USC Marshall School of Business

MBA students Jacob LaJoie (left) and Brooks Hansen gave kindergarten students at 93rd St. Elementary School their first business lesson as part of Junior Achievement in a Day, which attracted 92 volunteers from the Marshall student group, Challenge for Charity. USC Marshall recently developed a social entrepreneurship minor for students who want to change the world with their business savvy.

With its international student body, world-class faculty and strategic location at the gateway to the Pacific Rim, the USC Marshall School of Business offers an unparalleled, hands-on education in global business, providing course work in accounting, communications, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, marketing, management, operations and statistics. As it educates students to navigate the global economy, USC Marshall also fosters an understanding of the role and relevance of business in society, a core component of the school’s vital mission.

Founded in 1920, USC Marshall is one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent business schools. Through its broad range of academic offerings and the work of its Centers of Excellence, USC Marshall continues to set the standard in the 21st century for leadership and innovation in business education.

USC Marshall places strong emphasis on experiential learning. All graduate students are required to have international experience as part of their degree programs. Undergraduate students also have access to numerous overseas programs, including study abroad, international internships and week-long foreign travel experiences, combined with course work focused on the economy, business practices, language and history of the host country.

USC Marshall trains professionals at every level of their careers, in multiple locations and on a full-time, part-time or weekend schedule. U.S. News & World Report ranks its undergraduate program in the top 10. And The Wall Street Journal puts its Executive MBA program, offered in Los Angeles, San Diego and Shanghai, number one for leadership and management and number four overall.

USC Marshall offers a complete array of degree options for every kind of student — and a dynamic academic environment that places it at the forefront of leading business schools around the world.

USC Marshall School of Business

Senior Administration

James G. Ellis, Dean, Robert R. Dockson Dean’s Chair in Business Administration

John Matsusaka, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Shantanu Dutta, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Graduate Programs

Sandra Chrystal, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Online and Executive Education

Deborah MacInnis, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Undergraduate Programs

William W. Holder, DBA, CPA, Dean, Alan Casden Dean’s Chair at the Leventhal School of Accounting

Gregg B. Goldman, MBA, Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Evie Lazzarino, B.A., Associate Dean for Communications

Donna Bean, MBA, Assistant Dean, Academic Programs

Undergraduate Administration

Kim D. West, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Tiffiani Frye, Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Maureen McHale, Ph.D., Director, Undergraduate Advising

Guillermina Molina, M.A., Director, Undergraduate Student Services

MBA Administration

Diane Badame, Ph.D., Assistant Dean and Academic Director, Full-Time MBA Program

Keith Vaughn, MBA, Assistant Dean/Director, MBA Admissions

Arif Ansari, Ph.D., Academic Director, MBA.PM Program

Jeanette L. Christensen, M.A., Director, MBA.PM Program

Tim Campbell, Ph.D., Academic Director, EMBA

Baizhu Chen, Ph.D., Academic Director, GEMBA

John D. Van Fleet, MBA, Assistant Dean and Executive Director, GEMBA

Brigitte M. Engel, B.S., Director, EMBA Program

Selahattin Imrohoroglu, Ph.D., Assistant Dean and Academic Director, IBEAR MBA Program

Fujiko Terayama, B.A., Director, IBEAR MBA Program

Anakkarat Barth, M.A., Director, Office of Global Programs and Partnerships

Susan Hunt, M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Master’s Programs; Director, MSBA and MSBR Programs

Ph.D. Program

K.R. Subramanyam, Ph.D., Director, Ph.D. Program

Michelle Silver Lee, M.S.Ed., Associate Director, Ph.D. Program

Elizabeth Chang, B.M., Assistant Director, Ph.D. Program

USC Leventhal School of Accounting
Accounting 101
(213) 740-4838
FAX: (213) 747-2815
Email (graduate students):;
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Mark L. DeFond, Ph.D., CPA, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Shirley Maxey, B.A.*, Associate Dean, Master’s Programs

Mildred G. Penner, M.A., Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs


George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports and Entertainment Business: S. Mark Young, Ph.D.*

Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair in Accountancy: Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D., CPA

A.N. Mosich Chair in Accounting: Mark L. DeFond, Ph.D., CPA*

Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting: Randolph Beatty, Ph.D.

