Faculty & Centers

USC Marshall faculty can be full-time, part-time, tenure-track and non-tenure track. Divided into seven Academic Units, members of the faculty use a variety of teaching styles when delivering elective and core curriculum.

Academic Units

Class Formats

  • Case discussion
  • Consulting projects
  • Experiential trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Lectures
  • Movie Clips
  • Simulations


The professors really do try to get to know the students and engage them.

Amy Shah Patel

Class of 2015

Marshall Golden Apple Teaching Awards

Each year, the Marshall Golden Apple Teaching Awards are awarded to professors by Marshall students. Through the Golden Apple Awards, students select the professors who have had the greatest impact both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. The professors listed below were awarded the Golden Apple by students in the Full-time MBA core.

  • Peer Fiss, Associate Professor of Management and Organization
    2015 Golden Apple Recipient
  • Suh-Pyng Ku, Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics
    2014 Golden Apple Recipient
  • Randolph Beatty, Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting
    2013 Golden Apple Recipient
  • Greg Patton, Professor of Clinical Management Communication
    2012 Golden Apple Recipient
  • Kyle Mayer, Professor of Management and Organization
    2011 Golden Apple Recipient
  • Diane Badame, Professor of Clinical Marketing
    2010 Golden Apple Recipient

Centers of Excellence