University of Southern California
black horizontal bar for print styles

USC Marshall School of Business

business image
The USC Marshall School of Business placed second at the Women in Business Challenge, the nation's first all-woman case competition. This competition attracted women, historically a minority in graduate business programs, from the country's most prestigious MBA programs including Anderson School of Management at UCLA and The Stern School at New York University.

The University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business is one of the oldest schools of business (founded in 1920) in the nation. In 1998, it was rededicated as the Marshall School of Business in recognition of a $35 million gift from Gordon S. Marshall, '46, which was the single largest gift to any business school at that time.

The Marshall School prepares men and women from around the world to lead global businesses of a new century and a new millennium, whether those enterprises are big or small, corporate or entrepreneurial. The school focuses on international business in all its aspects, including course work in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and information systems/operations management. Beyond courses in the departments, the school offers several semester-long exchange programs with leading business schools throughout the world. At the graduate level, a major curricular innovation brings global business into each student's program through the Pacific Rim Education Program (PRIME) which includes an educational trip outside the United States. At the undergraduate level, international education is incorporated in the Global Leadership Program (GLP), the Experiential Corporate Environment Learning (ExCEL) Program, the Learning About International Commerce (LINC) Program, and the International Exchange Program (IEP). To further enable the school's graduates to excel in tomorrow's organizations, the school incorporates technology throughout its programs. Students study the impact of innovation on all aspects of business, including accounting, marketing, finance and operations, and on issues of organizational design and development of new markets.

The Marshall School awards two bachelor's degrees, three additional bachelor's degrees as joint programs, four master's degrees (including six M.B.A. programs and 12 M.B.A. dual degree programs), and the Ph.D. degree. Included in the Marshall School are the Leventhal School of Accounting, the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the Center for Management Communication, and the departments of Finance and Business Economics, Information Systems and Operations Management, Management and Organization, and Marketing.

With its clear focus, the Marshall School continues its 87-year history of developing its students' potential to lead global enterprises.

Senior Administration

James G. Ellis, Ph.D., Dean, Robert R. Dockson Dean's Chair in Business Administration

Valerie Folkes, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Academic Programs

Deborah MacInnis, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Research and Doctoral Programs

Kevin J. Murphy, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Faculty and Academic Affairs

Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D., C.P.A., Dean, Leventhal School of Accounting

Gregg B. Goldman, M.B.A., Senior Associate Dean and Chief Financial Officer

Douglas Shook, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Chief Information Officer, Academic and Information Services

Courtney Surls, M.A., Associate Dean, External Relations

Undergraduate Administration

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

Tiffiani Frye, M.S., Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Kazi A. Mamun, M.A., Director, Undergraduate Student Advising

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

M.B.A. Administration

Cherie Scricca, M.S., Ed.D., Associate Dean, Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive M.B.A. Programs

Jack Lewis, Ph.D., Associate Dean, IBEAR M.B.A.

Keith Vaughn, M.B.A., Assistant Dean/Director, M.B.A. Admissions

Peter Giulioni, M.B.A., Executive Director, Keenan M.B.A. Career Resource Center

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

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

Lida Jennings, M.B.A., Director, Marshall M.B.A. Program

Tom Petersen, M.B.A., Director, GEMBA Program

Fujiko Terayama, B.A., Director, Admission and Administration, IBEAR M.B.A. Program

Doctoral Programs

Michelle Silver Lee, M.S.Ed., Associate Director, Doctoral Programs

USC Leventhal School of Accounting
Accounting 101
(213) 740-4838
FAX: (213) 747-2815
Email (graduate students):;
(undergraduate students):


Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D., C.P.A., Dean, Leventhal School of Accounting

James Manegold, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Shirley Maxey, M.A., Associate Dean, Leventhal Master's Programs

Mildred G. Penner, M.A., Director, Student Services


Alan Casden Dean's Chair at the Leventhal School of Accounting: Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D., C.P.A.

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

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

Joseph A. DeBell Professor of Business Administration: Mark L. DeFond, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting: William W. Holder, D.B.A., C.P.A.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers Auditing Professorship: Zoe-Vonna Palmrose, Ph.D., C.P.A.

USC Accounting Associates Professor of Accounting: Sarah E. Bonner, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Leventhal International Faculty Fellow: Thomas W. Lin, Ph.D.

Professors: Jerry L. Arnold, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Sarah E. Bonner, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Mark L. DeFond, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Michael A. Diamond, Ph.D., C.P.A.; William W. Holder, D.B.A., CP.A.; E. John Larsen, D.B.A., C.P.A.; Thomas W. Lin, Ph.D., C.M.A.; Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Theodore J. Mock, Ph.D; Daniel E. O'Leary, Ph.D., C.P.A., C.M.A., C.I.S.A.; Zoe-Vonna Palmrose, Ph.D., C.P.A.; K.R. Subramanyam, Ph.D.; Charles W. Swenson, Ph.D., C.P.A.; S. Mark Young, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: John J. Barcal, J.D., C.P.A.; James G. Manegold, Ph.D.; Robert H. Trezevant, Ph.D.; Shiing-Wu Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Nerissa Brown, Ph.D.; Rebecca Hann, Ph.D.; Mingyi Hung, Ph.D.; N. Emre Karaoglu, Ph.D.; Yvonne Lu, Ph.D.; Tatiana Sandino, Ph.D.; Jieying Zhang, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Accounting: Rubin A. Davila, M.B.A., C.P.A.; Chrislynn Freed, M.B.A., C.P.A.; Merle Hopkins, Ph.D.; Cecil W. Jackson, Ph.D.; Joseph L. Keller, M.S.; Shirley Maxey, M.A.; Leslie R. Porter, Ph.D.; Robert S. Roussey, B.S., C.P.A.; Robert Scharlach, B.S., C.P.A.; Bob Shames, M.B.A., C.P.A.; Kendall Simmonds, M.B.A., C.P.A.*

Associate Professors of Clinical Accounting: Rose M. Layton, M.Acc., C.P.A.; Patricia Mills, J.D., L.L.H.

Emeritus Professors: Anelise N. Mosich, Ph.D., C.P.A.; 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: Ayse Imrohoroglu, Ph.D.


Charles E. Cook/Community Bank Chair in Banking: Harry DeAngelo, Ph.D.

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

Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise: Tim Campbell, Ph.D.

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

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

Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Banking and Finance: Alan C. Shapiro, 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.; Linda DeAngelo, Ph.D.*; Stuart Gabriel, Ph.D.; Thomas Gilligan, 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 Matsusaka, Ph.D.; Kevin J. Murphy, Ph.D.; Vincenzo Quadrini, Ph.D.; Alan C. Shapiro, Ph.D.; James McN. Stancill, Jr., Ph.D.; Randolph W. Westerfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: J. Kimball Dietrich, Ph.D.; Dennis W. Draper, Ph.D.; Richard V. Eastin, Ph.D.*; Yasushi Hamao, Ph.D.; Aris Protopapadakis, Ph.D.; Mark I. Weinstein, Ph.D.; Fernando Zapatero, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Joseph Chen, Ph.D.; Christopher Jones, Ph.D.; Pedro Matos, Ph.D.; Micah Officer, Ph.D.; Oguzhan Ozbas, Ph.D.; Antonios Sangvinatsos, Ph.D.; Berk Sensoy, Ph.D.; Selale Tuzel, Ph.D.; Mark Westerfield, Ph.D.

Lecturer: Tracey Seslen, Ph.D.

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

Associate Professors of Clinical Finance and Business Economics: Baizhu Chen, Ph.D.; C. Kerry Fields, J.D.; Mich Swartz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Finance and Business Economics: Robert Bridges, M.R.E.D.; Tyrone W. Callahan, Ph.D.; Julia Plotts, M.B.A.; Zekiye Selvile, 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: Bert Steece, Ph.D.


Justin Dart Professor of Operations Management: Richard B. Chase, Ph.D.

Professors: Yehuda Bassok, Ph.D.*; Richard B. Chase, Ph.D.; Omar El Sawy, Ph.D.; K. Ravi Kumar, Ph.D.*; Ann Majchrzak, Ph.D.; Daniel E. O'Leary, Ph.D.; S. Rajagopalan, Ph.D.; John E. Rolph, Ph.D.; Bert M. Steece, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors: Delores A. Conway, Ph.D.*; Sriram Dasu, Ph.D.; Mendel Fygenson, Ph.D.*; Gareth James, Ph.D.; Jonathan S. Yormark, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Ravi Aron, Ph.D.; Il-Horn Hann, Ph.D.; Steven Scott, Ph.D.; Greys Sosic, Ph.D.; Catherine Sugar, Ph.D.; Amy Ward, Ph.D.; Hao Zhang, Ph.D.; Leon Zhu, Ph.D.

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

Associate Professor of Clinical Information and Operations Management: Constantin Vaitsos, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Information and Operations Management: Arif Ansari, Ph.D.; Francis Pereira, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor: Ashok Srinivasan, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professors: Dawn Porter, Ph.D.; Peter Radchenko, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professors: Jack Borsting, Ph.D.; Richard McBride, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Management and Organization
Bridge Hall 308
(213) 740-0728
FAX: (213) 740-3582

Chair: Thomas G. Cummings, Ph.D.


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

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

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

Professors: Paul Adler, Ph.D.; Warren Bennis, Ph.D.; Philip Birnbaum-More, Ph.D.; Sarah E. Bonner, Ph.D., C.P.A.; John Boudreau, Ph.D.; Tim Campbell, Ph.D.; Thomas G. Cummings, Ph.D.; Larry E. Greiner, D.B.A.; Edward E. Lawler, Ph.D.; Morgan McCall, Ph.D.; Nandini Rajagopalan, Ph.D.; Kathleen Reardon, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors: Arvind Bhambri, D.B.A.; Peter Kim, Ph.D.; Julia Liebeskind, Ph.D.; Alan L. Patz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Peer C. Fiss, Ph.D.; Sandy Green, Jr., Ph.D.; Jonathan Jaffee, Ph.D.; Mark Kennedy, Ph.D.; Ji-Yub Kim, Ph.D.; Kyle Mayer, Ph.D.; Alexandra Michel, Ph.D.; Jennifer Overbeck, Ph.D.; Christine Porath, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Judith Blumenthal, Ph.D.; Thomas Olson, Ph.D.; Robert B. Turrill, Ph.D.

Associate Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Philip Cashia, M.B.A.; Carl W. Voigt, Ph.D.; Morley A. Winograd, B.A.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Thomas D. Arnold, J.D.; David M. Carter, M.B.A.; Michael Coombs, Ph.D.; Katharine Harrington, Ph.D.; Helena Yli-Renko, S.C.D.

Research Professor: Richard Drobnick

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

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

Chair: David W. Stewart, Ph.D.


Robert E. Brooker Chair in Marketing: David W. Stewart, 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, D.B.A.*

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.

Ernest Hahn Professor of Marketing: Fred S. Zufryden, Ph.D.

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

Professors: Valerie S. Folkes, Ph.D.; Gary L. Frazier, D.B.A.*; Shantanu Dutta, Ph.D.; Deborah J. MacInnis, Ph.D.; C.W. Park, Ph.D.; David W. Stewart, Ph.D.; Gerard Tellis, Ph.D.; Allen Weiss, Ph.D.; Fred S. Zufryden, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Michael Kamins, Ph.D.*; Joseph C. Nunes, Ph.D.*; Sivaramakrishnan Siddarth, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors: Kristin Diehl, Ph.D.; Lan Luo, Ph.D.; Rakesh Niraj, Ph.D.; Joseph Priester, Ph.D.; Kenneth Wilbur, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Marketing: James Ellis, M.B.A.*; Dennis Rook, Ph.D.

