USC Marshall School of Business
The USC Marshall School of Business is a private research and academic institution at the University of Southern California. It is the largest of USC's 17 professional schools. The current Dean is James G. Ellis. In 1997 the school was renamed following a US$35 million donation from alumnus Gordon S. Marshall.
|USC Marshall School of Business|
|Endowment||U.S. $3.489 billion (parent institution)|
|Dean||James G. Ellis|
|Location||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Affiliations||University of Southern California|
|Website||Marshall School of Business|
The Marshall School began as the College of Commerce and Business Administration in 1920. The Graduate School of Business Administration was established in 1960. It is the oldest AACSB accredited school of business in Southern California. The Entrepreneurship Program, the first of its kind in the United States, was established in 1972 and is internationally recognized. It has now been renamed The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The Pacific RIM Education (PRIME) program was implemented in 1997 as the first ever MBA course of its kind to require all first year full-time MBA students to participate in an international experience.
The Leventhal School of Accounting was formed within the school on February 7, 1979. All of its classes are offered at the University Park campus in Los Angeles.
The school occupies four multi-story buildings on campus: Hoffman Hall, Bridge Hall, the Accounting building, and Popovich Hall, which is the MBA building.
This is the main building of the Marshall School. The $20 million, 55,000 square feet (5,100 m2), building opened in 1999 as one of the most technologically advanced business school buildings in the United States. It was named after alumni J. Kristofer Popovich and Jane Hoffman Popovich, for their $5 million gift. The hall provides state-of-the-art technology and eight case-study rooms fully equipped with audio-video teleconferencing devices, thirteen Experiential Learning classrooms capable of transmitting lectures and presentations throughout the building, more than 1,100 data connections outlets throughout the building, a courtyard, and more than 15 miles (24 km) of fiber-optic and cable wiring in its Modern Career Resource Center.
This hall houses all undergraduate offices for the Marshall School of Business, which includes the Office of the Dean, Office of Admissions, and the Department of Finance & Business Economics. It also houses a number of classrooms including the original Experiential Learning classrooms.
The H. Leslie Hoffman Hall of Business Administration, which opened in 1973 and stands eight stories tall, houses the Crocker Business Library and Computer Services. It is named for H. Leslie Hoffman, father of Jane Hoffman Popovich. It was designed by I. M. Pei.
The Marshall School offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. There are several joint programs that offer studies with International Relations and Cinematic Arts in combination with Business Administration. New students take a business core and have other time to fulfill the USC Core and take elective classes. Until the 2010–2011 academic year, each student chose a concentration to complete with the degree. It also offers an undergraduate Bachelor Science in Accounting degree through the Leventhal School.
The undergraduate program offers a variety of international opportunities. The Global Leadership Program (GLP) comprises a two-semester seminar on business leadership in China and a spring break trip to China. The Learning About International Commerce (LINC) program comprises a one-semester seminar and a trip to another country.
Full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA): Marshall’s two-year full-time MBA comprises a straightforward intensive core and two electives delivered in the four-term first year, followed by a diverse range of electives and concentrations in the second year. The core concludes with PRIME, a required research trip to Pacific Rim countries to visit selected companies, both domestic and multinational, and government institutions. In the second year students can choose elective subjects from concentrations or design their own. Courses are often shared with MBA/PM and IBEAR students.
Part-time MBA: The part-time MBA for Professionals and Managers (MBA.PM) is a 33-month programme, though it can be taken over a five-year period. It consists of 12 months of core classes followed by electives. After the core all students take PM Globe, a semester-long macroeconomics course that includes a one-week overseas trip to a Pacific Rim country. The core can be taken at either the USC university Park campus in Los Angeles or the USC Orange County Centre in Irvine. All elective courses are taught at the main campus. Students attend classes two evenings a week.
Executive MBA (EMBA): The EMBA program is designed for senior managers and seasoned professionals who wish to remain fully employed as they pursue their graduate studies. This 21-month program incorporates a successful thematic MBA curriculum that gets to the heart of issues that senior managers and seasoned professionals encounter on a daily basis. We concentrate learning objectives on the 'interrelatedness' of business functions as opposed to the teaching of individual disciplines as unrelated functional entities. This approach has resulted in a program that consists of ten 'themes,' two domestic off-site sessions, and one international off-site session.
Master of Accounting: The M.Acc. program provides an integrated curriculum designed to prepare graduates for careers in professional accounting, public accounting, industry and government. Through its integrated curriculum, students have the opportunity to study accounting in greater depth than in undergraduate accounting programs or M.B.A. programs with concentrations in accounting. The objectives of the program include developing the sound conceptual, technical, analytical and communication skills that are required to succeed in the accounting profession. The program employs a rigorous case analysis approach that requires students to exercise their analytical abilities and develop effective verbal and written communication skills. The Master of Accounting is full-time, one-year program, ranked No. 4 in the country by Public Accounting Report.
Master of Business Taxation: The Master of Business Taxation (M.B.T.) program provides in-depth specialization in taxation to prepare the student for a successful career as a tax professional. The program is designed to develop the skills and expertise professionals need to assist individuals and firms trying to cope with myriad tax legislation and regulation at both the federal and local levels.
Executive Education: For individuals, Marshall Executive Education offers innovative open enrollment programming with a wide variety of business certificate programs – online and in-person – geared towards professional and personal development.
For individuals, Marshall Executive Education offers innovative open enrollment programming with a wide variety of business certificate programs – online and in-person – geared towards professional and personal development.
