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Real Humans of MBA Students: USC Marshall MBA Class of 2023

Students of the USC Marshall School of Business MBA Class of 2023 shed light on their admissions journeys and more in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. The MBA Class of 2023 at Marshall is comprised of 218 students. Thirty-six percent are women and 34 percent are international, representing... Read more »

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

It was really laid back and informal feeling! I spoke with Nirav Mehta (Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions), who was just so kind and easy to talk to and really put me at ease. Here’s the basic flow of the conversation. No curveballs. 1. Talk me through your resume.... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, January 3-7, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 2 is here! Round 2 deadlines arrive thick and fast, right after the new year! Monday, January 3, Dartmouth / Tuck has... Read more »

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / AdCom / Virtual

It was a very casual interview and she (Elaine Padilla) would ask further questions depending on what my answers were. Walk me through your resume (slowly) What are your short-term goals? Why MBA? What would your teammates say your strengths are? What is your proudest achievement? What is your favorite... Read more »

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, recommendation forms and deadlines released the week of August 30th. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in our... Read more »

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, recommendation forms and deadlines released the week of August 23rd. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in our... Read more »

U.S. News 2022 Business School Rankings: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2022 Best Business Schools Rankings. Despite a rather tumultuous year in world events, this year’s results in the MBA rankings realm remain largely unchanged. Stanford Graduate School of Business ranked number one this year, no longer sharing the top spot with the Wharton School,... Read more »

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

Interviewer began by saying this was just an opportunity to learn more about me, and that it was resume-based. These were the questions I was asked (not in the correct order and I may be missing a few). How did you hear about USC Marshall? What are a few traits... Read more »

USC MBA Employment Report: Marshall Class of 2020 Mix in Media Industry

The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business has released its MBA Class of 2020 Employment Report showing a rise in salaries for the year over 2019 despite a slight decrease in signing bonuses. Sixty-one percent of job opportunities were facilitated by the school through the Campus Recruiting Program,... Read more »

Forté Foundation Report Reveals Women Holding Their Ground in MBA Programs

Women, disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at work, are poised to be at the forefront of the coming recovery. The Forté Foundation has released a report indicating that, despite conditions that have widened the gender gap in the worldwide economy, enrollment of women in its member schools’ MBA programs held... Read more »

Round 2 MBA Application Deadlines 2020-2021

To help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the Round 2 MBA application deadlines (and some Round 3 ones) all in one place. You’ll find links to our corresponding Essay Topic Analysis in the “Essay Analysis” column. School Deadline Decision Essay Analysis Application Live? INSEAD (R2 September Intake) 11/6/2020... Read more »

Real Humans of USC Marshall MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we introduce a handful of new members of USC Marshall’s Trojan network. Based in Southern California, USC Marshall was the first AACSB-accredited business school of the area and boasts deep connections to Los Angeles and the greater SoCal regional community. 217 students... Read more »

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

As a preface, this is my first and only interview for Round 1 of the Fall 2021 intake. I did two MBA interviews last year and ultimately deferred to this cycle, so I do have some experience. With that said, the interview was friendly as Grace Kim, the director of... Read more »

USC MBA Class Profile: Domestic Diversity in the Marshall Class of 2022

The USC Marshall School of Business full-time MBA Class of 2022 profile is an example of how the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are not always apparent on the surface. While this year’s incoming students numbered 217—nearly identical to the 2019 class size—the student demographics are far different. Here are... Read more »

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and recommendation questions. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See our experts’ advice in our Essay Topic Analysis. The following schools have deadlines coming... Read more »

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