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USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-campus

The following USC Marshall MBA interview report with questions was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Interviewer: Elaine Padilla Tell me about your job. She asked lots of details about my job because I have a non-conventional background: R&D in clinical diagnostics Why MBA / What do you hope... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 12.31.18

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. Many leading MBA Programs have their second round deadlines... Read more »

Admissions Tip: Round 2 Deadlines

Anyone who’s familiar with the MBA application process knows that December moves forward at an accelerated pace, mixing work, with holidays and application preparation. Come the New Year, Round 2 application deadlines come swiftly. To help this year’s Round Two applicants avoid the classic time crunch, today’s blog post offers... Read more »

2018 Forté Foundation Data Reveals Women’s MBA Enrollment at 38%

2018 was a big year for female MBA students. According to the latest membership school data from the Forté Foundation, women’s enrollment at full-time MBA programs reached 38 percent on average. In addition, one Forté school reached gender parity (50 percent male/female enrollment) for the first time, and more than... Read more »

Stanford GSB Tops Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking for First Time

The Stanford Graduate School of Business is no stranger to a top spot, but this is their first time claiming #1 on the Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-School list for U.S. programs. There are more familiar faces in the lead, with Wharton holding steady in second and Harvard Business School placing... Read more »

Inside the Consortium Application (Early Deadline Oct. 15th)

413! That’s how many full-tuition scholarships the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management awarded in 2017 to promising MBA applicants through its Consortium Fellows program. The Consortium, a nonprofit organization established in 1966 to increase access for diverse candidates in America, offers merit-based, full-tuition scholarships to any of its 19... Read more »

USC Marshall Essay Questions 2018-2019

The USC Marshall School of Business admissions committee has released the Marshall essay questions for the applicant pool seeking entrance for August 2019. 2018-2019 USC Marshall Essay Questions Essay 1 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.... Read more »

Just How Did USC Marshall’s MBA Program Attain Long-Elusive Gender Parity?

This fall, USC Marshall became the first top-tier MBA program to reach gender parity. The incoming full-time MBA Class of 2020 has as many women as men—actually a few more—52 percent. This notable achievement is a massive 20-point percentage leap from last year when women made up just 32 percent... Read more »

Inside the History-Making, Half-Female USC Marshall MBA Class of 2020

The incoming full-time MBA Class of 2020 at the USC Marshall School of Business is making headlines across the country thanks to preliminary class profile information shared late last month. Graduating exactly 100 years after the business school’s first cohort, this year’s incoming class will go down in the history books as... Read more »

MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: Is My GMAT Good Enough?

As the 2018-2019 admissions deadlines approach, many MBA hopefuls are posting to Clear Admit’s ApplyWire, a platform for feedback from our community of top-tier applicants to help inform your final choice of schools and approach to admissions. In this edition of MBA ApplyWire Spotlight, we take a closer look at... Read more »