The Business of Generosity and Philanthropy
Wayne Ward ’77 shares how being able to give back to the university was his way of holding onto the connections he forged during his time at USF.
When you join the USF School of Management you join a university committed to developing compassionate and productive leaders.
Mission Statement: Through rigorous management education and impactful research, from the heart of the San Francisco community, we inspire our students to cultivate their skills, lead with integrity, and serve others to promote a more just and sustainable economy.
We are located in the heart of San Francisco, one of the most intense business ecosystems in the world, which allows us to provide students with unparalleled access to high tech, biotech, finance, venture capital, and entrepreneurial leaders.
In addition to unparalleled real-world application throughout your education at the School of Management, our student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1 for a highly-engaged and individualized learning experience.
We provide experiential learning opportunities that contribute to a rigorous curriculum and prepare students for today's dynamic marketplace. Students participate in numerous national competitions, including the Russ Berrie Institute National Sales Competition, the Annual National Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition, and the Venture Capital Investment Competition®.
We believe in the education of the whole person, and that's why service learning and community involvement are requirements for undergraduate students. From public-service internships to volunteer outreach programs, all of our students actively participate in bettering the community.
We bring together students from across the globe to learn both the academic fundamentals of contemporary entrepreneurship and innovation as well as hard-earned business experience and insights from entrepreneurs and business professionals. Our alumni represent 117 industries in 50 states, 9 US territories, and 97 countries around the world.
We are an AACSB-accredited institution, the highest standard of achievement held only by 5% of business schools worldwide. Our graduate program in public administration is accredited by NASPAA, the foremost membership organization of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, public affairs, and public & nonprofit management in the US and around the world.