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USC - Marshall School of Business

Essay Questions for 2015-2016 / Class of 2018

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for The USC Marshall School of Business MBA Program. 

Round 1 Deadline: October 19, 2015
Round 2 Deadline: January 8, 2016
Round 3 Deadline: April 8, 2016

1. Please complete both sections in no more than 700 words combined:
a. What is your immediate short-term goal post-graduation from the USC Marshall
MBA program? (Please include industry and function information in your
b. How will USC Marshall enable you to develop or improve your skills in order to
reach your goals?
2. Tell us about a time when you went beyond what was defined, established, or expected.
(200 words)

2. Optional Essay: Please provide any additional information that you believe is important and/or will address any areas of concern that will be beneficial to the Admissions Committee in considering your application. (250 words)

3. 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 MBA Program will help you achieve these goals. (500 – 700 words)

Visit the USC Marshall admissions website for more application information.

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website link provided above to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.  Photo by Aaron Jacobs.