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USC Marshall has earned the reputation of attracting some of the best Consulting firms (Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and PricewaterhouseCoopers). The percentage of the class choosing Consulting as an industry and function are nearly identical (30%+) – an indication that Consulting is a stronghold for USC. Finance as an industry was tied with the Media/Entertainment (13%) as the popular choice for the latest MBA class, leveraging USC’s vicinity to Hollywood.


USC Marshall MBA Salary by Industry
 
In Consulting, Management Consulting is a popular function with $140,000 base salary. Financial Services is $5000 below the median base salary of the class. Breaking the trend, Marketing/Sales with a below average base salary is the 2nd most popular, as a third of the class choose the specialization. 

USC Marshall MBA Salary by Function

Reference: USC Marshall MBA Employment Report
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USC Marshall MBA Essay TipsUSC Marshall School of Business has published the essay questions for Full-time MBA program starting in Fall 2015. This year, the number of required essays has come down to one, with an optional essay and an essay for re-applicants.

Essay: Introduce yourself. How are you a good fit for the USC Marshall MBA community? The Trojan Network is highly regarded worldwide; how do your professional and personal goals add value to this expansive and collaborative brand? (500–750 words)


The essay has a word limit of 750 words or one and half page. The admissions team is aware of your role, job function, and expertise. What they lack is context on how you approach problems, your attitude towards challenges, and your contribution towards building your employer’s brand. If you have a history of getting involved with your company’s outreach initiatives, and brand building exercises, your candidacy would be more valuable than someone, who might be competitive academically, but lacks the initiative to take the USC brand to the next level.

Phrasing the introduction requires quite a lot of introspection. Answer the following questions before attempting this essay

1) How...


USC Marshall School of Business has published the essay questions for Full-time MBA program starting in Fall 2015. This year, the number of required essay has come down to one, with an optional essay and an essay for re-applicants.

Essay:
Introduce yourself. How are you a good fit for the USC Marshall MBA community? The Trojan Network is highly regarded worldwide; how do your professional and personal goals add value to this expansive and collaborative brand? (500–750 words)

Optional Essay: Here you may choose to provide additional information with regard to personal characteristics and/or challenges you have had which might enhance the diversity of your class. (250 words)

Re-application Essay:
Please describe any significant professional, personal, or academic growth since your last application to the USC Marshall School of Business. Discuss your specific professional goals and how the USC Marshall Full-Time Program will help you achieve these goals. (500 words)

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The 21-Month USC Marshall Executive MBA program is designed for senior managers. The primary goal of the program is to develop execution and managerial skills that are required to handle daily challenges in a real work environment.

Key Advantages

1) Choice of Two campuses: Participants at the USC Marshall Executive MBA program can choose from two campuses - Los Angeles or San Diego.

2) Thematic MBA Curriculum:
Instead of focusing on individual disciplines, the USC Marshall Executive MBA program curriculum is structured around ten themes. The disciplines that are relevant in each theme are sequentially placed to achieve the learning objectives of each theme.

3) Dynamic Content: The thematic nature of the curriculum allows USC Marshall to introduce relevant content with the latest changes in the Business world. This provides participants with practical knowledge on handling change and customizing their action plan accordingly.

4) Faculty: USC Marshall Executive faculties play a major role in curriculum innovation. Many of them serve as consultants for a wide-range of companies from Fortune 500 to small businesses. The practical knowledge and challenges that the faculties faced as consultants are used as inputs for curriculum changes.

Course Details

1) Course...


USC Marshall School of Business has introduced a new core curriculum in 2011. The curriculum is designed to fit the needs of a diverse class with varying interests, aspirations and backgrounds. Before starting the core curriculum, students are required to complete a one week orientation program followed by a three-week "Super Semester" that provides crash course in leadership, strategy, statistics, microeconomics,  financial accounting, ethics and management communication.

Students will be assigned to one of the three "Cores"(groups designed with diversity in mind). Each core will be further divided into teams of five to six people. The members of each core will together take the required courses, case discussions, student presentation and team projects. Subjects that would be useful for the summer internship are picked as part of the first-year electives (after discussion between students, alumni and recruiters). Some of the courses in the first-year electives include accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, information and operations management, management and organization, and marketing.

To familiarize students with the...


                 Deadline          GMAT or GRE     Optional Video     Results
                                                                     Interview

Round 1    Nov 1, 2011      Nov 1, 2011       Nov 21, 2011        Dec 16, 2012
Round 2    Feb 1, 2012      Feb 1, 2012       Feb 20, 2012        Mar 31, 2012
Round 3    Apr 1, 2012       Apr 1, 2012       Apr 23, 2012         May 31, 2012
Round 4    May 1, 2012      May 1, 2012      May 21, 2012       June 30, 2012

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