Global Executive Education: The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA), an international version of Marshal's EMBA program, began in Shanghai, China in collaboration with Jiao Tong University in 2004. Classes are taught primarily in Shanghai by USC Marshall professors. Like the US-based EMBA program, GEMBA is a 21 month Executive MBA where students maintain their full-time jobs while studying. The GEMBA program meets on ten occasions from Thursday through Monday in Shanghai every six to eight weeks, as well as meeting for eight to nine days at the USC campus in Los Angeles on two separate occasions. The program also includes one five day study session in an Asian country other than China. This schedule structure allows students from around the Pacific Rim to fly in for classes. Homework and case study analysis is performed by students between sessions.
IBEAR (International Business Education and Research) MBA: The IBEAR (International Business Education and Research) MBA is a 12-month, full-time program in international management aimed at mid-career managers.
Ranked within the top 15 world business research institutions, the Marshall School offers a full-time doctoral program within the five academic departments. The program generally lasts 4–5 years with up to 2 years of dissertation. Along working with notable faculty, doctoral students also receive substantial financial aid, such as graduate assistantship and a living stipend, during their study.
The Marshall School has over 67,000 alumni worldwide in 44 countries. Its members often refer to themselves as part of the Trojan Family, offers an advantage because of the common USC connection. Events at Marshall often emphasize the importance of networking within the Trojan Family. The school encourages a “Trojans Hiring Trojans” initiative that it hopes will help fellow Trojans supporting one another easier.
|School rankings (overall)|
|U.S. undergraduate business|
|U.S. News & World Report||9|
|U.S. News & World Report||26|
For 2012, national rankings of Marshall's MBA program include No. 39 by Forbes, No. 28 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and No. 26 by U.S. News and World Report. In global rankings, Marshall was ranked No. 43 by The Economist and No. 82 by Financial Times.
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- Lloyd Greif (M.B.A. ’79) President and CEO of Greif & Co.
- Chris R. Hansen (M.B.A. '96) Founder of Valiant Capital Management
- Dean Heller (B.S. '85) United States Senator
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- Hyekyung "Shelly" Hwang (M.B.A.) Co-founder of Pinkberry
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- Richard Knerr (B.S. ’47) Co-founder and former president of Wham-O
- Lenny Krayzelburg (B.S. ’98) Olympic gold medalist
- Terrence Lanni (B.S. ’65) Chairman and CEO of MGM Mirage
- J. Sterling Livingston (B.S. ’38) Author, management consultant and former professor at the Harvard Business School
- Paul Locatelli (PhD ’71) President and professor of accounting at Santa Clara University
- General William Lyon (B.S. ’46) Chairman and CEO of William Lyon Homes
- Sri Manchala (M.B.A.) Founder and CEO of Trianz
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- Bob McKnight (B.S. ’76) Chairman and CEO of Quiksilver
- Anthony Munoz (B.S. '76) Former National Football League Offensive Lineman
- Pat Nixon (B.S. ’37) Former First Lady
- Paul Orfalea (M.B.A. ’71) Founder of Kinko's and benefactor of the Orfalea College of Business
- Torin Pavia (M.B.A.) Founder and CEO of Arbitech
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- Mark Prior (B.S. ’04) Major League Baseball pitcher
- Edward P. Roski (B.S. ’62) Chairman and CEO of Majestic Realty Co., part owner of the Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Lakers
- Steve Saleen (B.S.) Founder and CEO of Saleen Performance, Inc.
- Michele Tafoya (M.B.A. ’91) ESPN sportscaster
- Kevin Tsujihara (B.S. '86) CEO of Warner Bros.
- Ronald N. Tutor (B.S. ’63) Chairman and CEO of Tutor Perini Corporation
- Kyle P. "Kyp" Walls (B.S. ’80, M.B.A '81) Director Product Mgmnt. at Panasonic Solutions Co., the youngest graduate to be awarded the MBA.
- Srikanth Nagaranjan (EMBA '11) CEO of Nagaranjan Group.
- Warren Bennis – Distinguished Professor of Business Administration; named the "dean of leadership gurus" by Forbes magazine
- Sarah Bonner – USC Associates Professorship in Accounting
- Angela Yeboa – Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise
- Richard Chase – Justin Dart Professorship in Operations Management
- Harry DeAngelo – Charles E. Cook/Community Bank Chair in Banking
- Linda DeAngelo – Kenneth King Stonier Chair in Business Administration
- Mark DeFond – Joseph A. DeBell Professorship in Business Administration
- Shantanu Dutta – Dave and Jeanne Tappan Chair in Marketing
- Valerie Folkes – USC Associates Chair in Business Administration
- Thomas Gilligan – E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration
- Gary Frazier – Richard and Jarda Hurd Chair in Distribution Management
- Lawrence Harris – Fred V. Keenan Chair in Finance
- William Holder – Ernst & Young Professorship in Accounting
- Edward Lawler III – Distinguished Research Professor of Business and Director of the Center for Effective Organizations
- Thomas Lin – Accounting Circle Professorship in Accounting
- Lloyd Levitin – Professor of Finance
- Deborah Macinnis – Charles L. and Ramona I. Hilliard Professor of Business Administration
- Kenneth Merchant – Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair in Accountancy
- Ian Mitroff – Harold Quinton Distinguished Chair in Business Policy and Professor of Management and Organization
- Theodore Mock – Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Professorship in Accounting
- Kevin J. Murphy – Kenneth L. Trefftzs Chair in Finance
- C.W. Park Joseph A. DeBell Chair in Business Administration
- Nandini Rajagopalan – Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Entrepreneurship
- Alan C. Shapiro – Holder of Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professorship in Banking and Finance.
- David Stewart – Robert E. Brooker Chair in Marketing
- K.R. Subramanyam Elaine and Kenneth Leventhal Research Fellow in Accounting
- Gerard Tellis – Jerry and Nancy Neely Chair in American Enterprise
- Allen Weiss – Dave and Jeanne Tappan Chair in Marketing
- Randolph Westerfield – Charles B. Thornton Professorship in Finance
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