Entrepreneurship Innovation and Strategy
Nicole   Nguyen

Nicole Nguyen

Term Assistant Professor

Nicole Nguyen, Term Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Strategy, brings her impactful teaching and eclectic professional experience to the School of Management's entrepreneurial community. After working as a banker and trader on Wall Street, she headed start-ups in Asia in the banking and consumer product industries for two U.S. multinationals. Professor Nguyen has held various other senior executive positions in Asia and the U.S. 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 since 1999 in the areas of marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

As a global center of innovative commerce, applied technologies and progressive business, Professor Nguyen feels San Francisco is flourishing with opportunities for students looking to generate new business ideas and develop competitive skills in business and management. Perhaps the greatest advantage is students of USF’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program have the chance to network with and pitch new ventures to Bay Area and Silicon Valley executives and investors.


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

Lead Instructor, Online Marketing, Joint Program, UC Berkeley and Hong Kong University

Nicole Nguyen, University of San Francisco School of Management