School of Management
The School of Management Discretionary Fund to be used to benefit the School of Management’s highest priorities, as identified by the Dean.
Cassou-Shan MBA Scholarship
The Cassou-Shan Scholarship provides access for students to attend the USF MBA program, where they learn practical skills to be principled business leaders. The scholarship is granted at the discretion of the Dean, without regard to nationality, to students who have demonstrated unique promise, exceptional intelligence, and outstanding personal discipline.
Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Initiative
The Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Initiative aims to establish a bridge between theory and practice in the fields of leadership and social innovation. Through a unique and innovative set of experiences, this program will develop School of Management students as the next generation of conscious leaders. Some of the programs that are funded by this initiative include the Harari Executive in Residence Program which invites distinguished executives into campus to co-teach with faculty and mentor students, the Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Speaker Series and the Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference.
Student Managed Investment Fund
The School of Management Student Managed Fund allows selected second-year Master of Science in Financial Analysis candidates to invest real money in the stock and bond markets. The faculty-supervised group engages in all aspects of portfolio management, investment analysis, asset allocation and trading strategies, as would a professional management team. Students are responsible for all administrative details of managing the fund and also conduct research projects with selected companies.
Chinese Business Studies Initiative
The China Business Studies Initiative aims to connect Chinese industry, public policy and academia with the larger community through the production of high impact research, publications, development programs, and resources. It also provides a platform for collaboration with the influential China business community in San Francisco.
Gellert Family Business Center
The Gellert Family Business Resource Center is committed to working with family businesses to promote networking, facilitate an open exchange of ideas and advance the field through consultation and scholarship. The goal of the Gellert Foundation Family Business Center is to provide academic programs that support the current and future managers of family-owned firms. The graduates of our undergraduate and MBA programs assume leadership positions in family businesses (large and small) around the globe.
Hospitality Management Department
Bob Puccini was a significant player in the world of hotel and restaurant design and was incredibly supportive of USF's Hospitality program and students. Over the years he sponsored interns to work with his design firm, hired graduates, spoke in classes, and hosted student/alumni exchanges and dinners at his restaurant here in the City. He was a speaker at and a corporate sponsor of our Annual Hospitality Industry Symposiums held at downtown hotels at which 300-400 industry executives and students attended. He even arranged private tours of his hotels and restaurants in NYC when we took students to the International Hotel & Restaurant Show there.
Malloy Group for Organizational Science Consulting
Since its inception, The Malloy Group has brought together graduate students, faculty, and the San Francisco Bay Area business community to exchange and create ideas and knowledge. The Malloy Group cultivates shared value through experiential learning, scholarly research, and SF Bay Area organizational partnerships.
Professional Edge is a four-year co-curricular program to provide business majors the practical skills and knowledge to make a successful transition from student to working professional in today’s competitive business world. Beginning freshman year, students will participate in workshops and activities that will develop their marketable skill sets, provide unique opportunities for professional growth and development and enhance their capability to secure valuable internships and career options upon graduation.