Part-Time MBA

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

Frank Fletcher

     (415) 422-4998

FACULTY

Meet the distinguished faculty of USF's MBA Program – experts and leaders in a breadth of fields, from tech and entrepreneurialism, to consulting, to capital management.


Jonathan Allen

Professor
(415) 422-6570

One of our big emphases here at USF is to try and make sure that businesspeople can actually get in there and do something real with technology. - J....

Education:

Ph.D., Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 1995 | M.S., Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 1993 | M.A. (Cantab), Honorary Degree, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1998 | B.S., Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1989 | B.A., Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1989

Courses:

Launch into Business, Internet Business Applications, Special Topics: Entrepreneurship, MBA Magis, Internet Business Applications, Internet Business Applications, Entrepreneurial Professional Development and Mentoring, Contemporary Technology Tools and Trends

David Batstone

Professor
(415) 422-6081

Professor David Batstone teaches in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at USF School of Management. Previously a private equity...

Education:

Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, 1989 | M.Div, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, 1984 | M.Div, International Baptist Seminary, Rüschlikon, Switzerland, 1982 | BA, Psychology, Westmont College, CA, 1980

Courses:

Launch into Business, Entrepreneurial Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Directed Study, Social Entrepreneurship, MNA Special Topics

Mark Cannice

Department Chair / Professor
(415) 422-6785

Professor Mark V. Cannice is an internationally recognized scholar, teacher, and speaker on entrepreneurship and venture capital. He is Department...

Education:

Ph.D., Indiana University (1997) | M.S., Indiana University (1996) | MBA, University of San Francisco (1992) | B. S., United States Naval Academy (1984)

Courses:

Thought Leadership in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Philosophy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Entrepreneurial Professional Development and Mentoring, Organizational Practicum ( Professional Internship)

Roger Chen

Professor
(415) 422-6546

Roger Chen brings to USF forward-thinking expertise in the fields of corporate innovation and growth, competition and global strategy - areas he...

Education:

Ph.D., Strategy and International Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 1996 | M.S., Industrial Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 1986 | B.S., Operations Management, Shanghai Engineering and Science University, China, 1983

Courses:

Strategic Management, Strategic Management, MBA Magis, Strategic Management in the Global Environment, Innovation Project, Directed Study, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Organizational Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Ludwig Chincarini

Professor
(415) 422-6992

Professor Ludwig B. Chincarini brings to USF over fifteen years of professional experience in the financial industry, specializing in portfolio...

Education:

Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995 | B.A., Economics (Summa Cum Laude), University of California at Berkeley, 1991

Courses:

Special Topic: Finance, Investments, Student Managed Fund I, Student Managed Fund II, Financial Markets, Applied Investment Analysis, Capital Market Theory

Barry Doyle

Professor
(415) 422-6129

Professor Barry W. Doyle is a much-admired leader and educator in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs, having been with the School of...

Education:

Ph.D., Finance, University of Oregon, 1985 | M.S., Management Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1979 | B.A., Psychology, Dartmouth College, 1970

Courses:

Principles of Finance, Directed Study

John Gonzales

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-5245

Assistant Professor John Gonzales is internationally recognized for his service work as an economist focusing on transition economies, emerging...

Education:

Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1983 | M.A., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1980 | B.A., Economics, California State University, Fullerton, 1978

Courses:

Money, Banking, and Financial Institutions, Monetary Economics, Investment Analysis, Financial Institutions and Markets, Managerial Finance, MBA Internship, Microeconomics for Finance, Corporate Finance, Macroeconomics for Finance, Equity Valuation, AGI Wall Street: Advanced Equity Valuation, Advanced Financial Statement Analysis, International Finance, Portfolio Management

Thomas Grossman

Professor
(415) 422-6156

Professor Thomas Grossman is a researcher and educator who enables students and alumni to harness the power of analytics to lead their organizations...

Education:

PhD, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 1994 | MS, Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1985 | BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984

Expertise:

Spreadsheet engineering, spreadsheet analytics, business analytics, and spreadsheet information systems

Courses:

Decision Modeling & Data Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Technology Enabled Operations, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Spreadsheets and Business Analytics, MBA Internship, Coding for Analytics, Advanced Spreadsheet Analytics, Special Topic: Business Analytics, Systems and Technology, Business Analytics Fundamentals, BSM Business Analytics & Information Systems Special Topic

Linda Henderson

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs / Department Chair / Associate Professor
(415) 422-5459

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Linda Henderson, Ph.D. has been a leader in departmental and program development at USF in her roles as...

