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
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
Dr. Geoffrey Garrett holds the Robert R. Dockson Dean’s Chair in Business Administration and is Professor of Management and Organization. Since his arrival at Marshall, Garrett has been at the forefront of redefining modern business education and has drawn transformational investment to the school for supply chain and risk management institutes. He previously served as dean of the Wharton School from 2014 until 2020.
Garrett taught at USC from 2005-2008 as a professor of international relations, business administration, communications, and law while also serving as the President of the Pacific Council on International Policy. Before that, he was the founding Dean of the International Institute and Vice Provost of International Studies at UCLA.
In his native Australia, Garrett was the founding CEO of the United States Studies Centre and dean of the business schools at both The University of Sydney and UNSW. A distinguished international political economist, Garrett has held academic appointments at Oxford, Stanford and Yale universities.
Garrett holds a B A (Honors) from the Australian National University, and an M A and Ph D from Duke University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
Areas of Expertise
The mission of the Marshall School is to empower the business leaders of tomorrow to thrive and seize the boundless opportunities generated by technological innovation while anticipating and shaping the societal implications of that innovation.
“At Marshall we’re committed to constantly redefining best-in-class, comprehensive business education in the creative capital of the world."
This year we've launched a lot of incredible new programs and initiatives – from new undergraduate emphases and joint-degrees, to initiatives in data science and digital ethics, to our newly named Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management and VanEck Digital Assets Initiative. There’s much to look forward to in 2023 and beyond.
— Geoff Garrett, Dean
NEWS + EVENTS
VanEck Digital Assets Initiative Names Co-Directors
Professors Anthony Borquez and James Healy bring deep professional experience and wide networks to the role.
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.
WHY ESG IS
The Rise of Risk Management
As managing risk has become a core component of business strategy, USC Marshall’s Arkley Institute for Risk Management is introducing a new generation of future business leaders to the field through education, mentorship, and jobs.
Nathanael Fast to Lead Neely Center
The new director of the USC Marshall Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making talks about his role and vision for the Center.
Dean's Dialogue: The State of U.S./China Relations
In the first in-person Dean's Dialogue, Marshall Dean Geoff Garrett discussed U.S./China relations with former Australian PM Kevin Rudd and former Obama deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes.
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.
Dean's Dialogue: The Business of Formula One
Dean Geoff Garrett hosts a series of thought-provoking conversations with today’s tech, finance, and business leaders, educators, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
Dean's Dialogue: The Future of Investment
Investment leaders Cathie Wood of Ark Investment, Jackie Reses of Luna Financial Group and Amy Diamond, USC Chief Investment Officer discuss the future of the industry.
Dean's Dialogue: New Perspectives on Business School Leadership
Dean Geoff Garrett hosted an open discussion on the evolution of the business school experience with Deans Francesca Fornelli of Kellogg, Ann Harrison of Haas, and Erika James of Wharton.
INSIGHT + ANALYSIS
Quoted: Dean Garrett on the Role Blockchain Will Play With Supply Chain Management
“If the big theme in supply chain over the last few years has been … globalization, I suspect going forward that it will be cutting-edge technology, with the interaction between IoT and blockchain looking most promising.”
Recap: Dean Garrett's Comprehensive Business Schools Summit
The first of its kind gathering held to discuss the future of undergraduate business education is featured in Poets & Quants.
Recap: 2022 Deans Comprehensive Summit featured in Poets & Quants.
"The challenge for us all is to help the world understand what business education actually is about, and change the conversation in a way that will be really helpful for all of our institutions.” — Dean Geoff Garrett
Feature: Dean Garrett Calls For A Paradigm Shift
Poets & Quants speaks with Dean Garrett about the need to rethink how business schools are regarded — specifically, there's more to consider than MBA programs.
Fall 2022 Dean's Report
“At Marshall we’re committed to constantly redefining best-in-class, comprehensive business education in the creative capital of the world. This year we've launched a lot of incredible new programs and initiatives – from new undergraduate emphases and joint-degrees, to initiatives in data science and digital ethics, to our newly named Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management and VanEck Digital Assets Initiative. There’s much to look forward to in 2023 and beyond."
Spring 2022 Dean's Report
“Marshall has a unique role to play in educating future leaders who excel at the technological fluency and human-centric problem solving needed to thrive in today’s ever-changing world.”