Business Administration Major – Internal Transfer Application Requirements


Thinking about transferring into Marshall?

At USC Marshall, Business Administration majors develop a thorough knowledge of business fundamentals, including: business economics, business statistics, accounting, organizational behavior, finance, marketing, business communication, and business strategy.  In addition to business core courses, students are required to gain a deeper understanding in one or more aspects of business in which they have an interest.
To learn more about the major application process, please attend any one of the information sessions.


Students are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions to learn about the major and minor application process:

  • Tuesday, August 25, 5pm-6pm
  • Wednesday, August 26, 5pm-6pm
  • Tuesday, September 1, 5pm-6pm
  • Thursday, September 3, 5pm-6pm
  • Wednesday, September 23, 5pm-6pm
  • Thursday, October 15, 5pm-6pm
  • Wednesday, October 28, 5pm-6pm
  • Monday, November 2, 5pm-6pm
  • Tuesday, November 10, 5pm-6pm
  • Wednesday, November 18, 5pm-6pm
  • Tuesday, December 1, 5pm-6pm
  • Thursday, December 3, 5pm-6pm


For students admitted to USC in Fall 2010 or later, the following courses must be completed or in progress when applying to the Business Administration major:

  • WRIT 140 (or WRIT 150)
  • MATH 118 or higher
  • ECON 351x.  Math 118 is a prerequisite for ECON 351x.  ECON 351x must be taken in residence at USC.

For students admitted to USC prior to Fall 2010, please consult the Office of Undergraduate Advising.

The Summer 2015 admission cycle is now available HERE. A sample application is available for students here: Major Application Sample.

Major Application Deadline: Friday, August 7, 2015 [11:59AM PST]

Admission decisions are based primarily on students’ academic performance with special attention given to the required coursework listed above. In order to be competitive, students are advised to complete 16 units of academically rigorous coursework in each term of enrollment; all courses should be taken for a letter grade.

The application provides an optional space for students to include their collegiate extracurricular activities, college honors and awards, and any additional information they feel is pertinent for consideration. However, admission decisions are based primarily on a student’s academic performance at USC and the required coursework listed above. Letters of recommendation are not part of the application process.

The Marshall Office of Undergraduate Advising is available to assist prospective internal transfer students with their questions concerning the program requirements and the application process.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the information sessions or to schedule advising appointments well ahead of registration or other important dates.

Here is a video to explain the internal application procedure.