Dean Geoffrey Garrett
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Teaching + Innovation
Experiential Learning Center
Open Expression Statement
BS Business Administration (BUAD)
BS Accounting (ACCT)
World Bachelor in Business (WBB)
BS Business of Cinematic Arts (BCA)
BS Artificial Intelligence for Business (BUAI)
Full-Time MBA (FTMBA)
Executive MBA (EMBA)
Part-Time MBA (MBA.PM)
International MBA (IBEAR)
Online MBA (OMBA)
MS Business Administration (MSBUSAD)
MS Business Analytics (MSBA)
MS Entrepreneurship + Innovation (MSEI)
MS Finance (MSF)
MS Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM)
MS Marketing (MSMKT)
MS Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE)
Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)
Master of Management Studies (MMS)
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Master of Business Taxation (MBT)
Master of Business Taxation for Working Professionals (MBT.WP)
Data Sciences + Operations
Management + Organization
GC in Business Analytics
GC in Financial Analysis + Valuation
GC in Management Studies
GC in Marketing
GC in Optimization + Supply Chain Management
GC in Strategy + Management Consulting
GC in Sustainability + Business
GC in Technology Commercialization
GC in Library and Information Management – Online
Business Communication (BUCO)
Data Sciences and Operations (DSO)
Finance + Business Economics (FBE)
Leventhal School of Accounting (ACCT)
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (BAEP)
Management and Organization (MOR)
Institutes + Centers
Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management
VanEck Digital Assets Initiative
Institute for Outlier Research in Business
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
USC Marshall Venture Fund
Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
Center for Effective Organizations
Center for Global Innovation
Center for Investment Studies
Initiative on Digital Competition
Giving + Support
Alumni Engagement + Resources
USC Marshall houses seven academic departments that span the breadth and depth of a comprehensive business education. Business disciplines include finance, data sciences & operations, marketing, management, and business communication, as well as a school of accounting and a dedicated entrepreneurship center. Students at all levels benefit from a faculty of globally known scholars and working practitioners, who offer cutting-edge insights into the most pressing business issues of the day, as well as robust hands-on learning opportunities and professional networks.
"BUCO courses prepare students to communicate strategically and effectively in a highly competitive, interconnected, and communication-rich global marketplace."
— Kirk SnyderDepartment Chair and Professor of Clinical Business Communication
LATEST FROM BUCO
Quoted: Kirk Snyder on Times.KY
Snyder, Professor of Clinical Business Communication, shares his perspective on how the pandemic influenced how people regarded sharing their job status on social platforms in a piece on Times.KY.
Golden Apple Awards 2022
In a year of challenges, these faculty and staff members have made a good impression on students.
Quoted: Kirk Snyder in the Washington Post
Kirk Snyder, Chair, Department of Business Communication, tells the Washington Post that too much office gossip can indicate a problem.
Op-Ed: Stephen Lind in Entrepreneur
Stephen Lind, Associate Professor of Clinical Business Communication, co-authored a piece for Entrepreneur on the analog tendencies of millennials.
Marshall Hires 18 Faculty Members
DATA SCIENCES + OPERATIONS
“Faculty are applying research to current problems and sharing their expertise with businesses, government, and media.”
— Greys SošićDepartment Chair and Professor of Data Sciences and Operations
LATEST FROM DSO
Quoted: Nick Vyas in South China Morning Post
Nick Vyas, Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations, contributes thoughts on both the supply chain stress of today and potential opportunities for East Coast ports tomorrow for SCMP.
Op-Ed: The Dawn of a New Supply Chain World Order
Nick Vyas, Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations, outlines how the industry must adapt to the new world order for Supply Chain Management Review.
Cited: Marshall Research in Harvard Business Review
Marshall data is cited in an HBR article that looks at the inevitable need for all businesses to invest in and adopt an AI-focused approach.
Quoted: Nick Vyas in The Wall Street Journal
Nick Vyas, Associate Professor of Clinical Data and Operations, discusses persistent threats of rail strikes in The Wall Street Journal. [paywall]
USC Marshall Announces New Joint Undergraduate Degree: AI for Business
The degree continues Marshall’s mission to prepare the next generation of business leaders for a rapidly evolving tech environment.
FINANCE + BUSINESS ECONOMICS
“Faculty and students in the Finance and Business Economics Department examine economic decision-making and the role of markets in the allocation of real and financial resources.”
— Kevin MurphyDepartment Chair, Kenneth L. Trefftzs Chair in Finance, and Professor of Finance and Business Economics
LATEST FROM FBE
Cited: Emily Nix on Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Work by Nix, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, and co-authors studies the harm caused by workplace violence and how gender influences consequences.
Cited: Arthur Korteweg's in American Investment Council
Work by Arthur Korteweg, Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics, is featured in a round up of top research examining private capital markets from 2022 in AMERICAN INVESTMENT COUNCIL.
Op-Ed: To Reel in Oil Industry, California Should Examine Its Maintenance Practices – Not Tax Profits
Larry Harris, Professor of Finance and Business Economics, presents an alternative tact California lawmakers could consider to held reduce gas prices for Cal Matters.
Article: Bullish Treasuries Chart Pack
Nikhil Bhatia, Adjunct Professor of Finance and Business Economics, makes the case for the Fed lowering rates in the near term on his Substack.
Interview: Erin Kaplan on NPR
Erin Kaplan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics, contributes to NPR's Planet Money piece "THE ECONOMICS LESSONS IN KIDS' BOOKS".
LEVENTHAL SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING
"A student with accounting training can track not only dollars and cents related to financial initiatives, but also value humanitarian aid, environmental impacts of business decisions and initiatives related to equity and inclusion."
— William HolderDean of the Leventhal School of Accounting.
LATEST FROM LEVENTHAL
Recap: 40th Annual SEC and Financial Reporting Conference
Dean William Holder [Leventhal] and Richard Sloan, Professor of Accounting, Finance and Business Economics, are mentioned in a recap of this year's conference by Accounting Today.
Setting the Sustainability Reporting Standards Investors Demand
“There is a whole ecosystem evolving to support preparers and users of sustainability reports…These roles are in high demand and require new skills and so should present valuable career opportunities for our students.”
— Richard Sloan, Deloitte and Touche LLP Chair in Accounting and Professor of Accounting, Finance, and Business Economics
A Seat at the Table
Guiding Exceptional Minds (GEMS) brings the best students to the best employers, thanks to the efforts of Professor Mike Paranal and the Trojan Family Network.
Next Generation Auditors
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) awards competitive scholarships to two USC Leventhal students.
LLOYD GREIF CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES
“Our students learn a mindset that sets them apart. It is about adaptable, flexible thinking; assessing and managing risk in dynamic, uncertain environments; and finding and pursuing new opportunities.”
— Elissa GrossmanDepartment Chair, Orfalea Director's Chair in Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship
LATEST FROM GREIF
In their new book, Colin Coggins and Garrett Brown expand on the life lessons they teach in their popular and unorthodox business class.
Marshall Alumni Represent in 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30
Marshall graduates demonstrate their startup savvy in annual list of young entrepreneurs.
Co-operative Education Bridges Gap between Recently Incarcerated and Jobs
Social co-operative Collective REMAKE engages leaders in the community, including USC Marshall graduates, to target systematic poverty through just transitions and co-operative businesses.
Not Your Ordinary Hot Sauce
USC Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship alumna addresses financial inequality in Peru with her go-to sauce.
Community Builders, Business Leaders and Changemakers Lead 2022-23 Impact Scholars
Meet this year’s exceptional Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab Senior Fellows.
MANAGEMENT + ORGANIZATION
“As society faces unprecedented change in multiple areas, it is more important than ever that we have strong leaders that understand how to think strategically. We teach students key aspects of strategy and leadership to thrive in dynamic environments.”
— Kyle MayerDepartment Chair and Professor of Management and Organization
LATEST FROM MOR
Research Informing Policy
Professor Hyo Kang’s research cited in FTC-recommended policy change.
Cited: Shon Hiatt in the New York Times
HIATT, Associate Professor of Business Administration, confirms findings in research surrounding the exploitation of the Amazon for crude oil later.
Quoted: Shon Hiatt in The Orange County Register
Hiatt, Associate Professor of Business Administration, offers "The goals are just too far-fetched and unrealistic — unless you want to inflict major economic pain," for a piece on the state and future of gas bills in California. [paywall]
Interview: Soren Kaplan on Literary Hub
The Center for Effective Organizations' Soren Kaplan joins the Keen On podcast to discuss his book Experiential Intelligence: Harness the Power of Experience for Personal and Business Breakthroughs.
Published: Detrimental Collaborations: When Two Isn't Always Better Than One
Research co-authored by Florenta Teodoridis, Associate Professor of Management and Organization, is published by Insead.
"Our marketing faculty operate on the cutting-edge of the discipline. Many of our professors are scholars who conduct research that expands the understanding of the practice, while others come with a wealth of practical marketing experience."
— Anthony DukesDepartment Chair, Robert E. Brooker Chair in Marketing, and Professor of Marketing
LATEST FROM MKT
Cited: Wendy Wood on USC News
Research by Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, and co-authors suggests that the spread of misinformation is more directly tied to the structure of social media platforms than user behavior.
Quoted: Robert Kozinets on Yahoo!
Professor Robert Kozinets spells out the burden plaintiffs must address in a dozens of consolidated lawsuits accusing social media platforms of knowingly causing harm for Yahoo! News.
Quoted: Lars Perner in the Los Angeles Times
Lars Perner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing, discusses the allure of skywriting in the Los Angeles Times.
Quoted: Larry Vincent on CNN
Larry Vincent, Associate Professor of the Practice of Marketing, addresses damage control for Elon Musk following his Twitter acquisition on CNN.
Tommy Talks: Can Consumer-Posted Photos Serve as a Leading Indicator of Restaurant Survival? Evidence from Yelp
Can photos posted by Yelp users predict a restaurant's future success? In this talk Professors Luo and Zhang present the results of their groundbreaking research showing the answer is yes, and discuss why this matters for restaurant owners, business investors, and online platforms.