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Ranked as one of the nation's top schools for accounting, entrepreneurship and international business studies, the USC Marshall School of Business is committed to producing successful business leaders with a global perspective, innovative spirit and collaborative approach. Our world-renowned faculty serve as trusted mentors, exposing you to crucial resources, time-tested strategies and worldwide connections.
Marshall's new Full-Time MBA curriculum expands first-year (Core) elective options while providing a solid grounding in both functional and foundational business areas. During the second year, students to continue to refine their knowledge and abilities in areas specifically related to their future careers.
Sharpening your collaborative skills
Teamwork — especially the ability to work effectively in cross-functional as well as cross-cultural teams — is vital to the success of many companies. You will have many opportunities to work with your fellow FT MBA students in five- or six- person teams and on group projects. The richly diverse backgrounds of your peers will widen your horizons and deepen your appreciation of divergent points of view.
Providing ready access to the new business frontier
Our location in the dynamic, multicultural hub of Los Angeles gives us a unique worldview. Southern California is a prime gateway to markets in the Pacific Rim and Latin America that are defining the new business frontier — from the life sciences and health care to media and entertainment.
Offering rewarding leadership opportunities
You will have many opportunities to develop leadership skills while working on projects that give back to the local and global community. In addition to more than 30 Marshall professional clubs and social organizations, and national MBA competitions, we offer the unique experience of participating in a global research project for the APEC Business Advisory Council.
Celebrated among graduate programs in the field, our Lloyd Greif Center for the Entrepreneurial Studies brings together a diverse mix of academics and entrepreneur practitioners. If you choose a concentration in entrepreneurship, these are the people who will help you develop the skills and cultivate the mindset needed to launch a successful new venture.
Application and Admission Requirements
- Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent
- A completed online application
- Official academic transcripts
- Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score report
- Three required essays; an optional essay is provided for any additional information you wish to convey to the Admissions Committee
- Your résumé
- Two letters of recommendation
- International students from non-English-speaking countries only: official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
Design your own program
In 1997, USC Marshall became the first business school to require international travel and study projects for every Full-Time MBA (FTMBA) degree. Your first year will conclude with PRIME: Pacific Rim International Management Education, an intensive course that includes a 10-day field trip to selected companies and institutions in a leading Pacific Rim, Latin American or European city. The object is to gain a greater understanding of global issues, and to apply the business strategies and skills you have learned by making an on-site presentation.
The second-year Full-Time MBA program is intended to be customized to suit your interests and career goals. The required units can be earned by:
- Taking elective coursework in one or two areas of concentration;
- Designing an individualized program of study that cuts across several concentrations; and/or
- Selecting courses from other schools within the university.
Expenses / Tuition Fees
The estimated cost of attending the USC Marshall MBA Program is $71,000. This includes tuition and fees ($49,000) and estimated living expenses of $22,000.
Please be aware that living expenses can vary greatly, depending on where in Los Angeles you live and your choice of accommodation (in shared housing or on your own).
Curriculum for the new millennium
The USC Marshall School of Business has a long tradition of education business leaders. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, the Marshall School is poised as a dominant institution for higher education in the Pacific Rim and provides ready...
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