Education:

PhD, Organizational Communication, Florida State University, FL | MS, Communications, Texas Christian University, TX | BS, Education, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Courses:

Management and Organizational Dynamics, Global Virtual Project Teams, Leadership Communication, Foundations of Organizations & Management

Keith Hunter

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5976

Associate Professor Keith Hunter conducts research in Organizational Network Analysis, Organizational Culture, and Innovation Leadership. He is...

Education:

PhD Organizational Behavior and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, 2011 | MPhil, Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, 2011 | MS, Computer Science, University of Central Florida, FL, 1997 | BS, Computer Science, University of Central Florida, FL, 1994 | Associate of Arts, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL, 1991 | Graduate, Naval Nuclear Power School, Orlando, FL

Courses:

Management and Organizational Dynamics, Professional Power and Influence, Building and Leading Effective Teams, MBA Internship, Developing Power and Influence, Understanding Behavior in Organizations, MSOD Special Topic

Stephen Huxley

Professor
(415) 422-6628

Professor Stephen J. Huxley is recognized by his fellow colleagues, students and a number of professional organizations for his achievements in...

Education:

Registered Investment Advisor (Series 65), 2004-Present | Ph.D., Economics, University of California, San Diego, 1975 | B.S., Business Administration and Statistics, Ohio State University, 1966

Courses:

Quantitative Business Analysis, Directed Study

Nicholas Imparato

Department Chair / Professor
(415) 422-6740

Nicholas Imparato is a professor of marketing and management at the University of San Francisco and, since 2011, chair of the Department of Marketing...

Courses:

International Marketing, Strategic Marketing, MBA Internship, Global Marketing and Business Intelligence, Marketing Principles

Kathleen Kane

Professor
(415) 422-6865

Professor Kathleen Kane's forward-thinking research and application of experiential learning techniques is helping develop more effective and...

Education:

Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, The Claremont Graduate University, CA, 1992 | Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology, The Claremont Graduate University, CA, 1988 | Bachelor of Arts, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1986 (Phi Beta Kappa member)

Courses:

Special Topic, Management and Organizational Dynamics, Leadership and Teams, Leadership Communication, Building and Leading Effective Teams, Advanced Leadership, Negotiation and Bargaining Strategy, Business Teams and Small Group Dynamics, BSM Organization, Leadership, & Communication Special Topic, Negotiation and Bargain Strategy

Kevin Lo

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6139

Kevin Lo, Associate Professor in the Department of Organization, Leadership and Communication, is a graduate of the USF joint Master of Business...

Education:

Ph.D., International Management, University of Hawaii | M.B.A., University of San Francisco | M.A.P.S., Master of Asia-Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco | B.A., East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Brown University

Courses:

Management and Organizational Dynamics, Special Topic: International Business, Emotional & Cultural Intelligence, Special Topic: Management, Multicultural Leadership, ST: Leadership and Organizations, Self As Instrument, MSOD Special Topic

Laurie MacPherson

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6364

Laurie MacPherson, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is a greatly admired teacher and academic, joining USF as a faculty member...

Education:

Ph.D., Management, Case Western Reserve University, 2002 | M.A., Public and Private Management, Yale University, 1979 | B.A., American Studies, Smith College, 1974

Courses:

Creativity, Innovation, and Applied Design, Entrepreneurial Management, Applied Innovation, Advanced Leadership, Creativity and Innovation, Creativity and Innovation Part II: How to be a Game Changer, Creativity, Innovation, and Applied Design, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Elective #1, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Elective 2

Thomas Maier

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Thomas Maier brings to USF more than 20 years of industry experience, a wealth of current research, and a honed experiential...

Education:

PhD, Leadership Philosophy, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 2008 | MA, Human Development, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, 2004 | BS, Hotel and Tourist Enterprises, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 1982

Courses:

Food Service, Culinary Arts, and Entrepreneurship, Beverage Management, Academic Global Immersion, Directed Study, Optimizing Revenue in the Hospitality Industry, Corporate Event Project Management, Hotel Management, Conventions, Exhibitions & Venue Management, Catering and Fine Dining Management, Global Business Practicum, Business Modeling and Design Ideation, Consulting Practices, Consulting Practicum, U.S. Consulting Course

Robert Mefford

Professor
(415) 422-6408

Robert Mefford, Professor of Finance, brings a breadth of international experience to USF, with research emphasis on global supply chains, lean...

