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Darla Moore School of Business


Classic International Business Admissions

There are two options for students to enter the global track of the international business major: immediate admission from high school based on your application to the university or competitive admission through an application process in the spring of your second year on campus.

For students who entered USC in the Fall 2017 freshmen class

1. Immediate Admission
This is granted to Honors College students who checked the pre-international business major box on their USC application. Immediate Admission students must maintain a 3.5 USC GPA and complete 30 credit hours by the end of the second semester to keep their place in the international business major. Students who meet these criteria are admitted directly into the major and do not compete with other students for admission.

2. Competitive Admission
This is the process in which students apply following the spring semester of their freshmen year. Students must have a minimum 3.5 USC GPA and have completed 30 college-level semester credits. The application for Fall 2018 is now available to current Moore School students. Students must request access to the application no later than June 15th by completing this online form. The application is due June 25, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.

For students who enter USC in the Fall 2018 freshmen class

1. Immediate Admission
This is granted to Honors College students who checked the pre-international business major box on their USC application. Immediate Admission students must maintain a 3.65 USC GPA and complete 30 credit hours by the end of the second semester to keep their place in the international business major. Students who meet these criteria are admitted directly into the major and do not compete with other students for admission.

2. Competitive Admission
This is the process in which students apply in the spring semester of their freshman year. Students must have a minimum 3.65 USC GPA and have completed 30 college-level semester credits. The application for Fall 2019 will be available in April 2019 and due in June 2019.

The Admissions Committee reviews each student for:

  • USC GPA
  • Rigor of quantitative courses completed
  • Grades in math, business and language courses
  • Selected language for advanced study
  • Language level
  • Personal statement/essays
  • Clearly articulated career goals
  • Resume/other achievements

No single criterion is sufficient to qualify or disqualify a candidate. The major is subject to a cap on enrollment. Candidates may be well qualified but not admitted because of the limitations on program size.

Interested students should view the Competitive Admissions Presentation below.  The information contained in the presentation, including the essay questions, are for the Spring 2018 application only.  Application essays are changed annually and admission criteria is subject to change at any time.

Competitive Admissions Presentation