The USC Marshall School of Business ranked No. 7 worldwide in Top 100 Business School Research Rankings for 2015, released by the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas.
“Seven years ago, we shared our vision to be considered among the best research business schools, and we began a hiring initiative to augment our already productive research faculty,” said USC Marshall Dean James G. Ellis. “The UT Dallas rankings is one validation that we are making great headway, and I could not be more proud.”
The rankings are compiled from a database of faculty research published in 24 leading peer-reviewed journals from 2010 to 2014. In 2005, USC Marshall was ranked No 14. In 2014, it entered the top 10.
Our faculty have been consistently productive, and their contributions to business knowledge have a major impact on the future of the field.
“Our faculty have been consistently productive, and their contributions to business knowledge have a major impact on the future of the field,” said Gareth James, vice dean for faculty and academic affairs, holder of the E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration and professor of data sciences and operations. “Our upward momentum in these rankings demonstrates our faculty’s ongoing commitment to conducting and publishing leading-edge research across business disciplines.”
USC Marshall ranked seventh based on publications in the top three accounting journals; third for publications in the top operations management journals; eighth for top finance journals and seventh for the top management journals.
Ellis praised the accomplishments of James and John Matsusaka, holder of the Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise and professor of finance and business economics. Matsusaka was the school’s previous vice dean for faculty and academic affairs.
“The improvement in rankings represents great vision and leadership from John and Gareth; great recruiting from our faculty; great hiring and inspiration from our chairs, and significantly continuing productive research by our entire faculty,” Ellis said. “It is an extraordinary accomplishment.”