Annual and Featured Events

Our USF School of Management faculty is dedicated to ensuring students build upon existing strengths and talents through exposure to leading practitioners and industry experts.

Join us for events that bring together renowned experts from various fields, including finance, business, venture capital, marketing, entrepreneurship, development, and criminal justice from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Current Events

Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium

This annual symposium, co-hosted with the San Francisco Police Department, is focused on ethical leadership strategies. The symposium fulfills the broader mission of the International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership to facilitate training and research for leaders in the various disciplines of the criminal justice system.

Business and Finance Speaker Series

Spring Semester
The Business and Finance Speaker Series is committed to delivering speakers at the height of success in the fields of finance, business, venture capital, and economics.

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference

March / April
Each spring, the university hosts a one-day Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference. The 2018 conference, "Innovate For Good", will be held in partnership with the Commonwealth Club of California. Past conference themes include "Momentum For Change" and "Tech For Good".

The conference is funded out of the Harari Leadership and Social Innovation Initiative, which supports USF School of Management programs that bridge theory to practice in the fields of conscious leadership and social innovation.

Hospitality Career Showcase

Completely organized, executed, and attended by hospitality management students, The Showcase is a business networking session focusing on professional career development with a select group of invited hospitality companies.


University of San Francisco (USF) Gellert Family Business Center recognizes extraordinary business achievement and community service. The USF School of Management is proud to announce Cha Cha Cha Restaurant on Haight Street and Navarro’s Academy of Martial Arts as the recipients of the 2016 Gellert Family Business Award!

USF for Freedom

Symposium on Refugees, Forced Migrants, and Human Security
This symposium examines global issues and local perspectives on refugees and forced migration, bringing together scholars, migrants, service providers, and activists. The two panels and networking reception will offer a rich opportunity for building awareness and solidarity through dialogue and exchange. 

China Business Studies Initiative

Bi-Annual Conference and Frequent Forums
The China Business Studies Initiative promotes knowledge creation through research and development focused on China and the globalization of Chinese businesses. The Initiative prepares business leaders of tomorrow with skills for global success.