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
To take advantage of innovation-driven opportunity, we must ensure that future business leaders have the cutting edge analytical, technical, and entrepreneurial skills needed to constantly reimagine business.
The Marshall School of Business, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion guides the strategic efforts to ensure a welcoming and engaging educational environment in a community of diverse faculty, staff, and students. Our strategic efforts include engagement and leadership workshops, panels, discussions, speaker series, and trainings designed to create an authentic sense of belonging, engagement, collaboration, and community, as well as fostering a culture of inclusion paramount to the success of all at USC Marshall.
Located in one of the world’s leading business centers and the gateway to the Pacific Rim, USC is among the very best, most global universities in the U.S. — and no part of USC is more global than Marshall.
Our diverse and international community creates an exciting atmosphere of learning and discourse. Marshall has made considerable investments in programs, centers, research, experiences, and intellectual capital to broaden student perspectives and career pathways.
Over its 100-year history, Marshall has forged deep ties with dynamic companies and business leaders, not only in southern California, but across the country and all around the world, creating unlimited opportunities for its students across a broad range of industries.
USC Marshall integrates its core curriculum with a spectrum of hands-on learning opportunities so that our students can take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to the real world, in real time. In the process, they learn more about themselves, the dynamics of teams, and the broader societal context in which business operates.
Learning by doing prepares Marshall graduates to be immediately ready to thrive and excel in the workplace. We integrate a spectrum of hands-on learning opportunities with our core curriculum, so students can take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to the real world, in real time.
Doing Business in the Heart of Los Angeles
Ignite your career opportunities with Marshall’s prestigious four-year undergraduate business program. Enjoy the many cultural and lifestyle advantages of living in beautiful, sunny L.A.
Turning Ideas Into Outcomes
More than 94 percent of MBAs found employment within three months of graduation, with nearly half landing at tech, media and entertainment companies like Google, Amazon, Disney and NBCUniversal. Investments in new career resources at the undergraduate level helped 97 percent of Marshall undergrads land jobs.
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.
The pace of technological change, globalization, and heightened stakeholder expectations have vastly expanded the business world’s definition of leadership. Through our innovative teaching practices and educational programs, we train 21st century business leaders to take full advantage of the endless opportunities made possible by technological progress while also managing its far-reaching social consequences.
To embrace the broader implications of innovation, we must imbue future business leaders with a deep appreciation of their ethical responsibilities, the great value of inclusion throughout society, and the ever-expanding societal responsibilities of business.
"You have to be able to hear every voice."
Sarah Townsend, Interim Assistant Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor, Management and Organization shares that “Talk of diversity tends to focus on numbers. You don't lead numbers, you lead people.”
“There is good research to show that if you do this right, if you diversify at all levels across the organizations, if you establish a culture that is truly inclusive of everyone’s perspective, where everyone feels a psychological safety and sense of belonging, that you do get more collective intelligence. You do get more people coming together. Everyone puts their two cents in, and what you get out of it is more creativity, better critical thinking. All these things are true and can translate into positive impacts on the bottom line.”
— Sarah Townsend, Associate Professor of Management and Organization
A Growing Pathway
Marshall Announces Faculty Hiring Initiative
Emerging Leaders Program
This fall the Emerging Leaders Program convened 19 undergraduate students from USC and several HBCUs — Howard, North Carolina A&T State, Prairie View A&M, and the University of Texas at El Paso — to learn about risk management careers.
Janaiya Hodges transferred to Marshall as a sophomore through the Pathways Program and is looking forward to her internship this summer at PwC in its ESG practice. The Pathways Program assists underrepresented Black undergraduate students to successfully transfer to USC Marshall.
The Role of the Profession: Accounting for Good by William Holder
"Accounting may not have the most obvious path toward bringing justice to the world, saving the planet, housing the homeless or feeding the hungry, but as one exceptionally gifted accounting thinker has observed, accountants can contribute meaningfully to the diminution of the world’s maladies."
