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International Accelerator Program


Master's Accelerator

The Master’s Accelerator is a two-semester, pre-master’s program designed exclusively for international students seeking a more holistic academic and English-language support system. The curriculum includes advanced writing, public speaking and research instruction; each course is designed to help ensure student success in USC’s competitive one-year MBA program.

As a Master's Accelerator graduate student at USC you will:

  • Enjoy an immersive educational experience with a curriculum that bridges language, culture and academics.
  • Bolster your academic achievement with targeted English-language instruction, tutoring, academic advising and student support.
  • Benefit from personalized English-language instruction that’s fully contextual and designed to ensure your academic, social and professional success.
  • Master the skills you need to succeed in your graduate program.

 

One-year MBA

Program Details

First-Year Program Length Program: 2 semesters
Curriculum: Pre-set Curriculum
Credits Earned Toward Degrees: 0
Progression Requirements: 3.25 GPA with no grade lower than a B in academic coursework, completion of Statistics and Quantitative Methods course, successful completion of all MAP course content and approval from USC accelerator team.
Progression Into: One-year MBA

*All students will be required to complete a Statistics/Quantitative Methods course to progress into their degree.


Entry Requirements

GPA Requirement: 3.0
Only one of the scores below required:

  • Minimum TOEFL®: 74 – no subscore below 16
  • Minimum IELTS™: 6.0 – no subscore below 5.5
  • Additional Requirements:
    • Three years of full- time professional work experience and a résumé.
    • One course in Statistics and Quantitative Methods*.

*All students will be required to complete a Statistics/Quantitative Methods course to progress into their degree.


Sample Coursework

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Statistics and Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Globalization and Business
  • Business English
  • Composition and Presentation for the MBA
  • Professional Development Sequence