USC Marshall Deadlines, Essays & Recommendation Questions (class of 2019, starting fall 2017)


USC Marshall 2016 – 2017 Deadlines

 Application DeadlineDecision Notification
Round 1October 15, 2016December 31, 2016
Round 2January 5, 2017March 31, 2017
Round 3March 1, 2017May 15, 2017
Round 4April 15, 2017June 15, 2017
Round 5Rolling
Applications must be submitted by 11:50 9 PM Pacific Standard Time.


  • Essay #1 (Required) – What is your specific, immediate short-term career goal upon completion of your MBA? Please include an intended position, function, and industry in your response. (word limit: 100)
  • Essay #2 (Required) – At Marshall, we take pride in the fact that our students work collaboratively, both inside and outside the classroom, to create a culture, a community, and an environment that truly defines what we call the Trojan Family. Please describe the contributions you expect to make to your classmates during your time at USC. How will they benefit from your presence in the program? (word limit: 500)
  • Essay #3 (Optional) – Please provide any additional information that will enhance our understanding of your candidacy for the program. (word limit: 250)