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
Jill was formerly at NYU’s Stern School of Business as Director of Social Entrepreneurship and the Chair for the 30-course MBA specialization in social Innovation and Impact. She is the Founding Director of the Annual Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, the largest academic conference in the field. She has published more than 100 articles in leading entrepreneurship and management journals and her bestselling book, Understanding Social Entrepreneurship has been adopted in over 80 universities. Jill is the Editor of the Social Entrepreneurship Journal and her work on entrepreneurship education has been nationally recognized by Fortune as a Top 10 Innovative Program.
Jill has been awarded the 2022 Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award given by the Academy of ManagementEntrepreneurship Division. This award recognizes long-term contributions to the research, teaching, and practice of entrepreneurship as well as the growth, visibility, and effectiveness of the Entrepreneurship Division. On the teaching side, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) named her the 2017 Educator of the Year Award. This award is given to an individual who has provided distinguished leadership within the field of entrepreneurship education and has contributed substantive advancements to the way in which scholars think about and approach entrepreneurship teaching and learning. Finally, USASBE named her 2023 Longenecker Fellow for academic and service accomplishments to the field of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Areas of Expertise
Centers + Institutes
INSIGHT + ANALYSIS
Cited: Brittingham Research Featured on See Change
Work done examining cognitive and emotional responses to crowdfunded campaigns by co-authors Jill Kickul and Jacqueline Orr is showcased on Sea Change.
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.
Social Entrepreneurship: A Vision for Future Changemakers
Global researchers, students and practitioners convene at the 19th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference at USC to define the next decade of social impact.
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.
RESEARCH + PUBLICATIONS
With Mark Griffiths, Colleen Robb, and Lisa Gundry.
Accepted at the 2022 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. With Colleen Robb, Mark Griffiths, and Malin Brannback.
Now in its 2nd Revision at International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. With Asma Naimi and Daniel Arenas Vives.
Target Journal: Small Business Economics. With Paulami Mitra and Mark Griffiths.
With Paulami Mitra, Rashida Weaver, Jacquline Orr, and Christoph Winkler.