KPMG Foundation Professor of Accounting: K.R. Subramanyam, Ph.D.

USC Accounting Associates Professor of Accounting: Sarah E. Bonner, Ph.D., CPA*

Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Associate Professor of Accounting: Mingyi Hung, Ph.D.*

Professors: Jerry L. Arnold, Ph.D., CPA; Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D., CPA; Sarah E. Bonner, Ph.D., CPA*; Mark L. DeFond, Ph.D., CPA*; William W. Holder, DBA, CPA; Thomas W. Lin, Ph.D., CMA; Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D., CPA; Daniel E. O’Leary, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CISA; K.R. Subramanyam, Ph.D.; Charles W. Swenson, Ph.D., CPA*; S. Mark Young, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors: John J. Barcal, J.D.*, CPA; Mingyi Hung, Ph.D.*; James G. Manegold, Ph.D.*; Robert H. Trezevant, Ph.D.*; Shiing-Wu Wang, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors: Elizabeth Chuk, Ph.D.; David Erkens, Ph.D.; Yuri Loktionov, Ph.D.; Maria Ogneva, Ph.D.; Jieying Zhang, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Accounting: Ruben A. Davila, J.D., MBA, CPA; Chrislynn Freed, MBA, CPA*; Merle Hopkins, Ph.D.*; Cecil W. Jackson, CPA, Ph.D.; Joseph L. Keller, M.S., CPA; Rose M. Layton, M.Acc., CPA*; Shirley Maxey, B.A.*; Patricia Mills, J.D., LL.M.; Leslie R. Porter, Ph.D.*; Robert S. Roussey, B.S., CPA; Robert Scharlach, B.S., CPA; Kendall Simmonds, MBA, CPA*

Associate Professor of Clinical Accounting: Robert Kiddoo, MBA, CPA

Assistant Professors of Clinical Accounting: Robert Shames, MBA, CPA; Zivia Sweeney, MBA, CPA*

Emeritus Professors: E. John Larsen, DBA, CPA; Theodore J. Mock, Ph.D.; Anelise N. Mosich, Ph.D., CPA; Rodolph H. Redmond, J.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Academic Departments

Finance and Business Economics
Bridge Hall 308
(213) 740-6515
FAX: (213) 740-6650

Chair: Anthony M. Marino, Ph.D.


Kenneth King Stonier Chair in Business Administration: Harry DeAngelo, Ph.D.

Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Chair in Banking and Finance: Wayne Ferson, Ph.D.

Fred V. Keenan Chair in Finance: Lawrence E. Harris, Ph.D.

Robert G. Kirby Chair in Behaviorial Finance: Fernando Zapatero, Ph.D.

Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise: John G. Matsusaka, Ph.D.

Kenneth L. Trefftzs Chair in Finance: Kevin J. Murphy, Ph.D.

Provost Professor of Business, Law and Political Economy: Mathew D. McCubbins, Ph.D.

Charles B. Thornton Professor of Finance: Randolph W. Westerfield, Ph.D.

