulties during departure and provide a smooth transition upon return.

Telephone: (213) 740-4619