University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business MBA


  • AACSB Accredited
  • 100% Online
  • Avg. GMAT score: 629
  • Avg. Undergrad GPA: 3.23
  • Duration: 21 months
  • As an internationally-recognized business school, USC Marshall is proud to introduce the Online Master of Business Administration.
  • A bold program that capitalizes on the potential of the online format and welcomes students into the greater Trojan Family that is more than 390k members strong.


  • The coursework of the Marshall Online MBA provides students with the rigor and camaraderie they would expect of a top MBA program, pairing powerful virtual tools with a comprehensive curriculum. Every course is designed top-to-bottom specifically for an online format and led by several members of the Marshal faculty.
  • Each class uses contemporary, real-world scenarios to help students develop abilities that today’s employers expect of executive-level leaders, including decision-making through metrics, efficient communication, and effective virtual and remote collaboration.
  • The program teaches students to become forward-thinking business leaders that can analyze a situation from diverse perspectives and create effective, practical solutions.
  • Through a one-week on-campus residency, engaging video content produced at the USC Marshall in-house studio, and weekly, live class sessions conducted via webcam, students complete an integrated, flexible program that prepares them for successful business leadership in a technology-driven era.

Program Goals

  • Thinking like an entrepreneur to drive business growth
  • Communicating with international team members
  • Interpreting and acting on digital analytics and metrics
  • Managing remote employees and other long-distance teams
  • Developing a global perspective
  • Using social media to strengthen brands

Career Statistics

  • The average salary of recent USC Online MBA graduates is around $122,634.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • Marshall offers a limited number of scholarships to students in the Online MBA program.
  • Additionally, many employers participate in tuition assistance programs and there are several loan options available for students.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed Graduate Admission Application
  • Official and unofficial academic transcripts. You are required to upload unofficial copies of your academic transcripts with your application in addition to sending official academic transcripts to USC. See below for more information
  • Official GMAT or GRE score report. Scores are valid for five years. You must have taken the GMAT or GRE exam by the time you submit an application. We recommend uploading unofficial copies of your GMAT or GRE scores with your application in addition to sending official scores to USC. The codes for USC Marshall MBA programs are:
  • GMAT: 389-9C-23
  • GRE: 4852
  • One required essay as outlined in the online application
  • An up-to-date professional résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least one being written by a professional contact
  • Application fee: $155
  • International applicants (if applicable): official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report. Review the USC policy to determine if this requirement applies to you
  • Interview via video web conference for final candidates may be required

Career Services

  • The USC Marshall Career Services team draws upon the experience of seasoned professionals in a wide range of industries and functions to help students with coaching and guidance on skill building, strategic career planning and employment negotiations.


  • The approximate overall cost of the program is $98,000. It covers tuition, textbooks and course materials, and the one-week on-campus session including lodging.
  • It does not include meals, travel to and from the USC campus, or student health insurance (which may be waived).

Acceptance Rate

  • 57%

US World News and Report Ranking

  • #1 in Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #1 in Best Online Master’s in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA)
  • #1 in Best Online Master’s in Computer Information Technology Programs
  • #1 in Best Online Master’s in Computer Information Technology Programs for Veterans
  • #4 in Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs
  • #4 in Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs for Veterans
  • #8 in Best Online Master’s in Electrical Engineering Programs
  • #5 in Best Online MBA Programs
  • #3 in Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans
  • #8 in Best Online General Management MBA Programs
  • #6 in Best Online Business Analytics MBA Programs
  • #5 in Best Online MBA Programs in Marketing
  • #132-#173 in Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs


University Reviews

  • The online MBA at the University of Southern California’s Marshall Business School offers students a global- and entrepreneurial-focused business education.