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Kathy Takayama

  • Assistant Professor of the Practice, Data Sciences, and Operations

Kathy Takayama always wanted to teach. That dream started immediately out of college when she was recruited to be a US Naval Nuclear Power School Instructor, where she trained enlisted and officer students on how to operate nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers. She transitioned out of the military into a career in program management, initially at a large corporate bank running IT programs, and later as an R&D program manager at Hewlett Packard, eventually taking on roles as Chief of Staff and Operations Officer for a large business unit. Today, she is living her dream, sharing decades of business experiences with future business leaders at the USC Marshall School of Business.

Kathy Takayama


Master of Business for Veterans


Data Sciences + Operations

Course List

BUAD 315 - Basics of Project and Operations Management for Non-Majors
BUAD 311 - Operations Management
DSO 455 - Project Management
GSBA 572A - Strategic Planning for Growth