Leading the Inclusive Experience

Marshall MBA Consortium Fellows 2017 on Graduation Day


Forward Summit on March 7, 2020


Everyone’s Business Global Case Competition on February 20 and 21, 2020 


Athletes and Activism on November 22, 2019


Ethan Siegler and Ron Meyer, Vice Chairman of NBC Universal : Jewish Executive Series on Nov 08, 2018

Ethan Siegler and Ron Meyer



Marshall PRIDE members at ROMBA 2018

Marshall PRIDE members at ROMBA 2018



BBSA “Seats at the Table” panel, January 2018

BBSA “Seats at the Table” panel, January 2018



Spectrum Leadership during 1st SpectrumSC Case Competition

Spectrum SC-Leaders



MAM Blackhowk

Hello Trojans!

It’s been a “Mische Family” tradition that every M. L. King Day, to take 30 minutes out of the day to watch Dr. King's famous speech and reflect on the words and ambitions of this great American Patriot. No matter how many times I listen to his speech, his words still move my soul and speak to my spirit, and his message is, eternal.

For this day, try to find 30 minutes and listen to the words of this great American…it's well worth your time. Plus, if you write a short 2-pager, you’ll get extra credit!

USC is a great place, let’s use Dr. King’s words to make USC greater and the world better!

Proud to be your prof! Thanks!



Franklin Leonard (center), Creator of The Black List, with Marshall MBA Leadership.
Franklin Leonard (center), Creator of The Black List, with Marshall MBA Leadership.



Gregory Earnest, MBA, Class of 2018
Real Estate Underwriting Associate, Northwestern Mutual

Gregory Earnest

"Traveling to Tokyo for PRIME, I expected to be blown away by the delicious food and beautiful sights--and I was. However, learning about the country's unique business environment was by far the most fascinating. Subtle differences in their laws, social norms, and expectations resulted in a corporate culture that was often completely opposite of what we are used to in America. Our group worked with a Japanese book & toy manufacturer on how to most effectively enter the US market. I knew that we were making quality recommendations to the firm, but I was shocked by how well they responded to our project. they are even taking some of our ideas to C-suite level executives! "



Maurice Murphy, 2nd year PhD student in Management & Organization
Winner of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management’s Douglas Nigh Best Paper Award

Maurice Murphy

IM Division Douglas Nigh Award
The Douglas Nigh Award is presented to the best division paper that employs an interdisciplinary perspective and is authored by junior scholars. This award was instituted in memory of the late Dr. Douglas Nigh (University of South Carolina) who was passionate about both cross-disciplinary research and development of junior scholars. The award is supported by the Doug Nigh Award Endowment Fund. All papers adopting an interdisciplinary perspective and authored/co-authored by only junior scholars accepted by the IM Division for presentation at the Academy of Management annual meeting are eligible for the award. The IM Division Program Chair selects a set of 4-5 finalists, and the IM Division Research Committee selects the winning paper through a blind review of these shortlisted papers. Sponsored by University of South Carolina.
Resource dependency theory (RDT) is one of the preeminent theories in strategic management. It has been utilized to enhance the study of MNE strategy (i.e. mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, etc.), boards of directors, corporate political activities, and stakeholder management; however, RDT has yet to be employed in theorizing about how multinationals assess the effect of the target host county’s dependence on the resources of the firm, the robustness of the political and business ties of the firm within the target market, and the strength of bilateral relations between the home and host government of the firm on the MNE’s foreign market entry mode choice. This notion, which I refer to as an MNE’s relative power vis-a-vis the target market, is of great import especially when attempting to enter emerging market economies with a network-based institutional environment (i.e. heavily predicated upon social relations and in- group affiliation). To this end, I draw upon the foreign market entry, political and business ties, and resource dependence literatures to propose a conceptual framework that examines how MNEs appraise their resource salience, political and business ties, and the bilateral relationship between their home and target host countries to determine the most optimal foreign entry mode strategy.