JANUARY 2022 Dean's Report

“Marshall has a unique role to play in educating future leaders who excel at the technological fluency and human-centric problem solving needed to thrive in today’s ever-changing world.”

The unlimited opportunities and the unprecedented responsibilities in front of business are, by now, familiar to many. Never have more doors been open for innovation and growth — but so too, never has more been expected of business leaders and their commitments to improve the world around us.

Our mission is to empower the business leaders of tomorrow — our students — not only to seize the boundless opportunities generated by technological innovation and the digital economy, but also to anticipate and shape the far-reaching societal implications of that innovation.

This fall saw significant milestones on our journey to fulfill this mission at the Marshall School — from achieving an important gender parity milestone for our incoming undergraduate class, to transformative gifts in support of our Randall R. Kendrick Supply Chain Institute, to the launch of new undergraduate Emphases enabling business degree specialization at Marshall.

Today, I am proud to share those highlights and more.

Dean Geoff Garrett
See how the next 100 years of Marshall begin by educating leaders who turn ideas into outcomes to help create a better future.


Academic Excellence

Marshall congratulates our world-class faculty who were acknowledged in 2021 for their achievements and leadership in their fields.
Talk of diversity tends to focus on numbers. You don't lead numbers, you lead people.
Sarah Townsend

Interim Assistant Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Associate Professor, Management and Organization

Sarah Townsend

Investment + Growth

  • A $20 million gift from Randall R. Kendrick ’86, the CEO of Xebec, provided transformational funding to establish the Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute.

    “Randy’s transformative gift is a tremendous vote of confidence in the quality of Marshall’s global supply chain program and will turbocharge its future. As the COVID pandemic has underscored, supply chains are at the very core of the contemporary global economy. With Randy’s visionary support, our goal at Marshall is to be the world leader in this crucial sector.” — Dean Geoff Garrett

    The gift will expand existing academic programs that propel talented students into careers in supply chain management, including a progressive degree program for Marshall and Viterbi undergraduates. With 100% job placement for graduates, the master’s degree has been ranked the No. 1 online business program according to U.S. News & World Report for the past two years.

Thought Leadership

From supply chain disruptions to the paramount need to increase diversity in business, Marshall faculty and alumni are at the center of the most pressing business issues of today.
Tech Fluency

USC Marshall Hosts a Conversation on Supply Chain Challenges with Industry Leaders

Randall Kendrick of Xebec and Carl Mount of Starbucks weigh in on what's driving disruptions, the risk of overcorrection and how business can create a more reliable, resilient, and less reactive supply chain.

Marshall continues to innovate and challenge its students to take in-class concepts into the real world to get their hands dirty, experiment and live out that which they've been taught.
Carmen Nava

Chair, USC Marshall Board of Councilors

USC Trustee

Carmen Nava
More than 94 percent of Marshall MBAs found employment within three months of graduation, with nearly half landing at tech, media and entertainment companies like Google, Amazon, Disney and NBCUniversal. Investments in new career resources helped 97 percent of Marshall undergrads land jobs. Watch the featurette above and read more here.

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