Education:

Ph.D., International Business, University of California, Berkeley, 1983 | M.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1981 | M.B.A., Management, University of California, Los Angeles, 1966 | B.S., Industrial Management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1965

Courses:

International Financial Management, International Finance I, International Finance II, Global Distribution and Channel Management

Vijay Mehrotra

Professor
(415) 422-2257

Professor Vijay Mehrotra serves as a professor of Business Analytics at the University of San Francisco, where he has recently developed an...

Education:

Ph.D., Operations Research, Stanford University, 1992 | M.S., Operations Research, Stanford University, 1989 | B.A. Mathematics, Economics and Statistics, St. Olaf College, 1986

Courses:

Decision Modeling & Data Analytics, Business Analytics, MBA Internship, Directed Study, Predictive Analytics, Introduction to Data Mining, Customer Success Management and SaaS, Customer Data Analysis, Customer Success and Insight, Advanced Spreadsheet Analytics, Thinking Like a Data Scientist, Special Topic: Business Analytics, Systems and Technology, Business Analytics Fundamentals

John O'Meara

Director of Strategic Initiatives / Instructor
(415) 422-4518

John O’Meara is a recognized industry expert in marketing, having earned numerous national and international awards in advertising, branding, and...

Education:

M.B.A., emphasis on Marketing and Finance, Anderson School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) | B.S., Magna Cum Laude, University of San Francisco, CA

Courses:

Marketing Principles, Integrated Marketing Communications, Brand Strategy and Product Management, Strategic Brand Management

Patrick O'Regan Jr

Adjunct Professor

Patrick T. O’Regan Jr. is an attorney, educator, and entrepreneur, passionate about water and Cleantech. He developed a solution that treats domestic...

Education:

Juris Doctor, Suffolk University School of Law | MBA, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland | LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law, from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland | B.A. Economics, Brown University

Courses:

Business Law, Entrepreneurial Management, EMBA Directed Study, Entrepreneurial Management, Entrepreneurial Strategy and Planning, Entrepreneurship Practicum: New Venture Launch, BSM Special Topic

Frank Ohara

Department Chair / Professor
(415) 422-6406

Finance Department Chair Frank Ohara is recognized for his dedication to teaching excellence by the School of Management as the eight-time recipient...

Education:

Post Doctorate, Finance & Accounting, Hough Graduate School of Business, University of Florida | J.D., Santa Clara University, CA | B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Courses:

Investment Analysis, Intermediate Corporate Finance, Financial Statement Analysis, Special Topic: Finance, Finance, Directed Study, Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis, Financial Case Analysis

Jennifer Parlamis

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2130

Associate Professor Jennifer Parlamis's academic career has centered on pioneering social-psychological research in the areas of negotiation,...

Education:

PhD, Social and Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2001 | The Moscow Institute of Social and Political Studies, Moscow Russian Language Certificate, Moscow, Russia, 1994 | BA, Psychology and Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude), Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1993

Courses:

Negotiation and Bargaining Strategy, Negotiation & Critical Conversations, Self As Instrument, Negotiation and Bargain Strategy, Organization Development Culminating Project

Anthony Patino

Professor / Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
(415) 422-4152

Anthony Patino is a renowned expert in entertainment, advertising, and promotion, consumer behavior, public policy and marketing analytics. He holds...

Education:

PhD, Business Administration, Marketing, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006 | MBA, Marketing, Duke University, North Carolina, 1991 | MA, Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989 | BA, Mathematics, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1985

Courses:

Entertainment Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Strategic Marketing, Directed Study, Consumer Behavior, Special Topics: Marketing, Cross-Cultural Marketing and Integrated Marketing Communication

William Riggs

Program Director / Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2092

William (Billy) Riggs, PhD, AICP, LEED AP is a global expert and thought leader in the areas of autonomy and smart transportation, housing, economics...

Education:

Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2011 | Master of Urban Planning, Economics and Spatial Analysis, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2003 | Bachelor of Arts, History, Ball State University, 2001

Courses:

Global Business Practicum, Strategic Planning and Implementation, Program and Policy Evaluation, Managing Budgets, Finance and Economics, Program Evaluation and Monitoring

Claudia Roehl

Instructor
(415) 422-6561

Claudia Roehl, Instructor of Accounting, brings to USF over ten years of experience as a Finance Director, V.P., Financial Analyst Officer and Senior...

