Info about the University of Southern California Marshall School

The USC Marshall School of Business is a private research and academic institution at the University of Southern California. The Marshall School of Business is the largest among the 17 USC’s professional schools. The school was established as the College of Commerce and Business Administration in 1920. It was in 1960 that the Graduate School of Business Administration was established. The school only acquired its present name in 1997 after an alumnus, Gordon S. Marshall, donated $35 million.

Degrees offered

The school offers excellent degrees and programs. In fact, the school’s undergraduate MBA programs belong to the top ten and top 20 in the whole country. For the undergrad, the school offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. There is also the Global Leadership Program available. For the graduate degree, there is a full-time and a part-time MBA. There is also the Executive Education, Global Executive Education, and PhD. Most of the programs and courses that this school offers are highly ranked by reputable organizatons.


The chairman and CEO of Traders Joe’s, Dan Bane is an alumnus of this school. Another alumnus of Marshall School is John Campbell, a US Comgressman. The co-founder and CEO of MySpace is also one of the notable alumnus of this school. The CEO of Glencore, Ivan Glasenberg also came from this school. There are more other notable alumni of this school in the world of business and even outside of the business world.

Rankings and reviews

The degrees and programs offered in the University of California Marshall School of Business are all excellent. The full-time Marshall MBA is ranked number 25 by the BusinessWeek in 2008, and number 20 by the US News and world Report in 2009. The part-time MBA is fifth in 2009 by the US News and World Report, and 3rd according to BusinessWeek in 2007.

Admission tips

The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business is highly competitive. This is why one must exceed the standard requirement upon application. One must have a good high school record, excellent entrance exam and interview result, and also an attention-grabbing personal statement. Take note of these 2011 application deadlines:

November 1, 2010
January 15, 2011
March 15, 2011

Admission facts

Average 2009 GMAT: 690
Average 2009 Acceptance Rate: 22%
Average 2009 GPA: 3.3
Class Size: 222

Contact info

One can find more information about the school at The site can give you the phone numbers of the different departments and admissions personnel.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
BRI 105 (213) 740-8885

Office of the Associate Dean
BRI 103 (213) 740-9617

Kim D. West, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Cynthea Jackson,
Administrative Assistant

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