Professors: Warren G. Bennis, Ph.D.; Tim Campbell, Ph.D.; Harry DeAngelo, Ph.D.*; Wayne Ferson, Ph.D.; Lawrence Harris, Ph.D.; Ayse Imrohoroglu, Ph.D.; Selahattin Imrohoroglu, Ph.D.; Douglas H. Joines, Ph.D.; Anthony M. Marino, Ph.D.; John G. Matsusaka, Ph.D.; Mathew D. McCubbins, Ph.D.; Kevin J. Murphy, Ph.D.; Gordon Phillips, Ph.D.; Vincenzo Quadrini, Ph.D.; Randolph W. Westerfield, Ph.D.; Fernando Zapatero, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: J. Kimball Dietrich, Ph.D.; Richard V. Eastin, Ph.D.*; Yasushi Hamao, Ph.D.; Christopher Jones, Ph.D.; Oguzhan Ozbas, Ph.D.; Aris Protopapadakis, Ph.D.; Mark I.Weinstein, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Elias Albagli, Ph.D.; Ricardo Alonso, Ph.D.; Odilon Camara, Ph.D.; Daniel Carvalho, Ph.D.; Tom Chang, Ph.D.; Juan Eberhard, Ph.D.; Scott Joslin, Ph.D.; Michael Michaux, Ph.D.; Heikki Rantakari, Ph.D.; Lori Santikian, Ph.D.; David Solomon, Ph.D.; Andrea Stathopoulos, Ph.D.; Selale Tuzel, Ph.D.; Yongxiang Wang, Ph.D.; Mark Westerfield, Ph.D.; Yanhui Wu, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Finance and Business Economics: Baizhu Chen, Ph.D.; Henry R. Cheeseman, J.D.*; C. Kerry Fields, J.D.*; Suh-Pyng Ku, Ph.D.; Lloyd Levitin, J.D.

Associate Professors of Clinical Finance and Business Economics: Duke Bristow, Ph.D.*; Tyrone Callahan, Ph.D.; James Cunningham, Ph.D.*; Mick Swartz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Finance and Business Economics: Robert Bridges, MRED; Fatemeh Ibrahimi-Nazarian, Ph.D.; Julia Plotts, MBA*; Zekiye Selvili, Ph.D.*; Tracey Seslen, Ph.D.

Lecturer: Richard Tontz

Emeritus Professors: Guilford C. Babcock, Ph.D.; Linda De Angelo, Ph.D.*; Alan C. Shapiro, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Information and Operations Management
Bridge Hall 401
(213) 740-0172
FAX: (213) 740-7313

Chair: Yehuda Bassok, Ph.D.*


Professors: Yehuda Bassok, Ph.D.*; Omar El Sawy, Ph.D.; Gareth James, Ph.D.*; K. Ravi Kumar, Ph.D.*; Ann Majchrzak, Ph.D.; Daniel E. O’Leary, Ph.D.; S. Rajagopalan, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors: Sriram Dasu, Ph.D.*; Mendel Fygenson, Ph.D.*; Paat Ruskmevichientong, Ph.D.; Greys Sosic, Ph.D.; Amy Ward, Ph.D.; Jonathan S. Yormark, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Yingying Fan, Ph.D.; Jinchi Lv, Ph.D.; Hamid Nazerzadeh, Ph.D.; Peter Radchenko, Ph.D.; Ramandeep Randhawa, Ph.D.; Wenguang Sun, Ph.D.; Leon Zhu, Ph.D.

Professor of Clinical Information and Operations Management: Douglas Shook, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors of Clinical Information and Operations Management: Arif Ansari, Ph.D.*; Dawn Porter, Ph.D.; Ashok Srinivasan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Information and Operations Management: Murat Bayiz, Ph.D.; Robertas Gabrys, Ph.D.; Hiroshi Ochiumi, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professors: Jack Borsting, Ph.D.; Richard B. Chase, Ph.D.; Delores Conway, Ph.D.*; Richard McBride, Ph.D.; Bert M. Steece, Ph.D.*

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

This new program is available beginning fall 2012.
Library and Information Management
Doheny Memorial Library 100

Dean: Catherine Quinlan, MLIS, MBA


University Professor: Kevin Starr, Ph.D. (History)

Associate Professor of Librarianship: William A. Clintworth, M.Libr.; Stephen Hanson, MSLS, M.A.

University Librarian: Jean Crampon, MSLS; Danielle Mihram, Ph.D.

Associate University Librarian: Melinda Hayes, MLS; Deborah Holmes-Wong, MLIS; Marje Schuetze-Coburn, MLS; Eduardo Tinoco, MLIS; Jade Winn, Ed.D., MLIS

Assistant University Librarian: Stephanie Bonjack, M.M., MLIS; Bhagirathi Subrahmanyam, Ph.D.

