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
A Lasting Legacy
USC Marshall and Leventhal scholarship recipients thank their generous donors at the 2021 Marshall Scholarship Celebration.
The annual USC Marshall Scholarship Celebration on Jan. 29, 2021, began with a slideshow showing USC Marshall students along with the name of the scholarship the students received. More than a few pets showed up in the pictures this time around. In fact, one was just a picture of an adorable puppy—no USC Marshall student in sight.
Kicked off by Assistant Dean of External Relations Guillermina Molina, the event was a little different this year: It was held virtually via Zoom instead of in person at Town and Gown on the University Park Campus, and hundreds of attendees had to bring their own lunch instead of enjoying a catered affair.
Some things remained the same, though. The pandemic couldn’t keep Jeannie Bowman away. Bowman, who for many years oversaw the scholarship process as part of Marshall’s development team, attended the virtual celebration even though she technically retired from USC after 40 years this past fall.
During his update about Marshall, Dean Geoffrey Garrett said, “There are no events I enjoy more than those that bring together scholarship recipients with the people who made the scholarships possible. The amount of love in the room is off the charts.”
A total of 628 undergraduate and graduate students received scholarships this year through a mix of endowed and named scholarships, as well as scholarship funds.
Vice Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Professor of Data Sciences and Operations Raman Randhawa introduced the undergraduate speaker, Anthea Xiao ’21, recipient of the Scanlan Family Endowed Scholarship.
Vice Dean for Graduate Programs and Clinical Professor of Finance and Business Economics Suh-Pyng Ku introduced the two graduate student speakers, Aria Aaron MBA ’21, recipient of the Gail G. Ellis Scholarship Fund, and Beck Jensen MBV ’21, recipient of the Cynthia Ross Schrank Endowed Scholarship for MBV Students.
The keynote speaker, Andrew Tavakoli MS ’86, founder and CEO of Tavakoli Properties LLC and funder of the Andrew Tavakoli Family Endowment for MBV Students, said, “It is truly gratifying to hear and see the difference one can make in our young people.”
The event concluded with a heartfelt thank you video full of USC Marshall and Leventhal students expressing to scholarship donors the impact the funds have had on their lives.
A post-event mingle continued—via Zoom chat, of course—instead of around the Town and Gown tables.
And the love was, indeed, off the charts.
"Comparing Trained and Untrained Probabilistic Ensemble Forecasts of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in the United States"
In recent work published in the International Journal of Forecasting, Professor Jacob Bien and his co-authors describe their efforts to evaluate the performance of different ensemble models to forecast cases and deaths as part of the US Covid-19 Forecast Hub, which was used by the CDC and various state health officials.
"The Value of Personal Data in Internet Commerce: A High-Stake Field Experiment on Data Regulation Policy"
In a recent article forthcoming in Management Science, Professor Tianshu Sun and his co-authors explore the impact of strict data privacy laws on e-commerce by performing a large-scale randomized experiment on Alibaba, the largest e-commerce platform in the world.
"Increasing Charity Donations: A Bandit Learning Approach"
In recent work, Professor Somya Singhvi and his co-author propose a novel approach to maximizing donations on such platforms by developing a recommendation system that overcomes some of the drawbacks of widely used recommender systems.
Cited: Erica Jiang on The Economist
Work by JIANG, assistant professor of finance and business economics, and co-authors is highlighted in a piece on THE ECONOMIST looking at the systemic flaws in America's banking industry. [Paywall]
Quoted: Rodney Ramcharan in the Los Angeles Times
RAMCHARAN, professor of finance and business economics, calls criticism of SVB's donations to BLM and like-minded organizations "trivial and irrelevant".