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
Executive Education Redirect
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
Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management
Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Center for Investment Studies
Initiative on Digital Competition
Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
Center for Effective Organizations
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
VanEck Digital Assets Initiative
Institute for Outlier Research in Business
Center for Global Innovation
Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
Giving + Support
Alumni Engagement + Resources
Department: Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
At the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, students learn a mindset that sets them apart and better positions them to make a positive difference in the world. This mindset is about much more than just founders and founding processes. It is about adaptable, flexible thinking; assessing and managing risk in dynamic, uncertain environments; and finding and pursuing new opportunities.
DEGREES + COURSES
Students first and always. The Greif Center offers a dynamic, innovative, and evolving slate of more than 50 different courses to USC undergraduate and graduate students across all disciplines.
The courses, which range from introductory to advanced and general to specific, allow our students to develop the skills, knowledge, and mindset essential to their professional lives while in school and after they graduate, whether that means founding a new business, joining a newly launched business, or being an active innovator in a more established firm. These courses can be found in our undergraduate, MBA, and MBV programs. We also offer two degree programs entirely focused on entrepreneurship: the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and the Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship.
MARSHALL UNDERGRADUATE MINORS
For non-business majors, this minor provides an understanding of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial mindset. To enroll in this minor, students must have completed a minimum of 32 units of college-level course work and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.
Social Entrepreneurship Minor
Provides students from all undergraduate majors with an understanding of social entrepreneurship and its relationship to government and public policy as well as an understanding of management skills specific to starting and maintaining a social enterprise.
UNDERGRADUATE INTERDISCIPLINARY MINORS
Game Entrepreneurism Minor (with the School of Cinematic Arts)
A minor for students interested in building a business in the games and digital media industry. Building on the business, production and management courses in the Interactive Media Division, this minor culminates in our advanced game project course and provides students with hands-on mentorship.
Innovation: The Digital Entrepreneur Minor (with the Viterbi School of Engineering)
Introduces students to the elements and concepts central to launching a digital venture, including digital disruption, ideation, high-tech product management, online customer acquisition, technology implementation, online business models, digital marketing and monetization.
Media Entrepreneurship & Economics Minor (with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism)
Equips students with the interdisciplinary skills and critical frameworks to navigate ongoing transformation sweeping the media industry, with a particular focus on the key economics forces reshaping television, film, music, and news.
Performance Science Minor (with the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences)
This minor teaches the science, best practices and applied processes to instill a high-performance mindset though a multi-disciplinary curriculum spanning business, psychology, biology, philosophy, and athletics.
Technology Commercialization Minor (with the Viterbi School of Engineering)
Explores the economic, technological and entrepreneurial aspects of commercializing new technologies. Designed for students with varied interests who might start technology-based ventures ir work for new to established technology companies.
MS Entrepreneurship + Innovation
A highly experiential program for individuals with a passion for entrepreneurship in large or small organizations.
MS Social Entrepreneurship
A program for those seeking to leverage business concepts and skills to make a positive impact and solve societal challenges.
Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization
Students participate in the entire spectrum of the commercialization process, from invention to venture funding, while potentially becoming stakeholders in a new technology venture.
NEWS + EVENTS
USC Marshall Professor Jill Kickul Receives Highest Recognition at United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference
The Justin G. Longenecker Award recognizes outstanding contributions to small and medium businesses.
In their new book, Colin Coggins and Garrett Brown expand on the life lessons they teach in their popular and unorthodox business class.
From Ideas Into Action
USC Marshall/Greif Incubator helped bring a good idea into reality. Now Frontida Records has been recognized by the United Nations as a global digital solution.
50 Years of Entrepreneurship at USC
The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies celebrates its 50th anniversary; it was the first integrated entrepreneurship program at a business school back in 1972.
A Case for Green Entrepreneurship
Greif Center’s latest case study wins a major award and puts spotlight on local snack food company.
Tackling It All
Our faculty are thought leaders, doers, and creators. They are academics, entrepreneurs, and domain experts, transforming how entrepreneurship is taught and business is done.
Dr. Anthony Borquez is an expert at building and scaling creative tech businesses. He is the founder of Grab, a leader in augmented and virtual reality. He also founded Blue Label Games, an early leader in mobile game development, later acquired by Konami.
Abby Fifer Mandell is the Executive Director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab and teaches BAEP 471 and 571, courses in which interdisciplinary teams of students use design thinking to create products for underresourced communities in California.
Dr. Glenn Fox is a faculty member at the University of Southern California's Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, in the Marshall School of Business. His current projects focus on neural systems for emotion regulation, high stakes training, and developing entrepreneurial mindset skills in founders and business leaders.Glenn received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from USC, where he focused on the neural correlates of gratitude, empathy, and neuroplasticity. Currently, Glenn is the Director and Founder of the USC Found Well Initiative which aims to understand and promote entrepreneurial mindset in founders and business leaders.
We are a student-run organization dedicated to connectingthe USC community with the local community, as well as to exploring the relationship between business, service, and ethics.
Spark is a student organization working on cultivating an entrepreneurial community at USC & empowering others to turn their ideas into reality. We host events like the Startup Career Fair, 1000 Pitches, Break to Make, Hack Nights, and more!
Empowering the Trojan entrepreneurship ecosystem while empowering Trojans to succeed in the venture community.
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