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 Network. USC Marshall draws on the region’s cultural diversity, entrepreneurial spirit and economic dynamism to produce leaders for the unlimited opportunities and unprecedented responsibilities of business today.
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 and specializations including Business Analytics, Communication, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Leadership and Innovation, Marketing, Real Estate Finance, and Risk Management.
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. The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is an exceptional resource for all students interested in developing a more sophisticated entrepreneurial mindset. Three joint-degree programs with Cinematic Arts, Computer Science, and International Relations further elevate an approach that prepares students for the real world, right now.
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.
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
William Holder, DBA, MAcc, Dean of the Leventhal School of Accounting; Alan Casden Dean’s Chair; Professor of Accounting
Rahsan Akbulut, PhD, Associate Vice Dean, Graduate Programs
Sara Bamossy, BA, Chief Marketing Officer, Associate Dean, Marketing and Communications
Peer Fiss, PhD, Associate Vice Dean for Research
Janet Horan, MPA, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Administration
Christopher Jones, PhD, Chair of the Faculty Council; Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics
Suh-Pyng Ku, PhD, Vice Dean, Graduate Programs; Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics
Shirley Maxey, BA, Associate Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs
Patricia Mills, JD, LLM, Vice Dean for Teaching and Innovation; Professor of Clinical Accounting
Rachel Morrell, MPA, Chief Development Officer, Associate Dean, External Relations
Ramandeep Randhawa, PhD, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Programs; Professor of Data Sciences and Operations
Violina Rindova, PhD, Interim Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Captain Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship; Professor of Management and Organization
Sha Yang, PhD, Senior Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs; Ernest Hahn Professor of Marketing
Undergraduate Programs Administration
Patrick Cates, EDD, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Tiffiani Frye, Assistant Dean and 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
Kimon Drakopoulos, PhD, Academic Director, Artificial Intelligence for Business Program
Marion Philadelphia, EdD, Academic Director, Business of Cinematic Arts Program
Cynthia McCloud, MBA, Director, Food Industry Management Program
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
Scott M. Abrams, MBA, Academic Director, Full-Time MBA Program
Leticia Porter, PhD, 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
Rahsan Akbulut, PhD, Associate 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
Beverlee Turner, Associate 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
Cristal Montes, BA, Associate Director, Master of Science in Finance
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
Caroline Muglia, MS, 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
Garrett Ludlum, BS, 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
Hovid Tchalian, PhD, Academic Director, Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization
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 sets, 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 (synchronous and asynchronous), face-to-face, and blended formats. Non-degree certificate programs include:
- Data-Driven Decision-Making Certificate
- The Disruptive Innovation Certificate
- Management Consulting Certificate
- Digital Transformation Certificate
- Humanistic Leadership Certificate
- Software Development and Network Security Certificates
- Secure Software Development (ISC)2
- Cyber Security Networks (Cisco)
- Cyber Security Architect (ISC)2
USC Marshall Executive Education also offers programs customized specifically for corporations and organizations with a focus on high-impact performance learning 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 email@example.com.
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