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: Management and Organization
Management and Organization
Strategic Leaders. Leading Thinkers. Thinking Leaders.
The Management and Organization Department teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of strategy, organization behavior, leadership, strategy formulation, management of innovation, organization design, developing teams, decision-making, and motivating employees. Our research covers a broad range of topics within the business administration disciplines and we are dedicated to teaching students the skills they need to succeed in management careers.
"Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them."
Professor Warren Bennis
DEGREES + COURSES
BS Business Administration with Emphasis in Leadership and Innovation (BLDR)
Leadership and innovation for competitive advantage. Business Administration with an emphasis in Leadership and Innovation teaches students to lead and innovate, identify and solve critical problems, and build a sustainable competitive advantage.
Organizational Leadership and Management Minor
For non-business students, This minor explores personal and organizational leadership, ethics of the workplace, leading in a global context and organizing and planning for effective personal and organizational performance.
Human Resource Management Minor
The minor in human resource management is available to students in all schools and departments except business majors. It is appropriate for students pursuing careers in human resource management, as well as for students pursuing management positions where they will be interfacing with or relying on the human resource function for support.
Management Consulting Minor
For non-business majors, This minor develops skills used by professional consultants to assist organizations and businesses in identifying and addressing their issues and problems.
Graduate Certificate in Strategy and Management Consulting
The Graduate Certificate in Strategy and Management Consulting is best suited to individuals who have considerable work experience in their field of expertise and are ready to become a source of guidance to others in strategic planning and management. The program provides students with the tools, concepts and frameworks that will aid them in leading the process of strategy development and management consulting to improve business performance.
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Business
Prepares students to help shape solutions to social and environmental sustainability challenges, both from within and from outside the business sector.
INSIGHT + ANALYSIS
Quoted: Rebecca Heino on Game Developer
HEINO, professor of clinical management and organization, offers a number of valuable insights and reminders for leaders in light of recent comments made by Blizzard executives at a company town hall.
Interview: Shon Hiatt on CNN Español
HIATT, associate professor of business administration, outlines the effects of recent natural gas price increases on California residents and businesses.
Op-Ed: 12 Ways CEOs And Companies Fail Chief Diversity Officers
SHAUN HARPER, Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership, issues a call for corporations to invest considerably more effort to retain talented Chief Diversity Officers in a piece for FORBES.
Article: AI is Taking Over Our Workplaces. Here’s How It Could Impact Human Psychology—and Vice Versa
NATHANAEL FAST, associate professor of management and organization, authored a piece for FAST COMPANY calls for a nuanced, collaborative relationship with AI in order to ensure a better future.
Interview: Shon Hiatt on CBS News
HIATT, associate professor of business administration, addresses the SoCal Gas' promise of lowered gas bills in the coming months.
NEWS + EVENTS
Western Academy of Management Recognizes Joe Raffiee as an Ascendant Scholar
The award recognizes early-career scholars who have made a significant impact in their fields.
Marshall Faculty Publications, Awards, and Honors: December '22 & January '23
Research Informing Policy
Professor Hyo Kang’s research cited in FTC-recommended policy change.
Full-Time MBA Team Presents to APEC
Students presented in-depth findings on post-pandemic challenges facing micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to business leaders.
Tommy Talks: I or We and Why It Matters
Communicators can frame what they say using “I” or “we” language – what influences which they choose and what implications does this have? In this Tommy Talk, Prof. Wakslak describes recent research that links choices of I’s and we’s to the concreteness or abstractness of a message, and shows how awareness of this connection can lead to more effective messaging.
Paul S. Adler is Professor of Management and Organization, of Sociology, and of Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California. He holds the Marshall Business School's Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy. He began his education in Australia and moved to France in 1974, where he received his doctorate in Economics and Management while working as a Research Economist for the French government. He came to the USA in 1981, and before arriving at USC in 1991, he was affiliated with the Brookings Institution, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, and Stanford's School of Engineering.
Eric Anicich studies the forms and functions of social hierarchy within groups. His research has been published in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Psychological Science. Additionally, accounts of his work have appeared in numerous popular media and business outlets including Forbes, The Economist, CNN, New York Times, TIME, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Fast Company, and the Harvard Business Review. In 2021, Poets & Quants recognized him as one of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors.”
Professor Aponte-Moreno specializes in leadership development, strategic management, and cross-cultural negotiations. His research is interdisciplinary and examines how the arts in general, and theater in particular, can contribute to the development of leadership skills in business settings. His work draws on more than twenty years of experience in the theater. Prior to joining academia, he worked in global corporate finance for international financial firms including Crédit Lyonnais (France), Mizuho (Japan) and ED&F Mann (UK). He is originally from Venezuela and has lived and worked in the US, France and the UK.
SELECT STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
180 Degrees Consulting is the world's largest nonprofit consultancy with over 150 branches across 35 countries. USC's chapter provides consulting services to nonprofits, professional training for the USC community, and social events for its members.
As the only undergraduate case preparation organization on campus, The Consulting Club strives to empower students interested in exploring a career in consultingthrough recruitment/case preparation and opportunities to consult on real projects for companies.
Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI) strives to provide pro-bono consulting services to socially-minded organizations in the greater Los Angeles area in order toenhance their ability to create a sustainable, tangibleimpact on their target communities
The object and purpose of RISE Consulting is to empower undergraduate students to provide high-quality, pro bono consulting services for early-stage ventures. Through skills-based consulting projects, RISE Consulting mobilizes university leaders to leverage their passions, education, communication skills, and professional networks to assist startup businesses that contribute to the social and economic progress of the future.
University of Southern California - Marshall School of BusinessDepartment of Management & Organization701 Exposition Blvd – Hoffman Hall 431Los Angeles, CA 90089-1424 MC: 1424
Phone: 213-740-0728 | Fax: 213-821-6000
DR. KYLE MAYER, Department ChairSANDRA VEGA, Operations Manager
EMAIL the MOR Department for more information.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm