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USC Marshall School of Business

The USC Marshall School of Business annually hosts the largest undergraduate case competition in the world, the Marshall International Case Competition. In 2008, 30 schools from five continents converged at USC to tackle a thorny business question: How should the Los Angeles Times restructure itself to deal with the rapid changes in its business model and economic opportunities? The USC Marshall host team placed third in the competition. Pictured are team members Matt Gasparich, Justin Saks, Alisha Chona and Dan Greenberg.

With its international student body and strategic location at the gateway to the booming Pacific Rim economy, USC's Marshall School of Business focuses on international business in all its aspects, providing course work in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and the management of information systems and operations.

Founded in 1920, USC Marshall is one of the nation's oldest and most prominent business schools. In 1998, it became the Marshall School of Business in recognition of a $35 million gift from Gordon S. Marshall, '46, an exceptional entrepreneur who built a billion-dollar electronics-distribution company. At the time, it was the single largest gift ever to any business school.

USC Marshall places a heavy emphasis on learning through first-hand experience. All graduate students are required to have international experience as part of their degree program. Undergraduate students also have access to numerous overseas programs as early as their freshman year, including study-abroad programs, international internships and week-long overseas visits that are combined with intensive pre-trip class work focused on the economy, business practices, language and history of the country to be visited.

Educating students to navigate the global economy and to build an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset is not enough, however. USC Marshall places a premium on helping students understand the role and relevance of business in society. Issues of corporate social responsibility, workplace ethics, economic sustainability and community service are a key part of USC Marshall.

USC Marshall awards two bachelor's degrees, four additional bachelor's degrees as joint programs, six master's degrees (including five M.B.A. programs, 12 M.B.A. dual-degree programs, and two accounting degrees), and the Ph.D. degree. USC Marshall includes: 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 and Operations Management; Management and Organization; and Marketing.

Offering a wide range of experiences and cutting-edge approaches to education, USC Marshall is a leading business school with a complete array of degree options for every kind of student.

Senior Administration

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

Doug Joines, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Academic Programs

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

Shantanu Dutta, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Research, Strategy and Advancement

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, Director, Undergraduate Admissions

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

Susan Hunt, M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Master's Programs

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

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

Ph.D. Program

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

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, Academic Affairs

Shirley Maxey, M.A., Associate Dean, 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 G. 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 Professor of Auditing: 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.

KPMG Foundation: K.R. Subramanyam

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., C.P.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.; 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: Fernando Zapatero, Ph.D.


Charles E. Cook/Community Bank Chair in Banking: 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.

E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration: Thomas W. Gilligan, Ph.D.

Kenneth L. Trefftzs Chair in Finance: Kevin J. Murphy, 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.*; 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.; 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.; Aris Protopapadakis, Ph.D.; Mark I. Weinstein, 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.; Tracey Seslen, Ph.D.; Selale Tuzel, Ph.D.; Mark Westerfield, 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.

Emeritus Professor: Linda De Angelo, 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.


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.; Peter Radchenko, Ph.D.; Greys Sosic, 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.*

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

Clinical Associate Professor: Ashok Srinivasan, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professors: Jack Borsting, Ph.D.; Richard B. Chase, 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.; Kyle Mayer, Ph.D.; Alan L. Patz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Peer C. Fiss, Ph.D.; Sandy Green, Jr., Ph.D.; Mark Kennedy, Ph.D.; Ji-Yub Kim, 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.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

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, 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.

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.; Gerard Tellis, Ph.D.; Allen Weiss, Ph.D.

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

Assistant Professors: Kristin Diehl, Ph.D.; Anthony Dukes, Ph.D.; Lan Luo, Ph.D.; Rakesh Niraj, Ph.D.; Gulden Ulkumen, 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.; James Gosline, M.P.W.; Shirley C. Maxey, M.A.*

Associate Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Sandra Chrystal, Ph.D.; Paul Frommer, Ph.D.; 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.; Jeff Smith, Ph.D.; Robyn Walker, Ph.D.; Steven Weinberg, M.A.

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.


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 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)
Research Annex 313 RAN 313
(213) 740-7130
FAX: (213) 740-8538

Director: Richard Drobnick, Ph.D.

Center for Investment Studies
Bridge Hall 308
(213) 821-1126
FAX: (213) 740-6650

Director: Lawrence E. Harris, Ph.D.

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

Director: Kathleen Allen, Ph.D.

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

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) 740-4855
FAX: (213) 747-2815

Director: William Holder, D.B.A.

Sports Business Institute
Citigroup Center
444 S. Flower St., Suite 1000
(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