FALL 2022 Dean's Report

“At Marshall we’re committed to constantly redefining best-in-class, comprehensive business education in the creative capital of the world." 

This year we've launched a lot of incredible new programs and initiatives – from new undergraduate emphases and joint-degrees, to initiatives in data science and digital ethics, to our newly named Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management and VanEck Digital Assets Initiative. There’s much to look forward to in 2023 and beyond.

— Geoff Garrett, Dean


As a comprehensive business school, Marshall is redefining what an undergraduate business degree can provide, from new Joint Degrees and Emphases to STEM certification and Progressive Degrees.

Teaching + Innovation

"Our faculty are constantly innovating and building curriculum to enable students to succeed in the dynamic and fluid world of today and tomorrow."

— Ramandeep Randhawa, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Programs


We believe that learning is lifelong and careers follow pathways. Meet some of our graduating students, recruit Marshall talent, and get inspired by Marshall alumni founder stories.

Full-Time MBA Graduates Employed Within 90 Days

USC Marshall Full-Time MBAs saw 90-day post graduation career outcomes at 97%, the highest ever. Base salaries were also at a 5-year high of $150,314 on average. Top employers include Amazon, McKinsey, Google, Apple, and Salesforce.


Recruiter Portals


  • "It was through those internships, working in different parts of fashion specifically, that I honed my interests."

    — Jennifer Fisher, '93

    Founder, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry in New York City


“I created GEMS because I think a lot of learning obviously happens in class, but a lot of it also happens outside the classroom. The goal is to help propel our students toward meaningful and impactful future careers.”

— Michael Paranal MBT ’06, Assistant Professor of Clinical Accounting


Marshall’s Institutes and Centers are well-placed not only to focus on the cutting-edge business applications of emerging technologies, but also to understand and shape their consequences for society.

Real World — Right Now

The Rise of Risk Management

As managing risk has become a core component of business strategy, USC Marshall’s Arkley Institute for Risk Management is introducing a new generation of future business leaders to the field through education, mentorship, and jobs.


  • Diversity, Equity + Inclusion

    Marshall Increases Faculty Diversity

    New appointments feature women and professors from under-represented groups.

    “These are impressive numbers. It’s showing that our strategy is working. But we have a long way to go yet.”

    — Sha Yang, Vice Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs and Ernest Hahn Professor of Marketing

Human Leadership + Tech Fluency

Marshall students hear firsthand from industry titans who share their expertise and insights.

  • Marshall Develops DEI Training for All Graduate Students

    USC Marshall’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), in partnership with faculty and program offices, developed a new DEI orientation for graduate students in its MBA and specialty masters programs. The initiative grew out of the school’s commitment to develop student-focused, high-quality programs, and expand opportunities for learning and engagement.


“Sustainability doesn’t stop at the environment and climate change. It also means providing fair wages, housing, and safe conditions for communities where these businesses are based. This is why we teach these concepts to our students. It’s important they understand how sustainability factors into business leadership.”

— Smrity Randhawa

Assistant Dean Leventhal Undergraduate Programs

Associate Professor of Clinical Accounting