Business School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#8 in Accounting
#9 in Entrepreneurship
#11 in Executive MBA
#7 in International
#11 in Part-time MBA
Business School Overview
The Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California offers graduate programs in these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, leadership, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, real estate, sports business, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, tax, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $48,515 per year; part-time: $1,511 per credit; and executive: $91,000 total program. At graduation, 66.3 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.
At the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, students are involved in case discussions and competitions, presentations, and team projects. All full-time, first year M.B.A. students enroll in the Pacific Rim International Management Education program (known as PRIME), which examines the business environment and management styles in Pacific Rim and Latin American countries in class and during a 10-day trip abroad. Other degree programs at USC Marshall include an Executive M.B.A. offered in Los Angeles and Shanghai; Ph.D. programs; and master’s degrees in accounting, business taxation, and medical management.
The student body has slightly more than 200 students, about 35 percent of whom are female and about a quarter of whom are international students. There are more than 30 business school groups, which are managed by second year students and offer leadership roles for first year students, too. Students gather for events like weekly Thursday Night Mixers and M.B.A. football tailgate parties. Graduate students may live on campus, though university-owned housing spaces go fast and most students live off campus in private apartments.
Notable graduates of USC Marshall include Bradford Duea, president of digital music service Napster, LLC; Chris DeWolfe, cofounder of social networking website MySpace; and Stephen Goodall, CEO and president of global marketing information firm J.D. Power & Associates.
|Application deadline (U.S. residents)||March 15|
|Application deadline (international students)||March 15|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
Full-time: $48,515 per year
|Required fees (full-time and part-time)||$6,239 per program|
|Required fees (executive degree program)||$27,000|
|Average base salary||$97,022|
|Full-time graduates employed at graduation||66.3%|
* Business School Overview details based on 2012 data