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What is MPP?
The Marshall Pathways Program (MPP) is the first Undergraduate Admissions initiative designed to assist underrepresented Black and African—American undergraduate students successfully transfer to USC Marshall. Marshall Admissions partners with USC Enrollment Services Division to identify students who were on the cusp of being admitted to USC as freshmen, and invite these high achieving students to apply to USC as sophomore transfer students. MPP was founded in 2019 by Marshall Undergraduate Admissions, and since its inception, MPP students have transformed the USC Marshall community by excelling both inside and outside of the classroom.
Through this invitation-only program, you will be fully engaged with the USC community, involved in Marshall opportunities, and become a lifelong Trojan. The Marshall Undergraduate Admissions team will partner with you through various activities to ensure that you are well prepared to begin your journey at Marshall as a sophomore.
USC Marshall Transfer Admission Requirements
- Complete a minimum of 30 transferable semester units or 45 transferable quarter units at an accredited two or four year school of your choice
- USC has partnered with 5 international universities allowing MPP students to complete their transferable coursework while studying abroad:
- Complete a Lower Division writing course (Writ 130/150) and a Business Calculus course (Math118 or Math125) with a grade of B or better.
- AP Calculus AB (NOT the AB subscore) or BC exam score of 4 or higher will satisfy the minimum calculus requirement
- Maintain a 3.6 cumulative grade point average in all classes with minimum B grades in Math and Writing
- Continuous engagement with MPP programs
- Please refer to the USC articulation documents for prospective course equivalency
- We use articulation histories which displays which courses have historically transferred from various colleges/universities. This is not a guaranteed agreement. Instead, it is a guide to understand which courses may or may not transfer.
- We use articulation agreements which displays which courses are guaranteed to transfer to USC from approved California Community Colleges.
- Individualized transfer counseling session with Marshall Admissions Directors
- Invitations to exclusive MPP events
- Academic Success Programming and Support
- Transfer Admission and Enrollment Mentorship
USC Marshall is the #1 comprehensive undergraduate business program (according to Poets & Quants 2023 Rankings), giving students access to STEM certified curriculum and unparalleled resources in real-world learning, global opportunities, tech fluency, interdisciplinary studies, and human leadership.
Real World Learning:
Marshall’s Experiential Learning Center (ELC) is a behavioral laboratory that enables students to learn critical management skills by participating in “business-like” activities that complement their classroom instruction. Topics covered include group decision-making, problem solving, making presentations, and business negotiations just to name a few.
Marshall has made extraordinary investments to be at the forefront of educating future business leaders to take full advantage of the unprecedented opportunities made possible by technological change, while also responding to the far-reaching societal change innovation often generates. This includes courses dedicated providing robust insights into blockchain, artificial intelligence, fintech, starting and managing tech-based businesses, digital communication, data systems, and marketing management systems.
Students at USC Marshall have the freedom to do more. Our curriculum gives you the flexibility to create an educational experience tailored to you needs. Marshall students have access to specialized courses beyond core requirements in business communication, entrepreneurship & innovation, finance, international relations, leadership & innovation, marketing real estate finance, and risk management.
Additionally, the Business Administration program allows students to utilize 32 free electives for the pursuit of knowledge outside Marshall including minors, double majors, and progressive masters programs within USC’s 17 top ranking academic schools.
The Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab (BSEL) was founded in 2008 and has become one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions on social enterprise. Through education, community building, research, professional development and narrative change, the Lab is a hub for social impact at Marshall, USC and beyond. The BSEL has invested in creating a network of 13,000 social entrepreneurs and socially-minded leaders from over 25 countries and over 100 social enterprises have been founded through the BSEL.