Overview

Applicants
234
Acceptance Rate
57%
Years of Work Experience
11.0
Average Age
35

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.09
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
2.85 - 3.47
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
21%
Average Verbal GRE Score
153
Average Quantitative GRE Score
151
Average Writing GRE Score
3.9
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
147 - 157
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
147 - 159
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
3.5 - 4

Deadlines

Early/Priority/Round 1 Application Deadline
February 5

Regular / Round 2 Application Deadline
June 3

International Application Deadline
June 3

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
One year
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$155
Out-of-State Application Fee
$155
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$155

Admissions Factors

Required

GMAT or GRE Scores
Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Interview
Optional

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
State Residency

Special Programs Offered To Recruit Underrepresented Minority Students Or Students With Disadvantaged Backgrounds
Scholarships are available to assist underrepresented minority students or students with disadvantaged backgrounds.

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)

Faculty Information

Students Say

“Convenient, prestigious, and cutting-edge” are just some of the ways students describe the online MBA program at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. The academic support of USC’s MBA program is “outstanding.” Although most students attend the program exclusively online, it still creates an impression that “feels very intimate and catered to the student.” The curriculum is “streamlined, organized, and helpful.” Students attending the online program “have never met a more talented group of professors.” They are “incredibly engaged” and make themselves readily available “to meet or have a phone call at any time to discuss coursework.” The instructors respond promptly to “requests, questions, or concerns,” “provide candid feedback,” and “are flexible with deadlines and scheduling conflicts.” One student says, “I am amazed at the availability of the professors for office hours. For a couple of my classes, they met with me 1:1 to help me out with a couple of questions that I had in preparation for the final.” These “exceptional educators” also implement interdisciplinary lessons “to ensure full understanding of the semester’s coursework.” One student boasts, “This program has shifted my perception on almost every topic we have discussed in a profoundly positive way.” Students also have access to members of a “very hands-on” administration that “address issues and concerns timely and organize networking events.” The administration also makes it a point to follow up with students often to make sure they “are on track and collect suggestions for each semester.” “Resources are readily available in a variety of outlets” to best meet the needs of each learner. The school does its best to provide flexibility for those students with more than just graduate coursework on their plates. The program is “demanding but workable” and is “well worth the investment.” Fellow classmates are “very inclusive of one another” and are “always willing to help one another succeed.” Class discussions are “extremely meaningful.” Students learn as much from their peers as they do from the lectures themselves.

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
20
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
80%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
6%

85%
Full-time
25%
Female
10%
Underrepresented Minorities

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
6

Chat rooms
Yes

Interactive transcripts
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Accounting
Yes

Economics
Yes

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Healthcare Administration
Yes

Human Resources
Yes

Finance
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

International Business
Yes

JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Yes

MS/MBA -- Dual Degree
Yes

Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Yes

Operations Management
Yes

Organizational Behavior
Yes

Real Estate
Yes

Social Entrepreneurship
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Center for Research

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Human Resources
Yes

International Business
Yes

Investment Banking
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Management Consulting
Yes

Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Yes

Organizational Behavior
Yes

Real Estate
Yes

Social Entrepreneurship
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Peter Kim
Professor of Management and Organization/Organizational behavior & negotiations

Kevin Murphy
Kenneth L. Trefftzs Chair in Finance/Executive compensation and microeconomics

Kenneth Merchant
Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair in Accountancy/Management accounting, management control systems, and corporate governance

Ayse Imrohoroglu
Professor of Finance and Business Economics/Macroeconomics

Nandini Rajagopalan
Vice Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs, Joseph A. DeBell Chair in Business Administration, Professor of Management & Organization (strategic management)

Career Services Overview

Students Say

“Having an MBA from USC is beneficial to a career change,” as the University of Southern California has earned a “history of quality education.” Whether making a “transition to a new industry” or looking to move up to a management position in a current field of business, USC provides “exceptional networking opportunities,” which help smooth the adjustment process. The MBA program provides students with the opportunity to “strive academically while still creating impact/value at work.” The school offers an “incredibly involved alumni network” made up of “students /cohorts, alumni, professors, and administration.” This “USC family” is known as the “The Trojan Network.” Collectively, the members “build strong character” and boost the honor and solidarity of this “strong network” of professionals. The structure of the online program makes “the learning experience more adaptive to the digital age,” which makes learning more authentic for career application. One student states, “The convenience of the program doesn’t exclude us from the incredible professors that teach the on-campus day programs. It’s a great experience.”

Mean Base Salary of Most Recent Graduating Class After Graduating from Program
$189,154

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
The OMBA program offers dedicated career coaches who provide overall career planning, job search strategies, personal branding, resume and cover letter preparation, and interview preparation. Students receive individualized coaching and guidance on skill building, strategic career planning and employment negotiations to help target a job search strategy for specific positions in companies. Students also have access to MBA-specific job postings and industry networking opportunities through alumni groups and student organizations.

Graduates Employed by Region

84%
West
4%
Northeast
4%
Southwest
2%
Mid-Atlantic
2%
Midwest
2%
South

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Eric Velez-Villar
Vice President at The Walt Disney Company Global Security and Sensitive Information Protection

Dr. Joseph Ouzounian
Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Michele Rosette
CFO at Funny or Die

Steve Cistuli
Former President of TCL Communications

Michael Yamazaki
Sports Ultrasongrapher at Hawaii Pacific Health

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $61,854 $61,854
Fees Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $3,300 $3,300
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,980 $1,980
Fees Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $65 $65
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $109,428 $109,428

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Notification Begins
July

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
79%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
32%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
55%

Average Aid Package
$50,100

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$26,997

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$53,370

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
178
Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

In State
75.0%
Out of State
25.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
3

Demographics

29.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
3.0%
International
25.0%
Out of State

31% female
69% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Brittany Hawkins
Associate Director, Online MBA

Address
1149 S. Hill Street
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90015
United States

Phone
213-805-3170

Fax
888-642-3910

Email
onlinemba@marshall.usc.edu


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