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
USC Marshall Venture Fund
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
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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.
“Think of the opportunity for young women who have aspirations to be business leaders who will benefit in even greater numbers from the Marshall education," Carmen Nava '84; Chair Marshall Board of Councilors; USC Trustee
NEWS + EVENTS
Marshall Installs Four-Year Faculty Hiring Plan Anchored by Commitment to Gender Parity and Diversity
USC Marshall will grow its full-time faculty to at least 250 by 2025, enhancing diversity and reaching gender parity to reflect enrollment trends, while preparing students to be fluent in the business of technology and new approaches to leadership.
Upcoming USC DEI Events
See events hosted by USC’s Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion.
Upcoming Heritage Month Events
See heritage month events at USC’s main calendar of events.
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.
Making a Case for Justice
USC Marshall MBA students take second place in 2022 John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition. Team “Bridging the Business Gap” included first-year MBA students Nkem Nwogu, Gayatri Ganapathy, Isaac Maycock, Harnoor Sandhu, Max Schurz and Siddharth (Sid) Sharath Kumar.
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.
INSIGHT + ANALYSIS
Interview: C. Kerry Fields in the Los Angeles Times
C. Kerry Fields, Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics, comments on how companies must respond to socially conscious employees in the Los Angeles Times.
Op-Ed: Disney Can Do More
Christina Fialho, Managing Director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, writes on why Disney's reactions to its LGBTQ+ employees is no longer enough in CalMatters.
Op-Ed: Racism in the NFL
Shaun Harper, Professor of Business and Education and USC Race and Equity Center Executive Director, details the NFL's ongoing issues for the Washington Post.
Op-Ed: An Uneven Playing Field
Shaun Harper, Professor of Business and Education and USC Race and Equity Center Executive Director, on the dearth of Black women involved in the Super Bowl in Ebony.
Quoted: Eric Anicich in CEO Magazine
Eric Anicich, Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, is quoted by CEO Magazine about new ways of thinking about designing a more open workplace.
Quoted: Kalinda Ukanwa in the Los Angeles Times
Kalinda Ukanwa, Assistant Professor of Marketing, offers that systemic biases may be playing a part in why Black content creators are leaving TikTok for the Los Angeles Times.
New Marshall Research Inspects Differing Impacts of Perceived Gender Discrimination on Women and Men
The latest from Leigh Tost and co-authors suggests new theories about a multi-faceted threat to productive workplace engagement.
The ATHENA Summit brings together women entrepreneurs, founders, and investors for a day of collaborative action, support, and networking. Panels and keynote speakers will inspire participants, while winners of the ATHENA Pitch Competition will be announced. Check back for more information and registration.
EVERYONE'S BUSINESS GLOBAL CASE COMPETITION
Inspired by USC Marshall's achievement of being the first top business school to achieve gender parity. Everyone’s Business Global Case Competition takes a unique approach to the traditional business school case competition, allowing student teams to provide strategic consulting on a pressing business issue related to equity in business.
The FORWARD Summit is a DEI conference which highlights Black and Latinx business leaders who are making waves across industries. The Summit will connect, inspire and elevate a new generation to chart paths and break barriers through exposure, empowerment, and opportunity.
Celebrate Diversity Month
Celebrate Diversity Month takes place yearly in April to recognize and honor the diversity of the world around us. The Marshall Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosted a series of workshops and events throughout April to bring awareness and celebrate the diverse Marshall community.
USC Marshall School of Business is a gold sponsor for the Tenure Project, a new organization whose purpose is to increase the number of tenured, underrepresented minority (URM) faculty in business schools. The inaugural conference provided junior URM faculty with the resources they need to succeed and an opportunity to build community.
“The Tenure Project conference in Seattle was a transformative experience. It was the first time I have seen business academics from multiple disciplines and institutions work together with commitment towards a common goal — enriching the academy with diverse scholars who are tenured. Witnessing Dean Garrett and Vice Dean Rindova participate in the conference and represent USC Marshall’s support of that objective made the experience all the more inspiring.”
Kalinda Ukanwa, Assistant Professor of Marketing
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.
GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
There are nearly 40 Marshall Graduate Students Organizations, which include Diversity & Affinity organizations that provide a means of support, resources, collaboration, professional development, social networking and advocacy opportunities.
BGBL is dedicated to assisting Marshall Graduate students of African descent become successful leaders in academia and business. BGBL strives to strengthen the economic, intellectual, and cultural wealth of the black community.
The Graduate Asian Business Society (GABS) is committed to promoting and celebrating the diverse Asian community at Marshall. GABS aims to enhance the Marshall environment by developing forums through which studentscan network with and learn from Asian business leaders and peers, and help its members and alumni build a lasting network and share career and business opportunities.
USC Marshall Graduate Women in Business (GWiB) is a student-led organization focused on the advancement of women in business.
JAMS is dedicated to fostering a Jewish professional networkamong Marshall students, the USC graduate schools and theLos Angeles business community from all industries andfunctional areas. The organization serves as a forum formembers as well as the Marshall community as a whole togain exposure to relevant business issues and Jewish culture.
You have to be able to hear every voice. In order to lead a diverse workforce and take advantage of that diversity, you need to create an inclusive culture where everyone truly belongs.
Associate Professor of Management and Organization
Welcome to Marshall
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Marshall Undergraduate Diversity & Affinity organizations provide opportunities to engage with one another around shared interests and identities.
Ascend USC Chapter is the Premier Pan-Asian Business Club at the University of Southern California. We are dedicated to providing the best resources and opportunities for our members.
The Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) USC Chapter’s goal is to empower and help develop underrepresented students as leaders in all majors. By connecting students with professionals in several different settings, we hope to provide growth opportunities directly applicable to their future careers. We seek to be the bridge between students and professionals, while preemptively educating students on common misconceptions about entering the workforce. Additionally, our chapter prides itself on its culture of togetherness and networking, which we call “ALPFAmilia”. In combination with ALPFA USC’s familial culture and practices, ALPFA is focused on empowering students of all backgrounds through the various opportunities offered with professional development workshops and professional events.
The Black Business Student Association operates under the USC Marshall School of Business, and is dedicated to preparing students of diverse backgrounds and areas of study to succeed and thrive in the professional world by providing them with numerous resources and opportunities.
The Korean Business Student Organization is Marshall recognized and serves its members by providing pathwaysto their professional aspirations. By providing a robust alumni network and panel events KBSO ensure thatmembers develop soft skills as well as providing an environment where they can continue to grow.
The Marshall Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) Fellows consist of Marshall faculty and staff who demonstrate a commitment to enhancing and expanding Marshall's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. ODEI Fellows serve as advocates and community leaders and provide vision and partnership on strategies and initiatives that highlight diverse, equitable and inclusive perspectives, practices, and policies - thereby expanding capacity and impact throughout Marshall and USC.
See USC's ODEI WEBSITE for upcoming EVENTS events and RESOURCES.
USC STUDENT EQUITY + INCLUSION PROGRAMS
USC STUDENT EQUITY AND INCLUSION PROGRAMS (SEIP) is a cluster of student development centers and initiatives within USC STUDENT AFFAIRS that offer student support services and programs that focus on intersectionality, sense of belonging and well-being.
USC OFFICE FOR EQUITY, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AND TITLE IX
THE OFFICE FOR EQUITY, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AND TITLE IX (EEO-TIX) centralizes resources for civil rights education, reporting, and resolution procedures.
Marshall ODEI Contact