USC Marshall’s reputation for academic research on business topics continues its upward trajectory. The 2019 University of Texas-Dallas Jindal School of Management’s Top 100 Business School Research rankings has listed Marshall at number 6 among leading North American business schools, with a score of 97.09.
This ranking puts USC Marshall in the company of elite B-schools such as Wharton, Harvard, Columbia and Stanford.
In a separate list ranking business schools internationally, USC Marshall came in at number 7, with the same score.
"We have made extraordinary strides in recruitment and retention of leading scholars doing research that makes an impact," said USC Marshall interim dean Gareth James. "We have also worked hard to earn our reputation as a business school where collaborative and impactful research is encouraged and nurtured."
Marshall’s 3-year-old Institute for Outlier Research in Business (iORB), supports and encourages research with the potential for a transformational impact on society. It currently provides funding for outlier research, a speaker series and conferences.
"We have made extraordinary strides in recruitment and retention of leading scholars doing research that makes an impact."—Gareth James, Interim dean, USC Marshall School of Business
Examples of scholarly endeavors supported by iORB: The China Conference, one of the only gatherings of its kind in the United States, brings together diverse scholars to examine the state of academic research on business in China.
IORB also funded a recent one-day conference on fintech, bringing executives in the space together with academic researchers to identify challenges within the emerging industry that they can tackle together.