University of Southern California

James Owens
Associate Professor of Clinical Management Communication

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

MPW, University of Southern California; MBA, Columbia University; BA, Bates College


James J. Owens is an expert in professional management communication. He has published 100+ articles in national and international publications. Professor Owens has appeared on CNN and has interviewed numerous Fortune 500 CEOs. He worked in the UK, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Africa for companies including Bain Consulting, Agfa-Gavaert, Coco-Cola, and Louis Vuitton, and consults with corporations on topics ranging from communication to leadership. He is Founder and CEO of The World is Just a Book Away, a non-profit literacy organization. Since 2008, WIJABA has launched programs for 25,000+ children with 40,000+ books through libraries and mobile libraries.


Leitrim Treasure 2013
Negotiation: The Art of Persuasion or Zero Sum Game? 2008
"Networking for Life" 2008
The Changing Face of Venture Capital 2007
Championing Diversity in Southern California: The USC Marshall School of Business 2006
Fairest Isle for Work and Play: Business Travelers Find Jamaica Has It All, Close to Home 2005
MBAs with Disabilities: Another Minority Group 2005
Power Twins: The MBA and IT 2005
The Diversity Pipeline Alliance 2005
From the Rolling Hills of Leitrim to the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts...The McManus Family of East Barrs 2005
Exploring the Oil Industry 2005
Hollywood: The Land of MBA Dreams 2005
Hooray for Hollywood - Career in Tinseltown 2005
Space-The Next Frontier for IT Professionals 2005
Make Your Career Bloom 2005
Lottery Ticket or Life Plan? Your Choice 2005
Careers in Telecommunications: Behind the Firewall 2004
The Road Less Traveled: Career Assignments Abroad 2004
Working for America: Opportunities in Government 2004
Anatomy of the Job Interview - Part III - Execution & Follow Up 2004
Anatomy of the Job Interview - Part II - Practice 2004
Anatomy of the Job Interview - Part I - Research 2004
Job Market Projections for Graduating MBAs. 2004
Opportunities to the South 2004
Career Fairs: A little Preparation Goes a Long Way 2003
Changing Jobs 2003
The MBA in Japan: Stretching Your Limits 2003
E-Mail that Works 2003
Time for a Career Change? Are you doing the job you were born to do? If not, are you at least reasonably happy? 2003
Corps Business: The MBA Enterprise Corps 2003
You Got the Offer: Now What 2003
3 Cornerstones of Interviewing: Research, Preparation, and Practice 2003
7 Steps to Writing the Ideal Cover Letter. 2003
8 Easy Steps: Networking Your Way to a Job 2003
Target Your Resume: It's Not Self Expression. It's Marketing 2003
The Job of Your Dreams 2003
Cracking the Dress Code 2002
IT and Entertainment: What's the Future in Hollywood
The Anatomy of a Job Search