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USC Marshall School of Business

Bridge Hall, where many of USC Marshall students take classes.

Bridge Hall was built in 1928 from a bequest of Dr. Norman and Mrs. Mae Manford Bridge. It was designed by notable Los Angeles architects John and Donald Parkinson, and was the first campus facility of the business school - then known as the College of Commerce and Business Administration.
Photo by William Vasta.




Consistently ranked among the nation’s premier schools, the USC Marshall School of Business offers impressive international and experiential opportunities backed by path-breaking research, close industry engagement, and the uniquely powerful Trojan family. USC Marshall draws on the region’s cultural diversity, entrepreneurial mindset and economic power to produce leaders who are immediately ready to impact the future of business.

USC Marshall integrates its foundational core curriculum with a range of dynamic, experiential learning opportunities, giving students the ability to practice and apply what they learn to real-world situations. That curriculum spans a range of disciplines including Business Communication, Data Sciences and Operations, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Business Economics, Accounting, Management and Organization, and Marketing. The Leventhal School of Accounting, one of the nation’s top ranked accounting schools and housed within Marshall, educates the next generation of leaders in that field. Hands-on learning opportunities are of paramount importance and are embedded throughout the educational experience. The Experiential Learning Center and the USC Marshall Student Investment Program are just two examples of many that offer students invaluable experiential opportunities.

Combining a world-class faculty, international student body and strategic location at the gateway to the Pacific Rim, USC Marshall is a pioneer in global business education. International experience is a required component of all residential MBA degree programs. Undergraduates have access to numerous overseas programs including study abroad and international internships in addition to week-long global learning experiences and the one-of-a-kind World Bachelor in Business.

With cross-disciplinary excellence spanning the performing arts to the data sciences, USC and Marshall provide students with the power to combine multi-faceted fields of study and to build the skills that today’s transforming economy demands. Many Marshall undergraduates choose complimentary minors, while graduate students have the option to earn dual degrees or certificates of specialization. Whether through one of five MBA offerings or 11 specialized master’s programs, Marshall offers flexibility for graduate students looking to propel their careers. The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, consistently ranked as one of the best, is an exceptional resource for all students interested developing a more sophisticated entrepreneurial mindset.

Marshall’s resourcefulness and resiliency continue to set us apart. The school prepares leaders who are visionary and adaptable; ready for today’s jobs and future careers not yet imagined and that the Marshall community will help shape. Recognizing its outsized role to play in the evolution of business toward a more sustainable, equitable and engaged future, USC Marshall is powering that change through groundbreaking ideas translated to real-world outcomes.

Academic Departments, Academic Centers, Research Centers and Institutes

Leadership of the USC Marshall School of Business

Geoffrey Garrett, PhD, Dean, Robert R. Dockson Dean’s Chair in Business Administration

Gareth M. James, PhD, Deputy Dean; E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration; Professor of Data Sciences and Operations 


Dean’s Cabinet

Sara Bamossy, BA, Chief Marketing Officer, Associate Dean, Marketing and Communications

Janet Horan, MPA, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Administration

Suh-Pyng Ku, PhD, Vice Dean, Graduate Programs; Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

Patricia Mills, JD, LLM, Vice Dean for Teaching and Innovation; Professor of Clinical Accounting

Rachel Morrell, MPA, Chief Development Officer, Associate Dean, External Relations

Daniel E. O’Leary, PhD, CPA, CMA, CISA, Chair of the Faculty Council; Professor of Accounting

Ramandeep Randhawa, PhD, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Programs; Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

Violina Rindova, PhD, Interim Vice Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Captain Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship; Professor of Management and Organization

Sha Yang, PhD, Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs; Ernest Hahn Professor of Marketing

Undergraduate Programs Administration

Tiffiani Frye, Director, Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach

Onma Lwin, MS, Director, Undergraduate Career Services

Maureen McHale, PhD, Assistant Dean and Director, Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs

