USC Marshall MBA Essays for 2017-18

Class Profile:
Class size: 255
Average GPA: 3.48
Average GMAT: 703
GMAT 80% range: 660-740
Average Work experience: 5 years
Average Age : 28 years
International students: 31%
Acceptance: 31%

Round 1: October 15, 2017
Round 2: January 5, 2018
Round 3: March 1, 2018
Round 4: April 15, 2018
Round 5: Rolling Admissions

Required Essays for 2017-18 (Class of 2020, matriculating Fall 2018):

1. What is your specific, immediate short-term career goal upon completion of your MBA? Please include an intended position, function, and industry in your response. (word limit: 100)

2. Please respond to ONLY ONE of the following essay topics. (word limit: 500)

A). Please describe the contributions you expect to make to your classmates outside of the classroom during your time at USC.
B). You have been asked to design a course to be taught at the Marshall School of Business. Please provide a title and description for the course.
C). What has been the most interesting day or moment in your life and why?
D). You have been hired by the Marshall MBA Admissions Committee to create an essay question for next year’s application. Please state the question and answer it.

3. (Optional) Please provide any additional information that will enhance our understanding of your candidacy for the program.(word limit: 250)


Other application requirements:

Recommendations are NOT required. 

1. Resume: 
A one page resume is good

3. Transcripts:
A four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution

4. GMAT or GRE:
Submit both GMAT and GRE scores if you have taken both tests

TOEFL is required for applicants who have not studied graduation in a country where English is the native language.

6. Application fee : $155

7. Interview:
Interviews are by invitation only. They are conducted by members of the admissions committee and are held at MIT or select cities.