Lloyd Greif Entrepreneurship Program

<p>Howdy everbody, I'm a freshman at Orange Coast College (community college) and I'm gunning for the Lloyd Greif Entrepreneurship Program at USC (planning on transfering for the 2011 year). I havn't come accross any one on these forums mentioning they're planning on attending the program or any statistics or anything. Thus I would love to hear ANYTHING about the program admissions etc. </p>

<p>Thanks ahead of time!</p>

<p>I'm assuming you mean the undergraduate program. If that is the case, that is most likely because it is the most difficult program within Marshall. Excluding accounting, it is the only concentration within Marshall that requires an application. From what I've heard, it is extremely competitive to get into and the people who often do it have to truly stand out from just a regular Marshall student.</p>

<p>akalboy^ Interesting- didn't know about the application because S#1 graduated in 2006 with Entrepreneurial Concentration and he did not have to submit application. S#2 (junior at USC now) wants to do the same. I called their office and yes, students do need to submit an application. It is not available online, they need to go into their office to do that. The girl I spoke with said that the application was not intense and she did not think there was a problem getting in if the student was already in Marshall. (She might not have known for sure.) If the student is not already in Marshall, they would need to submit an application to be admitted to the business school first, then put in an application for Entrepreneurial Concentration.</p>

<p>To the OP- admission to Marshall IS very competitive. Marshall students usually chose their emphasis in their junior year.</p>

<p>S#1 LOVED the program. He was running a business at the time and was planning on another so he found it very interesting to learn how to research and set up business plans. The professors were great and his first job out of college was for one of his professors.</p>

<p>Very interesting! I did some research a while back on ASU's entrepreneurship program and you have to apply separately as well. So if I already know that is the concentration that I want to be a part of, as a transfer student would I have to take the necessary steps to apply to the concentration or get into Marshal or just the specific program? Either way I'm don't think I'll have too much trouble getting admitted (unless it's way harder than I think, I hope not!), I'm the president of the Entrepreneurship club at OCC, a member in a few others, coaching lacrosse at my high school, in the start up process of a business, have a part time job at a mortgage company, have a some great resources for letters of recommendation including a professor that teaches at OCC and USC, the athletic director at my high school who I played football for who went to USC, and a few other people that I've met and that my dad has known for a while, and I'm also busting my butt to have the grades and necessary courses completed to go with everything else. I'm also going to have to look into whatever scholarships or funding I can get my hands on to help pay for USC, because I'm definitely going to need as much financial help as I can get.</p>

<p>Look at the long list of scholarships connected to the USC application brochure and see if you think your qualifications match any of them. Also, I suggest that you look for scholarships outside of USC (ex., perhaps your parents employers have scholarships, Fast Web on the internet, your mortgage company, etc.).</p>

<p>Will do, solid advice, hopefully i'll get some help from my counselor at OCC and USC when I schedule appointments this week. Does anyone know what the acceptance rates or how many people get accepted to Lloyd Greif every year? I can't seem to find any statistics like that online anywhere.</p>

<p>bump / does any one have any information about how hard it is to get into the Lloyd Greif program? I've decided (atleast for now) that it's where I want to transfer in two years but it would be great to know about how hard or tough it is to get accepted into the program. Any information is very appreciated!</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>CC411, I did a quick search on Google and came across this. Seems to be an online application for the program.</p>

<p>USC</a> Marshall Application for the Undergraduate Concentration in Entrepreneurship</p>

<p>Thanks alkalboy- that was JUST posted! Maybe because I called and bugged them? :)</p>

<p>Thanks! You guys are great! But one thing that worries me there on that page it says</p>

<p>"<strong><em>You must be accepted by, enrolled in, and in good standing with the Marshall School of Business</em></strong> "</p>

<p>That may be a problem for me, because I don't know much along the lines of getting accepted to Marshall, I plan on transferring from a community college in two years and is it very math intensive to get accepted to Marshall? Or do you think it would be any different if on the application I let them know that I'm planning on attending the Entrepreneurship concentration?</p>

<p>Edit: Basically do I have to fallow the special requirements (if there is any) to get accepted to Marshall.</p>

<p>I'm not positive on the admissions criteria for students not currently at USC, but I know to get in form USC, you need to have completed Math118, Math218, Econ203 and Econ 205. That's calculus, statistics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. And truthfully I doubt you'd get special preference for wanting to do this program. Concentrations at USC entail taking 4 specific classes. Besides those 4 classes, everyone in the business program (excluding accounting) takes the exact same classes for their business degree.</p>

<p>Hmm well if I interpreted your response correctly then I have some thinking to do, I'm not in it to learn calculus, accounting, or micro/macro economics, I just want to learn how to execute my business ideas into successful start ups and manage them well. One of the biggest reasons I wanted to go to SC was to have all the networking resources and great professors to teach those things, but if I have to waste my time and money getting a business degree in the process I'm not sure thats for me. :&lt;/p>

<p>Well, I don't know anything about Calculus, but aren't accounting skills and knowledge of economics very essential to becoming an entrepreneur? I mean, an entrepreneur has to be a great businessperson in order to be successful, so getting a degree in business makes the most sense.</p>

<p>"One of the biggest reasons I wanted to go to SC was to have all the networking resources and great professors to teach those things, but if I have to waste my time and money getting a business degree in the process I'm not sure thats for me."</p>

<p>I'm a little confused. If you're going to transfer from a CC, weren't you looking for a degree from USC? The classes akalboy listed are very bare-bones business prep. (Many students come in with AP high school credit already fulfilling those requirements.) Without that base of knowledge, you will likely be missing the skill-set needed for the entrepreneurship classes.</p>

<p>I had a talk with my dad about it for a while, that is definitely right, the example he used was dentists having to take classes like philosophy to help them with their patients, and they might say "wait a minute I just want to fix teeth" but it's important to build a foundation instead of laser pointing where you want to start. Thanks for the input I think I have a much better picture of what it would be to get a business degree with a concentration in entrepreneurship at USC and am still very interested, thank you!</p>

<p>No problem! Good luck! I know taking some of those classes can be intimidating (well, math is definitely not my subject, so Calculus and accounting would be intimidating to me :P), but I hope you can rise to the challenge, attend USC, and graduate with a degree from one of the best business schools in the country! :)</p>

<p>Ok, so now that this discussion has taken place I have a few questions. I'm a spring admit starting in a few months. I've already passed out of Math118, Math 218, Econ 203, Econ205 and some other courses with my AP credit. Where will I go from there with my schedule when I get to USC? Will I be able to head towards a concentration sooner than others? Or will I just have more choices for which courses I want to take?</p>

<p>Taxi1113- Maybe you've seen this; if not, this may be helpful. You can take most of these in any order besides the concentration courses.
Marshall</a> Undergrad Program
Four Year Recommended Course Sequence
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<p>That helps a little. For the classes where I just received 4 units, do those head towards any GE that doesn't have a specific category?</p>

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<p>Those units just can be applied to elective credit. But most want to use those elective slots to take classes toward a second major, a minor, or just take interesting elective classes. </p>

<p>I know those extra 4 units (or more) may seem to be worth very little but they will put you in a better position for registering for classes. Students register in the order of how many units they have. This can be very helpful in getting the classes you want- if you make sure you register RIGHT at the moment you are able.</p>