— William Holder, Dean of the Leventhal School of Accounting
Curriculum: Business, Society, and Sustainability
“Students get it. They understand they’ll be the ones making decisions and know the impact they can have if they are aware of the issues.”
— Greys Sošić, Data Sciences and Operations Department Chair and E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration
Setting the Sustainability Reporting Standards Investors Demand
“There is a whole ecosystem evolving to support preparers and users of sustainability reports…These roles are in high demand and require new skills and so should present valuable career opportunities for our students.”
— Richard Sloan, Deloitte and Touche LLP Chair in Accounting and Professor of Accounting, Finance, and Business Economics
Welcome to Marshall
Marshall has made extraordinary investments to be at the forefront of educating future business leaders to take full advantage of the unprecedented opportunities made possible by technological change, while also responding to the far-reaching societal change innovation often generates.
From blockchain and digital finance to self-driving vehicles and personalized medicine, Marshall has created cutting edge courses to equip both undergraduate and graduate students with the advanced technical skills needed to harness the power of this innovation to improve the quality of life of people all around the globe.
Business Leaders Must Understand That Along With Great Technical Innovation Comes Profound Responsibility
“Marshall is a business school that’s very hungry. There’s a drive to do big things. And this is both interdisciplinary across the university or trying to make a big impact in the world. For someone working in data science, this is a place where we really appreciate the role of data and AI in business and in society.” — Vishal Gupta, Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations
Located in one of the world’s leading business centers and the gateway to the Pacific Rim,USC is among the very best, most global universities in the U.S.—and no part of USC is more global than Marshall.Our diverse and international community creates an exciting atmosphere of learning and discourse. Marshall has made considerable investments in programs, centers, research, experiences, and intellectual capital to broaden student perspectives and career pathways.
Marshall Back in the World
After two years Marshall is sending its students back out into the world, including those who missed their freshmen travel opportunities due to COVID restrictions. One group of students got to meet Dean Geoff Garrett in London.
A Meeting in Mexico
USC Marshall Dean Geoff Garrett makes his first international trip to IPADE, Mexico’s largest business school, as part of an established lecture series.
(Still) Going Global
USC Marshall hosts the Business International Studies Network annual conference (BisNet) to discuss how schools kept international experiences for students relevant during the pandemic.
10th Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit
As global supply chains continue to struggle, USC Marshall brings top industry professionals to discuss solutions.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, + INCLUSION
The Marshall Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strives to ensure a vibrant and welcoming educational and professional environment, where each member of the Marshall community is authentically and holistically seen, valued, affirmed, and empowered to achieve to their fullest potential.
Reaching Gender Parity
For the first time, the USC Marshall School of Business undergraduate business administration degree program has reached gender parity in its first-year class. This incoming Class of 2025 is comprised of 52% women as of the first day of classes.
Marshall Develops DEI Training for All Graduate Students
USC Marshall’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), in partnership with faculty and program offices, developed a new DEI orientation for graduate students in its MBA and specialty masters programs. The initiative grew out of the school’s commitment to develop student-focused, high-quality programs, and expand opportunities for learning and engagement.
USC Marshall’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion integrated its strategic initiative with academic research and engagement opportunities for students, staff, and faculty. “Student engagement became an anchor concept in our strategy and guided how we partnered with all offices that touch student life at Marshall,” said Violina Rindova, vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Leadership in Challenging Times
“Women need a cape—you're a Wonder Woman! But I think we don't realize we have another option. We stand up and lean in. And the pandemic amplified that." - Sally Chan BS ’02, MBA ’11
A HERo for Women
USC Marshall alumna Marilyn Lin of Salesforce has gone above and beyond to help women advance in their careers.
Changing Lives and Making Women’s History
Heather Lewis Pietsch’s ’93 lifelong dedication to giving back lands her in a history-making nonprofit leadership role.
MS Global Supply Chain Management (Online)
Master of Accounting
MS Business Analytics