Sean O’Connell, MA, Director, Undergraduate International Programs

Jerry Giaquinta, PhD, JD, Academic Director, World Bachelor in Business Program

Marion Philadelphia, EdD, Academic Director, Business of Cinematic Arts Program

Cynthia McCloud, MBA, Director, Food Industry Programs

Graduate Programs Administration

Evan Bouffides, MBA, MPW, MA, Assistant Dean and Director, MBA Admissions

Mark Brostoff, MHA, Assistant Dean and Director, Graduate Career Services

Susan Hunt, PhD, Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs

Anakkarat Barth, MA, Director, Office of Global Programs and Partnerships

Sriram Dasu, PhD, Academic Director, International Experiential Programs

Philip Griego, MBA, Assistant Dean and Director for Online Programs


Murat Bayiz, PhD, Academic Director, Full-Time MBA Program

Anne Ziemniak, EdD, Assistant Dean and Director, Full-Time MBA Program

Rahsan Akbulut, PhD, Academic Director, MBA.PM Program

Jennifer Siemer, MEd, Director, MBA.PM Program

Miriam Burgos, MBA, Interim Academic Director, Executive MBA (EMBA) Program

Brigitte M. Engel, BS, Director, EMBA Program

Carl Voigt, PhD, Academic Director, IBEAR MBA Program

Richard Drobnick, PhD, Director, IBEAR MBA Program

Miriam Burgos, MBA, Academic Director, Online MBA Program

Brittany Hawkins, MEd, Associate Director, Online MBA Program


Rex Kovacevich, MBA, Assistant Vice Dean, Graduate Programs

Sara McLachlan, MA, Senior Associate Director, Specialized Master’s Programs

Lori Smith, BS, CPA, Assistant Dean, Master of Accounting and Master of Business Taxation (Leventhal School of Accounting)

Cathy Cowan, BS, Director, Master of Accounting and Master of Business Taxation (Leventhal School of Accounting)

Ashley Flinn, MEd, Associate Director, Master of Accounting and Master of Business Taxation (Leventhal School of Accounting)

Dawn Porter, PhD, Academic Director, Master of Science in Business Analytics

Nina Richardson, MEd, Associate Director, Master of Science in Business Analytics

Steven Mednick, JD, MPA, Academic Director, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Jeymi Choi, MEd, Assistant Director, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Julia Plotts, MBA, Academic Director, Master of Science in Finance

Melisa Hanparsun, BA, Associate Director, Master of Science in Finance

Kyle Mayer, PhD, Academic Director, Master of Science in Food Industry Leadership

Cynthia McCloud, EdD, Director, Food Industry Programs

Kimberly Brower, EdD, Assistant Director, Food Industry Programs

Nick Vyas, EdD, Academic Director, Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Katy Lin, MEd, Associate Director, Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Christopher Stewart, EdD, Interim Director, Master of Management in Library and Information Science

Alexis Hackathorn, MA, Coordinator of Student Services, Master of Management in Library and Information Science and Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management

Diane Badame, PhD, Academic Director, Master of Science in Marketing

Iain McConnell, MS, Associate Director, Master of Science in Marketing

Adlai Wertman, MBA, Academic Director, Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship

JJ Lee, MBA, Director, Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship

Kevin C. Fields, JD*, Academic Director, Master of Business for Veterans

James Bogle, MBA, Director, Master of Business for Veterans


Dina Mayzlin, PhD, Associate Dean, PhD Program

Julie Phaneuf, BS, Associate Director, PhD Program

Office of Executive Education

The USC Marshall Office of Executive Education offers a variety of non-degree and certificate programs for individual contributors seeking to enhance their business-related skill set, as well as for aspiring and current managers, leaders and executives in both fully customized and open enrollment programs.

Areas of expertise include strategy, leadership, innovation, digital transformation, entrepreneurship and business acumen.

In addition to a variety of individual courses within our areas of expertise, Executive Education offers non-degree certificate programs in online, face-to-face, and blended formats. Certificate programs include:

  • Data-Driven Decision-Making
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Management Consulting
  • Digital Transformation
  • Humanistic Leadership

USC Marshall Executive Education also offers programs customized specifically for corporations and organizations with a focus on high impact performance journeys including classroom and/or virtual instruction, simulations, personalized leadership assessments, coaching, and real-world practice and applications.

In addition to a Certificate of Completion, Executive Education participants receive digital “badges” that highlight their skill development and learning accomplishments.

To learn more about our programs and upcoming offerings, please visit our Executive Education Programs website. For further information, contact the Office of Executive Education by phone at (213) 740-8990 or by email at execeducation@marshall.usc.edu.

Tim Blakesly, BS, Assistant Dean, Executive Education



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