Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in applying to the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

Application Process


MBA admission decisions are based on your proven academic ability, professional potential, and personal characteristics. Admission decisions are made by the committees at member schools and are communicated to Consortium members by the schools. Decisions are final.


Consortium membership is treated separately from school admittance. Once you are accepted to a school, your commitment to The Consortium’s mission will be evaluated. However, if you are admitted and granted membership, you must enroll in a member school program to enjoy the benefits.


All Consortium members will be considered for two-year fellowship which covers tuition and required fees. Fellowships are awarded through an overall review of the overall merit of your application. They are made by the admissions and scholarship committees at each member schools – not by The Consortium.


Application Opens: August 15, 2020

Early Application Deadline: Oct. 15, 2020

Traditional Application Deadline: Jan. 5, 2021

Admission Decision: Varies by school

Fellowship Notification: March 2021

Applications and all supporting materials are due at 11:59 p.m. EST on the deadline date. If your application is missing any of the supporting materials, it will be marked as incomplete and will not be released to the schools you listed in the application. Once we have received all of your supporting materials, we’ll release your application to the schools listed.

To apply, please visit The Consortium


If you meet the following requirements, you are eligible to apply for membership through The Consortium:

- U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident of any race or ethnicity

- Demonstrate a commitment to The Consortium’s mission of helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our member schools’ enrollments and the ranks of management

- Hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from a college or university outside the U.S.