Management and Organization
Bridge Hall 306
(213) 740-0728
FAX: (213) 740-3582

Chair: Thomas G. Cummings, Ph.D.


Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy: Paul Adler, Ph.D.

Capt. Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship: Nandini Rajagopalan, Ph.D.

McAlister Associate Professor of Business Administration: Peer C. Fiss, Ph.D.

University Professor; Distinguished Professor of Business Administration: Warren G. Bennis, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Business: Edward E. Lawler III, Ph.D.

Professors: Paul Adler, Ph.D.; Warren G. Bennis, Ph.D.; Philip H. Birnbaum-More, Ph.D.; John W. Boudreau, Ph.D.; Peter J. Carnevale, Ph.D.; Thomas G. Cummings, Ph.D.; Edward E. Lawler, Ph.D.; Morgan W. McCall, Ph.D.; Nandini Rajagopalan, Ph.D.; Kathleen Reardon, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Arvind Bhambri, DBA; Peer C. Fiss, Ph.D.*; Peter H. Kim, Ph.D.; Kyle J. Mayer, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors: Victor M. Bennett, Ph.D.; Nathanael J. Fast, Ph.D.; Nan Jia, Ph.D.; Jennifer R. Overbeck, Ph.D.; Yongwook Paik, Ph.D.; Cheryl J. Wakslak, Ph.D.; Scott S. Wiltermuth, Ph.D.; Qingyuan Lori Yue, Ph.D.; Feng Zhu, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Judith Blumenthal, Ph.D.; Thomas H. Olson, Ph.D.*; Robert B. Turrill, Ph.D.; Carl W. Voigt, Ph.D.*; Adlai Wertman, MBA

Associate Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: David M. Carter, MBA; Michael Coombs, Ph.D.*; Terance J. Wolfe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Katharine Harrington, Ph.D.; Lucy Hood, MBA

Emeritus Professors: Robert Coffey, Ph.D.; Larry E. Greiner, DBA

Accounting 306F
(213) 740-5033
FAX: (213) 740-7828

Chair: Dennis Rook, Ph.D.


Joseph A. DeBell Chair in Business Administration: C.W. Park, Ph.D.

Richard and Jarda Hurd Chair in Distribution Management: Gary L. Frazier, DBA*

Jerry and Nancy Neely Chair in American Enterprise: Gerard J. Tellis, Ph.D.

Dave and Jeanne Tappan Chair in Marketing: Shantanu Dutta, Ph.D.

USC Associates Chair in Business Administration: Valerie S. Folkes, Ph.D.

Charles L. and Ramona I. Hilliard Professor of Business Administration: Deborah MacInnis, Ph.D.*

Provost Professor of Psychology and Business: Wendy Wood, Ph.D.

Professors: James G. Ellis, MBA; Valerie S. Folkes, Ph.D.; Gary L. Frazier, DBA*; Shantanu Dutta, Ph.D.; Deborah J. MacInnis, Ph.D.*; C.W. Park, Ph.D.; Gerard Tellis, Ph.D.; Allen Weiss, Ph.D.; Wendy Wood, Ph.D.; Sha Yang, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Kristin Diehl, Ph.D.; Anthony Dukes, Ph.D.; Joseph C. Nunes, Ph.D.*; Joseph Priester, Ph.D.*; Sivaramakrishnan Siddarth, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors: Lisa Cavanaugh, Ph.D.; Hai Che, Ph.D.; B. Kyu Kim, Ph.D.; Lan Luo, Ph.D.*; Matthew Selove, Ph.D.; Gulden Ulkumen, Ph.D.; Botao Yang, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Marketing: Diane Badame, Ph.D.*; Rex Kovacevich, MBA*; Dennis Rook, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Marketing: Dennis Schorr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Marketing: Ira Kalb, MBA*; Lars Perner, Ph.D.; Marlene Towns, Ph.D.; Therese Wilbur, MBA*

