Entrepreneurship Innovation and Strategy
Nicole   Nguyen

Nicole Nguyen

Term Assistant Professor

Nicole Nguyen, Term Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and International Business, brings her impressive teaching and eclectic professional experience to the School of Management's entrepreneurial community. With extensive experience as a banker and trader on Wall Street, she headed two start-ups in Asia in the banking and consumer product industries for Citibank and Colgate-Palmolive Company before devoting her life to teaching.

Professor Nguyen has held various senior executive positions in Asia and the US in the fields of software development, travel & tourism, non-profit management, and international corporate training. She has been teaching and training students and business executives in the areas of marketing, management and entrepreneurship since 1999.

As a global center of innovative commerce, applied technologies and progressive business, Professor Nguyen feels there is no better city than San Francisco, and no better time than this very moment, while the city is flourishing with opportunities for students looking to generate new business ideas and develop competitive skills in business and management. Perhaps the greatest advantage, she believes, is that students of USF’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program will have the chance to network with, and pitch new ventures to, Bay Area and Silicon Valley executives and investors, helping them integrate into the next stage of their professional careers.


M.B.A., Finance and Marketing, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL
B.A., Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Courses Offered
  • The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.

Honors and Awards

Leadership Accomplishments Fellowship, Northwestern University

Joseph Wong Scholarship, Leadership Potentials, Harvard University


Instructor, University of California at Berkeley

Speaker and Corporate Trainer, Business Processing Association of the Philippines

Lead Instructor, On-line Marketing Courses, joint program of University of California at Berkeley and Hong Kong University