Marshall School of Business Essay Questions and Tips

The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California has posted the MBA essay questions for the 2018-19 admissions season. There are two essays and an optional essay question.

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. (100 words)

Essay 2

Please respond to ONLY ONE of the following essay topics. (500 words)

  1. If you could pack the story of your life in a briefcase with 10 items, what items would you pack and why? Respond in list form.

  2. You are asked to design a course to be taught at the Marshall School of Business. Please provide a title and description for the course.

  3. You have been hired by the Marshall MBA Admissions Committee to create an essay question for next year’s application. Please state the question and answer it.

Optional Essay

Please provide any additional information that will enhance our understanding of your candidacy for the program. (250 words)