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Quinton Professor of Research: Olaf K. Helmer, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professors: Douglas Basil, Ph.D.; James D. Calderwood, Ph.D.; Linda DeAngelo, Ph.D.*; Ben M. Enis, Ph.D.; Warren Erickson, Ph.D.; John E. Fleming, DBA; William C. Himstreet, Ed.D.; John Jaeger, Ph.D.; Anelise N. Mosich, Ph.D., CPA; Burt Nanus, Ph.D.; Rodolph H. Redmond, J.D.*; Alan Rowe, Ph.D.; George Schick, Ph.D.; Alan C. Shapiro, Ph.D.; Norman Sigband, Ph.D.; James Stevenson, Ph.D.

Academic Centers

Center for Management Communication
Accounting 400
(213) 740-0627
FAX: (213) 740-9428

Director: Lucy Lee, Ph.D.*


Professors of Clinical Management Communication: J. Douglas Andrews, Ph.D.; Sandra Chrystal, Ph.D.*; Ellen-Linnea Dipprey, MPW; James Gosline, MPW; Lucy Lee, Ph.D.*; Greg Patton, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Jolanta Aritz, Ph.D.; Stephen Byars, Ph.D.; Lee Cerling, Ph.D.; Stacy Geck, M.A.; Sharoni Little, Ph.D.*; Donna Miles, M.A.; James Owens, M.A.; Robyn Walker, Ph.D.; Naomi Warren, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Pete Cardon, Ph.D.; Jerry Giaquinta, Ph.D.; Reginald Hubbard, Ph.D.; Yolanda Kirk, M.A.; Marion Philadelphia, M.A.*; Kirk Snyder, M.A.

Emeritus Professor: Paul Frommer, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Bridge Hall 1
(213) 740-0641
FAX: (213) 740-2976

Director: Gene Miller, J.D., MBA


Orfalea Director’s Chair in Entrepreneurship: Gene Miller, J.D., MBA

Capt. Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship: Nandini Rajagopalan, Ph.D.

Associate Director: Thomas Knapp, B.S.*

Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Kathleen R. Allen, Ph.D.*; Thomas J. O’Malia, MBA*

Associate Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Gene Miller, J.D., MBA; Helena Yli-Renko, SCD

Assistant Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Patrick Henry, MBA*; Thomas Knapp, B.S.*; Steve Mednick, J.D., MBA*

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Research Centers and Institutes

Center for Effective Organizations
Davidson Conference Center 200
(213) 740-9814
FAX: (213) 740-4354

Director: Edward Lawler, Ph.D.

Center for Global Innovation
Accounting 306E
(213) 740-5033
FAX: (213) 740-7828

Director: Gerard Tellis, Ph.D.

Global Branding Center
Accounting 306E
(213) 740-5033
FAX: (213) 740-7828

Director: C.W. Park, Ph.D.

Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Research Annex, Suite 313
(213) 740-7130
FAX: (213) 740-8538

Director: Richard Drobnick, Ph.D.

Center for Investment Studies
Accounting 301A
(213) 821-1126
FAX: (213) 740-6650

Director: Suh-Pyng Ku, Ph.D.

Center for Technology Commercialization
Bridge Hall 1
(213) 740-0659
FAX: (213) 740-2976

Director: Kathleen Allen, Ph.D.

Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM))
444 S. Flower Street, Suite 1000
Citigroup Center
(213) 740-0980
FAX: (213) 740-1602

Executive Director: Lucy Hood, MBA

SEC and Financial Reporting Institute
Accounting 117
(213) 740-4855
FAX: (213) 747-2815

Director: William Holder, DBA

Society and Business Lab
Davidson Conference Center 115
(213) 740-3371
FAX: (213) 724-7588

Founding Director: Adlai Wertman, MBA

Sports Business Institute
Citigroup Center
444 S. Flower St., Suite 1000
(213) 740-5591
FAX: (213) 740-3582

Executive Director: David Carter, MBA

USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 331B
(213) 740-5000
FAX: (213) 740-26170

Director: Richard Green, Ph.D.