Associate Professors of Clinical Marketing: Diane Badame, Ph.D.; Rex Kovacevich, M.B.A.*; Dennis Schorr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Marketing: Ira Kalb, M.B.A.; Lars Perner, Ph.D.; Marlene Towns, Ph.D.; Therese Wilbur, M.B.A.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Emeritus Faculty

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

Emeritus Professors: Guilford C. Babcock, Ph.D.; Douglas Basil, Ph.D.; Jack Borsting, Ph.D.; James D. Calderwood, Ph.D.; Robert Coffey, Ph.D.; William F. Crum, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Ben M. Enis, Ph.D.; Warren Erickson, Ph.D.; John E. Fleming, D.B.A.; Olaf K. Helmer; William C. Himstreet, Ed.D.; John Jaeger, Ph.D.; Richard McBride, Ph.D.; Walter B. Meigs, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Anelise N. Mosich, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Burt Nanus, Ph.D.; Rodolph H. Redmond, J.D.*; Alan Rowe, Ph.D.; George Schick, Ph.D.; Norman Sigband, Ph.D.; Jack D. Steele, D.B.A.; James Stevenson, Ph.D.

Academic Centers

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

Director: Paul Frommer, Ph.D.


Professors of Clinical Management Communication: J. Douglas Andrews, Ph.D.; Ellen-Linnea Dipprey, M.P.W.; Shirley C. Maxey, M.A.*

Associate Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Sandra Chrystal, Ph.D.; Paul Frommer, Ph.D.; James Gosline, M.P.W.; Anne Hill, M.A.; Lucy Lee, Ph.D.*; Robert McCann, Ph.D.; Naomi Warren, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Jolanta M. Aritz, Ph.D.; Stephen Byars, Ph.D.; Lee Cerling, Ph.D.; Stacy Geck, M.A.; Reginald Hubbard, Ph.D.; Yolanda Kirk, M.A.; Sharoni Little, Ph.D.*; Donna Miles, M.A.; James Owens, M.A.; Greg Patton, Ph.D.*; Marion Philadelphia, M.A.; Robyn Walker, Ph.D.; Steven Weinberg, M.A.

Senior Lecturer: Jeff Smith, Ph.D.

Lecturer: Martha Townsend, M.A.;

*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: Thomas J. O'Malia, M.B.A., E.M.B.A.


Orfalea Director's Chair in Entrepreneurship: Thomas J. O'Malia, M.B.A.

Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Kathleen R. Allen, Ph.D.*; William H. Crookston, Ph.D.*; Thomas J. O'Malia, M.B.A.*

Assistant Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Patrick Henry, M.B.A.*; Gene Miller, J.D., M.B.A.; Helena Yli-Renko, S.C.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Research Centers and Institutes

Advanced Technologies in Information Systems Program
Accounting 208
(213) 740-4856
FAX: (213) 747-2815

Director: Daniel O'Leary, Ph.D.

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

Director: Edward Lawler, Ph.D.

Center for Global Business Excellence (C-Globe)
Hoffman Contracts Research Building RAN 313
Global Programs and Partnerships
(213) 740-1875
Corporate Outreach
(213) 740-7130
FAX: (213) 740-7701

Associate Dean: K. Ravi Kumar, Ph.D.

Director: Richard Drobnick, Ph.D.

Center for Global Innovation
Accounting 301D
(213) 740-5031
FAX: (213) 740-7828

Director: Gerard Tellis, Ph.D.

Center for Global Logistics and Supply Chain
Bridge Hall 401
(213) 740-0625
FAX: (213) 740-7313

Director: Jonathan Yormack, Ph.D.

Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Hoffman Contracts Research Building RAN 313
(213) 740-7130
FAX: (213) 740-7701

Director: Richard Drobnick, Ph.D.

Center for Investment Studies
Hoffman Hall 500B
(213) 821-1126
FAX: (213) 747-6465

Director: Dennis Draper, Ph.D.

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

Director: Kathleen Allen, Ph.D.

Center for Telecom Management
444 S. Flower Street, Suite 100
Citigroup Center
(213) 740-0980
FAX: (213) 747-1602

Executive Director: Morley Winograd, B.A.

Leadership Institute
Bridge Hall 308A
(213) 740-0728
FAX: (213) 747-3582

Director: Thomas Cummings, Ph.D.

SEC and Financial Reporting Institute
Accounting 117
(213) 740-4838
FAX: (213) 747-2815

Director: William Holder, D.B.A.

Sports Business Institute
Davidson Conference Center 104
(213) 740-0728
FAX: (213) 740-3582

Executive Director: David Carter, M.B.A.

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