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Marshall School of Business – USC - Executive MBA

USC Marshall Executive MBA Program Structure

The USC Marshall Executive MBA is a 60-credit program featuring an Integrated/lock-step curriculum with two domestic residentials and no elective coursework. The program can be completed in just 20 months but is generally completed in 22 months.

The USC Marshall Executive MBA is located on USC’s historic University Park Campus in Los Angeles Classes meet bi-weekly on Fridays and Saturdays (from 8:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) There is one intake per year, and classes begin during the fall semester.

All participants attend an off-site international session that provides an insightful global perspective.



The USC Marshall Executive MBA curriculum centers on ten integrated themes that focus in on the types of managerial situations that executives face on a regular basis. For each given theme, class sessions are sequenced to synthesize different functional areas that relate to the overall theme. During the first year, themes covered are as follows: Theme I: Top Management Perspective, Theme II: Evaluating Market Performance, Theme III: Management of Operations, Theme IV: Technology and Information Systems Management, Theme V: Functional Strategies and Implementation.

Year two focuses on strategic forms, including: Environmental Analysis: Establishing Competitive Advantage, Role of the Senior Executive, Strategic Planning for Growth, Managing Strategic Change and Implementation, and Executive of the Future.



The USC Marshall School of Business ranked at #17 according to US News and World Report this year (2020).


USC Marshall Executive MBA Class Profile

The 2020 USC Marshall Executive MBA fall class, Los Angeles Campus, comprises 69 percent male and 31 percent female students. The class has an average of 14 years of work experience. The average age of matriculating students is 37.


Career Statistics

The estimated average salary of USC Full-Time MBA graduates is around $132,844.


Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The approximate overall cost of the program is $156,000. Costs cover textbooks, classroom materials, parking, university fees, and lodging for the required domestic and international residencies. Airfare and some meal costs during the international residential will be the responsibility of the student. Please note that lodging is not provided or included for regularly scheduled bi-weekly classes.

A limited number of merit-based fellowships are awarded to active duty military students at Marshall. These fellowships are based on a range of criteria including scholastic merit, evidence of leadership, work experience and other personal characteristics.

Three types of loans are available to finance the MBA — Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans and private student loans. U.S. citizens or permanent residents should apply for Federal Stafford Loans first. This is because they offer favorable interest rates and origination fees. International students are not eligible for this loan program.


USC Marshall Executive MBA Admissions

Applicants to the USC Marshall Executive MBA program must have a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent to apply to Marshall’s EMBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, all college transcripts from degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions, a current résumé and one letter of recommendation. Students should have at least eight years of previous work experience. However, it is not a requirement. The school also requires applicants to complete one essay about their leadership experiences and goals; applicants may also submit an optional essay for any additional information you wish to convey to the Admissions Committee. They must also send in their GMAT scores, complete one interview and a nonrefundable $155 application fee. Applicants also need to participate in an interview.

International applicants may need to submit scores for the TOEFL or IELTS with an application.


Round 1

November 1st, 2021

by December 31, 2021

Round 2

January 5, 2022

by March 31, 2022

Round 3

March 1, 2022

by May 15, 2022

Round 4

May 1st, 2022

by June 15, 2022

Round 5*

Rolling Admissions


Cost: $156,000

Length of Program: 22 Months

Covid Response: Many activities and classes are still online to keep students and staff safe. More information can be found here

Female Student Body: 31%

Work Experience Average: 14 years

Graduate Program Offerings: MS options are available in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Marketing, Social Entrepreneurship, Global Supply Chain Management, Library and Information Science, Food Industry Leadership, and Business Administration. Students may also receive a Master of Business for Veterans, Master of Management Studies, as well as an MBA, EMBA, or IBEAR MBA.

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