Education:

Advanced Business Analyst (ABA); General Electric Capital Corporation's Executive MBA Program; included two years of coursework with Harvard, Wharton and Kellogg Schools of Business, 1994 – 1995 | Certified Financial Analyst (C.F.A.) TrainingB.A., Economics, Minor in Computer Science, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, 1986 | B.A., Economics, Minor in Computer Science, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, 1986 | Study Abroad, Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan, 1985

Courses:

Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, Accounting Ethics, Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial & Managerial Accounting, MBA Internship, Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting

Wes Selke

Adjunct Professor

Wes Selke is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Better Ventures, a venture capital firm that provides funding and support to companies creating...

Expertise:

Venture Capital, Financial Advisory

Courses:

Entrepreneurship

Mouwafac Sidaoui

Department Chair / Professor
(415) 422-6787

Mouwafac Sidaoui, Department Chair and Professor of Business Analytics and Information Systems, is a greatly respected teacher of quantitative...

Education:

Post Doctorate, Finance & Accounting (with an emphasis on Business Analytics), Hough Graduate School of Business, University of Florida, FL, 2011 | EdD, Education, Academic Global Leadership, University of San Francisco, CA, 2007 | MBA, emphasis in Innovation Technology, Boston University, MA, 1991 | BS, Technical Management, Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA, 1991 | BS, Mechanical Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA, 1990 | AA, Associate Degree in Mechanical Design (minor in Mathematics), Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA, 1988 | Minor in Mathematics, Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA, 1988

Courses:

Quantitative Business Analysis, Honors: Quantitative Business Analysis, Data Visualization, Business Analytics Consulting, Academic Global Immersion, Directed Study, EMBA Directed Study, Decision Modeling & Data Analytics, Spreadsheets and Business Analytics, Directed Study, Big Data Strategy and Visualization, Thinking Like a Data Scientist, Academic Global Immersion, Business Analytics Fundamentals, Big Data Concepts, BSM Business Analytics & Information Systems Special Topic, BSM Special Topic, MSOD Special Topic

Nicholas Tay

Professor
(415) 422-6100

Professor Nicholas Tay’s research focuses on building theoretical models and conducting empirical studies to understand how human behaviors and...

Education:

PhD, Finance, Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK | ABD, Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL | MS, Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL | BS with Honors, Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Ricardo Villarreal

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Ricardo Villarreal De Silva brings to USF years of extensive research on ethnic identity and core cultural values in the consumer...

Education:

Ph.D., Advertising, University of Texas at Austin, 2004 | M.B.A., Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, 1996 | B.A., Business Administration, University of the Incarnate Word at San Antonio, 1992

Courses:

Marketing Research, Integrated Marketing Communications, Directed Study, Research Methods in Marketing, Marketing Principles

Neil Walshe

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4508

Professor Neil Walshe addresses the role of morality and virtue in organizational life, exploring the psychosocial processes and mechanisms through...

Education:

PhD, Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, United Kingdom, 2010 | MS, Occupational Psychology, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 2002 | BS, Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2001

Courses:

Management and Organizational Dynamics, Ethics & Social Responsibility, MBA Internship, Evidence-based Human Resource Management, Human Factors of Business Performance, ST: Leadership and Organizations, Foundations of Organizations & Management, BSM Organization, Leadership, & Communication Special Topic, Leading Organizational Change, Evidence-Based Management, Understanding Behavior in Organizations, Organization Development Culminating Project

Richard Waters

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2478

Richard D. Waters is an associate professor in the School of Management, where he teaches strategic communication and communication management...

Education:

PhD, Mass Communications, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2007 | MS, Public Relations, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2000 | ABJ, Public Relations (Minor in Political Science), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1998

Expertise:

Public relations and strategic communication

Courses:

Special Topic, BSM Special Topic, Nonprofit Fundraising & Philanthropy, Nonprofit Marketing & Communication, Social Impact Analysis – Practicum, MNA Directed Study, Integrative Seminar in Public Management, Program and Policy Evaluation, Strategic Management of Public Communication, Independent Study - Public Administration

Xiaohua Yang

Professor
(415) 422-4330

Professor Xiaohua Yang teaches International Business and is the founding director of the China Business Studies Initiative in the School of...

Education:

Ph.D., International Business/Strategic Management, School of Business, University of Kansas | M.S., College of Business Administration, Iowa State University | B.A., Shanghai University of International Studies

Courses:

International Business, The Manager in the Global Economy, International Business, Globalization of Chinese Business

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San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-2221