University of Southern California: Marshall

DEADLINES

ESSAYS

Essay Questions:

1) What are your short-term career goals post MBA? How will USC Marshall help you achieve these goals? (750 words)

2) How will other USC Marshall MBA Students benefit from your background, experience, leadership and teamwork skills? (500 words)

3) Select three from the following and describe: (250 words each)

a) A challenging international business experience.

b) How would you contribute to the “Trojan Network.”

c) Your most significant accomplishment.

d) A personal or professional setback.

e) Introduce yourself to your future Marshall classmates in 100 words or less

4) Optional Essay: Please add any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider in evaluating your application. Also, if you are applying to a dual-degree program, please address that in this essay.

Re-Applicants:

1) What steps have you taken to strengthen your application since your last submission? Please

reiterate your post-MBA goals. (750 words)

2) Select three from the following and describe: (250 words each)

a) A challenging international business experience.

b) How would you contribute to the “Trojan Network.”

c) Your most significant accomplishment.

d) A personal or professional setback.

e) Introduce yourself to your future Marshall classmates in 100 words or less

3) Optional Essay: Please add any additional information that you would like the Admissions

Committee to consider in evaluating your application. Also, if you are applying to a dual-degree

program, please address that in this essay.

RECOMMENDATIONS

2 letters of recommendation

1) Against which group are you comparing the applicant? (500 character limit)

(Examples: All students I know who have entered graduate shool, all students I have taught or known, etc)

2) In what capacity have you known the applicant? (500 character limit)

3) How long have you known the applicant? (100 character limit)

4) What do you consider the applicant's most outstanding talents or characteristics? (500 character l