Aug 21, 2019  
USC Catalogue 2017-2018 
USC Catalogue 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Greif students brainstorming





At the Greif Center, students develop entrepreneurial skills and build businesses through interdisciplinary, hands-on learning.
Photo by Josh Sanseri.






The Greif Center offers a wide range of courses in entrepreneurship designed for students who want to start or own a high-growth business, join an emerging business or participate in an entrepreneurial venture in an established corporation (intrapreneurship). Students can develop an entrepreneurial mindset, learn about the entrepreneurial process and enhance their conceptual and practical skills to pursue new business opportunities. Wide exposure is given to all types of entrepreneurs and industries. The highly experiential courses span the entrepreneurial process from opportunity discovery to venture initiation, growth and exit, and are designed to teach relevant frameworks and theory as well as to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skills through hands-on application. The Greif Center also offers co-curricular programs such as venture competitions, speaker events, and a new venture incubator, and it maintains an active alumni network.


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Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall, 5th Floor
Tel: (213) 740-0641
Fax: (213) 740-2976

Director: Helena Yli-Renko, ScD
Executive Director: David Belasco, JD
Research Director: Violina Rindova, PhD


Orfalea Director's Chair in Entrepreneurship: Helena Yli-Renko, ScD

David C. Bohnett Chair in Social Entrepreneurship: Adlai Wertman, MBA

Captain Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship: Violina Rindova, PhD

Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Jill R. Kickul, PhD; Noam Wasserman, PhD; Adlai Wertman, MBA; Helena Yli-Renko, ScD

Associate Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Elissa Grossman, PhD; Thomas Knapp, MBA*; Steven Mednick, JD, MPA*; Pai-Ling Yin, PhD

Assistant Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Greg Autry, PhD; Patrick Henry, MBA*; Justin Miller, PhD

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship: Albert Napoli, MBA

Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Susan Harmeling, PhD

Emeritus Professors: Kathleen R. Allen, PhD*; William H. Crookston, PhD*; Gene Miller, JD, MBA

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.



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